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Deadline looms for Hawaiian Electric merger with NextEra

HONOLULU (AP) — A deadline is looming in Hawaii over a proposal for Florida-based company NextEra to buy the state’s main utility, in a deal that questions the state’s ability to attract investment and to meet its aggressive renewable energy goals. NextEra has proposed to buy Hawaiian Electric for $4.3 billion, and the sale was approved by Hawaiian Electric’s shareholders ...

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Companies propose deep-water wind turbines off Hawaii shores

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HONOLULU (AP) — Massive wind turbines could end up floating in deep ocean waters off Hawaii’s shores under proposals to bring more renewable energy to the islands. Two companies have proposed offshore wind turbine projects for federal waters off Oahu as Hawaii pushes to meet its aggressive renewable energy goals. Their plans would use technology that floats the tall turbines ...

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Hawaii next center for green energy innovation

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Hawaii’s leading the nation in its quest to stamp out oil and gas in favor of renewables. Hawaii Governor David Ige has also effectively refused to use liquefied natural gas as a transition from coal to renewables. Instead, he favors shifting directly to renewables – 100 percent by 2045. This bold move could benefit Hawaii’s economy by fueling investments in ...

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Energy expert: Summer gas prices to stay below 2014’s prices

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A Purdue University energy expert says motorists heading out on summer road trips can expect gas prices to remain considerably lower than last summer despite recent price increases. Energy economist Wally Tyner says gas prices will generally remain below $3 a gallon nationwide, with the exception of California and Hawaii. Gas prices in those two states ...

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Susser Petroleum now trading under Sunoco symbol

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Susser Petroleum Partners announced Monday it has changed its name to Sunoco LP, opening the door to the possibility of changes at local Stripes convenience stores. The company said in a statement it would begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “SUN.” The partnership completes the first dropdown of Mid-Atlantic Convenience Stores, LLC, from Energy Transfer ...

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Kawainui Marsh, HI falls victim to illegal oil dumping

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Hawaii has announced that a major pumping company illegally dumped oil and other toxic wastes next to the Kawainui Marsh. Hawaiian Pumping Specialists, managed by Dingo Sanchez, has been illegally transporting and dumping oil products next to and in the river of the Kawainui Marsh.  Charles Popke, a former manager of Hawaiian Pumping Specialists, explained how he witnessed Sanchez dumping ...

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Chevron exploring sale of Kapolei plant

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Dave Segal | Honolulu Star-Advertiser Chevron Corp., owner of the state’s second-largest refinery, has hired Deutsche Bank to identify potential buyers for the Kapolei facility. Chevron’s decision to potentially sell its 54,000-barrel-per-day Hawaii refinery comes one year after Houston-based Par Petroleum Corp. purchased Tesoro’s 94,000-barrel-per-day Hawaii refinery and 31 Tesoro-branded retail stations. Chevron and Par Petroleum operate the only two refineries ...

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Selection of Chevron will reduce power bills

Kathryn Mykleseth | The Honolulu Star-Advertiser Hawaiian Electric Co. customers will save about $2.40 on their monthly electricity bill after Chevron Corp. was selected as the primary fuel provider for the utility. Parent company Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. said Thursday in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that it will not renew its low sulfur fuel oil supply ...

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