Tulsan loses $500,000 claim against Aubrey McClendon estate

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma appeals court has rejected a Tulsa businessman’s $500,000 claim against the estate of the late natural gas magnate Aubrey McClendon. The Court of Civil Appeals ruled Thursday that an Oklahoma County district judge was correct when she dismissed the claim by Thomas Quinn. McClendon, former CEO of Oklahoma City-based …

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WOTUS reinstated in Oklahoma and other states who fought it

A Federal judge has overturned the Trump administration’s delay of implementation of the Clean Water Rule in Oklahoma and 25 other states. The ruling means the Waters of the United States rule will be reinstated and the nationwide injunction on the suspension is on hold. The judge in the U.S. District Court of South Carolina …

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Appeals Court rules in 52-year old New Mexico water fight

A New Mexico water fight that started with a lawsuit in 1966 drew the attention of the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals which sent the case back to a New Mexico federal court. The appeals court in Denver overturned a lower court ruling in the lawsuit filed by the State of New Mexico 52 …

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Unit Corporation to be part of upcoming Oil and Gas Conference in Denver

Tulsa’s Unit Corporation  announced  that it will present at EnerCom’s 2018 The Oil & Gas Conference, which will be held August 19 – 23, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. Unit’s presentation will be broadcast live over the Internet on Wednesday, August 22nd at 10:05 a.m. Mountain Time (12:05 p.m. Eastern Time). Listeners may access the webcast via …

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Texas drilling company expands its efforts in Oklahoma’s Kingfisher county

The drilling for oil and gas in Kingfisher county, one of the three primary counties that make up Oklahoma’s STACK play is not letting up.  It is increasing. At least 31 one permits to drill have been issued in the past week to various energy companies to drill in Kingfisher county by the Oklahoma Corporation …

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Investigation shows gas flowed into well before deadly gas rig explosion in SE Oklahoma

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB)on Thursday released a factual update into its ongoing investigation of the January 22, 2018, blowout and fire at the Pryor Trust Gas Well located in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, that killed five workers. The CSB has determined the incident occurred shortly after drilling crew members removed the drill pipe from the well in a …

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Banning balloons to protect the environment?

First plastic straws. Now some are considering a ban on the public release of balloons as a way of protecting the environment and fighting pollution. Clemson University recently decided to stop the practice of releasing 10,000 balloons before home football games. The school made the move as part of its sustainability efforts, according to a …

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Exxon Mobil loses bid to dismiss securities class action lawsuit

A North Texas judge has ruled against ExxonMobil to dismiss a securities class action lawsuit filed two years ago against the energy company. The ruling by Northern District of Texas Judge Ed Kinkeade was made this week in which he mostly denied the motion by Exxon Mobil to dismiss the suit. The suit was filed …

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Midstates wants to buy part of SandRidge Energy’s operations—talks underway

Bloomberg News reports Tulsa-based Midstates Petroleum Co. may soon walk away with at least some of SandRidge Energy Inc. after setting out to acquire all of it earlier this year. Midstates is in talks to buy SandRidge’s Mississippi and Oklahoma operations, according to people familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified because …

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Judge grants protective order in lawsuit over abandoned Bristow refinery

A Tulsa federal judge has granted a protective order for Kinder Morgan in a 3-year old lawsuit filed over an abandoned former oil refinery in Bristow. U.S. District Judge Terence Kern issued the ruling this month in a lawsuit filed against BP, Kinder Morgan and Marathon Oil Corporation. The suit was originally filed in Creek …

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