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Oil production falls rapidly in some North Dakota counties

OHIO: While ratepayers will soon see a new line item for renewable energy and efficiency on their bills, other charges — including possible payments to guarantee income for coal plants — will remain hidden. (Midwest Energy News)

ALSO: American Electric Power’s CEO discusses the possibility of selling the company’s unregulated power plants. (Columbus Business First)

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EPA: EPA officials are “very confident” pollution rules will survive legal and political challenges. (Greenwire)

OIL AND GAS:
• Oil production has fallen as much as 62 percent in some North Dakota counties. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
• A North Dakota oil field worker was killed in a fire on Tuesday. (Bismarck Tribune)
• An industry group says “onerous” methane regulations “could threaten the shale energy revolution.” (Bloomberg)
• North Dakota officials reported a spill at a well site on Wednesday. (Bismarck Tribune)
• An amendment to a Keystone XL bill in Congress would subject the oil to U.S. export rules. (Bloomberg)

CLIMATE: A Keystone XL amendment will put U.S. Senators on the record on climate science. (New York Times)

MINNESOTA: Legislative leaders discussed energy policy on Minnesota Public Radio yesterday. (MPR News)

EFFICIENCY: A Missouri utility increases its charge for energy efficiency. (Associated Press)

NUCLEAR: House Republicans want to revive the Yucca Mountain waste project. (The Hill)

TRANSPORTATION: Elon Musk says hydrogen-powered cars are “extremely silly.” (MLive)

SOLAR: A rooftop installation at a St. Louis-area Ikea store will be the largest in Missouri. (St. Louis Business Journal)

INDIANA: Advocates say Gov. Mike Pence is overly focused on coal. (Indiana Public Media)

MANUFACTURING: Crowds gather to watch a massive generator move through an Ohio town. (Columbus Dispatch)

GRID: A squirrel knocked out power to 4,500 customers near Cincinnati on Monday. (Cincinnati Enquirer)

COMMENTARY: Why the EPA’s methane crackdown is “a moment of truth” for the oil and gas industry. (Mother Jones)

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