Monthly Archive: August 2017

OEM Provides First Update on Statewide Response to Texas Storm

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) reported its first update on assistance to Texas following the catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. OEM officials continue working with FEMA as well as representatives in Texas and Louisiana and other state, local, tribal and voluntary agencies. The State Emergency Operations Center is activated, according to …

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WTI and Brent Crude Plummet on Wednesday

Crude oil futures settled lower on Wednesday as traders were unfazed by government reports that revealed a large weekly drop in supplies before the impact of Hurricane Harvey, according to Bloomberg MarketWatch.

On the New York Mercantile Exchange, October West Texas Intermediate crude shed 48 cents, or 1%, to settle at $45.96 a barrel …

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ONEOK Resumes Mont Belvieu, Texas Operations, Reports Employees as Safe

Tulsa-based ONEOK, Inc. announced that its Mont Belvieu, Texas complex near Baytown is operational and has not experienced significant damage from the impact of Hurricane Harvey. All ONEOK employees located in the Gulf Coast area have checked in with the company and are safe, according to a company press release issued on Wednesday.

Some ONEOK …

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Completion Reports August 31, 2017

 

BLAINE COUNTY Cimarex Energy Co Mississippian: Oil 632 Gas 4327 Water 1527 Flow 26 16N 13W Janice 1h-2623x, July 04, 2017 HH, OIL, TD: 21609 ft Lat: 35.82733, Long: -98.54793 API: 35011237500000

CANADIAN COUNTY Cimarex Energy Co Mississippian: Oil 69 Gas 725 Water 2001 Flow 7 13N 8W Murray 1-7h, …

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Permits to Drill August 31, 2017

 

Blaine County COTTONTAIL 31_30-17N-11W #1HX, August 30 2017 31 17N 11W SWSWSWSW API: 01123744 Lat: 35.89929567839628, Long: -98.42230346629937 DEVON ENERGY PRODUCTION CO LP HH, DR, 20334 ft, MISSISSIPPIAN (EX CHESTER)(9184), WOODFORD(10859)

Blaine County CANTON SWD #1, August 30 2017 27 …

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Cooler Weather’s Here—-Overnight Lows Drop to 40s in Panhandle

Cooler weather has definitely settled into Oklahoma this week with some overnight temperatures dipping into the upper 40s!

Gary McManus, State Climatologist with the Oklahoma Mesonet says it dropped to 49 degrees early Wednesday morning near Boise City in the Panhandle. A day earlier, there was a 48-degree reading also in the Panhandle.

He …

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Sen. Lankford Says “Harvey” is Not President Trump’s “Katrina”

When it comes to how the nation responded to the devastation and destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey, Oklahoma U.S. Sen. James Lankford says it’s clear this won’t be a one-week effort for relief.

Long after the water recedes and the last of the rescue boats are gone, there’ll still be a need. There will …

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There’s a Time and Place to Put a Microphone in Someone’s Face

By Jerry Bohnen

 

Okay, okay. Maybe it is not energy related. But after reading a story in the Washington Post today, I couldn’t help but pass it along.

I’ve been a radio journalist and writer for nearly four decades and after reading the Post story, I thought, “it’s about time!”

The story …

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Energy Companies Respond to Floods with Donations

Hurricane Harvey has brought out the best from people and companies responding to the worst of situations.

Energy companies are among those making large contributions to either the American Red Cross or to other organizations and relief efforts in Houston and other cities hit hard by the storm and the subsequent flooding.

Cheniere Energy …

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Another Transmission Line Fight is Brewing

 

Fights like those by Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter against a wind farm and massive high-voltage transmission line in Oklahoma are growing around the country.

Take the case of the move in southwestern Idaho where there have been efforts to locate two lines to modernize the Pacific Northwest’s energy grid. This week, the …

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