June 23, 2017 archive

Classified Ads to Help Energy Firms

With a resurgence in oil and gas exploration in Oklahoma underway, some companies are challenged with finding employees. Some have gone begging and others have taken to placing want ads. Now OK Energy Today is offering classified ads to help oil and gas firms in their search for qualified employees. “It’s not just oil and …

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Oklahoma Ranked 17 Best Economic State by Magazine

Oklahoma comes in ranked 17 in a new survey of Best and Worst States for Business Ranking by Chief Executive magazine. Gov. Mary Fallin observed the new ranking comes despite the recent economic downturn in the state and was an improvement of one from 2016. The governor said Oklahoma received above-average scores for taxation and …

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Oklahoma Wind Farm Operator Expands With $250 million Purchase

With at least eight wind farms in Oklahoma, Enel Green Power North America has expanded its wind energy holdings with a $250 million purchase of EnerNOC, a smart energy management company based in Boston. Enel Green Power is a subsidiary of Enel Group, an Italian utility giant. The acquisition will make the Enel Group a …

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Oil Flows to Refineries at a Record Pace Despite Slipping Prices

While oil prices have tumbled to a 7 month low and are near the $43 a barrel range, U.S. petroleum refineries are running at a record pace. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports gross inputs to the refineries averaged 17.7 million barrels a day for the week ending May 26 before they dropped slightly to …

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Tribes Cannot Add President Trump as Defendant in Dakota Access Oil Pipeline

The American Indian tribes who sued over the Dakota Access oil pipeline and tried to include President Trump have until Tuesday to respond to a federal judge who ruled they could not add the President as a defendant. But U.S. District Judge James Boasberg is allowing the individual members of the tribes to join the …

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Democratic Representative Starts Oil and Gas Caucus on Capitol Hill

His congressional district includes the Eagle Ford oil play in south Texas and now freshman U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, a Democrat is creating a Congressional Oil and Gas Caucus. He says he wants to educate fellow lawmakers about issues related to the oil and gas industry. Rep. Gonzalez wants to focus on the production and …

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Inhofe Says FAA Act Includes More Protection for Pilots

Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe has been a pilot longer than he has been a Senator and has come out in strong support of the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2017. After all, it includes some of his priorities including his Fairness for Pilots Act and the FLIGHT Act. “It is comprehensive and will …

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GOP Candidate to Sue Over Fund-Raising Bills

More legal challenges are being threatened over Oklahoma’s fund raising bills passed last month by the legislature and signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin. Some deal with energy issues including electric cars. Gary Richardson, a former U.S. Attorney who is running for the Republican nomination for Governor says he plans to file suit in …

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WTI and Brent Crude Post Gains on Thursday

Oil futures finished slightly higher Thursday, with a second weekly decline in domestic crude supplies helping prices recoup some of their recent losses, according to Bloomberg MarketWatch. August West Texas Intermediate crude¬†advanced 21 cents, or 0.5%, to settle at $42.74 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On the London ICE Futures Exchange, August …

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