Ruling Against Chesapeake in Wyoming Could Have Greater Implications

Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy lost a bid this week for a tax exemption on its gas-flaring equipment in Wyoming’s Converse County. The exemption was small but because hundreds of new wells might be completed in the county this year, the d…

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Inhofe Tells EPA its Refinery Rules Should be Abandoned

Oklahoma U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe says the Environmental Protection Agency should abandon its proposed new control requirements for petroleum refineries. He wrote the EPA this week, stating that the requirements are not justified by a sound risk …

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Jobless Rates Improve in Most Oklahoma Counties

A breakdown of unemployment in the State’s 77 counties shows few significant changes, according to figures released by the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. Once again, the state’s southeast counties have the highest jobless rates. Latimer cou…

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Inhofe Tells EPA its Reinfery Rules Should be Abandoned

Oklahoma U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe says the Environmental Protection Agency should abandon its proposed new control requirements for petroleum refineries. He wrote the EPA this week, stating that the requirements are not justified by a sound risk …

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Reuters Fights to Open Harold Hamm Divorce Trial Records

An Oklahoma County District court judge who closed the divorce trial of billionaire oilman Harold Hamm and wife Sue Ann Hamm today will hold a hearing into a move by the Reuters news agency to open sealed transcripts and other documents in the case.
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Report Claims Keystone Protesters have Cost Industry $31 billion

A new report by an organization supportive of those protests against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline contends the protesters have caused a $31 billion loss for the oil and gas industry from 2010 to 2013. The Institute for Energy Economics and …

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Devon’s Quarterly Announcement Different this Time

Devon Energy’s third quarter earnings announcement will be slightly different this time.
The Oklahoma City-based energy firm will release its earnings report on election day, Tuesday, November 4 but it will be ‘after’ the close of the U.S. financial m…

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$1.2 billion in 3Q Earnings for Phillips 66

It’s been a very good year so far for Phillips 66, the company that once made its home in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The now-Houston based firm is reporting third-quarter earnings of $1.2 billion, far more than the $863 million made in the second q…

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Keystone Opponents Plan Massive Push ‘After’ the Elections

Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline have apparently decided they will focus on the post-election time as their best opportunity to convince the Obama administration to kill the proposed pipeline. It’s what MSNBC is reporting as the network notes the …

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NPR Cools to Idea of Full-Time Environmental Reporters

The people who make the news decisions at one national broadcast group have decided the environment isn’t as important a news story as it was, say 5 to 10 years ago. That’s why NPR, National Public Radio, has cut back on its reporters who were speci…

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