Worker Still Missing After Oil Rig Blast in Louisiana

A worker remains missing following the Sunday night explosion at an offshore rig in Louisiana.

The employee was identified as Timothy Morrison, 44 of Katy, Texas. The accident at an oil platform in Lake Pontchartrain injured seven others. The cause remains under investigation.

The blast happened at the rig operated by Clovelly Oil Co. …

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STACK Produces More Wells for Newfield Exploration

In an apparent move to catch up on paperwork, Houston-based Newfield Exploration has filed 16 well completions in Oklahoma’s STACK play including two that produced more than 1,000 barrels of oil a day.

In the Oct. 13 completion reports as indicated by OK Energy Today, the company reported the Freeman well, 11 16N …

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Worker’s Death Shuts Down Covington Solar Plant Jobsite in Garfield County

A Garfield County jobsite was shut down Monday morning after the death of a contractor, according to a news report by KWTV-9.

The incident occurred around 10:00 a.m. when the worker became pinned underneath a trenching machine. The site is located near Longhorn Trail and Highway 74.

The 10-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant at …

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Bryan County Propane Tank Explosion Injures Three, Levels Home

 

Three people were injured in a fiery home explosion in Bryan County on Monday morning, according to a news report by KWTV-9.

The residence exploded about 8:30 a.m. in Mead, a southern Oklahoma community located about seven miles west of Durant.

Bryan County investigators suspect that ignition of a propane tank is the …

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Oklahoma Firms Make Newest Forbes List of the World’s Best Employers

At least two Oklahoma energy companies are on the Forbes “Global 2000: World’s Best Employers” list, a first ever compilation by the company. And others with operations in Oklahoma are also on the list.

Tulsa-based Williams was listed number seven while Oklahoma City’s Continental Resources ranked 22. The rankings were based on surveys analyzed …

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Two More Coal-Fired Power Plants Closing in Texas

Two more coal-fueled power plants in Texas will be closing resulting in the loss of an estimated 650 jobs. Vistra Energy Corp.based in Dallas made the recent announcement saying its Luminant subsidiary will shut down the coal-fired Big Brown and Sandow plants.

The announcement followed an earlier one in which Luminant said it would …

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Gas Leak Repaired—-Evacuated Residents Return to Their Homes Near Velma

Residents near a gas well site that leaked toxic hydrogen sulfide gas were able to return to their homes over the weekend near the town of Velma in southern Oklahoma.

Fire Chief Jay Dumas told reporters a buildup of pressure caused the Stephens County well head to fail late Friday night. The evacuations were …

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President’s Move Again Iranian Nuclear Deal is Supported by Lankford and Inhofe

While President Trump’s move against certifying the Iranian nuclear program deal originally reached by President Obama could affect international oil prices, it has the support of Oklahoma U.S. Senators Jim Inhofe and James Lankford.

“I commend the new Iran strategy which rightly seeks to address Iran’s nuclear program, ballistic missile program, support …

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Sierra Club Still Calls for Higher Oil and Gas Taxes

The Oklahoma Sierra Club has not given up in its campaign to boost the gross production tax on oil and gas.

“Tell lawmakers to make oil and gas pay their fair share and stop holding our future hostage!” wrote Johnson Bridgwater, Director of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Sierra Club in a recent newsletter. …

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Ponca City Legislator Asks for Support of Fuel Tax Hike

If the Republican leadership in the Oklahoma legislature gets its way, motorists in Oklahoma will be paying higher motor fuel taxes.

Rep. Steve Vaughan of Ponca City chairs the House Transportation Committee and wants the support of voters in raising the tax on gasoline and diesel fuel by 6 cents a gallon.

“At 23 …

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