Oil inventories reaching nearly a one-year high in Cushing

Inventories at the Cushing hub in Oklahoma have reached nearly a one-year high and to some, there will be more oil flowing into the delivery point for U.S. crude futures. That’s because the Sunrise oil pipeline system in West Texas was finished sooner than expected and the oil is flowing from the Permian to Cushing. …

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Political differences of Harold Hamm and George Kaiser

Oklahoma’s two leaders in the state’s oil and gas industry—Harold Hamm and George Kaiser have two things in common—-they’re very wealthy and successful in the oil and gas business. But they also are diametrically opposed to how the industry should be taxed and regulated. And their differences caught the attention of Bloomberg News which recently …

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OERB makes $158,000 grant to OKC school district

A grant of more than $158,000 has been made by the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board to the Oklahoma City school district as part of its continuing support of STEM programming. The presentation of the $158,392 was made by Mindy Stitt, OERB Executive Director to School District Superintendent dr. Sean McDaniel. The grant, which was conferred …

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Labor Department orders oil field company to cough up $1 million in back wages

A North Dakota-based oil field service company ran into problems with the federal Labor Department and has been ordered to pay about $1.2 million in back wages to 275 current and former workers in half a dozen states. The government issued the order against Wyoming Casing Service Inc. after an investigation found violations of overtime …

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Cheniere Energy ships out first LNG load from its Corpus Christi operation

As it prepares to begin construction of its $1 billion Midship natural gas pipeline in Oklahoma, Houston’s Cheniere Energy, Inc. announced the first commissioning cargo of LNG has departed its Corpus Christi liquefaction plant in Texas. It’s the first export of liquefied natural gas from the state and from a greenfield liquefaction operation in the …

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Corterra Energy proud of its Top Workplace honor

Tulsa’s Corterra Energy is letting the country know that it’s been honored by The Oklahoman as a 2018 Top Workplace. The paper recently published its list which is based on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by research partner, Energage. “Top Workplaces is more than just recognition,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “Our …

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Plains All American adds board member

Houston’s Plains All American Pipeline, L.P., a firm with large operations throughout Oklahoma and the southwest has added a new member to its Board of Directors. Alexandra Pruner was appointed as an independent member of the Board and the Audit Committee. The 56-year old Pruner served as Partner and Chief financial Officer of Perella Winberg …

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Energy firms help repair historic Balmorhea State park swimming pool in West Texas

Energy companies are pitching in to help repair the historic Balmorhea State Park spring-fed swimming pool in West Texas. Odessa’s Saulsbury Ventures LLC is donating $100,000 to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation’s Balmorhea park fund to meet a matching grant from Apache Corporation. The found is attempting to raise $2 million to repair the …

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Could move by Kingfisher County lead to more oil and gas lawsuits?

A month after the Oklahoma Supreme Court sided with the Oklahoma Oil  and Gas Association in a water-line legal fight with Kingfisher County Commissioners, the issue remains of concern to oil and gas producers. “We are still struggling with this beast of produced water,” said attorney Tim Sowecke as he opened a Tuesday morning discussion …

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Judge rules against pipeline workers

A judge in Louisiana has ruled workers building an oil pipeline in southern Louisiana trespassed on land owned by three people who are opposed to the project. However, he said the work can move ahead and also awarded the three landowners only $150 each in damages and compensation. In his ruling, Judge Keith Comeaux said …

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