Boeing Announces “Possible Layoffs” in Oklahoma City

Aerospace industry giant, Boeing, confirmed on Friday that the company issued 60-day Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) layoff advisory notices to some Oklahoma City employees.

Boeing currently employs around 2,500 employees in the Oklahoma City area. The layoff news follows a July 13 ceremony acknowledging 800 new local employees while dedicating a …

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Alaska Oil Headed Overseas For First Time in 30 Years



NEW YORK (Bloomberg) — A cargo of Alaska North Slope crude is scheduled to load next week aboard a foreign-flagged tanker for the first time in more than 30 years.

The Bahamas-flagged Tianlong Spirit, currently off the coast of California, is set to load a 136,000-ton cargo around July 25 from Alaska and …

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Drought is Slowly Growing Again in Oklahoma


Expect Oklahoma to continue baking a few more days with temperatures hitting 103-104 degrees in northwestern Oklahoma, right in the area where oil and gas drilling operations have seen slight increases in activity.

“We’re still caught in heat dome hell, I’m afraid,” says State Climatologist Gary McManus with the Oklahoma Mesonet.

He says …

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Morrissette Plans One More Public Hearing on Earthquakes and Wastewater Disposal Wells



            OKLAHOMA CITY (21 July 2016) – A state legislator who is terming out this year plans to convene one more public hearing to examine potential options for disposing of brine produced during oil and gas exploration.

            The House Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will convene an interim legislative …

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Harold Hamm Considered as Energy Secretary in Trump Administration

Harold Hamm, CEO of Continental Resources, speaks during the IHS CERAWeek 2015 energy conference in Houston, Texas in this April 21, 2015 file photo.  REUTERS/Daniel Kramer




Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is considering nominating Oklahoma oil and gas mogul Harold Hamm as energy secretary if elected to the White House on Nov. 8, according to four sources close to Trump’s campaign.

The chief executive of Continental Resources (CLR.N) would be the first U.S. energy secretary drawn directly …

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Blueknight Purchases Ergon Asphalt Terminals for $108.8 Million; Ergon Acquires Blueknight’s General Partner

Oklahoma City-based Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P. announced it’s buying nine asphalt terminals for nearly $109 million from Ergon, Inc., a company based in Jackson, Mississippi. In turn, Ergon is acquiring Blueknight’s general partner.

Ergon was established in 1954 and is involved in asphalt, crude oil and refined products. The nine terminals are located …

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GOP Focuses on States Rights in Energy Platform


Calling itself the part of America’s growers, producers, farmers, ranchers, foresters, miners, commercial fishermen and all those who bring from the earth the crops, minerals and energy, the Republican Party unveiled its party platform this week in Cleveland.

“We look in vain within the Democratic Party for leaders who will speak for the …

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Congressman Russell Announces Town Hall Meetings

Oklahoma Congressman Steve Russell has announced that he will hold two town hall meetings on Thursday, July 21, 2016 in Oklahoma City.

A “Bring Your Own Brown Bag Lunch” gathering will be hosted at noon at the OSU-OKC Student Center and at 6 p.m. at Francis Tuttle Technology Center. Both events are open to the …

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Final Step Taken to Delist Lesser Prairie Chicken


Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe is one happy man today after the final step was taken to delist the Lesser Prairie Chicken.

The chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has spent the past few years fighting the Obama administration’s efforts to protect the bird, a move opposed by oil …

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Energy Tax Credits in Line for State Review


While it has been tasked with reviewing and making recommendations about the fate of dozens of tax credit programs from wind farms to ethanol in Oklahoma to next year’s legislature, the Oklahoma Incentive Commission is not exactly racing down the stretch.

Lyle Roggow, chairman of the Commission said afterward, “we’re making great headway.”  In …

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