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Couple Settles First Earthquake Lawsuit in Prague

The Prague couple that filed the first lawsuit blaming energy companies and their wastewater injection wells for causing earthquakes recently reached a settlement with two of the firms.

Sandra Ladra sued New Dominion LLC of Tulsa and Spess Oil Company of Cleveland after she was hurt and her home badly damaged in the 2011 …

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Blueknight Energy Declares Quarterly Cash Distribution

A quarterly cash distribution of $0.1450 per common unit was announced this week by Oklahoma City-based Blueknight Energy Partners.

The board of directors declared the distribution which was unchanged from the Partnership’s second quarter 2017 distribution. Payments will be made Nov. 14 on outstanding common and preferred units to unitholders of record as of …

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Phillips 66 Announced 3rd Quarter Cash Distribution

The board of directors of Houston-based Phillips 66 Partners LP announced this week it had declared a third-quarter 2017 cash distribution of $0.646 per common unit.

The distribution represents a 5 percent increase over the previous quarterly distribution of $0.15 per unit. It is also a 22 percent increase over the third-quarter 2016.

The …

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Texan Indicted on Charges of Lying About Blowout Preventer Tests

A Texas man has been indicted on charges of lying about tests on a blowout preventer at an offshore oil and gas platform five years ago.

Kenneth Johns, 45 of Rosharon, Texas was indicted recently on one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice and two counts of making false statements, according to a report …

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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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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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Cherokee Nation’s Bryan Rice Wins Nod for BIA Director Post

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced Tuesday that Bryan Rice has been named as the new Bureau of Indian Affairs Director, according to a departmental press release. Bryan – a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and veteran federal administrator – will lead the federal agency that coordinates government-to-government relations with …

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Rep. Mullin Boasts of Rollbacks Approved by Congress

Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin admits Congress did not pass health care reform, but he pointed to $50 billion in rolled-back regulations during a speech this week at a Tulsa Regional Chamber Congressional Forum.

“If you look at the amount of legislation we’ve passed, it’s been one of the most productive sessions ever,” maintained Mullin, …

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