March 1, 2018 archive

No New Completion Reports

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission had no new completion reports for the week of Feb. 22 through 28.

Permits to Drill for Feb. 22 through 28

Permits to drill from Oklahoma Corporation Commission for week of Feb. 22 through the 28.   Scroll down for better view.   COUNTY Well name Operator HOLE PERMIT SCTN TWN RNG SPOT Approval Date Scan Date API Document Canadian PAPPE 1-32H CIMAREX ENERGY CO HH DR 32 11N 7W NE NW NE NE Feb-26-2018 Feb-26-2018 …

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Pruitt Relents—-Will Fly “Coach” From Now On

The criticism of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s first class travels has caught up with him and he says he will now fly ‘coach’ on his very next flight. It’s what he told CBS News chief White House correspondent Major Garrett in an interview this week after House Oversight Committee chairman Trey Gowdy sent him a …

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OGE Linemen Returning from Puerto Rico

 The last of the OGE linemen sent to restore electrical power in Puerto Rico were scheduled to arrive back in Oklahoma on Thursday. For the past 40 days, they were in the northern part of the island that lost all electricity when hurricane Maria hit in September. The linemen were slated to arrive at Oklahoma …

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Wind Coalition Says It Had Nothing to Do with Texas Political Consultant

The latest in the state’s investigation of who put a tracking device on the pickup truck of Moore Rep. Mark McBride and the Texas political consultant subpoenaed in the case. Now the Wind Coalition’s president Jeff Clark denies hiring George Shipley or Shipley’s company to do opposition research on McBride because he opposes the wind …

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Shale Oil Boom Sends Production to Record High

We learned this week that U.S. oil production hit a record high in November 2017, thanks to the shale boom in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, North Dakota and other oil-producing states. U.S. crude production was 10.057 million barrels a day for the month, the highest amount on record on monthly data collected since 1920 according to …

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Opposition Exists to more Wind Farms in the U.S.

Oklahoma isn’t the only place where some are not happy with the growth of the state’s wind industry.  Legislators want to raise taxes on wind farms. The city of Hinton is in a federal lawsuit to keep a wind farm from being built within 2 miles of the city limits. And the state’s oil and …

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Profits up, fuel sales down at Travel Centers of America

Ever wonder just how profitable some of those big truck stop companies are?  Travelcenters of America, with operations throughout Oklahoma is out with its quarterly and year-end financial results. Its total revenues for 2017 came to more than $6 billion while the fourth quarter revenues totaled $1.5 billion, up from the $1.4 billion reported in …

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BNSF Sues Washington State Leaders Over Denial of Coal Train Contracts

BNSF Railway company, the firm that recently announced plans to spend $100 million on rail improvements in Oklahoma is taking another state to court.  The company wants to join a lawsuit filed by Lighthouse Resources against Washington Governor Jay Inslee and members of his administration, accusing them of violating the U.S. Constitution and other federal …

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Murphy Oil Adds New Vice President of Tax

Murphy Oil in El Dorado, Arkansas announced this week the election of Louis W. Utsch to be Vice President of Tax by the board of Directors. He succeeds Tim Butler who is retiring from the company. Utsch joined the company in January as Senior Tax Director. He has more than 20 years of experience at …

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