July 17, 2018 archive

Zippia ranks 20 best companies to work for in Oklahoma

Employment website Zippia is out with a list of the 20 best companies to work for in Oklahoma and Devon Energy tops the list. Using data from the Federal¬† Election Commission, the Bureau of Labor Statistics and a collection of resumes, the website picked Devon Energy as best to work for in the state. But …

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Feds reject steel tariff exemption to Permian Basin pipeline builder

Pipeline operator Plains All American Pipeline Company has been denied an exemption by the Trump administration of a tariff on imported steel. The company asked for the exemption for its $1.1 billion “Cactus II” line to carry more oil out of the Permian Basin where there is a shortage of pipelines to carry out to …

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Congressman cites FEMA funds behind his endorsement

Oklahoma congressman Markwayne Mullin is citing the accuracy of FEMA funding in the state behind his announced endorsement for Cindy Byrd for State Auditor. “Cindy Byrd is exactly the right person in Oklahoma to look out for how officials and agencies are spending federal funds,” said Congressman Markwayne Mullin. “In my part of the state, …

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Oklahoma wind farm operator expanding to Texas Panhandle

A company that already has 9 wind farms operating in Oklahoma is planning to add another just across the state line in the Texas Panhandle. Apex Clean Energy, based in Virginia, announced it will build a $1.2 billion dollar wind farm north of Amarillo. It will consist of two projects that will create 400 megawatts …

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Gun owners more likely to have solar panels

How’s this for an energy statistic?¬† Members of the National Rifle Association are more than twice as likely to have solar panels as others in the U.S. It’s the finding of a survey that also found clean energy and climate action is as popular in red states as in blue states. The survey was carried …

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Doubts are raised about President’s pick to run scientific research wing at DOE

President Trump’s pick of a Houston, Texas -based investment adviser to run a scientific research wing of the U.S. Energy Department is puzzling some scientists. It is similar to the President’s choice of Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine to lead NASA where critics wondered whether a politician could and should lead the space agency. Now they …

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Tulsa’s Alliance Resource Partners to release earnings report July 30

Tulsa’s Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. , a company with coal mining operations in 5 states, plans to release its second quarter 2018 financial results later this month. The report will be issued before the market opens on Monday, July 30. Executives with the coal company will discuss the results during a conference call at 9 …

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ConocoPhillips says Alaska offers billions of barrels of oil in coming years

ConocoPhillips says its drilling program in Alaska has resulted in billions of barrels of oil produced and billions more to come. In an update of its operating plan, the company said its captured net resource is 2 billion barrels of oil equivalent at a cost of less than $40 a barrel. It’s produced more than …

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Oklahoma gasoline prices remain among 10 cheapest in U.S.

Oklahoma continues to have some of the cheapest gasoline in the country with an average of $2.63 a gallon, same price as a week ago. AAA Oklahoma says the state is ranked 8th lowest. Alabama’s $2.55 average is the lowest in the country followed by Mississippi, South Carolina, Louisiana, Arkansas, Virginia and Tennessee. However, national …

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New security rules at Oklahoma Corporation Commission

New rules to enter the building housing the Oklahoma Corporation Commission have been implemented.¬† Effective this week, visitors can only enter through the east entrance and must present a photo ID. Renovations to the East entryway of the Jim Thorpe Building were recently finished. Those entering the building have to present the ID at the …

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