Oil Distributor who bilked $10 million in phony gas sales Gets 5 years in prison

Prosecutors in Tulsa say former Oklahoma oil distributor Jack Jim Clark stole $10 million to live the life of the “rich and famous” and will pay the price with a 5-year prison sentence. Clark, of Sapulpa and Oklahoma City was sentenced in Tulsa U.S. District Court after pleading guilty last summer to one count of …

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Anadarko Settles With Families of 2 Men Killed in Colorado House Explosion

A legal settlement’s been reached between Anadarko Petroleum and families of two men killed in a 2017 Colorado home explosion. But details of the deal were not disclosed. The company announced the settlement with families of Mark Martinez and Joey Irwin who died last April while working in the Martinez home in Firestone, about 30 …

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Paid Actors Were Used at Energy Project’s Public Meetings

Supplying power in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi, Entergy Corp. has become the target of an investigation by the New Orleans City Council for using paid actors at public meetings to show support for a proposed power station. A nonprofit news outlet called The Lens first revealed how actors were paid to attend meetings last …

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Rep. Mullin Joins with House Democrat in Introduction of Gas Parity Act

Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin’s pairing with Democratic U.S. Rep. John Larson of Connecticut in introducing the National Gas Parity Act of 2018 is drawing praise from the natural gas industry. It’s a move to put national gas powered vehicles on the same tax incentive ground as electric cars. Their bill, H.R. 5959 would ensure fair …

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Promotion for Executive at Kansas City Southern Railway

Kansas City Southern, the railway that stretches deep into eastern Oklahoma announced the promotion of Ginger L. Adamiak. She’s moving from vice president of energy and short line relations to vice president of energy, industrial development and commercial innovation. Adamiak will report directly to executive vice president and chief marketing officer Brian D. Hancock. Adamiak …

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Halliburton Sets 2Q Release for July 23

Make a note on your calendar.  Halliburton plans to release its second quarter 2018 financial results on Monday, July 23. It will host a conference call at 8 a.m. Central Time afte posting the earnings report on its Halliburton website at www.halliburton.com. Founded in 1919 in Oklahoma, Halliburton has grown to one of the world’s …

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Merger of Westar and Great Plains Energy Gets Approval in Kansas and Missouri

The delayed merger of Great Plains Energy Incorporated and Westar Energy, Inc. in Kansas City has been approved by both regulatory bodies in Kansas and Missouri. And the merger will create a company with a new name—Evergy, Inc. The Kansas Corporation Commission and the Missouri Public Service Commission approved the stock-for-stock merger of equals which …

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National Public Works Week

  U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) praised the passage of S. Res. 528, a bipartisan resolution designating this week as National Public Works Week. The resolution encourages the public to recognize and celebrate the important contributions that public works officials make every day to improve public infrastructure in the United …

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DEQ Hosting Tire and Scrap Metal Collection in Stroud

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality says a turnpike maintenance facility in Stroud will be a drop-off site for used tires, old pharmaceuticals and scrap metal on June 9th. The DEQ and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office are co-sponsoring the day of disposal. “Proper disposal is necessary because tire dumps and scrap metal piles may …

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Demand for Diesel Fuel Grows as trucks Haul Oil out of Permian

A review of one sector of the energy exploration in the Permian Basin where several Oklahoma firms are active shows a growing demand for diesel to fuel the thousands of trucks in the area. One report indicated the diesel is not only for fueling the oil and gas rigs but the trucks moving oil as …

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