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Antenna Installation Worker Charged With $131,000 in Fraud

An employee of an antenna installation company based in Oklahoma City has been charged with embezzling $131,000 from the company.

Charges were filed this week in Oklahoma County District Court against Joseph Shannon Knauf, an operations manager of Reach Services Inc.

He is accused of using a computer in December 2014 to embezzle more …

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Study Shows Carbon Pollution From Manufacture of Electric Car Batteries

Environmentalists are being dealt a setback as they promote electric cars. A new study by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute focused on the Tesla and discovered its car batteries generated as much CO2 as driving a gasoline-powered car for eight years.  And as Breitbart News indicated, that’s before the electric cars even come off …

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Alliance Defends Appointment of U.S. Senator to Board

The Washington, D.C.-based Alliance to Save Energy takes issue with our report pointing out how Tennessee U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander was named to the group’s board, despite his opposition to a NextEra Energy wind farm in his state.

Spokesman Ben Evans wasn’t defending Sen. Alexander’s stand against the wind farm but rather his appointment …

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AG Hunter Puts California on Notice Over Energy Disclosures


Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter’s threatening legal action against the state of California after it required insurance companies to publicly reveal any investments in fossil fuels.

California’s move to urge companies to sign a pledge to divest from the coal industry prompted Hunter and eleven other state attorneys general and one governor to …

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Schlumberger Joins Forces to Create New Horizontal Well Business

Schlumberger Limited, the company with operations in Oklahoma announced this week it joined with Production Plus Energy Services to create something they call Joint Venture Entities.

The purpose is to develop the HEAL System technology and business. The creation was actually effective at the end of May and JV started functioning worldwide as HEAL …

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What Researchers Learned About the Pawnee Earthquake

Researchers at the Oklahoma Geological Survey, Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma were among those who contributed to a new report that studied the Pawnee earthquake last fall.

The 5.8 magnitude quake in September 2016 was the largest recorded seismic event in Oklahoma and led to the report in Seismological Research Letters, …

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Expansion Announced for Broken Arrow’s Alfa Laval


Forty-three years after locating in Broken Arrow, the Alfa Laval Air-Cooled Exchangers company is expanding.

Known historically as ACE, the firm announced this week its expansion, indicating a “competence center” will be located on land adjoining the existing operation. The center will house operations for the Alfa Laval Spiral Heat Exchanger range.

“Alfa …

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Continental Resources Hits Another Large Well in Oklahoma’s STACK

Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources Inc. has brought in another 1,000-plus barrel a day well in Oklahoma’s STACK. This time, the well was in Blaine County as indicated in the completion reports published by OK Energy Today.

The Mowery, located at 36 15N 11W which is northeast of the community of greenfield, produced 1,071 …

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Lawsuit by Vertical Well Operator Settled in OKC Federal Court

Even as vertical well drillers pressed their opposition in the just-concluded Oklahoma legislature against a bill to give more power to horizontal well operators, some had been in court for months.

Now the battle by Almont Energy LLC and TLS Oil and Gas Inc. in its lawsuit against Newfield Exploration Mid-Continent Inc. has been …

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Environmental Group Contends Texas has Worst Methane Pollution in the U.S.

A new report by the Texas Grassroots Network claims the state is home to some of the worst methane pollution and ozone smog in the country.

The report, entitled “Oil and Gas Pollution’s Impacts on Texas Families” charged Texas lacks meaningful standards for detecting and repairing leaks.

“Each day, oil and gas activities …

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