April 20, 2017 archive

Permits to Drill April 21, 2017

  Blaine County HOLSTEIN #2-27H, April 20 2017 27 15N 12W NWSESESE API: 01123784 Lat: 35.74078602528228, Long: -98.45640409904323 CONTINENTAL RESOURCES INC HH, DR, 16698 ft, MISSISSIPPIAN(12248) Garvin County HULSEY #2-8, April 20 2017 08 4N 1E CNESENE API: 04924713 Lat: 34.83574817875383, Long: -97.21417407811623 RANKEN ENERGY CORPORATION SH, RC, 5050 ft, DEESE(4252), VIOLA(4516), 1ST BROMIDE(4808) Grady …

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State Geological Survey Director Has Hopes of State-owned Earthquake Monitoring Equipment

  The Director of the Oklahoma Geological Survey, Dr. Jeremy Boak isn’t optimistic about getting state legislative funding to finish a project of acquiring seismometers to monitor state earthquakes linked to oil and gas operations. It’s what he told OK Energy Today in an interview after speaking Thursday at a state convention of the Oklahoma …

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Wastewater Bill Approved in State House

Another measure targeting oil and gas wastewater and injection wells won approval this week in the State House. Senate Bill 287 focuses on the jurisdictional areas of responsibility for each state environmental agency and the agencies with limited environmental responsibility. Rep. Weldon Watson of Tulsa explained the measure allows the Department of Environmental Quality to …

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Weather Act by Bridenstine and Lucas Signed into Law

After four years of attempting to get Congress to pass his Weather Research and Forecasting Innovation Act, Rep. Jim Bridenstine is successful. President Trump signed the measure into law this week. Actually, it was the Lucas-Bridenstine Act because Rep. Frank Lucas was also a sponsor of the measure first introduced in 2013. But it was …

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Water Woes in Okmulgee County for Almost 1,000 Customers

Nearly 1,000 customers of the Okmulgee County Rural Water District #2 are entering a third day with no water, according to a report by News 9. A broken line and main water pump are to blame for the service interruption that likely occurred as a result of Sunday‚Äôs severe thunderstorms in eastern Oklahoma. Meanwhile, Okmulgee …

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Red Dirt Wind Farm Under Construction in Kingfisher and Logan Counties

Less than 24 hours after Governor Mary Fallin signed legislation ending the zero-emissions tax credit for the wind industry three years early, a power company with more than 100 renewable energy power plants across 23 states announced Tuesday it has begun construction on a new 61,000-acre wind farm project in central Oklahoma valued at more …

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WTI, Brent Crude Post Gains on Wednesday as Domestic Output Continues to Rise

Crude oil futures rebounded on Thursday after dropping to their lowest level in almost three weeks as traders worried that domestic production would offset the production cuts being made by OPEC, according to Bloomberg MarketWatch. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, May West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures settled at $50.96 a barrel, up 11 …

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