January 11, 2021 archive

NGL Partners contributes to New Mexico study of reusing produced water

  Research funded in part by a $1 million contribution from Oklahoma’s NGL Energy Partners is underway in New Mexico into the treatment and reuse of produced water from oil and gas drilling in the state. The project is called the New Mexico Produced Water Research Consortium which is made up of New Mexico State …

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Biden outsmarted by oil and gas industry?

  Even if President-elect Biden moves ahead with curbing new drilling on public lands in the west, it appears energy companies have a large enough of a stockpile to keep drilling and pumping oil for years. That’s according to public records reported the Associated Press. The AP analyzed government data showing the permit stockpiling is …

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Energy news in brief

** Eight people were arrested over the weekend in northern Minnesota as a couple hundred people gathered to protest construction of the Line 3 pipeline replacement reported MPR News. ** Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said she is questioning her place in the Republican party and that President Donald Trump should resign immediately in light …

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Shawnee voters to decide on ONG contract

  The 25-year franchise agreement that Oklahoma Natural Gas has with the city of Shawnee, Oklahoma will go before voters on Tuesday. They will decide whether to renew the contract which expired in October 2020, according to the Shawnee News-Star. Click here for the story from the Shawnee News-Star.

100 years since oil was discovered in El Dorado, Arkansas

  The century mark was hit this week when oil was discovered in the southern Arkansas city of El Dorado eventually making it the oil capital of the state. The well was drilled on Jan. 10, 1921 and a day later, a geyser of oil forced workers to scramble for cover. Click here for more …

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US Supreme Court to hear challenge of two Oklahoma refinery operators

  The owners of two Oklahoma refineries will get to take their biofuel waivers fight before the U.S. Supreme Court. The court has agreed to hear the challenge of HollyFrontier Corp. and Wynnewood Refining Co. to the EPA’s biofuels mandate after the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against them one year ago this …

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