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Charges Dropped Against Keystone Protester in Seminole County

Charges Dropped Against Keystone Protester in Seminole County

Fitzgerald Scott’s charges dismissed! by GPTSR Members of the Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance are celebrating after a Seminole County judge this week dismissed trespassing charges against protester Fitzgerald…

Gross Production Tax to Double?

Gross Production Tax to Double?

Oklahoma City—   The Governor and leaders of the state House and Senate are planning to unveil a move in the legislature to double Oklahoma’s gross production tax…

Oilfield Theft Unit to be Created Under Bill in the Legislature

Oilfield Theft Unit to be Created Under Bill in the Legislature

Washington, D.C.— From the State House—the next step for a bill creating a special oilfield theft unit. As many as 20 “special officers” could be appointed from private…

Unit Contributes for Tulsa City Park

Unit Contributes for Tulsa City Park

Tulsa—   Tulsa-based energy company Unit Corporation has announced it will contribute $3 million for the city’s newest park planned along the Arkansas River. The first phase of…

Hearing for KXL Protester

Hearing for KXL Protester

Oklahoma—   The Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance group has started a fund-raising drive to help some of its members who were arrested last year while protesting the…

Nonviolent Action Workshop Set for OKC

Nonviolent Action Workshop Set for OKC

Intro to NVDA Workshop in OKC by nimbus2000 Would you like to learn more about Nonviolent Direct Action? Are you part of an organization or group that might benefit…

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OSU Receives $1 million Donation from ConocoPhillips

OSU Receives $1 million Donation from ConocoPhillips

Stillwater— From the Associated Press ConocoPhillips has donated $1 million for a new home for…

Charges Dropped Against Keystone Protester in Seminole County

Charges Dropped Against Keystone Protester in Seminole County

Fitzgerald Scott’s charges dismissed! by GPTSR Members of the Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance are celebrating…

Gross Production Tax to Double?

Gross Production Tax to Double?

Oklahoma City—   The Governor and leaders of the state House and Senate are planning…

Bridenstine Promises Energy Push in US House

Bridenstine Promises Energy Push in US House

Tulsa– Oklahoma 1st District U.S. Representative Jim Bridenstine, surprised at drawing no re-election year challenger…

Oilfield Theft Unit to be Created Under Bill in the Legislature

Oilfield Theft Unit to be Created Under Bill in the Legislature

Washington, D.C.— From the State House—the next step for a bill creating a special oilfield…

Unit Contributes for Tulsa City Park

Unit Contributes for Tulsa City Park

Tulsa—   Tulsa-based energy company Unit Corporation has announced it will contribute $3 million for…

Gas Prices Go Up Again

Gas Prices Go Up Again

AAA Oklahoma, April 15, 2014 – Oklahoma’s statewide gas price average hit $3.47 today, the…

Hearing for KXL Protester

Hearing for KXL Protester

Oklahoma—   The Great Plains Tar Sands Resistance group has started a fund-raising drive to…

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Wind Energy

30,000 Jobs Lost in Wind Industry in Past Year

30,000 Jobs Lost in Wind Industry in Past Year

Washington, D.C.–   While Oklahoma is now in fourth place for electricity generated from the wind, the industry nationally has lost thousands of jobs in the past year.…

Sierra Club Accuses Legislature of Squandering Opportunities

Sierra Club Accuses Legislature of Squandering Opportunities

Oklahoma City– Sierra club leaders lobbied legislators Tuesday at the Capitol as they held their lobby day to defend Oklahoma’s environment. And Chapter Director David Ocamb accused the…

Debate Grows on Electricity Bill in the Legislature

Debate Grows on Electricity Bill in the Legislature

Okla. bill seeks change in cost structure for homegrown energy Edward Klump, E&E reporter Published: Monday, April 7, 2014 Story Tools sponsored by American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers…

Lankford on Prairie Chicken Listing—Government Doesn’t Trust Oklahoma

Lankford on Prairie Chicken Listing—Government Doesn’t Trust Oklahoma

Washington, DC– Oklahoma U.S. Rep. James Lankford (R) has joined those critical of the decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to add the lesser prairie-chicken to…

Inhofe on Prairie Chicken Decision—Nothing But Politics!

Inhofe on Prairie Chicken Decision—Nothing But Politics!

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today stated that U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) decision to list the Lesser Prairie Chicken (LPC) as threatened is…

Governor Cautious About Prairie Chicken Announcement

Governor Cautious About Prairie Chicken Announcement

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today commented on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to list the Lesser Prairie Chicken as a Threatened Species under the…

Gasoline Prices in Oklahoma

Gas Prices Go Up Again

Gas Prices Go Up Again

AAA Oklahoma, April 15, 2014 – Oklahoma’s statewide gas price average hit $3.47 today, the highest it has been since Sept.…

Gasoline Prices Level Off in Oklahoma

Gasoline Prices Level Off in Oklahoma

AAA Oklahoma, March 25, 2014 – Oklahoma pump prices have apparently found a home for the time being, AAA Oklahoma reports.…

Statewide Gasoline Prices Up Again to $3.41 Average

Statewide Gasoline Prices Up Again to $3.41 Average

Oklahoma City–   Gasoline prices have risen a few more cents a gallon in Oklahoma over the past week, reaching a…

Gasoline Prices Make a 6-cent a Gallon Jump in Oklahoma

Gasoline Prices Make a 6-cent a Gallon Jump in Oklahoma

AAA Oklahoma, March 11, 2014 – Retail gasoline prices in Oklahoma and nearly every state have moved higher over the last…

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CNG

Bridenstine—Get the Government Out of the Way!

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Congressman Jim Bridenstine, R-Oklahoma-1, today introduced companion legislation, S. 2170 and H.R. 4286, to empower the private sector…

CNG Bill Wins Approval in Senate Committee

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Josh Cockroft today praised the Senate Energy Committee passage of legislation to help counties convert their fleets to compressed natural gas. House…

Lankford—”That’s not a Strong Response”

Washington, D-C   U.S. Representative James Lankford says energy played a key role in Russia’s decision to invade Crimea and he continues blaming the Obama administration in…

Lankford to White House—Loosen LNG Exports

Washington, DC Oklahoma U.S. Representative James Lankford says the White House should shoulder some of the blame for Russia’s invasion of Crimea.  In an interview with OkEnergyToday,…

Natural Gas Prices in Oklahoma

Mullin Supports Extension of Propane Emergency Assistance

WASHINGTON – Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) today helped address the current propane crisis affecting the Second District and the nation as a whole. Mullin cosponsored H.R. 4076,…

Inhofe & Levin See Eye to Eye on Natural Gas Use

The Wall Street Journal ICYMI: Fill ‘er Up—With Natural Gas By U.S. Sens. Jim Inhofe & Carl Levin Not long ago, Washington was debating how to secure energy from…

Some in Congress Want Hearings into Propane Gas Shortage

Washington, DC   Some Mid-Western lawmakers in Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and Minnesota want Congressional hearings into the propane gas shortage.  None from Oklahoma joined in the effort.  …

Legislators Briefed on Propane Price Spikes in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – An informational meeting on the spike in propane prices was held in the state Capitol on Tuesday by state Rep. Mark McBride. The meeting…

Gasoline Prices in Oklahoma

Gas Prices Go Up Again

AAA Oklahoma, April 15, 2014 – Oklahoma’s statewide gas price average hit $3.47 today, the highest it has been since Sept. 15, 2013, according to FuelGaugeReport.AAA.com. “It’s…

Gasoline Prices Level Off in Oklahoma

AAA Oklahoma, March 25, 2014 – Oklahoma pump prices have apparently found a home for the time being, AAA Oklahoma reports. Today’s average across the state is…

Statewide Gasoline Prices Up Again to $3.41 Average

Oklahoma City–   Gasoline prices have risen a few more cents a gallon in Oklahoma over the past week, reaching a high of $3.41 a gallon, according…

Gasoline Prices Make a 6-cent a Gallon Jump in Oklahoma

AAA Oklahoma, March 11, 2014 – Retail gasoline prices in Oklahoma and nearly every state have moved higher over the last week. As the accompanying chart notes,…

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

Lucas—Another Example of Overreach

Washington, DC—   “This is another example of some people would say ‘ruling by presidential decree.’ Oklahoma Congressman Frank Lucas is clearly an opponent of the latest…

Water Resources Board Member Says He Won’t Resign

From the Lawton Constitution—-   The organization Oklahomans for Responsible Water Policy (ORWP), based in Antlers, is calling upon Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) member and vice…

Inhofe Speaks Out Against EPA Water Agreement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today released the following statement regarding the U.S.…

Injection Well Regulations Spurred by Earthquakes in Oklahoma

Oklahoma City—   Governor Mary Fallin and the State legislature are the next stop for new Corporation Commission rules aimed at closer monitoring of oil and gas…

Oklahoma Corporation Commission

Corporation Commissioner to be Part of NGA Conference

Oklahoma City–   Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Dana Murphy has accepted an invitation from the National Governors Association (NGA) to be on a panel addressing the topic “Handling…