Chesapeake Energy’s Board Chairman picks up more shares in the company

A new filing by Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission shows a large acquisition of shares by one of the members of the company’s directors. The Dec. 13 filing was made by R. Brad Martin who acquired 110,000 more shares in the company. The acquisition involved one transaction for 50,000 …

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Kansas regulators give more time to power line developers

Hit with legal delays in the five years since the Grain Belt Express Clean Line was proposed in Kansas and three other states, the company now faces an order from Kansas regulators to prove it can finish the $2.2 billion project. It’s also been given more time to do it. The Kansas Corporation Commission issued …

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Tulsa ties for top honors in most affordable place to live and work in the nation

Cities in Oklahoma came out at the top of a new study about the most affordable places to live and work in the U.S. whether it’s in the energy industry or manufacturing. Tulsa tied for the top honors while Oklahoma City was third in the new study conducted by BusinessStudent.com which targets young professionals and …

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Women honored at annual Oklahoma Women in Aviation and Aerospace Day

Among a crowd of 400 aviation and aerospace professionals and students, the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission in partnership with the Oklahoma Airport Operators Association, the Tulsa Airport Authority Trust, and BizJet International hosted the second annual Oklahoma Women in Aviation & Aerospace Day event December 6 at the BizJet hangar at the Tulsa International Airport. In …

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250 head to court over deadly Northern California wildfire

It didn’t take long for those who lost their homes in the California wildfires to head to court, filing suit against Pacific Gas and Electric Company, blaming it for the deadly fires. At least 250 persons signed onto the lawsuit filed in San Francisco Superior Court claiming the Camp Fire, as it was called, started …

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Oil spill leaves messy streets in south Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City fire crews were on the scene of what they labeled a “large oil spill” Wednesday night. It was in the city’s south side near 52nd and South Byers Avenue where oil spilled from an open valve of some oil tank batteries. “The majority of the product is on Byers Ave. and Stiles Ave.,” …

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Oil inventories reaching nearly a one-year high in Cushing

Inventories at the Cushing hub in Oklahoma have reached nearly a one-year high and to some, there will be more oil flowing into the delivery point for U.S. crude futures. That’s because the Sunrise oil pipeline system in West Texas was finished sooner than expected and the oil is flowing from the Permian to Cushing. …

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Political differences of Harold Hamm and George Kaiser

Oklahoma’s two leaders in the state’s oil and gas industry—Harold Hamm and George Kaiser have two things in common—-they’re very wealthy and successful in the oil and gas business. But they also are diametrically opposed to how the industry should be taxed and regulated. And their differences caught the attention of Bloomberg News which recently …

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OERB makes $158,000 grant to OKC school district

A grant of more than $158,000 has been made by the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board to the Oklahoma City school district as part of its continuing support of STEM programming. The presentation of the $158,392 was made by Mindy Stitt, OERB Executive Director to School District Superintendent dr. Sean McDaniel. The grant, which was conferred …

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Labor Department orders oil field company to cough up $1 million in back wages

A North Dakota-based oil field service company ran into problems with the federal Labor Department and has been ordered to pay about $1.2 million in back wages to 275 current and former workers in half a dozen states. The government issued the order against Wyoming Casing Service Inc. after an investigation found violations of overtime …

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