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Classified Ads to Help Energy Firms

With a resurgence in oil and gas exploration in Oklahoma underway, some companies are challenged with finding employees. Some have gone begging and others have taken to placing want ads.

Now OK Energy Today is offering classified ads to help oil and gas firms in their search for qualified employees.

“It’s not just oil …

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Oklahoma Ranked 17 Best Economic State by Magazine

Oklahoma comes in ranked 17 in a new survey of Best and Worst States for Business Ranking by Chief Executive magazine.

Gov. Mary Fallin observed the new ranking comes despite the recent economic downturn in the state and was an improvement of one from 2016.

The governor said Oklahoma received above-average scores for …

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Tribes Cannot Add President Trump as Defendant in Dakota Access Oil Pipeline

The American Indian tribes who sued over the Dakota Access oil pipeline and tried to include President Trump have until Tuesday to respond to a federal judge who ruled they could not add the President as a defendant.

But U.S. District Judge James Boasberg is allowing the individual members of the tribes to join …

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Democratic Representative Starts Oil and Gas Caucus on Capitol Hill

His congressional district includes the Eagle Ford oil play in south Texas and now freshman U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, a Democrat is creating a Congressional Oil and Gas Caucus.

He says he wants to educate fellow lawmakers about issues related to the oil and gas industry. Rep. Gonzalez wants to focus on the production …

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Inhofe Says FAA Act Includes More Protection for Pilots

Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe has been a pilot longer than he has been a Senator and has come out in strong support of the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2017.

After all, it includes some of his priorities including his Fairness for Pilots Act and the FLIGHT Act.

“It is comprehensive and …

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GOP Candidate to Sue Over Fund-Raising Bills

More legal challenges are being threatened over Oklahoma’s fund raising bills passed last month by the legislature and signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin. Some deal with energy issues including electric cars.

Gary Richardson, a former U.S. Attorney who is running for the Republican nomination for Governor says he plans to file suit …

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New Leaders Take Over at OIPA

The annual meeting of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association ended with a change in leadership for the coming year. Berry Mullennix has taken over as chairman of the association’s board of directors while Tim Wigley assumed the role of OIPA President.

The OIPA is considered the largest oil and gas organization in the state …

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10th Anniversary of OERB’s PetroTech Program

The 10th anniversary of the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board’s PetroTech Program is being served.

It’s a program that focuses on technical training for those interested in a career in Oklahoma’s oil and natural gas industry.

Developed in 2007, the program is through the collaboration of Francis Tuttle Technology Center in Oklahoma City and Tulsa …

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Crowded Highways and Cheap Gasoline Make for Record July 4th Travel

Record travel is predicted this July 4th weekend and that means a lot of gasoline being pumped and sold.

AAA Oklahoma says 44.2 million Americans will take a trip of 50 miles or more over the long Independence day weekend. That’s an increase of 1.25 million over last year, making it the most-traveled Independence …

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DEQ Adds 14 Lakes to List with Elevated Mercury Levels

A public meeting has been set for next week by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality to discuss mercury levels discovered in fish taken from 14 lakes in the state.

The DEQ said 14 lakes were added since the last mercury advisory was issued in 2016.

The advisories are the result of testing carried …

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