May 9, 2017 archive

Permits to Drill May 10, 2017

  Blaine County WALD RANCH FEDERAL #1-27-22XH, May 09 2017 27 14N 13W S2NESESE API: 01123797 Lat: 35.65473331081946, Long: -98.56229925178546 CONTINENTAL RESOURCES INC HH, DR, 23758 ft, WOODFORD(14138) Canadian County JIMMIE COM #1H-3019X, May 09 2017 30 11N 8W SWSESESE API: 01725012 Lat: 35.39277198841139, Long: -98.07653932311597 CIMAREX ENERGY CO HH, DR, 20412 ft, MISSISSIPPIAN(12268), WOODFORD(12583) …

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Obama Methane Rules to be Targeted in Wednesday Vote in US Senate

The U.S. Senate could vote Wednesday whether to trash the Obama administration created rule that targeted methane emissions from oil and gas operations on public lands. It’s what Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe and others have told Politico’s Morning Energy Report. Here is how ME reported it on Tuesday: INCHING TOWARD METHANE VOTE: The Senate …

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Oil and Gas Companies Find Themselves Back in State Court Over Pawnee Earthquake

The effort by James Adams of Pawnee to sue oil and gas companies he blames for last fall’s 5.8 magnitude earthquake is back in Pawnee county District Court. It was April 12 when a Tulsa federal judge ruled the case should be remanded back to district court and late last month, that’s where Adams and …

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Devon Sells 115 Miles of Natural Gas Pipeline in Powder River Basin

A week after Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy announced plans for a $1 billion divestiture of some of its holdings so it could devote more exploration in Oklahoma’s STACK and the Permian Basin in Texas, its sale of 115 miles of natural gas gathering pipeline in Wyoming has been announced. Meritage Midstream Services LLC and its …

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NextEra Asks Texas Regulators to Reconsider Rejection of $18 billion Deal

The Texas Public Utility Commission is being asked by NextEra Energy to reconsider its rejection of the company’s nearly $18 billion deal to buy bankrupt Energy Future Holding Corp, majority owner of Oncor, the state’s largest power network. NextEra, a company fighting lawsuits against its windfarm developments in western Oklahoma made the request in a …

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Deadly Blast Could Lead States to Require Mapping of Pipelines

A natural gas explosion in a Colorado home that killed two people last month was widely discussed at a recent meeting of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission in Oklahoma City. That’s because it involved an abandoned pipeline. The blast happened in Firestone, Colorado where investigators determined an improperly severed pipe connected to an …

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Study Shows Tornado Disaster Aid is Growing Nationwide

While last year and so far this year, Oklahoma has not experienced many tornadoes, the rest of the nation has. And one report in the Philadelphia Inquirer suggests the nation has experienced a “stunning increase” in federal disaster declarations for tornadoes in the 21st Century. From 1953 to 1982, the Federal Emergency Management Agency issued …

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Guthrie Legislator Wages Fight Against Gasoline Tax Hike

Guthrie Rep. Jason Murphey makes it clear he will vote against any plan to increase gasoline taxes in the state. Writing in the McCarville Report this week, the Republican legislator said it is flawed logic to suggest gasoline taxes could be increase because the state already has one of the lowest such taxes in the …

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Pruitt’s Latest EPA Move Draws More Democratic Criticism

The EPA’s defending its move to dismiss a dozen members of the agency’s advisory board of scientists, saying Administrator Scott Pruitt wants more diversity on the board. That “diversity” includes the possibility of naming researchers from the industry the agency oversees. Members removed from the Board of Scientific Counselors had three-year terms that expired late …

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Cyberthreats to be Studied by U.S. Senate Committee

A U.S. Senate committee will explore cyberthreats in a Wednesday hearing in Washington. Cyberthreats aren’t just a worry at government agencies but also at all private industries, including energy. U.S. Sen. James Lankford’s a member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee. It will be a full-committee hearing┬ástudying “Cyber Threats Facing America: An Overview …

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