December 2019 archive

Judge rules against hog farm operator in Northwest Kansas

A fight over whether large hog feed lots will contaminate water in two northwest Kansas counties has resulted in a judge declaring the state violated law by issuing permits for the hog operators. The ruling by a Shawnee County Judge in Topeka declared the Kansas Department of Health and Environment broke the law in granting …

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Work on New Mexico’s largest wind farm is underway

Work is underway on the latest big wind farm to go up in eastern New Mexico, a 522-megawatt Sagamore Wind farm being built by Xcel Energy. The farm will boost the energy supply not only in eastern New Mexico but in West Texas and should be operational by the end of 2020. Xcel Energy will …

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Completion reports for December 24, 2019

Completion reports filed on December 24, 2019. None were filed.

Permits to drill for December 24, 2019

Permits to drill issued for December 24, 2019. None were filed.

Pot operator inks $24 million purchase of properties

GR Companies Inc., considered to be a major cannabis operator in Oklahoma and ten other states has closed on the $24 million purchase of two properties from Innovative Industrial Properties Inc. in Pennsylvania and North Dakota. Innovative Industries Properties said they were two sale-leaseback transactions with subsidiaries of Grassroots and the properties comprise about 105,000 square …

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Former Governor named director on Wyoming mining operation

Former Wyoming Gov. Matthew H. Mead has become a player in mining operations in his home state. He was appointed to the board of directors of Ciner Resource Partners LLC that operates the trona ore mining and soda ash production business in Wyoming. The operation is located in the Green River Basin and has existed …

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Riviera finishes exit from Hugoton Basin

The $295 million sale in which Houston’s Riviera Resources LLC is leaving the Hugoton Basin of Southwest Kansas should be finalized by now. Leaders of Riviera said last summer they expected the sale to be finalized by year’s end as the company cleaned its hands of nearly 4,000 wells in the basin. The new owner …

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Culligan merges in $1.1 billion cash deal

The company that gave us the advertising slogan “Hey Culligan man!” is merging with AquaVenture Holdings Limited in a deal worth an estimated $1.1 billion. Culligan, based in Illinois agreed to acquire the Florida-based AquaVenture Holdings for $27.10 a share in an the all-cash transition valued at $1.1 billion including AquaVenture’s net debt. AquaVenture offers …

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Schlumberger pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

  Schlumberger  announced its commitment to a science-based target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The French company’s  commitment was submitted to the Science Based Targets initiative and, in line with the defined criteria, Schlumberger will define its reduction target by 2021. Schlumberger has extensive operations and offices in Oklahoma and throughout the oil-producing states in the U.S. …

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Hartford to no longer ensure coal and tar sands operations

The Hartford announced it will no longer insure or invest in companies that generate more than 25 percent of their revenues from thermal coal mining or more than 25 percent of their energy production from coal. In addition, the company will also stop insuring and investing in companies that generate more than 25 percent of their …

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