Legal Wind Storms Hit NextEra Energy in Oklahoma and Texas

Florida-based NextEra Energy is used to wind. ┬áIt likes wind to run its wind farms. But lately, it’s running into the kind of wind storms it doesn’t want.

While battling lawsuits over its proposed wind farms in western Oklahoma, NextEra Energy is also hoping to get court approval to buy Oncor, the largest regulated …

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State House Approves Large Tire Fees for Recycling Fund

A bill adding to the cost of trashing old tractor and large-truck tires has won approval in the Oklahoma House.

Senate Bill 426 was passed on a 67-25 vote this week as Rep. John Pfeiffer of Orlando pushed the measure to make changes in Oklahoma’s Used Tire Recycling Indemnity Fund.

He explained it will …

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Filing Deadline in 26-year old Bribed Corporation Commission Vote Challenge

Wednesday is the deadline for filings in the $16 billion dollar lawsuit filed by six consumers who contend a 1989 rate request approved for Southwestern Bell Telephone company was tainted by a bribed Corporation Commission vote more than a quarter of a century ago.

The six filed an appeal with the State Supreme Court …

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Congressman Mullin Still Unsure About Re-Election Bid

Whether Oklahoma U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin might seek a fourth term in the House is apparently up in the air. But as the Tulsa World reported this week, one thing is clear and that is Mullin has filed a Declaration of Candidacy with the Federal Election Commission.

But Mullin’s chief of staff Mike …

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Gasoline Prices Reflect Increase in Past Month in Oklahoma

Another jump in gasoline prices drove Oklahoma’s latest average price up to $2.20 a gallon, according to the latest report from AAA Oklahoma.

“Between the first of April and April 14, the state average price for a gallon of regular rose 11 cents, coming in at $2.20 per gallon on April 14, the high …

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$2 billion sale of Chemical Plant by Tulsa’s Williams Partners

Tulsa-based Williams Partners L.P. has announced it is selling its share of a chemical manufacturing plant in Geismar, Louisiana, site of a deadly explosion four years ago.

The sale of the company’s more than 88% ownershp of the Williams Olefins LLC will be for $2.1 billion in cash and the buyer is NOVA Chemicals. …

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No Stopgap Government Funding in Mind from Rep. Tom Cole

From the Monday Morning Energy Report at Politico—-Oklahoma Congressman Tom Cole.

“Pro’s Budget and Appropriations Brief caught up with senior appropriator, Rep. Tom Cole, who said senior Republican leaders haven’t decided which chamber will move a government funding bill first, though he prefers the Senate. Some lawmakers are speculating about the need …

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Late Broken Arrow Legislator Also Known for Energy Company He Founded

 

While the weekend death of Broken Arrow Rep. David Brumbaugh has focused on his work in the legislature, the 56-year old Brumbaugh was also noted for the energy company he founded and ran.

He was President of DRB Industries LLC, a firm that produced Gas Turbine Filtration and Industrial Cooling products. It is considered …

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HilCorp Anxious to Explore after $3 billion Purchase from ConocoPhillips

The Houston, Texas-based company that recently paid $3 billion to buy old natural gas fields from ConocoPhillips Co. says the purchase fits perfectly into its profile.

HilCorp Energy Co., a firm founded in 1989 by billionaire oilman Jeffrey Hildebrand made the deal that gives it a new position in the San Juan Basin. The …

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Rep. Bridenstine Gets 2nd Interview for NASA Job

 

Maybe U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine of Tulsa is about to get the job he wants—-Administrator of NASA.

He recently underwent a second interview with the Trump administration which is considering him to be the top man at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

“It went well, but I have not had anything offered,” …

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