Crude oil prices manage to hold steady while OK energy stocks were weak

  U.S. crude oil prices were unchanged and European oil managed only a slight increase in Thursday’s trading as the threat of Gulf crude production from Hurricane Nicholas retreated. The weak day in trading had the same affect on Oklahoma energy stocks. West Texas Intermediate crude finished the trading session unchanged and remained at $72.61 …

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Cypress Environmental closing pipeline segment in Texas

Tulsa’s Cypress Environmental Partners, L.P. announced plans to close Cypress Brown Integrity, its pipeline and process services segment located in Giddings, Texas. The firm will also lay off 18 employees at CBI, a segment that provided customers with hydrotesting, chemical cleaning, drying, water treatment, nitrogen and other related services. The partnership’s reasons for exiting the …

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National drilling rig numbers increased

  After leading the shale plays and other oil and gas drilling regions last week, the Anadarko Basin suffered losses in rig numbers this week according to the latest report from Enverus Rig Analytics. Enverus reported the Anadarko count declined by two. Nationally, the analytics firm reported an increase of 11 rigs to reach 622 …

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Next step taken for liquid fuels plant in Arkansas

  Soil and seismic testing on the site of a proposed $3.5 billion natural-gas-to-liquid-fuels plant in southern Arkansas is about to begin. GTL Americas LP of Little Rock announced this week the testing will be at the 1,800-acre site near the Arkansas River reported Arkansas Business. Click here for Arkansas Business.  

Some oppose biggest solar farm in Kansas history

  It’s not a wind farm project that is opposed by some Eastern Kansas residents. It’s a $320 million solar farm in the southern part of Johnson County—the largest to be built in the state. NextEra Energy, the Florida-based energy is behind the effort to build the West Gardner Solar farm on 3,500 acres of …

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Energy news in brief

** Hurricane Ida shut down enough petroleum refineries and petrochemical plants to make a dent in national manufacturing activityand slow industrial growth to 0.4% in August. ** The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports as a result of the storm, 96% of crude oil production and 94% of natural gas production in the U.S. federally administered areas …

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Landowners contend conflict of interest existed in rock quarry permits

  Landowners in southern Oklahoma contend there was conflict of interest when a state mining agency okayed several permits for operations near Ada. Their claim arose over permits granted by the Oklahoma Department of Mines to several rock quarries. It all has to do with marriage according to Oklahoma Watch. Click here for Oklahoma Watch.

North Dakota pipeline ruling raises pipeline trespassing issue

  Nearly one-third of the Bakken’s crude oil in North Dakota could be at risk following a federal appeals court ruling that reversed a class action lawsuit filed by landowners over claims of trespass by Andeavor’s Tesoro High Plains pipeline system. It could very well have an application to Oklahoma energy companies that have deep …

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California regulators probe Phillips 66 refinery work

  Reuters reports that an investigation is underway into whether Phillips 66 failed to get approval of necessary California permits to manufacture renewable fuels at its oil refinery in Rodeo. The news service says the investigation is underway by California Bay Area Air Quality Management District which regulates stationary sources of air pollution. It is …

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House reconciliation bill would ban drilling in parts of New Mexico and Colorado

  Some areas of New Mexico and Colorado would be off limits to oil and gas drilling as part of the huge budget reconciliation bill being jammed through Congress by Democrats. New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon would be one site where new oil and gas development would not be allowed. The canyon is a National Park …

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