May 22, 2020 archive

Legislature overrides veto and adopts expansion of rural broadband

The Oklahoma legislature voted Friday to override Gov. Kevin Stitt’s veto of a rural broadband expansion plan that was part of House Bill 4018 and Senate Bill 1002. All stakeholders will be at the table in public meetings to craft an actionable rural broadband expansion plan for Oklahoma under legislation enacted by veto override Friday. …

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Work begins on $60 million new gas pipeline in Northern New Mexico

Construction is underway on a $60 million, 35-mile gas pipeline in northern New Mexico. The New Mexico Gas Company is building the line from Bernalillo just north of Albquerque to Santa Fe and it should be online next December. The new line is being laid parallel to an existing line next to Interstate 25. Utility …

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OU’s Mewbourne College helps overcome lost internships for students

  When the coronavirus pandemic caused businesses to shutter their offices in favor of telecommuting, many students in the University of Oklahoma Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy lost summer internships. With internships a graduation requirement for some majors, students’ graduation tracks were in jeopardy. That’s when the college’s Ronnie K. Irani Center for Energy …

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Jobless claims tumble in Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s initial jobless claims made during the pandemic are falling but still remain high according to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission. Initial claims for the week ending May 16 dropped by nearly 16,000 from the previous week. They totaled 23,880 compared to the 39,079 filed in the previous week. The Tulsa World’s Randy Krehbiel wrote …

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Completion reports for May 21, 2020

Completion reports issued on May 21, 2020. CADDO COUNTY Territory Resources Llc Marchand(9397): Oil 5.01 Gas 8 Water 5 Pump 33 6N 9W Mad Max Campground 1-33, June 15, 2019 DH, OIL, TD: 10800 ft Lat: 34.94455, Long: -98.15598 API: 35015221150002 POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY K S Oil Company Inc Bartlesville(4910): Gas 20 Water 50 15 10N 3E Hanks 2-15, August 04, 2018 SH, DRY, TD: …

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Permits to drill for May 21, 2020

Permits to drill issued on May 21, 2020. Tulsa County UNKNOWN #2, May 21 2020 20 21N 14E CSESWSE API: 14376150 Lat: 36.279518209282436, Long: -95.83566418809285 STATE FUND PLUGGING SH, RC, 1000 ft, BARTLESVILLE(900)

First phase of Keystone XL pipeline is finished at US border

While battling opponents in a Montana federal court, Canadian company TC Energy reports it has completed the first piece of its controversial Keystone XL pipeline across the U.S. border and started work on labor camps in South Dakota and Montana. Work finally started in April  on the $8 billion project at the border crossing in …

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Reshuffling of leadership at Schlumberger

  Schlumberger, the world’s largest oilfield services firm, will reshuffle top executives and operations in coming months to deal with this year’s historic decline in the oil industry, according to a memo to employees.  The changes will be implemented in phases and are designed to forge “a leaner, simplified and more responsive organization,” Chief Executive …

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