September 3, 2018 archive

How John McCain’s death could affect Scott Pruitt’s political future

Scott Pruitt’s not commenting about the speculation, but some wonder with the death of Sen. John McCain that it might alter possible future political plans of Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe and Pruitt. Here’s the speculation. With McCain’s death, Inhofe will move up on the Senate Armed Services Committee and likely become the chairman.  Thus, …

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Twitter Censorship hearing to be held by Congress

Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin’s back in Washington this week preparing for a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing into Twitter and problems with transparency and accountability. The hearing will be held Wednesday and feature Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Twitter. While Twitter is among the top ten or 15 most viewed websites in the …

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Gasoline prices remain steady at end of summer driving season

Gasoline prices remained steady over the Labor Day weekend in Oklahoma and across the U.S. as the summer driving season came to an end. Oklahoma’s average of $2.62 was among the ten lowest in the country but the honors went to Alabama and South Carolina where averages were $2.53 a gallon. Nationally, the average was …

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OGE installs new smart LEDs to light up historic Route 66 in Bethany

Oklahoma Gas and Electric and the city of Bethany plan a celebration on Wednesday over the installation of new smart LED lighting on the historic Route 66. Bethany is the first municipality in the OGE service area to fully adopt LED street lighting.  City leaders and OGE officials will gather Wednesday morning for the 9:30 …

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Hess wraps up $400 million sale of assets in Utica

Hess Corporation   has completed the previously announced sale of its joint venture interests in the Utica shale play in eastern Ohio to Ascent Resources – Utica, LLC for net cash consideration of approximately $400 million, effective April 1. Proceeds from this transaction will be used to invest in the company’s higher return growth opportunities in …

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Midland pipeline firm extends open season a 2nd time in the Permian

With pipelines in short supply to move crude oil out of the Permian Basin, Oryx Midstream Services II, LLC  has extended for a second time the joint open season currently being held by its operating subsidiaries. Oryx Delaware Oil Gathering NM LLC, Oryx Delaware Oil Gathering TX LLC, Oryx Western Delaware Oil Gathering LLC and …

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ONEOK to take part in Barclays Energy Conference

ONEOK, Inc. plans to take part in the upcoming Barclays CEO Energy Conference scheduled for Sept. 4-5 in  New York City. Terry K. Spencer, ONEOK president and chief executive officer, will present at the conference at 8:05 a.m. Central time on Wednesday, Sept. 5. Spencer, along with Walter S. Hulse III, ONEOK chief financial officer …

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September Transportation Commission Meeting to be held Sept. 10

Due to the Labor Day holiday, the Oklahoma Transportation Commission will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Mon., Sept. 10 in the R.A. Ward Transportation Building, 200 N.E. 21st St. in Oklahoma City.