Monthly Archive: October 2017

Leaking Old Gas Wells Center of Fight in Kansas

Nearly 16 years after a deadly leak from an underground natural gas storage field in Kansas and a new squabble has developed over unplugged abandoned wells and natural gas leaks.

It stems from attempts of the Northern Natural Gas Co. to have the Kansas Corporation Commission force well owners to plug abandoned wells, according …

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Continental Resources Announces Sale of Oil Headed to China

Calling it an “historic day” for his Continental Resources company, CEO Harold Hamm has announced the company’s first-ever sale of Bakken oil for delivery overseas.

The sale of 1,005,000 of crude oil from North Dakota was sold for November delivery to Atlantic Trading and Marketing which will export it to China.

In the announcement, …

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Cleanup Continues at Cushing Oil Spill Site

Cleanup is still underway of a nearly 16,000-gallon-oil spill after a contractor ruptured a 16-inch crude oil pipeline last week south of Cushing.

The contractor had been hired by Plains All American Pipeline LP and accidentally struck a line operated by Centurion Pipeline according to an update from the Stillwater NewsPress. The incident happened …

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Cimarex Energy Expands STACK Efforts

Denver-based Cimarex Energy intends to stay busy in Oklahoma’s STACK after filing and receiving 9 permits to drill at one site.

The 9 variations of  the Vince wells, located at 26 11N 8W are about four miles west of Union City. It’s there the company will explore the Mississippian, Woodford and Hunton zones.

The …

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Denver Federal Appeals Court Rejects Appeal in Osage County Wind Farm Fight

The Denver Federal Appeals court ruling against wind farm developers in Osage County will apparently stand. The Tenth Circuit Court rejected the appeal this week of the developers in the court’s ruling that said they should have obtained a mineral lease from the Osage Nation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs before construction of …

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New Mexico Water Lawsuit Stems from Permian Drilling Operations

Two water companies located in the Permian Basin in southeast New Mexico have filed suit against the state Land Commissioner accusing him of infringing on water rights dating back more than half a century.

The lawsuit was filed by Loco Hills Water Solution and Steve Carter, Inc. against Commissioner Aubrey Dunn. They contend Dunn …

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Well Explosion and Fire Close to Western Oklahoma Border

No injuries were reported in a well explosion Tuesday near the Texas Panhandle town of Glazier.

The Department of Public Safety was forced to close Highway 60 for a while as the fire was allowed to burn itself out. Glazier is a community located north of Canadian, Texas.

The well was leased by Overflow …

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Pruitt Says ‘War on Coal’ Was a Real War….Defends Move to End It

As head of the Environmental Protection Agency, former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s defending his decisions in recent days to end the Obama-era ‘war on coal’ and its ‘sue and settle practice.’

Interviewed Tuesday on Fox News with Neil Cavuto, Pruitt cited the Obama administration’s ‘war on coal’ as overreach by the government, something …

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Mustang Fuel Corporation Announces $65 Million Update to STACK System

Oklahoma City-based Mustang Fuel Corporation announced that its midstream subsidiary Mustang Gas Products, LLC is making progress on a $65 million capital upgrade aimed at increasing the capacity, efficiency and reach of its STACK midstream assets, according to a company press release issued on Tuesday.

Mustang Fuel’s capital spending program is already underway and …

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Crude Oil Yields Flat Finish on Tuesday

Crude oil futures settled flat on Tuesday with very little change as traders awaited weekly supply data, according to Bloomberg MarketWatch.

November West Texas Intermediate crude tacked on a penny to settle at $51.88 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

December Brent crude, the global benchmark, rose 6 cents, or 0.1%, to end trading …

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