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Aubrey McClendon’s Company Gets State Financial Help

Aubrey McClendon’s Company Gets State Financial Help

Oklahoma City oilman Aubrey McClendon’s newly-formed American Energy Partners company is getting financial assistance from Oklahoma’s Department of Commerce through its Quality Jobs Program. The Commerce Department announced…

Hundreds of New Oil & Gas Jobs Coming through Quality Jobs Program

Hundreds of New Oil & Gas Jobs Coming through Quality Jobs Program

The Oklahoma Department of Commercesays 783 new jobs have been created by five companies, four of them in the oil and gas business, that are enrolled in the…

State’s Oil & Gas Rig Count up 42 Over Past Year

State’s Oil & Gas Rig Count up 42 Over Past Year

Oklahoma’s oil and gas rig count went up by four over the past week to a total of 212, according to the latest weekly report from Houston-based Baker…

WPX Energy Swaps Oil Interests for Millions in Cash

WPX Energy Swaps Oil Interests for Millions in Cash

TULSA, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) announced today that it closed an agreement to jointly develop its Trail Ridge properties with TRDC LLC, a subsidiary of Houston-based G2X…

Valero Announces $900 million Pipeline Out of Cushing to Memphis

Valero Announces $900 million Pipeline Out of Cushing to Memphis

A major pipeline project involving the Cushing terminal and carrying a $900 million price tag has been announced by Valero Energy Corp. and the Plains All American Pipeline…

Oil & Gas Rig Counts Slip in Oklahoma and Texas

Oil & Gas Rig Counts Slip in Oklahoma and Texas

The oil and gas rig count for the state of Oklahoma slipped by one in the past week according to Baker Hughes Company of Houston, Texas. The state’s…

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Aubrey McClendon’s Company Gets State Financial Help

Aubrey McClendon’s Company Gets State Financial Help

Oklahoma City oilman Aubrey McClendon’s newly-formed American Energy Partners company is getting financial assistance from…

Hundreds of New Oil & Gas Jobs Coming through Quality Jobs Program

Hundreds of New Oil & Gas Jobs Coming through Quality Jobs Program

The Oklahoma Department of Commercesays 783 new jobs have been created by five companies, four…

State’s Oil & Gas Rig Count up 42 Over Past Year

State’s Oil & Gas Rig Count up 42 Over Past Year

Oklahoma’s oil and gas rig count went up by four over the past week to…

Oklahoma U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe’s preparing to pull out the shotgun again. Not to take…

WPX Energy Swaps Oil Interests for Millions in Cash

WPX Energy Swaps Oil Interests for Millions in Cash

TULSA, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– WPX Energy (NYSE:WPX) announced today that it closed an agreement to jointly…

Water Fight Brews Over Farm Bureau Lawsuit

Water Fight Brews Over Farm Bureau Lawsuit

Southern Oklahoma residents aren’t happy with the Oklahoma Farm Bureau and its lawsuit over water—-especially…

Inhofe Applauds NRC Decision

Inhofe Applauds NRC Decision

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s vote this week to approve a final spent fuel storage rule,…

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…

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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

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.…

EPA Grant to Corporation Commission

DALLAS – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) $131,843, to ensure continued protection of groundwater in Oklahoma. The EPA has delegated…

Ag Secretary Says EPA Has too Much Power in Water Rules

Oklahoma City– From the Oklahoma Farm Report Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture Jim Reese has submitted comments to the federal government in regards the so called Waters of…

Oklahoma Corporation Commission

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…