May 13, 2020 archive

Completion reports for May 13, 2020

Completion reports filed on May 13, 2020. BLAINE COUNTY Continental Resources Inc 1 14N 13W West Blaine 1-1 Swd, September 19, 2018 SH, DISP, TD: 8320 ft Lat: 35.71729, Long: -98.54226 API: 35011237800001 ELLIS COUNTY Fourpoint Energy Llc Cleveland(9578): Oil 1034 Gas 1297 Water 1397 Flow 30 17N 23W Cripple Bear 19×18-17-23 1hb, December 11, 2018 HH, OIL, TD: 20530 ft Lat: …

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Permits to drill for May 13, 2020

Permits to drill issued on May 13, 2020. Canadian County HONEY SPRINGS #1H-2-35, August 28 2019 11 11N 9W NENENENE API: 01725513 Lat: 35.44927614686431, Long: -98.11504918804897 CITIZEN ENERGY III LLC MU, AM, 22684 ft, MISSISSIPPI LIME(11850), MISSISSIPPIAN(12078), WOODFORD(12403)

Storage opens up at Cushing hub but oil prices drop anyway

  Even a report of available storage space at the Cushing hub couldn’t keep U.S. oil prices from falling Wednesday. West Texas Intermediate crude was off 2% for June delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange, falling by 49 cents to settle at $25.29 a barrel. It had been briefly higher earlier in the day …

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EPA Selects Oklahoma Corporation Commission for $300,000 Brownfields Assessment Grant

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agencyannounced that the Oklahoma Corporation Commission will receive a  Brownfields assessment grant for $300,000 with the money targeting old gas stations in Okeemah. The grant is part of $65.6 million given nationwide to assess and clean up contaminated properties under the agency’s Brownfields Program. Under President Trump’s Administration, EPA …

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Dems aid package includes support for Rep. Horn’s oil bill

Green activists might be somewhat disappointed that the $3 trillion coronavirus crisis aid package designed by U.S. House Democrats didn’t include major climate change provisions. But Oklahoma Congresswoman Kendra Horn might be excited about it. Instead, the plan included money to help people avoid water shutoffs, environmental justice grants, money to help Native American tribes …

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Improved pipeline safety cited in new report

  The American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Association of Oil Pipelines (AOPL) released the 2019 Pipeline Safety Excellence Performance Report and 2020-2022 Strategic Plan. The report details how liquid pipeline incidents impacting people or the environment have decreased 36 percent over the last 5 years, while pipeline mileage increased nearly 10 percent and barrels delivered …

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Conservation groups sue Arch Coal over its Colorado operations

  Conservation groups sued Arch Coal this week over illegal pollution at the company’s West Elk coal mine in western Colorado. The mine is the single-largest industrial source of methane pollution in the state according to one of the groups that filed the lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Denver, asserts that Arch Coal …

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New Mexico is getting another wind farm

Work is underway on the latest wind farm being built in New Mexico. The 306MW La Joya wind farm, located in south central New Mexico is the second to be constructed by Avangrid Renewables, a company based in Portland, Oregon. The project will comprise 111 turbines, of which 74 will be on state trust land …

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2,500-acre solar farm proposed on federal land in New Mexico

  The Bureau of Land Management is resorting to use of Zoom to hold a public meeting about a proposed nearly 2,500-acre solar farm in northern New Mexico. The Shiprock Solar Array, to be located near Aztec and four miles north of the San Juan Generating Station, would produce 372 megawatts of electricity and would …

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Oil crisis forces Occidental to offer voluntary buyouts to employees

  The energy crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing Occidental Petroleum Corp, a major operator in the Permian Basin to offer its employees voluntary buyouts over the next two weeks. Reuters reports a company document cites the sharp decline in oil prices and the pandemic for what Occidental executives call “severe dislocations” in …

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