Southeast Energy News

SCANA sale to Dominion clears final federal hurdle

NUCLEAR: The fate of SCANA’s proposed sale to Dominion Energy is in the hands of South Carolina regulators after federal officials approve the transfer of licenses for three nuclear reactors. (Post and Courier)

WIND:
Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina are among five Atlantic Coast states that could reap $3.6 billion in economic benefits by building offshore wind farms, according to an analysis for an environmental group. (Greentech Media)
Dominion Energy and a Danish company begin the process to build two wind turbines to test offshore wind power in the mid-Atlantic. (Virginian-Pilot)

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SOLAR:
• Solar developers plan to build the largest solar farm in Kentucky to help power 14,000 homes in the surrounding communities. (Daily Independent)
• A campaign in northern Kentucky this fall will urge residents to use a 30 percent federal income tax credit for solar before it expires in 2019. (River City Solar)
• A toxic site at North Carolina State University has a second life as a solar farm. (News & Observer)

PIPELINES:
• Two oil and gas companies team up to build a 600-mile pipeline system to bring oil from the permian Basin to the Gulf Coast in Louisiana. (Houston Chronicle)
• Atlantic Coast Pipeline developers seek a permit to build a pipeline storage yard in Augusta County, Virginia. (News Virginian)
• Alamance County, North Carolina officials vote unanimously to adopt a resolution opposing the Mountain Valley Pipeline Southgate project. (WFMY)

COAL: West Virginia’s deputy revenue secretary says coal production is up in the state, but that “nothing is forever.” (Register-Herald)

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OIL & GAS:
• Natural gas producer Southwestern Energy plans to sell its core shale assets in Arkansas for nearly $1.9 billion and focus on Appalachian shale. (Midland Reporter-Telegram)
• A refining company plans to boost storage capacity and expand crude oil exports at a Port Corpus Christi facility. (San Antonio Business Journal)

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: There’s a new electric vehicle charging station in Danville, Virginia residents can use free of charge for an hour at a time. (WSLS)

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