November 2019 archive

FERC gives go-ahead for three new LNG projects at Port of Brownsville

As the LNG industry grows and grows, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has okayed nearly $39 billion in three new LNG projects at the Port of Brownsville in Texas. The gas is shipped from oil and gas plays throughout the U.S. including Oklahoma. “Today’s announcement is another significant milestone in making these energy projects a …

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Tulsa hopes for EPA grant to convert contaminated building into useful project

The city of Tulsa is hoping a $350,000 grant it is seeking will be approved by the EPA to help convert a contaminated building near downtown into a place to help fledgling businesses grow.  The City of Tulsa is applying for an Environmental Protection Agency Brownfield grant to clean out its surplus auction building, according …

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Norman school district to create solar farm with electric cooperative

A 40-acre solar farm will be created in an agreement reached recently between the Norman Board of Education and the Oklahoma Electric Cooperative. The farm will create the 2 MW ground solar array to provide electricity to Norman Public schools. Per the agreement, the array will contain 7,208 panels — eight times the size of …

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Inhofe says chemical regulation rollback right thing to do

Another rollback of Obama-era regulations drew the applause recently of Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe. He responded after the Environmental Protection Agency announced a revised and final rule for Risk Management Program Reconsideration affecting chemical operations and first responders. The Senator agreed with the EPA that the action improves the existing rule to remove “burdensome, …

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Chinese national arrested for stealing trade secrets from Monsanto

More than a week after Chinese national Hongin Tan pleaded guilty in Tulsa U.S. District Court to stealing Phillips 66 trade secrets from the Bartlesville lab where he worked, another Chinese national has been charged similarly in Missouri. Haitao Xiang, 42, an employee of Monsanta and its Climate Corp subsidiary from 2008 to 2017 was …

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Permian investments falter for billionaire Texas brothers

Permian billionaire investors Farris and Dan Wilks in North Texas might be wondering about where they put their money after at least one company has filed bankruptcy, another is considering it and others have faltered in the past few years. Some of those investments have Oklahoma connections. The two became billionaires when they sold their …

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Oilman among honorees in Oklahoma Hall of Fame

Oklahoma oilman James C. Day was one of eight persons inducted this month into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. The Pond Creek native spent 44 years in the energy sector including 14 years at ONEOK. He spent 30 years at Noble Corporation where he was Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President. He, …

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Completion reports for November 21, 2019

Completion reports filed for November 21, 2019. CANADIAN COUNTY Red Bluff Resources Operating Llc Mississippian (less Chester)(7992): Oil 686 Gas 4163 Water 1154 Pump 31 13N 5W Russell 1305 4-31mh, June 07, 2019 HH, OIL, TD: 13114 ft Lat: 35.56495, Long: -97.77348 API: 35017253940000 Red Bluff Resources Operating Llc Mississippian(7194): Oil 337 Gas 795 Water 1935 Pump 15 14N 5W Mcginnis 2-15mh, February 24, 2019 HH, …

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Permits to drill for November 21, 2019

Permits to drill issued on November 21, 2019. Alfalfa County FORTRESS #1-25, November 20 2019 25 26N 11W CSWNESE API: 00321937 Lat: 36.69999271561471, Long: -98.32764111363952 CHESAPEAKE OPERATING LLC SH, RC, 6920 ft, SIMPSON(6350), ARBUCKLE(6570) Canadian County LECK UNIT #1, November 21 2019 21 13N 10W CSW API: 01720237 Lat: 35.58395842282235, Long: -98.27342680570372 BAKER BRENT OIL & GAS …

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The energy industry the day JFK was assassinated

It was 56  years ago Friday when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in downtown Dallas. November 22, 1963. What was the energy industry like in those days?  A gallon of gas cost only 30 cents. Sounds cheap doesn’t it. But analysts say it’s not as cheap as it sounds …

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