December 28, 2016 archive

Completion Reports December 29, 2016

  BLAINE COUNTY Continental Resources Inc 4 14N 13W Nw Cowan 1-4-9xh, October 26, 2016 HH, GAS, TD: 23294 ft Lat: 35.72440, Long: -98.59568 API: 35011235600000 CANADIAN COUNTY Devon Energy Production Co Lp 26 13N 9W Hobson 26-13n-9w 4h, December 02, 2016 HH, GAS, TD: 17358 ft Lat: 35.56649, Long: -98.13217 API: 35017247980000 DEWEY COUNTY …

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Permits to Drill December 29, 2016

  Beaver County SIZELOVE #3-1, December 28 2016 03 3N 27E NESWSWNE API: 00724215 Lat: 36.75546767886508, Long: -100.1349313515085 LATIGO OIL AND GAS INC SH, RC, 3720 ft, CHASE(2722) Blaine County STARK #5H-1LMX, December 28 2016 01 16N 10W NENWNWNE API: 01123711 Lat: 35.8977640197696, Long: -98.2138793200893 NEWFIELD EXPLORATION MID-CON INC HH, DR, 19640 ft, MISSISSIPPIAN(9114), WOODFORD(9721) …

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Virginia Congressman Says Pruitt as EPA Chief Would be Good for the Environment and Coal

  Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has the support of Virginia Congressman Morgan Griffith who says the man nominated by Donald Trump to head the Environmental Protection Agency will be good for the environment and coal. Writing an op-ed piece recently in the Roanoke Times, the Republican U.S. Representative from the 9th Congressional District in …

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Energy Bankruptcies Slow as Oil Prices Increase in late 2016

As the year 2016 ends, it will serve as a reminder of the continuing plague of bankruptcies by energy firms throughout Oklahoma, Texas and other energy-producing states. The year proved to be a tough one for some of the energy firms, although not quite as severe as 2015. There were 232 bankruptcy filings in the …

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David and Goliath Fight Over Petrochemical Plant

Exxon Mobil has a fight on its hands. ┬áThe small town of Portland near Corpus Christi, Texas is opposing plans by Exxon and Saudi Basic Industries Corp. to build a nearby massive petrochemical plant. Sort of a David vs. Goliath story. Town leaders are citing safety issues even though the 1,400-acre project is technically outside …

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Sierra Club Fights Another Pipeline——This one in South Texas

Not only is the Sierra Club fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota as well as Donald Trump’s nomination of Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the EPA, it’s now taken legal action to oppose a south Texas pipeline meant to carry natural gas to customers in Mexico. The Club filed a motion against …

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Fairview is Site of Oklahoma’s Latest Earthquake—–Just Outside STACK

  Oklahoma’s latest earthquake was Tuesday night in northern Oklahoma. It was a 3.2 magnitude quake with an epicenter about 20 miles northwest of Fairview. There have been no reports of significant damage. Scientists suggest damage is not likely in earthquakes with a magnitude less than 4.0. But it was in February when a 5.1 …

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OPEC’s Production Freeze Results in Higher Gasoline Prices in Oklahoma

Anyone who’s filled up their car or truck lately knows how gasoline prices in Oklahoma have risen slightly in the past week, reaching a new statewide average of $2.09 a gallon. But Chuck Mai, a spokesman with AAA Oklahoma indicates those prices might soon start falling again as demand for gasoline also drops. As for …

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