Monthly Archive: September 2014

Suspected Oilfield Thieves Caught by Canadian County Deputies

Canadian County Sheriff”s officers have arrested four persons following a series of oil field thefts involving an estimated 7,000 pounds of 12-volt deep cycle commercial batteries at well sites in the past several months. The thefts occurred mostly in…

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Oil Prices Drop to Lowest Level in 2 Years

NEW YORK, Sept 30 (Reuters) – World oil prices tumbled to their lowest in more than two years on Tuesday, with U.S. crude posting its biggest daily decline since 2012, as a drop in gasoline prices and end-of-quarter selling capped three months of steep…

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OKC Oilfield Expo Underway in Cox Convention Center

The OKC Oilfield Expo is underway Wednesday and Thursday in Oklahoma City at the Cox Convention center, featuring 465 booths across 100,000 square feet. Last year’s show was the largest in the state as thousands from local oil and gas professionals to …

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Hopes High for Record Low Number of Tornadoes in Oklahoma This Year

Who says tornadoes don’t represent a lot of energy? But if State Climatologist Gary McManus hasn’t jinxed things by talking about a record low number this year (a joke he himself raises), Oklahoma could end the year with only 13 tornadoes.
As he poin…

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Oklahoma City Blowout Prevention Firm Expanding Under State Program

Oklahoma City-based MidCentral Energy Services LLC is the latest energy company taking advantage of Oklahoma’s Quality Jobs Program, a move that will help create 70 new jobs for the firm, according to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.
MidCentral En…

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Six Oklahomans on Forbes 400 Richest Americans List

Forbes magazine is out with its list of the 400 richest Americans and six Oklahomans are listed including Continental Resources founder, Chairman and CEO, Harold Hamm. Oil and gas play a role in his ranking as well as four of the remaining five.
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Tulsa Firm Gets Iron Dome Contract to Defend Israel

The Tulsa operations of the California-based defense contractor Ducommon LeBarge will provide some of the work and components in a $149 million contract Raytheon has been awarded in beefing up Israel’s Iron Dome Weapon system.
The Oklahoma Ducommon Le…

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Boeing Plans to Move 900 Jobs to Oklahoma City

Boeing says it is considering a plan to relocate nearly 900 defense jobs to Oklahoma City from Washington state. The giant aircraft company says it is expanding its operations in Oklahoma City, shifting jobs away from Washington State and to Oklahoma …

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Giant Caverns Proposed With Massive Wyoming Wind Farm

Huge underground salt caverns in central Utah are a key part of a massive plan to export wind-powered electricity from Wyoming to Los Angeles. The four caverns, each the size of the Empire State Building woujld be filled with huge amounts of compressed…

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Feds Go After Helmerich Payne Over Drug Testing and Firing of Worker

Tulsa-based Helmerich and Payne Inc. has been sued by the federal government and accused of illegally firing a worker over his use of prescription back-pain medication.
Published reports indicate the suit was filed Friday by the U.S. Equal Employment …

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