July 8, 2019 archive

Oklahoma tax revenue increases but warning signs exist in oil and gas

Oklahoma Treasurer Randy McDaniel says gross receipts for the month of June and Fiscal Year 2019 showed the state’s economy is still growing. But he says there are also mixed signals such as a drop in gross production taxes and sales tax collections in June. He announced the new figures this week including a more …

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Flint Hills ranch for sale with a price tag of $8.58 million

What has been described as a “crown jewel ranch” of the Flint Hills in Kansas is up for sale.  If you want it, all you have to do is pay $8.58 million and enjoy the majestic scenery. The 3,300-acre Crocker Springs Ranch is located in the heart of the tallgrass prairie. It has been owned …

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OKC voters to decide on ONG franchise agreement

Oklahoma City voters decide Tuesday in a special election whether to make changes to the Oklahoma Natural Gas franchise agreement with the city. It could mean a dime-increase on a $100 gas bill. Voters will also decide on proposed changes in the City Charter which if approved, would allow more federal and state workers to …

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Slow growth seen in OKC’s home solar-loan program

Over the course of the 8 years a solar-loan program has existed in the Oklahoma City municipal government, only about $900,000 has been loaned to homeowners who want solar power. The Green Home Loan Program made its first loans in April of 2011. Since then, Oklahoma City has made $906,918.19 in loans to 117 homeowners. …

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Vance Air Base whistleblower to get more than $800,000

The whistleblower responsible for a more than $4 million settlement of a government lawsuit against a former contractor at Vance Air Force Base will get $840,000 as his part of the agreement. The Enid News and Eagle reports James Hughes who once worked for PAE Applied Technologies now lives in Arlington, Texas. He blew the …

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Water Resources Board to focus on dam safety

The heavy rains and deadly floods of May brought a renewed emphasis on small dams in the state of Oklahoma.  Some were believed to have been in danger of collapsing under the massive amounts of water collected in small lakes and ponds. As a result, the Oklahoma Water Resources Board is holding a dam safety …

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Number of strong earthquakes in Oklahoma is on the decline again

The number of strong earthquakes in Oklahoma is on the decline and the state might see a fourth straight year of fewer quakes measuring 3.0 or greater in magnitude. There have been 27 earthquakes of 3.0 or greater in the first half of the year, according to a report by the Tulsa World. Residents of …

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Late report reveals 4-well pad had combined production of 3,200 barrels of oil a day in STACK

A 3-well pad with combined production of 2,200 barrels of oil a day we reported about last week in Kingfisher County was actually a 4-well pad with total production of more than 3,300 barrels of oil a day. Marathon Petroleum filed three completion reports early last week then added a fourth report on July 5 …

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Permits to drill for July 5, 2019

Permits to drill issued on July 5, 2019. Creek County MILDREN #1, July 05 2019 09 18N 10E SWSENESW API: 03729432 Lat: 36.051299818788266, Long: -96.25428471838657 SERVICE CLEARING CORP SH, DR, 3000 ft, PRUE(1750), RED FORK(2100), DUTCHER(2500), MISSISSIPPI(2600)

Completion reports for July 5, 2019

Completion reports for July 5, 2019. GRADY COUNTY Continental Resources Inc Woodford(12500): Oil 228 Gas 816 Water 4515 Flow 5 6N 5W Simms 2-32-29xhw, May 01, 2019 HH, OIL, TD: 22920 ft Lat: 35.02736, Long: -97.75797 API: 35051244920000 KINGFISHER COUNTY Marathon Oil Company Mississippian Solid: Oil 1102 Gas 5914 Water 896 Flow 33 15N 9W Mike Stroud Bia 1509 7-28-33mxh, March 20, 2019 HH, OIL, TD: …

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