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Snowstorm hits crude output in Permian Basin

A snowstorm has hit parts of the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico, affecting some crude output. The weather has also left some roads dangerous for trucks heading to and from oil wells.

Renewables/Energy Transition

Harsh summer weather proves bountiful for renewable energy

Scotland’s summer may have been a washout, but the wet and windy weather has proved to be a “belter” for renewable energy, with the amount of electricity produced by wind turbines up by more than 50% on last year. Wind power alone supplied 660,117.23 Megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity to the National Grid in July, which is enough to supply on average the needs of 72% of Scottish homes - the equivalent of 1.75 million households. That is up by 58% from the same month in 2014, according to environmental campaigners at WWF Scotland.

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Image: Total snaps heavy waves on North Sea production platform

Oil giant Total has posted images of huge waves hitting one of its production platforms in the North Sea. The French company captured the photographs from the K6CC platform in waters off the Netherlands. Although it is permanently manned, work is normally only performed on the facility during the day.