Monthly Archive: December 2014

Tumbling Prices Force Kaiser to Put LNG Export Plan on Hold

Tuesday’s trading saw a slight improvement in crude oil futures as West Texas Intermediate for the February 15 contract closed up 22 cents, finishing the day at $53.90 per barrel. Brent Crude overseas finished up two cents a barrel and final trading s…

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Permits to drill Dec 31 2014

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Low Jobless Rates Reported in Oil and Gas Counties

Even as one state research group predicts the loss of 1,000 oil and gas industry jobs in the state by the end of 2015, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission says the latest employment report shows jobless rates are down or steady in more than hal…

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Governor Puts Snodgrass in Charge of 2 State Agencies

Former Chesapeake Energy executive Deby Snodgrass, now the governor’s Director of the Department of Tourism has also been named director of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce in a move combining both cabinet-level positions.
Governor Mary Fallin said…

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Quake Rattles Dallas Metro

Just as northern Oklahoma recorded four earthquakes since Sunday, now another quake has rattled the heart of Dallas, Texas. It was a 2.8 magnitude quake that hit at 8:09 Tuesday morning in Irving, literally at the site of the former Texas Stadium.
Th…

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How Low Can it Go? Gasoline Gets Cheaper

Oklahoma now is one of only two states with a gasoline price average of less than $2 a gallon, according to AAA Oklahoma. For the first time since 2009, average gas prices in Oklahoma and Missouri are under the $2 a gallon level and Oklahoma’s average…

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Another Sign how Falling Prices are Affecting Oklahoma’s Oilfield Growth

Falling oil prices not only are starting to hit the Oklahoma government budget, but now they’re taking a toll on the latest Oklahoma Energy Index, according to the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association.
Oil prices contracted to a spot price avera…

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Falling Oil Prices Hit State Budget

“We’re beginning to see the effects of the general decline in oil prices that began in July,” State Treasurer Ken Miller.

Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller lays it on the line in addressing an anticipated $300 million shortfall for the coming legi…

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Falling Oil Prices Hit State Budget

“We’re beginning to see the effects of the general decline in oil prices that began in July,” State Treasurer Ken Miller.

Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller lays it on the line in addressing an anticipated $300 million shortfall for the coming legislativ…

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OSHA Agrees to Cut Fines Against Williams Over Fatal Plant Explosion

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has agreed to cut the $99,000 in fines against the Williams Cos. owned plant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where a 2013 explosion killed two workers and injured more than 100 others, according to The A…

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