June 17, 2016 archive

Completion Reports June 20, 2016

MARSHALL COUNTY Xto Energy Inc Woodford(6148): Oil 336 Gas 184 Water 633 Flow 11 5S 6E Flenniken 3-11h2, May 13, 2016 HH, OIL, TD: 11338 ft Lat: 34.14294, Long: -96.64928 API: 35095206480001 Xto Energy Inc Woodford(6226): Oil 381 Gas 380 Water 489 Flow 11 5S 6E Flenniken 4-11h2, May 12, 2016 HH, OIL, TD: 11362 …

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Permits to Drill June 20, 2016

Blaine County LAURA FIU #1-4H, June 17 2016 04 15N 11W S2SWSWSE API: 01123618 Lat: 35.79822637117894, Long: -98.37428771920894 CONTINENTAL RESOURCES INC HH, DR, 16097 ft, MISSISSIPPIAN(11280) Garvin County MISS GRACIE #1-18, June 17 2016 18 3N 1W NWNWSWSE API: 04924757 Lat: 34.72738580600692, Long: -97.34364677310464 RANKEN ENERGY CORPORATION SH, RC, 6410 ft, DEESE 4922 6 OIL(CREEK), …

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A Flood of Subpoenaed Documents for House Committee Investigating WOTUS

An investigation by Rep. Steve Russell and others on the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has produced more than 30,000 pages of internal records into the EPA’s Waters of the U.S. Rule. “We stand for openness and transparency,” said Chairman Jason Chaffetz. “I think the American people have a right to see these …

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Opposition Surfaces to Pipeline in Cleveland County

Opponents of a proposed pipeline from Cushing to Longview, Texas plan to voice their concerns at a Monday afternoon meeting of the Norman Floodplain Permit Committee. The developer is the same company responsible for the Santa Barbara, California pipeline spill that led to grand jury indictments on 46 criminal counts. It is opposition to the …

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Not One Mining Engineer Employed by EPA

Ten months after the Environmental Protection Agency’s Gold King Mine Disaster, the US House Committee on Natural Resources has passed three bills adding what members called “systemic problems in mining development and reclamation.” One is the Mining Schools Enhancement Act which focuses on the steady reduction in mining and mineral engineering programs across the country. …

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Captain Planet? It’s what One Newspaper Calls Oklahoma’s Secretary of Energy

Spreading the word about Oklahoma’s earthquakes and what might be causing them.¬† it’s what Secretary of Energy and Environment Michael Teague is doing and recently spoke in Ardmore. “That’s not natural,” said Teague in an address at the Southern Oklahoma Leaders Luncheon in the Ardmore Convention center. He was referring to the fact that there …

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Leaking Storage Ponds Prompt Judge to Allow Lawsuit by Environmentalists

A judge in Billings, Montana is allowing environmentalist to proceed with a lawsuit against operators of a coal-fired power plant that continues leaking contaminated water from storage ponds. District Judge Robert Deschamps made the ruling after learning that contaminated water was still leaking form the ponds of the Colstrip Power Plant four years after an …

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Dallas Firm Gets Partners to Finance National Energy Effort

Dallas-based Discovery Midstream Holdings LLC says it is partnering with Old Ironsides Energy LLC of Boston to pursue midstream infrastructure acquisition and greenfield development opportunities across the U.S. It’s a long-standing relationship the two firms have. Five years ago, Discovery President Mike Davis partnered with the Old Ironsides team to construct the Wildcat Sabine Pipeline …

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Governor Fallin Stops $250,000 Salary to New CEO at State’s Anti-Tobacco Group

The screeching of brakes you heard at the State Capitol are coming from the office of the governor in a flap over the high salary to be paid to a former energy regulator. If Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has anything to say about it, the $250,000 salary the State Tobacco Settlement¬†Endowment Trust wants to pay …

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Inhofe to States—-Ignore the EPA’s Clean Energy Incentive Program

Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe is advising states not to take part in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Supreme Court suspended Clean Power Plan. The chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee said they should ignore the EPA’s latest announcement that it will take the next step in providing guidance for the Clean Energy …

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