Texas regulators raised standards to help Cheniere Energy’s LNG plant

  Regulatory documents in Texas reveal state regulators repeatedly raised pollution standards to allow Cheniere Energy’s LNG plant export more liquefied natural gas. Reuters reported documents showed the plant, located on the outskirts of the Gulf Coast city of Portland, Texas violated limits of pollutants hundreds of times. Click here for Reuters

Mewbourne Oil founder dead at 86

  He was called a Texas oil legend.  Curtis Mewbourne, the man who founded Mewbourne Oil Co. died June 23. He was 86. His company is headquartered in Tyler, Texas and operates more than 2,100 wells in Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. Click here for Hart Energy

Fed survey shows manpower shortage in the oil patch

  While the Biden administration continues pounding oil and gas companies, accusing them of intentionally lagging on new drilling and production, a new survey by the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank shows those firms are hit hard by shortages of manpower and equipment. The findings mirror those of  North Dakota reports that it took 2-3 months …

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Wind turbine tower collapses in northern Oklahoma

  A northern Oklahoma wind farm is minus one of its wind turbines following the collapse of the turbine and tower this week. The incident happened Monday evening in Major County near the town of Ames according to Fire Chief Mike Willey reported the Enid News and Eagle.   Click here for Enid News & …

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OK energy stocks and crude oil suffered in Thursday’s trading

  Oklahoma energy stocks took it on the chin a second straight day in Thursday’s trading as some suffered 10% losses while oil prices dropped by nearly $2 a barrel. It came after Fed chairman Jerome Powell continued talking about U.S. interest rates and the need to raise them in order to do something about …

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Enverus reports slight decline in US rig numbers

  This week’s Enverus Foundations rig report showed a decline from a week ago, leaving 821 active rigs running across the U.S. The weekly count declined by three from a week ago but the national numbers are still 1% higher over the past month and up 55% from a year ago. In the last week, …

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Gov. Stitt says Biden’s gas tax suspension proposal won’t work

  Mark Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt among those who thinks President Biden’s push for a federal gasoline tax suspension is the wrong way to solve America’s energy crisis. “What good is it gonna do?” he said in an interview this week with Rural Oklahoma Network. “I don’t think that’s a real solution.” The governor says …

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Kansas county wants to impose moratorium on wind farm growth

  A northeast Kansas county is considering a moratorium on further wind farm development near the state line with Missouri. Brown County Commissioners discussed the issue this week along with how much to fine wind farm developers who might ignore such a proposed moratorium reported News-Press NOW. Click here for News-Press NOW

Brief cool spell to hit Oklahoma then it’s back to hot weather!

  A long-awaited cool front is expected to hit Oklahoma this weekend, bringing a brief respite from the summer time heat and temperatures into the 90s and lower 100s. There might even be a chance of rain, although the best likelihood is in northwestern Oklahoma according to Oklahoma Climatologist Gary McManus. Then—it’s back to the …

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Legislator says FTC bill is “un-American” and wants it rejected

  An eastern Oklahoma legislator is urging Oklahoma’s U.S. Sens. Inhofe and Lankford to fight a bill that he contends will add to the nation’s bureaucratic control of businesses and is “un-American.” Rep. Logan Phillips, R-Mounds, has called on Sens. James Lankford and Jim Inhofe to reject Senate Bill 2992, also known as the American …

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