February 5, 2020 archive

Completion reports for February 5, 2020

Completion reports filed for February 5, 2020. completions: none were processed today

Permits to drill for February 5, 2020

Permits to drill filed for February 5, 2020. permits: none were processed today

Oklahoma renewable power adds to list of Top Ten Energy Buyers

  Many of those deals cut by Amazon, Facebook, Walmart and numerous other national companies for electricity from wind farms in Oklahoma make up a new report on 2019’s Top 10 Large Energy Buyers. Two of the top-ten companies have major power purchasing contracts in Oklahoma. The report from the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance showed …

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$100 million expansion of Seaboard plant in Guymon to begin

Guymon’s Seaboard hog slaughtering plant is getting a $100 million expansion, thanks to a recent decision by the Guymon City Council to approve a second Tax Increment Finance district for the operation. It’ll result in increased energy needs, both for the plant and for the transportation of millions of animals to the operation. The expansion …

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Energy news in brief

** The board of directors of Phillips 66 has declared a quarterly dividend of 90 cents per share on Phillips 66 common stock. The dividend is payable on March 2, 2020, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Feb. 18, 2020. ** The Board of Directors of Murphy Oil Corporation declared a quarterly …

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AEP subsidiary to buy power from newest Kansas wind farm near Oklahoma state line

  A subsidiary of AEP, the parent company of Public Service Company of Oklahoma has signed a power purchase agreement with Evergy from its new Flat Ridge 3 wind project being built in southern Kansas close to the Oklahoma state line. AEP Renewables signed the deal to buy power from the 62-wind turbine farm near …

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U.S. recorded fewest ever mining fatalities in 2019

   There were 24 mining fatalities in the U.S. in 2019 including one in Oklahoma, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reports. This is the fewest annual fatalities ever recorded, and only the fifth year in MSHA’s 43-year history that mining fatalities were below 30. MSHA is still reviewing two …

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BlackRock’s investment in ONEOK is growing

A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission this week shows a New York investment firm owns more than 10% of the shares in Tulsa-based ONEOK. The filing was made Tuesday by ONEOK and indicated BlackRock Inc. now owns 10.35% of the company’s shares. Its total ownership is 42,675,245 shares while its sole voting power …

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SandRidge Energy notifies SEC of its job cuts

In announcing plans to cut its Oklahoma City headquarters workforce by nearly half, SandRidge Energy made sure to notify the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission. It made a brief Form 8-K filing with the SEC on Tuesday, “SandRidge Energy Inc. Announces Issuance of WARN Act Notice. SandRidge Energy, Inc. today announced that it has issued Workers …

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Federal agencies probe Chesapeake well blowout that killed 3 workers in Texas

  The Chesapeake well blowout and fire that has now claimed the lives of three workers in South Texas is being probed by at least two federal agencies as well as a Texas agency. Investigators for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Chemical Safety Board were in Burleson County this week at the …

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