Oil & Gas
Study Shows Fracking Cleared in Water Contamination Cases in 2 States

Study Shows Fracking Cleared in Water Contamination Cases in 2 States

Matt Damon—are you paying attention? The Associated Press carried a stunning story this week that deserved better than to be placed on 3C, the business section of The…

Greens Want ‘Urgent’ Fracking Ban

Greens Want ‘Urgent’ Fracking Ban

The headline reads, “The Urgent Case for a Ban on Fracking.” It’s the announcement by the environmental green group called Food and Water Watch of its report that…

Chamber Hails Decision to Withdraw Challenge of Oil and Gas Tax Rate

Chamber Hails Decision to Withdraw Challenge of Oil and Gas Tax Rate

The State Chamber of Commerce hailed Monday’s decision by attorney Jerry Fent to withdraw his legal challenge of the state’s new gross production tax rate that was signed…

Attorney Withdraws Supreme Court Challenge of Gross Production Tax Law

Attorney Withdraws Supreme Court Challenge of Gross Production Tax Law

The Oklahoma City attorney who went to the State Supreme Court with a lawsuit challenging Oklahoma’s new oil and natural gas production tax has changed his mind and…

Judge’s Thoughts on Criminal Charges Against Chesapeake Energy

Judge’s Thoughts on Criminal Charges Against Chesapeake Energy

As the Michigan Attorney General prepares to take Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy to trial on racketeering charges in an alleged land-leasing scheme, what did the judge rule this…

Valliant Senator Pushing Control of Disposal Wells to Stop Earthquakes

Valliant Senator Pushing Control of Disposal Wells to Stop Earthquakes

Oklahoma State Senator Jerry Ellis, D-Valliant, isn’t giving up in his efforts to link the state’s increasing number of earthquakes to the oil and gas industry. His latest…

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Broken Arrow’s BlackHawk Industrial Expands Reach Again

Broken Arrow’s BlackHawk Industrial Expands Reach Again

Broken Arrow based BlackHawk Industrial has announced it has bought the Salt Lake City-based Marshall…

Rapid Growth in OKC and Tulsa Credited in Part to Energy

Rapid Growth in OKC and Tulsa Credited in Part to Energy

Energy gets another big pat on the back after Oklahoma City and Tulsa, according to…

Inhofe and Coburn Split Votes on NRC Nominees

Inhofe and Coburn Split Votes on NRC Nominees

Oklahoma’s U.S. Senators split their vote this week as President Obama’s two nominees to the…

Continental Resources Gets New President

Continental Resources Gets New President

After 22 years with Continental Resources Inc., Jack Stark, the senior vice president of exploration…

Why Water Doesn’t Get Mainstream Media Coverage

Why Water Doesn’t Get Mainstream Media Coverage

A story worth reading—if you’re interested in water. And amidst a nagging drought and growing…

Study Shows Fracking Cleared in Water Contamination Cases in 2 States

Study Shows Fracking Cleared in Water Contamination Cases in 2 States

Matt Damon—are you paying attention? The Associated Press carried a stunning story this week that…

More Coal-Fired Plant Shutdowns Than Government Expected

More Coal-Fired Plant Shutdowns Than Government Expected

Politico’s Morning Energy Report says the Government Accountability Office has increased its estimate of the…

Greens Want ‘Urgent’ Fracking Ban

Greens Want ‘Urgent’ Fracking Ban

The headline reads, “The Urgent Case for a Ban on Fracking.” It’s the announcement by…

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Wind Energy

An Examination of Wind Tax Credits by the State Treasurer

An Examination of Wind Tax Credits by the State Treasurer

Oklahoma City– State Treasurer Ken Miller’s out with his monthly Oklahoma Economic Report and in it warns the state must approach carefully how it handles the wind industry,…

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…

Gasoline Prices in Oklahoma

Triple A says Gasoline Prices Hold Steady

Triple A says Gasoline Prices Hold Steady

Triple A’s out with a new average gasoline price for Oklahoma listing it at $3.28 a gallon, in the same price…

Gasoline Prices Slip Slowly in Oklahoma

Gasoline Prices Slip Slowly in Oklahoma

Gasoline prices average $3.23 a gallon for unleaded regular in Oklahoma, according to the Monday reports of GasBuddy.com.  The new average…

Lowest Gasoline Prices in 4 Years in Oklahoma

Lowest Gasoline Prices in 4 Years in Oklahoma

AAA Oklahoma, Aug. 5, 2014 – Oklahoma’s average retail price for a gallon of regular gasoline today – $3.267 – is…

Gasoline Prices Continue Their Slide Downward

Gasoline Prices Continue Their Slide Downward

Oklahoma City– Oklahoma motorists are still finding cheaper gasoline this week compared to a week ago as the average statewide price…

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CNG

ONEOK Finishes One Plant—Builds Another in North Dakota

ONEOK Partners, L.P. (NYSE: OKS) today announced that its 100-million cubic feet per day (MMcf/d) natural gas processing facility in eastern McKenzie County in North Dakota –…

Inhofe & Donnelly Introduce Natural Gas Long Haul Truck Bill

  WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) joined Indiana Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly today in introducing a measure to level the playing field between diesel…

ONEOK Creating $470 million Gas Processing Plant and Infrastructure

TULSA, Okla., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – ONEOK Partners, L.P. (NYSE: OKS) today announced plans to invest approximately $365 million to $470 million between now and the fourth…

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…

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

Triple A says Gasoline Prices Hold Steady

Triple A’s out with a new average gasoline price for Oklahoma listing it at $3.28 a gallon, in the same price range where it has been for…

Gasoline Prices Slip Slowly in Oklahoma

Gasoline prices average $3.23 a gallon for unleaded regular in Oklahoma, according to the Monday reports of GasBuddy.com.  The new average is only one penny below the…

Lowest Gasoline Prices in 4 Years in Oklahoma

AAA Oklahoma, Aug. 5, 2014 – Oklahoma’s average retail price for a gallon of regular gasoline today – $3.267 – is the lowest price for this date…

Gasoline Prices Continue Their Slide Downward

Oklahoma City– Oklahoma motorists are still finding cheaper gasoline this week compared to a week ago as the average statewide price for a gallon of regular unleaded…

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

Why Water Doesn’t Get Mainstream Media Coverage

A story worth reading—if you’re interested in water. And amidst a nagging drought and growing concerns about disposal wells and their impact on groundwater and earthquakes, who…

Governors to Meet Thursday in Norman for Drought Forum

When Governor Mary Fallin was chair of the National Governors? Association, her year-long theme was job creation and development. As chairman of the Western Governors? Association, Nevada?s…

Water Fight Brews Over Farm Bureau Lawsuit

Southern Oklahoma residents aren’t happy with the Oklahoma Farm Bureau and its lawsuit over water—-especially the water from the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer as the Daily Ardmoreite found out…

EPA’s Expansive Water Rules to be Studied at National Conference in OKC

Oklahoma City– Water administrators from around the nation have gathered in Oklahoma City this week for their 53rd annual meeting of the Association of Clean Water Administrators.…

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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…