Mullin Targets Oilfield Trucking Regulation

Oklahoma U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin has introduced a measure he calls “Preserving Jobs in the Oilfield act of 2015,” a measure that would remove what he calls a burdensome Obama administration regulation that has far-reaching consequences on oil …

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GE’s Profits Grow Despite Oil and Gas Slowdown

Despite low crude oil prices, General Electric Co., the firm building a $125 million energy research center in Oklahoma City is reporting higher revenue and net income for the fourth quarter. GE reported on Friday net income of $5.15 billion whic…

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Inhofe Applauds GM’s Efforts to Build Natural Gas Vehicles

U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe met recently with General Motors executives to hold talks about how the Corporate Average Fuel Economy or CAFE standards are affecting automakers.
GM’s update on the impact of the Republican Senator’s provision in the Fiscal Ye…

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Feds Say Midwest Economy Hurt by Oil and Gas Downturn

A report issued by the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank for January blamed the downturn in the oil and gas industry for a slower pace of manufacturing activity in January in the region that includes Oklahoma.
“We saw weaker activity in some ener…

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Oil Downturn Could Cost 23,000 Jobs in Canada

Canada’s oil and gas industry is projected to lose an estimated 23,000 direct and indirect jobs this year because of the massive drop in crude oil prices, according to the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling contractors.
The Association cam…

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Western Kansas Wind Farm Being Finished

A western Kansas wind farm is being finished as Siemens says it will supply 21 wind turbines to the Rush County Alexander Wind Farm. The farm is located about 120 miles northwest of Wichita and is owned by NJR Clean Enegy Ventures, a subsidiary …

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Inhofe’s Climate Change Vote Not a Surprise—Read his Book

When the U.S. Senate voted this week 98-1 in favor of a measure that stated “climate change is real and is not a hoax,” most news outlets led with the fact that Oklahoma U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe voted “for” the measure. The vote came on an amendment to …

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EES Manager Says Current Oilfield Environment Anything But Static

Probably one word describes the oil patch more accurately than any other: dynamic. Every facet of the business from technology to finance is undergoing constant change. It is this dynamism and the necessity for constantly staying ahead of the …

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TransCanada Starts Eminent Domain in Nebraska

Keystone XL pipeline developer TransCanada filed papers in nine Nebraska counties this week to invoke eminent domain for the land that will be the site of the controversial pipeline. The action came just a few days before the two-year deadline …

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Ethanol Supporters Putting up a Fight in Keystone Pipeline Battle

Corner growers and supporters of ethanol aren’t happy with efforts in the U.S. Senate to change the Renewable Fuel Standard. The National Corn Growers Association says those efforts are coming at the worst possible time for the nation’s farmers,…

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