New Mexico partners with geospatial firm to track methane emissions

While her state is pulling in hundreds of millions in revenue from oil and gas operations in the Permian Basin, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is also targeting the industry’s methane gas emissions. Known for her environmental efforts, the governor announced New Mexico is partnering with a geospatial analytics company to start a “data …

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Amazon to have 100,000 electric delivery vans

When Oklahoma City’s new Amazon distribution center gets into full operations, it’s likely the delivery vehicles will be electric vehicles. Same for the deliveries to be made by the new distribution center in Tulsa. Amazon has put in an order with the electric vehicle startup company Rivian Automotive for 100,000 electric vans over the next …

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McClellan-Kerr has yet to carry a barge since last spring

(ClaremoreProgress) Not a single barge has moved out of Tulsa’s Port of Catoosa down the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas Navigation system since the disastrous and deadly flooding of the Arkansas River in May. And it has the attention of Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe who hopes to also get the attention of the U.S. Senate Environment and …

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Fabien Cousteau to speak Tuesday in OKC

(Twitter.com) Fabien Cousteau, the grandson of the famous ocean explorer and filmmaker Jacques Cousteau plans to make a presentation Tuesday in Oklahoma City. It will also be his plea to save the oceans of the world. Cousteau will appear at Oklahoma City University’s Petree Recital Hall to present “One Ocean, One People.” He considers the …

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Oxy puts stake in pipeline company up for sale

Occidental Petroleum is attempting to sell its stake in Plains All American Pipeline for $650 million. The company announced the move after buying Anadarko Petroleum for $30 billion earlier this year. Occidental placed its share in Plains and the parent Plains GP Holdings for sale on public markets. Occidental has owned a share of Plains …

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Refinery shut down by storm Imelda’s heavy rains and flooding

The severe flooding in southeast Texas brought by Tropical Storm Imelda forced Exxon Mobil Corp. to start shutting down its Beaumont oil refinery on Thursday. The refinery has a production capacity of 369,024 barrels a day. The shutdown followed the company’s suspension of operations at its Beaumont, Texas chemical plant which is adjacent to the …

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Walgreens to start testing of drone delivery service

The idea of drones doing “store to door” delivery is closer to reality as Walgreens and Wing plan to begin testing the service next month in Virginia.  It might not be long before the delivery of drug prescriptions could begin in Oklahoma and the rest of the nation. The testing, considered an industry first will …

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Basic Energy to be part of Johnson Rice energy conference

With operations in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and other states, Basic Energy Services, Inc. of Fort Worth plans to take part in the upcoming Johnson Rice Energy Conference in New Orleans. The conference will be Tuesday and Wednesday, September 24 and 25 and senior management of the company will be on hand to make presentations …

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Supreme court rules against surface owner in drilling damage lawsuit

  The Oklahoma Supreme Court has overturned a State Civil Appeals Court and upheld a District Court ruling in a legal fight involving surface damages caused by the drilling of a well in Canadian County. The Supreme court issued its ruling in the 2017 lawsuit filed by Talen Paul Hobson against Cimarex Energy Company. He …

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Blackstone would sell investment in Cheniere Energy if the price were right

Blackstone Energy Partners, the private equity firm with 202 million shares in Houston’s Cheniere Energy Inc. is suggesting it might be willing to sell its 41% stake in the company. Cheniere Energy is finishing a $1 billion pipeline in Oklahoma. Blackstone’s 41% share of the company is valued at $9.7 billion. Blackstone’s leader David Foley …

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