June 18, 2019 archive

One person injured in pipeline fire in Grady County

One person was injured Tuesday when workers struck a pipeline near the Grady county town of Alex. The injured person was rushed to a local hospital but it’s not known how badly injured the worker was. The Chickasha Express-Star reported the Grady County Fire department extinguished some fire burning around the explosion site. It quoted …

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Oklahoman moves up quickly in 4-year old midstream company

Three years after leaving Williams Cos. and Access Midstream, Brett Baker has been promoted at San Antonio’s Stakeholder Midstream LLC to be the firm’s chief commercial officer. The graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University joined Stakeholder’s commercial team in the summer of 2016 as director of business development and was quickly promoted to vice president. …

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State regulators seek input on new wind law

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has started the process of creating the rules that will be part of a new wind law in the state, one designed to protect military installations. The Commission’s Deputy General Counsel, Jeff W. Kline sent out a notification this week that the Commission’s Public Utility Division will hold industry meetings as …

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Claremore Hall of Fame to include former director of the Tulsa Port of Catoosa

The former director of the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, Bob Portiss will be one of two individuals to be inducted into the Claremore Hall of Fame for 2019. The other is the late decorated Navy Adm. James “Jocko” Clark. “This year’s inductees have had a tremendous impact on thousands of lives,” said J.M. Davis Arms …

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ONEOK looking for new investors

ONEOK’s latest effort to attract new investors and find new funding will be at this week’s  J.P. Morgan Energy Conference June 18-19, 2019, in New York City. The materials used at the conference will be accessible on ONEOK’s website, www.oneok.com, beginning at 8 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (7 a.m. Central Daylight Time) on June 18, 2019.  

Another report of a looming shortage of helium

New reports continue to suggest there is a growing shortage of helium in the U.S. and the problem stems from distribution. It’s reportedly even part of the reason the retailer Party City is closing some of its 870 stores where it sells birthday balloons filled with helium. The company made the move because of falling …

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Howard Energy wraps up Gulf Coast projects while pushing ahead with STACK project

San Antonio’s Howard Energy Partners, the same company that is building a new natural gas gathering system in Oklahoma’s STACK play announced completion of expansions of its Port Arthur and Corpus Christi terminal structures in Texas. The Port Arthur operation has 12 new tanks along with two barge docks, a ship dock and 6.5-miles of …

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Four more counties added to FEMA disaster assistance

Governor Kevin Stitt announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency  has approved the state’s request for disaster assistance for four more Oklahoma counties impacted by flooding, tornadoes, severe storms and straight-line winds. The disaster assistance benefits individuals and business owners affected by severe storms that have occurred since May 7 in Cherokee, Le Flore, Noble and Nowata counties. Canadian, …

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Blaine County keeps on being a sweep spot for Continental Resources

Continental Resources continues to bring in the big wells in Oklahoma’s STACK—especially Blaine County which has turned into something of a sweet spot for the Oklahoma City-based energy company. Continental’s latest large well is producing 1,303 barrels of oil a day along with 2,175 Mcf of natural gas. Located at 21 16N 10W or about …

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Boeing works to make sure debris is not an issue with new KC-46 tankers delivered to Air Force

Boeing is still dealing with the issue of debris and tools left behind in sealed compartments of some of those new KC-46 tankers delivered to Air Force bases in Oklahoma and Kansas. A company spokeswoman told reporters at the Paris Air Show this week the company placed “fierce focus” to make sure the debris incidents …

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