April 26, 2017 archive

Anadarko Shuts Down 3,000 Wells in NE Colorado Following Deadly Blast

Following a fatal home explosion, Texas-based Anadarko Petroleum Corporation will shut down nearly 3,000 vertical wells in northeastern Colorado, according to a report by The Denver Post. The massive fire occurred on April 17 in the suburban community of Firestone, Colorado, about 170 feet from a well drilled in 1993 and later acquired by Anadarko. …

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WTI Inches Closer to $50 a Barrel on Wednesday as EIA Reports Large Supply Drop

As domestic oil futures settled higher and Brent crude finished lower, government data revealed the largest weekly drop in crude oil supplies for 2017, according to Bloomberg MarketWatch. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, June West Texas Intermediate crude¬†added 6 cents, or 0.1%, to settle at $49.62 a barrel. WTI briefly traded above $50 a …

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Completion Reports April 27, 2017

  CANADIAN COUNTY Devon Energy Production Co Lp Woodford(11941): Oil 340 Gas 1086 Water 2572 Flow 30 13N 8W Ted 30-13n-8w 5h, March 02, 2017 HH, OIL, TD: 16912 ft Lat: 35.56652, Long: -98.09662 API: 35017248240000 Newfield Exploration Mid-con Inc Woodford(8606): Oil 946 Gas 2734 Water 1105 Flow 27 14N 6W Stephen 1h-27x, February 22, …

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Permits to Drill April 27, 2017

  Alfalfa County KEPHART SWD #1-29, November 03 2016 29 25N 11W NWNWNWNE API: 00323263 Lat: 36.62260943148027, Long: -98.40496192590916 AEXCO PETROLEUM INC SH, DR, 5400 ft, TONKAWA(4750), COTTAGE GROVE(5140) Blaine County TWIN OAKS #1-5-8XH, April 26 2017 32 18N 12W SWSESESE API: 01123788 Lat: 35.98585471732872, Long: -98.49527877213262 COUNCIL OAK RESOURCES LLC HH, DR, 17930 ft, …

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Koch Industries Spent $3 million to Help Get Pruitt Confirmed at EPA

New federal lobbying disclosure filings show Koch Industries Inc. spent more than $3 million lobbying lawmakers on Capitol Hill to push for the confirmation of Scott Pruitt to head the EPA. The first-quarter public filing shows Koch Industries spent $3.1, the most the company spent on lobbying since the end of 2015. Filings were posted …

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Democratic Senator Accuses Pruitt of Violating Hatch Act

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is being accused by Rhode Island Democratic U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of violating federal law by delivering a keynote address at a fundraiser set to be held next month by the Oklahoma Republican party. The Senator filed a complaint this week alleging Pruitt, the former Oklahoma Attorney General, of violating the …

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Perry Carries Message of Innovation—-not Regulation of Energy Industry

Innovate, don’t regulate! ¬† It’s the message U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry recently delivered when he returned to Texas to speak before the first Responsible Shale Energy Extraction conference. He used Texas as an example, explaining how the state experienced an energy explosion when he was governor for 14 years all because the government did …

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Legislator Fights Attempts to Create Service Tax on IT

Guthrie State Rep. Jason Murphey says the state should avoid at all costs attempts to put a service tax on the information technology services sector. In a statement issued this week, the Republican legislator said other states have taxed IT and later repealed the tax. His statement came after Governor Fallin released a statement on …

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Tribes Added to Clean Air Act Bill in State House

A bill adding tribal governments to Oklahoma’s Clean Air Act was approved this week by the State House of Representatives. Senate Bill 492 won approval on a vote of 65-10. Representative Chuck Hoskin of Vinita explained the measure adds “tribal governments” to the list of those the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality will consult “in …

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All American Pipeline Has History of Pipeline Breaks and Leaks

(Courtesy of Kingfisher Times and Free Press)   The pipeline oil spill that occurred this week near the northwest Oklahoma town of Loyal wasn’t the first such incident involving equipment owned by Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline company. This is the same company that was indicted last year in California for a 2015 oil pipeline …

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