June 2020 archive

Permits to drill for June 29, 2020

Permits to drill issued on June 29, 2020. Grady County EVERDEEN 0606 #1-22MH, July 01 2019 22 6N 6W SESWSWSE API: 05124665 Lat: 34.97203339040239, Long: -97.81888390204642 MARATHON OIL COMPANY HH, AM, 19345 ft, CANEY(14134)

Crude prices increased in Monday’s trading

  Oil futures were up in Monday’s trading and analysts credited improved energy demand, even as the world pandemic from COVID-19 has grown. West Texas Intermediate crude jumped 3.14% or $1.21 a barrel, ending Monday’s trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange at $39.70. The Brent benchmark on the ICE Futures in London rose 66 …

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Voters to decide Corporation Commission primary election

  Republican Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Todd Hiett faces a challenge in Tuesday’s primary election as he attempts to win re-election. First elected to the Commission in November of 2014, he took his oath of office in January 2015. Hiett is being challenged by Harold Spradling, who is 85 and from Cherokee and previously ran unsuccessfully …

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Man gets 30 years for shooting at Norman wind manufacturing office

  A judge has sentenced a man to 30 years in prison for a 2018 shooting that happened at the Bergey Windpower plant in Norman, Oklahoma. As The Oklahoman reported this week, a woman who nearly lost an arm in the shooting testified during the sentencing of William Ray Adams.  Colette Wind walked to the …

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More Indian tribes file suit to stop Keystone XL pipeline

  Two more Indian tribes have gone to court in an attempt to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in Montana. The Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of northeast Montana have filed the latest lawsuit against the federal government opposing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. At the same time, the Trump administration …

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Oil production in Colorado’s top county plunged 60% in pandemic

  Oil production in Colorado’s top producing county dropped by 60% from March to April as energy producers shuttered thousands of wells in the wake of the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.   The number of producing wells at  Colorado’s largest oil producers plummeted from 22,896 in March to 16,831 in April, according to production …

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Explaining how a Saharan dust storm reached Oklahoma

    An enormous dust cloud has finally hit the United States, after journeying 5,000 miles from the Sahara Desert across the Atlantic Ocean. Yes, it was the Saharan desert dust that settled over Oklahoma over the weekend, leaving a hazy sky that clouded the view for miles. The plume darkened the skies in Puerto …

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Energy news in brief

** BP has announced plans to sell its petrochemical business to chemical giant INEOS for $5bn. BP said in a statement on Monday it had agreed the deal to sell part of its business that makes chemicals as a byproduct of oil refining. The sale is part of new chief executive Bernard Looney’s radical plan to remake BP for the …

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City to buy solar power in south central Arkansas

  The south-central Arkansas city of Camden plans to buy solar electric power from a company that intends to construct a new solar farm near the city. The Camden News reports the city’s board of aldermen unanimously approved an amended contract with Scene Solar for the city and water department to buy the solar power …

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Directors named at Oklahoma Turnpike Authority

  The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority has set the members of its 2020 Board of Directors and has named Gene Love as its chairman. Over the next year, the board will meet once a month to discuss turnpike and transportation issues. The members of the 2020 OTA Board of Directors are: Gene Love, Chairman, Lawton;  John D. …

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