May 27, 2019 archive

Standing up for Oklahoma’s oil and gas industry

When it comes to defending Oklahoma’s Oil and Gas industry, Chad Warmington is pretty bold about it. Yes, it is his job as President of the newly-combined Oklahoma Oil and Gas Association and the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association. Still, he makes a strong case why the state should be more defensive of the industry. “We …

Continue reading »

Nation’s rig counts continue to slide downward

While Oklahoma held steady in the number of oil and gas rigs active in the state, the national count continued its downward plunge. Oklahoma remained at 103 in the past week, unchanged from a week ago. But nationally, the count fell by 4 to 983 which puts it 76 less than last year when there …

Continue reading »

Congressman makes case for expanded broadband service in his district

Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin says his congressional district in eastern Oklahoma is the only one in the nation where broadband is available to less than half the population. In a recent newsletter to his constituents, the Republican 2nd District Representative said more should be done. “Rural consumers need the bandwidth necessary to deliver educational opportunities …

Continue reading »

Sardis Lake boil order lifted by DEQ

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has announced that the boil order for the Sardis Lake Water Authority, located in Pushmataha County, has been lifted. The water is now safe for human consumption. The order to boil water was issued due to the presence of high turbidity and low chlorine. State and federal regulations require that customers …

Continue reading »

Former state treasurer listed in OGE filing with SEC

A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission by OGE Energy Corp. shows a transfer of shares to a new company officer. The May 24 filing reflected the acquisition of 599 shares in the company were made by Kenneth Adams Miller. He is a Vice President of State Regulatory and Legislative Affairs for OGE. The …

Continue reading »

Vicious floodwaters wipe out road in Kingfisher County

Floodwaters left one Kingfisher County road closed for a long time. Oil and gas crews won’t be going over the Dover-to-Crescent road for a while.  

Ten Oklahoma counties get emergency federal declaration

President Trump has approved Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt’s request for an emergency declaration for 10 Oklahoma Counties. Counties included in the emergency declaration are: Haskell, Kay, Le Flore, Muskogee, Noble, Osage, Pawnee, Sequoyah, Tulsa, and Wagoner. The declaration authorizes federal resources to assist state and local governments as they continue to respond to the widespread, significant …

Continue reading »

Health advisories for El Reno tornado survivors

  The tornado that hit El Reno, Oklahoma leaving two dead, 30 hurt and 16 families homeless prompted the state health department to urge injured residents to get tetanus shots. They were issued on Sunday and Monday and will again on Tuesday at Canadian County Health Department sites in El Reno and Yukon. Clinic hours …

Continue reading »

Former USA Trucking company chairman dies

The longtime chairman of USA Truck, Inc. based in Van Buren, Arkansas died over the weekend. Robert A. Peiser had just retired from the Board of Directors when he died at the age of 70. He had been on the board since 2014. James D. Reed, President and Chief Executive Officer of USA Truck commented: …

Continue reading »

Long list of flooded highways in Oklahoma

Crews trying to make it to drilling sites in Oklahoma or others attempting to deliver services to them are finding a difficult challenge because of widespread flooding. Consider the long list of flooded highways and closed roads announced by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. With historic rainfall since winter 2018 through the spring, many roads …

Continue reading »