McClendon Estate Denies Claims of Charities


The estate of the late Aubrey McClendon continues rejecting claims of the hundreds of groups and businesses that contend they are owed money following the energy leader’s death in March 2016.

A report in The Oklahoman indicates two charities are the latest to see their claims rejected. The estate denied a $500,000 …

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Senator Calls OSHA Another “out of control agency” that Needs to be Stopped


“This is another example of why the American people don’t trust the federal government.”   Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb)


Nebraska Sen. Deb Fisher delivered a scathing attack Wednesday on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration for violating federal laws when it issued new standards for anhydrous ammonia storage in 2015.

In remarks on …

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Hamm Calls Clinton’s Solar Energy Plan “Silliest Thing I’ve Ever Heard”


“The silliest thing I’ve ever heard.”  It’s what Oklahoma oilman Harold Hamm says of Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s energy plan to install 500,000 solar energy panels to produce electricity in the U.S.

Interviewed by Stuart Varney on the Fox News Business Channel, Hamm scoffed at the idea.

“This is a very …

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Sierra Club’s Saturday Summit to Focus on State’s Solar Power Capacity



The Oklahoma Sierra Club will sponsor a Saturday Summit in Oklahoma City on Saturday featuring Solar Energy.

Attorney and former Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Jim Roth, Pawnee Mayor Brad Sewell, Oklahoma City Councilman Ed Shadid and several solar executives will speak during the October 1 event to be held in the south conference …

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Opponents and Supporters of EPA’s Clean Power Plan Await Court Ruling


State Attorney General Scott Pruitt and 27 other attorneys general await a decision of a D-C Circuit Court of Appeals following a Tuesday hearing into their challenge of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, one they call overreach by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Pruitt was on hand for the hearing which could result …

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Actions of Legislature Cause Oklahoma to Fall in Annual Energy Efficient Scorecard



Oklahoma ranks 44th worst when it comes to energy efficient state programs and efforts according to the 2016 State Energy Efficiency scorecard issued by The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. And in part, the state legislature can take the credit.

States throughout the Mid-West generally did not fare well as Kansas …

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Oklahoma Gasoline Prices Hit $2.02 average


Gasoline prices have slipped to an Oklahoma average of $2.02 a gallon, a drop of eleven cents since the end of August according to the latest Fuel Gauge Report from AAA Oklahoma.

Lawton has the lowest average with $1.89 a gallon while the highest is in Stillwater at $2.11 a gallon.

“Inventory reports have …

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Chesapeake Buys $898 million in Outstanding Notes


While Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy experienced the loss of two board members on Tuesday, the firm also announced final results on its offers to purchase for cash up to $800,000,000 of its outstanding notes. As of September 26, Chesapeake had received valid tenders totaling nearly $933.3 million aggregate principal amount of the Notes.

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Jury Awards Nearly $14 million to Four men Hurt in Williams’ Louisiana Plant Explosion


A jury in Plaquemine, Louisiana awarded $13. million in damages to four workers hurt in the 2013 blast that ripped through the Olefins Geismar plant owned by Williams Companies of Tulsa. The four were among 114 who were hurt n the blast that also killed two other workers.

The Iberville Parish jury deliberated …

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No Slump Expected at Upcoming Oklahoma Oil and Gas Expo


The 20th annual Oklahoma Oil and Gas Expo presented by the OERB and SOER will be held Oct. 6 on the Oklahoma State Fair Park in Oklahoma City.

“It’s our 20th anniversary which we’re very proud of, the longest running and largest oil and gas expo in the state,” declared Katy Spetter, one …

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