November 16, 2019 archive

Appeals Court rules in Prague earthquake lawsuit

An Oklahoma oil and gas company sued over the 2011 earthquake that left homes damaged in Prague lost its case Friday with the State Court of Appeals. The high court upheld a Lincoln County judge’s ruling to certify a class-action lawsuit that included residents of Lincoln, Payne, Logan, Oklahoma, Cleveland, Pottawatomie, Seminole, Okfuskee and Creek …

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Energy news in brief

** Hackers have demanded 565 bitcoins, currently worth about $5 million, from Mexico’s national oil company Pemex in a cyberattack. The hack, detected on Sunday by Pemex, has forced the company to shut down its computers across Mexico, Reuters reported. ** The Omaha Public Power District Board of Directors has approved plans to create Nebraska’s largest solar farm. The …

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Coal miners to lose their jobs

The deterioration of the international coal market forced Tulsa-based Alliance Resources Partners, L.P. to lay off 185 workers at one of its Indiana coal mines. Alliance announced the action was at the Gibson County Coal mine operation in Owensville and Princeton, Indiana. The company issued a Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notice due …

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Tenuous times for Chesapeake Energy leaders

  Investors in Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy will be paying close attention to this week’s trading in the company as prices leveled off Friday and closed at 70 cents a share. After the company’s earnings report was released last week in which leadership suggested the future of the company was weak, shares dropped three of …

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State regulators faced with communication interruptions

Communication issues arose on Friday at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission offices at the State Capitol. Phone calls and Internet emails were interrupted at times, forcing the commission to notify the public. Whether they will be resolved by Monday isn’t known. The OCC issued a notification about the problems. Attention all stakeholders, We are experiencing intermittent phone, …

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Completion reports for November 15, 2019

Completion reports filed on November 15, 2019. completions: none were processed today

Permits to drill for November 15, 2019

Permits to drill issued on November 15, 2019. permits: none were processed today