March 2, 2018 archive

Manufacturer Chooses Claremore for New Company Site

A West Virginia energy manufacturer is opening new operations in Claremore and as a result will add 40 to 50 jobs over the next three years. BelGAS Flame Management, a division of Marsh Bellotram Co. will make flame arrestors, tank wiring accessories, burners and specialty fabrication services for the oil and gas industry. “We knew …

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OERB Pushes Ahead With Cleanup of More than 16,000 Abandoned Wellsites in Oklahoma

The number of orphaned and abandoned well sites restored by the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board reached 16,000 in 2017. The OERB, in its 2017 annual report¬†¬†released this month indicated the organization restored 760 sites last year and for the first time, cleaned up a site in Harmon County. The number is an increase from the …

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North Dakota Wind Farm Sold to Meet Growing Electricity Demands

Prompted by a demand to meet growing energy demands, the Montana-Dakota Utilities Company is spending $85 million to get more electricity from wind power in North Dakota. Montana-Dakota is buying the 48-megawatt phase two of ALLETE Clean Energy’s thunder Spirit wind farm near Hettinger, North Dakota. “We are in need of additional energy to meet …

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ExxonMobil Inks Big Deal with NBA

NBA fans will see a lot of ExxonMobil in the coming season as the giant energy company has just signed new multi-year marketing partnerships with three NBA teams. Sorry, the Oklahoma City Thunder is not one of them. The partnerships are with the Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets and Houston Rockets. The team deals extend ExxonMobil’s …

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Open Season Announced for Bakken Pipeline System

Energy Transfer Partners is trying to line up new and continuing business for its new nearly 1,900-mile Bakken Pipeline system. Its subsidiaries, including the Dakota Access LLC and Energy Transfer Crude Oil Company have launched a Binding Expansion Open Season to solicit shipper commitments. The line will carry crude from North Dakota’s Bakken/Three Forks oil …

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DEQ Watches State Funds Continue to Shrink

With the signing by Gov. Mary Fallin into law in recent days of a 2018 budget bill that carries 2 percent budget cuts, Oklahoma’s Department of Environmental Quality is like other state agencies in dealing with the loss of some funding. How will DEQ handle it? “DEQ’s state-appropriated dollars principally fund personnel, specifically in the …

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Inhofe Urges Fast Movement on Highway Projects

Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe has urged U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to move as quickly as possible in handing out federal money for transportation projects. In a recent hearing held by the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, he spoke with Chao about the need for infrastructure movements and projects across the U.S. …

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