July 4, 2020 archive

Skydweller to offer next generation of drones

  There’s a reason they call it “Skydweller” Aero Inc., the company with connections to Spain and intends to locate its new headquarters in Oklahoma City. Its drones or unmanned aircraft might be able to stay aloft for weeks or months at a time. Based on the use of solar energy to power its engines, …

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Drones get new use in history studies

  While drones are now being used by some Oklahoma utilities to check their power lines, the unmanned aerial vehicles have a different use by archaeologists in New Mexico. Drones are being used to take video footage documenting historic sites by The Archaeological Conservancy, a national nonprofit based in Albuquerque and founded in Santa Fe. …

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New Mexico urged to proceed with caution in stricter methane rules

    New Mexico state leaders are being cautioned that if they crack down too much on methane emissions from the state’s oil and gas industry, they could end up harming an industry already weakened by the COVID-19 pandemic. Government leaders cautioned the State of New Mexico in enacting stricter regulations on methane emissions from …

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Wind farm fight far from finished in Hutchinson, Kansas court

    NextEra Energy isn’t giving up after a judge in Hutchinson, Kansas recently ruled against the company and its plans for a Reno County wind farm. The Hutchinson News reported a scheduling hearing on the lawsuit over the proposed Pretty Prairie Wind Farm was canceled on Thursday after attorneys for the developer filed a motion …

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Investment firm confident of major renewable energy project

  Maryland-based Hannon Armstrong, the first U.S. public company solely dedicated to investments in climate change solutions, believes its investment in a major solar and wind energy project in Oklahoma and four other states will be highly profitable. Entering a newly-formed partnership with ENGIE S.A., the largest independent power producer in the world, the two …

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More Houston energy firms face bankruptcy

  Two of the latest energy companies to enter bankruptcy court or prepare to do so are both Houston-based. Lilis Energy filed shortly after Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy did so in the Southern District of Texas Bankruptcy Court. Lilis operates in the Permian Basin of West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico. It has a restructuring …

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Was Elon Musk’s visit to Tulsa enough to convince him to locate Tesla plant there?

  Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and leaders of Tulsa now wait to learn whether Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s visit to Tulsa on Friday was enough to convince him to choose the city over Austin, Texas as the site for his Tesla truck manufacturing plant. Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said on social media Saturday morning that …

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Completion reports for July 3, 2020

Completion reports for July 3, 2020. completions: none were processed today

Permits to drill for July 3, 2020

Permits to drill for July 3, 2020. permits: none were processed today

Debt-free college students the aim of a Texas oil and gas program

    The state of Texas is working on a plan that would allow college students to graduate debt-free with a job in the lucrative oil and gas industry. The program would help fill the hundreds of thousands of positions that will be needed in the coming years to develop the massive 2016 oil discovery in the Permian Basin, located in West Texas …

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