OIL & GAS: Oklahoma regulators direct an oil and gas disposal well to pause operations while they investigate whether it may be responsible for a series of earthquakes. (Oklahoman)

• Dominion Energy will lease part of Virginia’s Portsmouth Marine Terminal for staging and pre-assembly of the foundation and turbines for an offshore wind project. (Associated Press)
• Investors and contractors testify against two men charged with fraud in a failed Arkansas wind farm. (Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

SOLAR: An Arkansas city leases farm property for a solar facility after two failed attempts to secure land for the project. (Times Record)

• Electric vehicle charging manufacturer Siemens gears up to make more than 1 million EV chargers in the U.S. over the next four years and is eyeing locations for a second plant to complement its existing North Carolina factory. (S&P Global)
• A Virginia school district agrees to buy two new electric school buses, and Dominion Energy will pay to build two chargers for them. (Southside Sentinel)
• A Korean automotive supplier announces plans to build a factory in eastern Tennessee. (Chattanooga Times Free Press)

GRID: Texas’ grid manager proposes rules requiring generation and transmission operators to complete cold-weather winterization by Dec. 1. (S&P Global)

• Environmental groups petition a Florida city council to pass an ordinance banning the import of coal ash into local ports after a stuck barge spilled as much as 4,000 tons of the substance in the spring. (WJCT)
• Workers implode six smokestacks at a retired Alabama coal plant the Tennessee Valley Authority plans to redevelop in favor of natural gas. (Associated Press)

BIOFUELS: A Louisiana tank farm plans to invest $100 million to build out a marine terminal with storage tanks, pipelines and storage space so it can handle renewable fuel products. (Advocate)

• An oil and gas producer wins a bid to lease an offshore site in the Gulf of Mexico that will be used for a carbon sequestration and storage project. (S&P Global)
• Pipeline companies turn to carbon capture technology as activists and investors push them to address greenhouse gas emissions. (Financial Times, subscription)

PIPELINES: Federal regulators warn Shell of safety problems on a 97-mile pipeline that runs through Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia to an ethane cracker plant. (Allegheny Front/WESA)

COMMENTARY: Virginia regulators’ recommendation that a state board approve a water quality certification for the Mountain Valley Pipeline represents an abdication of the state’s obligation to project water resources, writes an environmental group. (Appalachian Voices)

Mason has worked as a journalist since 2001, covering Appalachian communities and the issues that affect them. He compiles the Southeast Energy News digest. Mason previously worked as a wildlife biologist before moving into journalism by freelancing at Coast Weekly in Monterey, California, before taking an internship in 2001 at High Country News. He wrote for the Enterprise Mountaineer in western North Carolina and the Roanoke Times in western Virginia before going freelance in 2012. His work has appeared in Southerly, Daily Yonder, Mother Jones, Huffington Post, WVPB’s Inside Appalachia and elsewhere. Mason was born and raised in Clifton Forge, Virginia, and now lives with his family and a small herd of goats in Floyd County, Virginia.