Monthly Archive: February 2017

Permits to Drill February 28, 2017


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New Mexico Considers Drone Restriction Bill


The New Mexico legislature is considering a bill to restrict drones from flying within 500 feet of power plants and refineries.

The measure is to go before the Senate Public Affairs Committee this week. Senator Greg Baca’s bill would ban drones from flying with 500 feet if critical-infrastructure facilities as well as interfering …

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Private Email for Government Business? Did Pruitt Do it?



Scott Pruitt might have some explaining to do. During his U.S. Senate Committee confirmation hearing, he testified he used only his official email address and government issued phone to conduct official business.

But that’s not what is indicated in the emails released last week in a lawsuit filed by the Center for …

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Uncertainty Ahead at EPA and Its Budget


As President Trump prepares for a major shift of the government budget to shore up what many believe is an ailing military budget, former Oklahoma Attorney General and now EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt isn’t talking details of the impact on his agency.

During a question-and-answer session over the weekend at the Conservative Political …

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Environmentalists Angry Over Trump Plans to Shift Budgets


The Trump administration’s plans to shift $54 billion from federal agencies to the Pentagon has disappointed environmentalists.

Alex Taurel, deputy legislative director at the League of Conservation Voters said it will “Make America Sick Again,” using a play on Trump’s campaign slogan.

She told The Hill the president’s spending plan would put “polluters …

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Crude Oil Futures Drop as Natural Gas Futures Posts Slight Increase on Friday

Crude oil futures ended lower Friday, as investors booked a profit after a day after a surprise reading on U.S. stockpiles helped lift the domestic crude benchmark to its highest close in more than a year and a half.

On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude futures for delivery in April fell …

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Seventy Seven Energy Moves Closer to Merger


Oklahoma City-based Seventy Seven Energy Inc., the spinoff company from Chesapeake Energy is moving closer to its announced merger with Patterson-UTI Energy Inc, of Houston.

The company said it has established a record date for the special meeting of its stockholders to consider and vote upon the merger. The merger was announced in …

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New OCC Limits Put on Arbuckle Disposal Wells



The Oklahoma Corporation Commission came out with new limits on Arbuckle disposal wells on Friday in another move to limit the rate of earthquakes linked to the wells and lower future risks.

“The data from the Oklahoma Geological Survey shows the earthquake rate has been dropping since we issued various directives reducing …

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Chesapeake Continues to Unload Properties


The air of optimism expressed by the leadership at Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy might have something to do with the property unloaded by the company in the past year.

Chesapeake reported fourth quarter losses of $741 million compared to the $2.23 billion a year earlier. But CEO Doug Lawler says the company has …

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Former Gov. Keating Says Tax Credit Legislation was Wrong—-Calls it a Scam


Sixteen years later and former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating admits he made a mistake.  He says it was wrong to have given tax credits to the wind industry.

Writing an op-ed piece for the Tulsa World, Gov. Keating said the legislation “warped into a scam costing taxpayers millions to the detriment of …

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