Monthly Archive: February 2017

Crude Oil Futures Post Monthly Gain, Slight Daily Drop on Tuesday


Oil futures fell slightly on Tuesday, but saw monthly gains for February as traders anxiously awaited data that may confirm a rise in domestic crude inventories for an eighth week in a row, according to Bloomberg MarketWatch.

On the New York Mercantile Exchange, April West Texas Intermediate crude fell by 4 cents, …

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Completion Reports March 1, 2017

  CARTER COUNTY B & W Operating Llc Woodford- Sycamore: Oil 40 Gas 163 Water 150 Pump 18 2S 3W B&w Rose 1-18, December 12, 2016 SH, OIL, TD: 7090 ft Lat: 34.37772, Long: -97.56076 API: 35019255520002

CREEK COUNTY Liberty Operating Inc 19 15N …

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Permits to Drill March 1, 2017


Blaine County JANICE #1H-2623X, February 28 2017 26 16N 13W SESESWSE API: 01123750 Lat: 35.827338302031514, Long: -98.54793586670831 CIMAREX ENERGY CO HH, DR, 21512 ft, MISSISSIPPIAN(10204), WOODFORD(12000)

Blaine County IGUANA 11-17N-10W #1H, February 28 2017 14 17N 10W NENENENW API: 01123751

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City of Lawton Pushes Ahead with Energy Saving Plan

The City of Lawton is moving ahead with an energy savings plan dating back to the fall of 2015.

As the Lawton Constitution reports, the city council considered the Op Terra ES plan to analyze city operations to find additional energy savings. The plan will focus on technology, lighting, control and mechanical …

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Cleanup of Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Site Still Underway

The environmentalists who protested and demonstrated against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota left enough trash behind that they created their own environmental problem. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had to hired a Florida-based company to remove the trash and other debris left behind when the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe finally …

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Inhofe Loses Another Aide to Trump Administration

Make it three aides to U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe who have now joined the Trump administration in energy and environmental positions.

It was announced this week that Inhofe’s longtime aide Ryan Jackson had joined Scott Pruitt at the EPA to become his top staffer. Jackson left Inhofe’s office to become chief of staff …

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Merger Creates Largest Pipeline Operator in North America

Tulsa’s Williams Companies has some competition when it comes to being the largest pipeline operator in the country.

With the $28 billion acquisition by Calgary-based Enbridge of Houston’s Spectra Energy, the result is North America’s largest network of oil and gas pipelines. The merger announced on Monday combines Enbridge’s oil pipeline, rail and …

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Scientists Worry About Pruitt at the Helm of the EPA

One of the concerned groups wondering about the impact of an EPA under the control of former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Its President, Kenneth Kimmell recently told E and E’s ClimateWire he has a deep concern Pruitt’s role as EPA Administrator means the end of …

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Southwestern Cable Firm gets $15 million USDA Loan

Southwestern Oklahoma will get improved fiber optics under a loan announced this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to Southern Plains Cable LLC.

The company is receiving a $15.3 million loan to build a fiber-optic broadband network serving a 55-square mile area that includes the communities of Anadarko, Verden and Chickasha.

Southern …

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WPX Energy Fined $1.2 Million for Pennsylvania Groundwater Contamination in 2012

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection levied a $1.2 million fine against Tulsa-based WPX Energy for contaminating the groundwater supply of five households in 2012, according to a report by

WPX Energy agreed to pay the million dollar fine following an agreed consent order issued last December.

The leak occurred at a …

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