Weed Killer Banned in More States

Already facing legal challenges in Oklahoma City federal court and the state of California over its manufacture of Roundup, Monsanto Co.’s now facing issues with another of its weed killers.

Tennessee has become the fourth state to ban dicamba, a weed killer that is considered to be a flagship pesticide for the company. Arkansas …

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Developer Offers to Pay for Law Enforcement Costs at North Dakota Protest Site

Even though law enforcement costs are estimated at $36 million over the protests at the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota, developer Energy transfer Partners is still promising to help cover the costs.

A spokeswoman said ETP will stick to its “offer to help the state with these costs, as we know it places …

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More Groups Fight President’s Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline

Updating the legal fight over the Keystone XL pipeline, opponents have gone to the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana in a move to fight the Trump administration’s claim its approval of the pipeline is unreviewable in court.

Two coalitions of environmental and tribal advocacy groups, the Indigenous Environmental Network and North …

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Court Ruling Affects Marcellus Shale Exploration

Oklahoma’s Chesapeake Energy leaders no doubt have paid close attention to a recent ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court regarding the Marcellus Shale activity. The company has been a key player in exploration for several years.

The high court said Pennsylvania lawmakers cannot arbitrarily divert money from natural gas drilling on state forests to …

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Inhofe Urges Continued LNG Shipments to Poland to Fight Russia’s Attempts

Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe contends Russia is attempting to use energy as a weapon to influence Europe. During a recent hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Senator raised the issue as he questioned Damon Wilson, executive vice president of the Atlantic Council.

“Russia is very apt to use energy dependence as …

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Surge of Quakes Around Stroud Puzzles State Earthquake Investigators

The state officials investigating last Friday’s surge of earthquakes around Stroud, including a 4.2 magnitude quake are puzzled because there has been no new well activity in the region.

Matt Skinner, with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission says the Commission’s Induced Seismicity Department has joined forces with the Oklahoma Geological Survey in probing the six …

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Stroud Rattled by Strong Quake Felt in Kansas and Arkansas

Previous strong earthquakes in Oklahoma have led to lawsuits against oil and gas companies. The state’s latest was a 4.2 magnitude quake Friday morning, strong enough to have been felt in Wichita, Kansas and parts of western Arkansas.

The quake hit before 9 a.m. near Stroud in Lincoln County and was followed by a …

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Oil Companies Contend Pawnee Quake Wasn’t Caused by Their Activities

 

A judge is still considering whether to dismiss a lawsuit filed by homeowners against some oil and gas operators following the 5.8 magnitude earthquake last fall in Pawnee.

The suit, CJ 2017-00018 was filed by Johnny and Janice Bryant against Cumming Oil Company and Eagle Road Oil LLC and up to 25 John …

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Contractor Hits Pipeline—-Causes 1,200 Barrel Oil Leak

Homes were evacuated following an oil pipeline leak on Thursday near the Texas town of Bastrop.

About 1,200 barrels or about 50,000 gallons of crude leaked in a Magellan Midstream Partners pipeline. Bastrop’s a small community east of Austin.

Magellan quickly turned off the flow of oil in the Longhorn pipeline and started cleanup …

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No Letup in Exploration of STACK and SCOOP

A casual check and review of the daily permits to drill, as shown by OK Energy Today shows more growth in exploration of Oklahoma’s STACK and SCOOP oil and gas plays.

It’s obvious the STACK has more interest from exploration companies. Just in the past few days, five more permits were issued for …

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