January 7, 2018 archive

ONEOK Invests $1.4 Billion in Elk Creek Pipeline in Rocky Mountains

Tulsa-based ONEOK, Inc. will invest approximately $1.4 billion to construct a new pipeline to transport natural gas liquids (NGLs) from the Rocky Mountain region to the company’s existing Mid-Continent NGL facilities, according to a company press release issued on Thursday. The Elk Creek Pipeline will span nearly 900-miles via a 20-inch diameter pipeline. The project is expected …

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Kingfisher County Struck by 3.1 Earthquake on Sunday Afternoon

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake rattled north central Oklahoma early Sunday afternoon. The earthquake happened around 1:37 p.m. in Kingfisher County, registering at two miles deep. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the epicenter was about 10 miles east of Hennessey and 28 miles west/northwest of Stillwater. There are no reports of damage or injuries.

OGE Trucks Begin 1,900 Mile Ocean Trip to Puerto Rico

OGE trucks are finally making their long slow ocean voyage to Puerto Rico where crews will begin working to restore electric power to the island ravaged by a fall hurricane. The utility tweeted over the weekend that 50 of its trucks were loaded on a barge. It would take an estimated 12 days to make …

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Gross Production Tax Changes Credited with New State Revenue

Some state economic leaders are already celebrating legislative changes they credit for more than $24 million in new revenue in December. State Treasurer Ken Miller said the additional revenue came primarily from changes in sales tax exemptions and gross production incentive tax rates. At the same time, gross production taxes on oil and natural gas …

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Bribed Rate Case Headed to U.S. Supreme Court

Those six consumers who believe a bribed 1989 Corporation Commission vote should not be allowed to stand are headed to the U.S. Supreme Court in their fight against the state. In a story followed for years by OK Energy Today, the consumers include a retired FBI agent, a retired Air Force General,  a former City …

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