July 9, 2018 archive

Gasoline prices move upward in Oklahoma and most other states

Gasoline prices in Oklahoma and across the U.S. rose a few cents a gallon in the past week. The national average is a penny higher at $2.87 per gallon while drivers in Oklahoma pay an average of $2.62, or 3 cents more than last week. AAA Oklahoma reports pump prices in nearly 30 states saw …

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Tallgrass Energy declares improved quarterly dividend

  Kansas City-area based Tallgrass Energy LP has announced an increased second quarter dividend as it also plans to release its quarterly earnings report. The pipeline company with operations carrying crude oil from Wyoming to Cushing, Oklahoma said the second quarter cash dividend of $0.4975 per Class A share is an increase of 2.1 percent …

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Quarterly distribution announced by Plains All American Pipeline

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. , a Houston based firm with pipeline operations and offices in Norman and Cushing, Oklahoma announced a 30-cent a share distribution for the second quarter of 2018. The distribution, which amounts to $1.20 on an annualized basis is unchanged from the first quarter of the year. The company’s Series A …

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Dividend increase for Enterprise Products Partners

Houston’s Enterprise Products Partners, L.P., a company with natural gas storage operations in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and other states has declared an increase in the quarterly cash distribution paid to limited partners for the second quarter of 2018. The board of directors declared the increase to 43-cents per common share or $1.72 on an annualized …

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Williams Cos. execs hopeful on pipeline decision at FERC

In a move that might boost optimism among executives at Tulsa’s Williams Companies, federal regulators have overturned the state of New York’s denial of approval of Millennium Pipeline’s request to start service on the Valley lateral natural gas pipeline project. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the small pipeline that New York state rejected last …

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Empire District Electric Company’s consumer savings plan focus of coming hearing

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission plans a special meeting this month to consider a $325 million consumer savings plan proposed by Empire District Electric Company which wants to become more dependent on wind power in southwest Missouri. The company also serves far northeast Oklahoma and the Corporation Commission has regulatory jurisdiction over the company’s utility service. …

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EPA unveils plans for cleanup of Bristow Superfund site

  The Environmental Protection Agency has unveiled its plans to clean up the old site of the Lorraine and Wilcox Oil Refineries in Bristow. The Agency announced it is proposing early action to address tank waste and lead additive source contamination at the refinery which was declared a Superfund Site. The action will allow the …

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Can Scott Pruitt still have a political future in Oklahoma?

The debate is already underway among Oklahomans whether Scott Pruitt might still have a political future in the state now that he has resigned as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator following ethics scandals. Here is how the Associated Press considered whether Pruitt might have success once he leaves Washington, D.C. and returns to Oklahoma. ¬†Scott Pruitt’s …

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Pruitt removed Obama era rules before he departed EPA

In a parting move against Obama-era environmental rules and regulations that he so steadfastly fought, Scott Pruitt left the EPA by signing a loophole to allow production of diesel freight trucks with high emissions. His decision came before he resigned Friday as Environmental Protection Agency Administration and it undid the Obama administration rules that were …

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