June 26, 2017 archive

Completion Reports June 27, 2017

  BEAVER COUNTY Chaparral Energy Llc 32 4N 21E Beaver River Waterflood Unit Producer 4, June 07, 2017 SH, TA, TD: 6900 ft Lat: 36.76212, Long: -100.82549 API: 35007228380001 BLAINE COUNTY Continental Resources Inc Mississippian(9326): Oil 716 Gas 1702 Water 860 Flow 7 16N 11W Houses Quarter 10-7-6xh, May 16, 2017 HH, OIL, TD: 17958 …

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Permits to Drill June 27, 2017

  Blaine County TOM BIA 1311 #1-17-8MXH, June 26 2017 08 13N 11W SESESWNW API: 01123818 Lat: 35.61730514404235, Long: -98.39814664157518 MARATHON OIL COMPANY HH, DR, 20124 ft, MISSISSIPPI(12390) Carter County BURTON “B” #3, June 26 2017 31 1S 2W SENWSESE API: 01923809 Lat: 34.42203969112643, Long: -97.44260728371454 BUTKIN OIL COMPANY LLC SH, RC, 2500 ft, HOXBAR(1308) …

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Pruitt Heads Back to Congress for Funding

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt goes before a U.S. Senate subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee today. Only he and senior adviser Holly Greaves will answer questions from the subcommittee chaired by Sen. Lisa Murkowski. The hearing by the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee focuses on the FY 2018 budget request for the EPA. The …

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Former Power Plant Operator Gets Prison Time

For embezzling $1.5 million from the South Texas power plant he led, former CEO John David Upchurch has been sentenced to two years in federal prison. He was a CEO of Chase Power Development and pleaded guilty earlier this year to conspiracy and wire fraud. He has repaid the┬ástolen money. Prosecutors say he submitted fake …

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Wyoming Tracks Bad Energy Operators

In Wyoming, the state has decided it wants to monitor failed oil and company operators who try to restart business with a new firm or shrug their legal responsibilities. The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission says it wants to keep track on those connected to what it labels as bad operations. A spokeswoman for …

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DEQ Public Meeting Tuesday on Mercury Levels in Fish

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality’s public meeting on mercury levels in fish taken from 14 lakes will be held Tuesday in Oklahoma City. The agency’s added the lakes since its last advisory was issued in 2016 regarding elevated levels of mercury found in some of the fish. The advisories came as a result of …

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Pruitt’s Secrecy Earns Him “Golden Padlock” Award from Journalism Group

The “Golden Padlock” award has been given to EPA administrator Scott Pruitt for his record on transparency. With tongue in cheek, the journalism group Investigative Reporters and Editors recognized Pruitt over the weekend during its annual conference held in Phoenix, Arizona. The group did so as a means of emphasizing Pruitt’s record on keeping public …

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Economic Group Scores Oklahoma Legislators and Their Votes

At least 23 members of the Oklahoma legislature got a perfect score from the Research Institute for Economic Development for their votes on economic development and business issues. RIED is a non-partisan organization founded in 1997 and issues an annual report in which legislators are graded on their votes. Eleven members of the state senate …

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Wind Tax Credit Rollback to Take Effect July 1

Oklahoma is within days of officially rolling back a 10-year tax credit for electricity generated by wind. Governor Mary Fallin signed House Bill 2298 into law after a movement was started in 2016 by anti-wind groups, largely the oil and gas industry, in which complaints were made of the millions of dollars in unneeded credits …

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Diamond Pipeline Construction Upsets Muskogee Landowner

Construction of a 440-mile pipeline that goes through eastern Oklahoma not only has been opposed by environmentalists but also has left at least one family near Muskogee upset. They’re not happy with the way the workers have left things as they build the Diamond Pipeline, a joint venture of Houston-based Plains all American Pipeline and …

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