Other energy briefs

Here is a brief summary of other energy stories: ** Wyoming state officials decided Thursday that a wind developer will need to contribute $3.1 million to the governments of Rock River, Laramie and Albany County to offset the impact on public services created by a $1 billion wind project on the border of Albany and …

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ExxonMobil’s expanded research to produce ‘cleaner’ energy

A debate is underway involving ExxonMobil’s expanded research with the intention of producing cleaner energy while environmentalists clamor about climate change. Here’s how Amy Harder of Axios news reported the story on Monday: ExxonMobil is expanding its research efforts with the stated goal of producing more — but cleaner — energy in the face of …

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Cooler weather to settle into Oklahoma

Oklahoma Climatologist Gary McManus with the Oklahoma Mesonet says there’s no doubt that winter made an early strike at the state but for now, we can expect more cooler fall-like weather in the coming few weeks. And it means energy workers outdoors will have to make sure they wear at least a jacket during the …

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Labor shortages are reported in the Permian Basin—firms blame immigration rules

Oil and gas drilling companies in the Permian Basin say they’re facing a shortage of workers and they blame in part, the immigration rules that prevent them from hiring some Hispanic workers. Reuters reported “Employers——–in the Permian Basin oilfields of New Mexico and Texas say they feel caught between Trump’s support for their industry and …

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North Dakota ranch hand wins lawsuit against Continental Resources

Continental Resources has ended its five-year fight with a North Dakota ranch manager who started his own trucking business nine years ago in the Bakken oilfields. The Rapid City Journal reported the Oklahoma City energy firm paid Jerry Janvrin $278,320. Here’s how the newspaper reported the story: A Harding County ranch hand’s five-year fight against …

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Railway names new vice president

Kansas City Southern, the rail firm with routes through eastern Oklahoma has a new vice president of revenue and yield management. The company promoted Anatasia Austin who had been an assistant vice president since 2019. She joined the company in 2008 and held a variety of accounting, finance and operational support rules. Previously, Austin spent …

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ConocoPhillips sells holdings in Australia

ConocoPhillips announced Monday the $1.39 billion sale of its subsidiaries that hold assets and operations in Australia-West to Santos, a leading independent oil and gas producer in the Asia-Pacific region. The subsidiaries hold the company’s 37.5 percent interest in the Barossa project and the Caldita Field, its 56.9 percent interest in the Darwin LNG facility …

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Oilfield prayer breakfast to be held in OKC this week

The eighth annual Oilfield Prayer Breakfast will be held Thursday by the Oklahoma City Oilfield Christian Fellowship. Gov. Kevin Stitt has proclaimed the day as “Oklahoma Oilfield Prayer Day.” The event will be held at the Bricktown Event Center with doors opening at 5:45 a.m. and the program starting at 6:30 a.m. Rick Muncrief, chief …

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Tulsa’s Alliance Resource Partners to release earnings report

Tulsa’s Alliance Resource Partners, L.P., regarded as the second biggest coal mining operation in the eastern part of the U.S. plans to release its third quarter 2019 financial results later in the month. The company announced the release will be made prior to the open of markets on Monday, October 28.  Management will then hold …

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More rigs are being sent to the yards across Oklahoma and the US

Not only has Oklahoma’s oil and gas rig count slipped again in the past week, but it’s reflected by the lack of completion reports filed with state regulators. Only two completion reports were filed for the week with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and that was on Monday. No reports were filed Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and …

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