November 13, 2021 archive

Crude oil fell on Friday as did many OK energy stocks

  The Biden administration’s threat of a possible release of crude from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve resulted in a drop in oil futures on Friday. Many Oklahoma energy stocks took the same route. West Texas Intermediate crude for December delivery fell 80 cents or 1% to $80.79 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. …

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OK homebuilders reject increased green codes

  Efforts to implement greener building codes in Oklahoma have been turned aside by homebuilders who argued such a move would have only increased the already rising costs of new homes in the state. The Oklahoman reports the Oklahoma Uniform Building Code Commission initiated the rejection of the proposal from an Energy Conservation Technical Committee. …

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Major transmission project in Southeast New Mexico finished by Xcel Energy

  Xcel Energy announced a major multi-million dollar high-voltage transmission line in southeastern New Mexico’s heavy oil and gas drilling area has become operational. The company said the major power-grid improvement project launched in2014 to support southeast New Mexico’s economic development was recently completed in southern Eddy and Lea counties. “Over the past 15 years …

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New Mexico water chief quitting over lack of support

  Tired of a lack of support from the administration of New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the state’s top water official is resigning. John D’Antonio submitted his resignation this week saying a persistent lack of financial support to protect New Mexico’s water resources was behind his decision reported the Albuquerque Journal. Click here for …

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Truckers score court win over EPA

  A federal appeals court has handed major setbacks to the EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for greenhouse gas emissions rules against heavy-duty truck trailers. The court ruled the two government agencies exceeded their authority reported Reuters. Click here for Reuters.  

Alliance rips Sen. Warren over oil export ban idea

  Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, already criticized by Oklahoma energy producers when she made a Democratic run for President is not improving in her standing with her home state of Oklahoma. Nor of Texas. She and other Democrats in the Senate recently proposed a ban on all U.S. oil exports in a move to put …

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Rig activity on hold in Oklahoma but growing nationwide

  The latest rig numbers from Baker Hughes show Oklahoma is on hold with its count—44 rigs as of this past week, same as the previous week. Over the past week, figures from state regulators showed no new permits to drill and no new completion reports in Oklahoma. Nationally, numbers increased 6 to 556 total. …

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