Monthly Archive: November 2017

Comedienne Goes Obscene in Letter-Writing Campaign Against Pruitt

Comedienne Samantha Bee might have reached a new low in the attack of environmentalists against EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.

Angry over Pruitt’s decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan, she has started a campaign of letters filled with obscenities concluding with the sentence: “Samantha Bee is not a dumb whore.”

On the TBS show …

Continue reading »

Railroad Work to Close US 81 in Chickasha on Monday

On Monday, highway U-S 81 in Chickasha will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for railroad work by Union Pacific Railroad.

The site will be just north of US 62 and traffic will be detoured on US 62 to SH-92 to SH-37.

The Transportation Department is reminding drivers to plan extra time …

Continue reading »

FCC Starts Reforms at Controversial Lifeline Phone Program

The Federal Communications Commission has started to reform the controversial Lifeline low-income subsidy program, a move applauded by U.S. Sen. James Lankford who had pushed for reforms for years.

The FCC voted recently 3-2 to redefine who is eligible for the additional tribal subsidy through the Lifeline Program. The project helps low-income Americans including …

Continue reading »

House Speaker Says Wrong Salaries Are Being Cut

The pay of the legislators who make the decisions directly affecting Oklahoma’s energy industry—–wind, coal, electricity and oil and gas—-is being cut.

And at least one legislative leader doesn’t like it. The Legislative Compensation Board voted Thursday to reduce the salaries of legislators by 8.8% effective in November 2018.

But House Speaker Charles McCall …

Continue reading »

Coal Mine Production Slips in Oklahoma

A new federal government report reveals U.S. coal production dropped nearly 19% in 2016 and the same decline was reflected in Oklahoma’s coal mining operations.

U.S. production dropped 18.8% year-over-year to 728.4 million short tons, the lowest annual production level since 1979.

The report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration indicated the number of …

Continue reading »

City of Mustang Forced to Approve Well Drilling in City Limits

Despite concerns of some residents, the Mustang City Council could not deny a request by Citizen Energy to drill two wells in the city limits.

As the Mustang Times reported, the council approved conditional use permits for wells near SW 59 and Frisco Road.

“State law dictates city councils cannot deny them the ability …

Continue reading »

TransCanada’s Keystone Pipeline Temporarily Shut Down in South Dakota Following Leak

Following a massive leak of more than 200,000 gallons of oil in Amherst, South Dakota, Calgary-based TransCanada shut down a portion of its 2,687-mile Keystone Pipeline, according to a company press release issued on Thursday morning.

The leak was detected following a drop in pressure overnight. The affected area is located in Marshall County, …

Continue reading »

Continental Announces Second International Sale of Bakken Crude Oil

Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources, Inc. announced Thursday that the company has sold its second cargo of crude oil for export from North Dakota’s Bakken shale region.

Continental plans to sell 430,000 barrels of oil (Bo) for January delivery to international markets. The sale transaction …

Continue reading »

American Trucking Associations Bestows Safety Awards to Groendyke Transport

Enid-based Groendyke Transport was named the recipient of two highly prestigious transportation safety awards at this year’s American Trucking Associations National Truck Safety Contest. Winners were recently announced during the ATA Safety, Security and HR National Conference in Memphis, Tennessee on Wednesday.

Groendyke placed second in the Tank Truck/Line-Haul Division for the over 10 …

Continue reading »

Surprise Uptick in Crude Supplies Results in Lower Settlements on Thursday

Oil settlements finished lower on Thursday, extending declines following an unexpected climb in domestic crude supplies, according to Bloomberg MarketWatch.

December West Texas Intermediate crude fell by 19 cents, or 0.3%, to settle at $55.14 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

January Brent crude, the global benchmark, dipped lower by 51 cents, or …

Continue reading »

Older posts «