Oil & Gas
OIPA Rep Headed to Chesapeake Energy

OIPA Rep Headed to Chesapeake Energy

Oklahoma City– Brian Woodard, vice president of regulatory affairs for the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association (OIPA), has accepted a federal regulatory affairs position with Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy…

Questionable Reporting Claims Raised Over Fracking Stories

Questionable Reporting Claims Raised Over Fracking Stories

from Politico’s Morning Edition newsletter INDUSTRY GROUP HITS NEWS OUTLETS OVER FRACKING COVERAGE: The natural gas industry-backed Energy In Depth has a lengthy report out today slamming recent…

OIG Defends Investigations into Fracturing

OIG Defends Investigations into Fracturing

Washington, D-C Oklahoma U.S. Senators Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn along with Texas Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn finally got a response after writing a letter to…

Energy Index Shows Oil & Gas Industry Expansion

Energy Index Shows Oil & Gas Industry Expansion

Oklahoma City– Oklahoma’s oil and natural gas industry continues to expand, data from the most recent Oklahoma Energy Index (OEI) shows.  For the first time since December 2013,…

Geologist—Earthquake Swarms are Natural

Geologist—Earthquake Swarms are Natural

Oklahoma City– The top geologist for Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources Inc. says it’s unfair to blame the oil and gas industry for a swarm of earthquakes hitting Oklahoma,…

Tougher Rules Proposed for Oil by Rail

Tougher Rules Proposed for Oil by Rail

Washington, DC Even as pressure mounts in Oklahoma for the State to release information about the movement of oil by rail through the state, the federal government is…

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OIPA Rep Headed to Chesapeake Energy

OIPA Rep Headed to Chesapeake Energy

Oklahoma City– Brian Woodard, vice president of regulatory affairs for the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association…

Questionable Reporting Claims Raised Over Fracking Stories

Questionable Reporting Claims Raised Over Fracking Stories

from Politico’s Morning Edition newsletter INDUSTRY GROUP HITS NEWS OUTLETS OVER FRACKING COVERAGE: The natural…

OIG Defends Investigations into Fracturing

OIG Defends Investigations into Fracturing

Washington, D-C Oklahoma U.S. Senators Jim Inhofe and Tom Coburn along with Texas Senators Ted…

Energy Index Shows Oil & Gas Industry Expansion

Energy Index Shows Oil & Gas Industry Expansion

Oklahoma City– Oklahoma’s oil and natural gas industry continues to expand, data from the most…

Geologist—Earthquake Swarms are Natural

Geologist—Earthquake Swarms are Natural

Oklahoma City– The top geologist for Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources Inc. says it’s unfair to…

Tougher Rules Proposed for Oil by Rail

Tougher Rules Proposed for Oil by Rail

Washington, DC Even as pressure mounts in Oklahoma for the State to release information about…

TU Receives EPA Research Grant

TU Receives EPA Research Grant

WASHINGTON – The University of Tulsa is one of six schools nationwide receiving a research…

Cash Dividend Increased by ONEOK

Cash Dividend Increased by ONEOK

TULSA, Okla., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The board of directors of ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:…

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Wind Energy

Wind Growth Slowed Worldwide in 2013

Wind Growth Slowed Worldwide in 2013

Boulder, Colorado– While more wind farms are going up in Oklahoma and the legislature takes up an interim study on their growth, a Colorado based study group says…

Poll Says Oklahomans Want More Regulation of Wind Industry

Poll Says Oklahomans Want More Regulation of Wind Industry

Oklahoma City– A new poll shows Oklahomans support more regulations of the Wind industry in the state.  Check out the story on The McCarville Report. http://mccarvillereport.com/archives/22892  …

Interim House Studies to Include Disposal Wells, Wind Farms & Fracking

Interim House Studies to Include Disposal Wells, Wind Farms & Fracking

Oklahoma City–   Three of the State House interim studies will focus on subjects that came to be controversial during the just-ended legislative session—wind farms and their tax…

Two More Wind Farms in the State

Two More Wind Farms in the State

Oklahoma City– Two wind projects in Oklahoma, one in the Panhandle and another in south central Oklahoma will be financed by a J.P. Morgan-led consortium investing $400 million…

EDF Renewable Energy Expands Operations near Oklahoma

EDF Renewable Energy Expands Operations near Oklahoma

Amarillo, Texas– Still another wind farm in the Texas Panhandle has gone operational as the State presses ahead in staying the nation’s number one state for wind-powered production…

New Wind Farm Will Keep Texas Number One in Wind Energy

New Wind Farm Will Keep Texas Number One in Wind Energy

AMARILLO, Texas While GE moves ahead with construction of its huge energy research center in Oklahoma City, subsidiaries of the company joined E. ON SE (E.ON) in forming…

Gasoline Prices in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Gas Prices Tumble for 15 Days

Oklahoma Gas Prices Tumble for 15 Days

AAA Oklahoma,  Oklahoma’s pump price average for regular gasoline has tumbled 18 cents since hitting $3.53 on June 27, according to…

Gasoline Prices Keep Falling in Oklahoma

Gasoline Prices Keep Falling in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City– Gasoline prices in Oklahoma continue slipping despite growing tensions around the world—the shootdown of the Malaysian airliner over Ukraine…

Oklahoma’s an Energy Expensive Place to Live

Oklahoma’s an Energy Expensive Place to Live

  Oklahoma is the 5th most energy expensive state to live in, according to a new study by WalletHub.com. The study…

Gasoline Prices Slide for 7th Straight Day in Oklahoma

Gasoline Prices Slide for 7th Straight Day in Oklahoma

AAA Oklahoma, July 15, 2014 – Oklahoma’s pump price average has slid 11 cents after hitting a 2014 high of $3.53…

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CNG

Legislator Calls Propane Study Denial by Speaker ‘Slap in the Face’ to Businesses & Families

Oklahoma City– State House Speaker Jeff Hickman’s decision not to allow an interim legislative study on the propane shortage that affect Oklahoma this past winter has angered…

Chesapeake Energy Sells More Gas Units

Oklahoma City– With fewer and fewer natural gas wells being drilled nationally, Chesapeake Energy’s subsidiary MidCon Compression is selling 162 units in Arkansas for a total of…

Pickens Endorses CNG Bill in the Legislature

OKLAHOMA CITY – A legislative proposal that would help counties convert their fleets to compressed natural gas and increase CNG infrastructure now has the endorsement of T.…

House Sends Governor a CNG Regulatory Bill

Oklahoma City–   “Let me make this clear, this is not a tax,” stated Rep. Leslie Osborn as she made brief debate comments before the State House…

Natural Gas Prices in Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s an Energy Expensive Place to Live

  Oklahoma is the 5th most energy expensive state to live in, according to a new study by WalletHub.com. The study is based on the highest and…

ONEOK’s Fight With Learjet Possibly Headed to US Supreme court

Washington, D-C   From Politico’s Morning Energy Report—word that ONEOK might go before the U-S Supreme court.  The Tulsa-based company will learn more after the court’s regular…

State Finance Leaders Owe a Big thanks to Oil & Gas

Oklahoma City— Another sign that Oklahoma’s oil and gas industry continues its wild success in producing revenue for the state government—the latest figures from the Office of Finance.…

T-Boone Says it’s Flawed Thinking to Export Gas Because of Russia

What T-Boone Pickens says about Exporting natural gas to Ukraine. “There are a lot of calls for increasing natural gas exports from the U.S. to Europe. Producers…

Gasoline Prices in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Gas Prices Tumble for 15 Days

AAA Oklahoma,  Oklahoma’s pump price average for regular gasoline has tumbled 18 cents since hitting $3.53 on June 27, according to FuelGaugeReport.AAA.com. The state average has declined…

Gasoline Prices Keep Falling in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City– Gasoline prices in Oklahoma continue slipping despite growing tensions around the world—the shootdown of the Malaysian airliner over Ukraine and the unrest in Iraq where…

Oklahoma’s an Energy Expensive Place to Live

  Oklahoma is the 5th most energy expensive state to live in, according to a new study by WalletHub.com. The study is based on the highest and…

Gasoline Prices Slide for 7th Straight Day in Oklahoma

AAA Oklahoma, July 15, 2014 – Oklahoma’s pump price average has slid 11 cents after hitting a 2014 high of $3.53 on June 25, according to FuelGaugeReport.AAA.com.…

Oil/Gas Leasing

A Lesson to be Learned Just Across the Red River

The City Manager in Dallas is under fire for the way she handled a natural gas lease.  Here’s the full story from the Dallas Morning News.  …

Water

EPA Money to State Water Resources Board

DALLAS – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded over $11 million to the Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB). The grant is part of EPA’s Clean…

Fight Proposed Over EPA’s New Water Rules

Washington, D-C From Radio Oklahoma Network’s “Oklahoma Farm Report.”   The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corp of Engineers continue to be in hot water on…

Legislators to Study Water Sources in State

Oklahoma City–   One of the numerous interim studies approved by State House Speaker Jeff Hickman concerns water. With the approval of Interim Study 14-010, members of…

Canadian County Moves Forward in Search for More Water Wells

Yukon–   Representatives of Canadian county and the cities in the county are pressing forward in a search for more water wells and the possible construction of…

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Interim House Studies to Include Disposal Wells, Wind Farms & Fracking

Oklahoma City–   Three of the State House interim studies will focus on subjects that came to be controversial during the just-ended legislative session—wind farms and their…