December 8, 2021 archive

US crude oil back to $72 level–OK energy stocks had a ho-hum day

  With fears easing over the Omicron variance, crude oil prices made more gains in Wednesday’s trading, settling at more than $72 in the U.S. and nearly $76 in Europe. But it proved to be something of a tepid day for Oklahoma energy stocks. West Texas Intermediate crude for January delivery went up 31 cents …

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Earthquake rattled central Kansas

  No one’s linking it to any oil and gas drilling or wastewater operations but a 4.3 magnitude earthquake hit central Kansas Wednesday morning. The quake, centered near the town of Gypsum, located just southeast of Salina occurred at 7:45 a.m. central time and according to the U.S. Geological Survey was 1.8 miles deep. The …

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Permits to drill for December 7, 2021

Blaine County SHAFFER #1-23 SWD, December 07 2021 23 16N 10W CSESW API: 01121522 Lat: 35.84284565971442, Long: -98.23588018919797 H2OK LLC SH, RC, 10785 ft, CHESTER(8900) Canadian County DARROW TRUST #1H-7-6, December 07 2021 07 10N 5W NENENESW API: 01725600 Lat: 35.354633079484856, Long: -97.76965893386993 CITIZEN ENERGY III LLC MU, DR, 17394 ft, MISSISSIPPIAN(9100) Canadian County BLACK KETTLE 1207 …

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Completion reports for December 7, 2021

CANADIAN COUNTY Citizen Energy Iii Llc Woodford(10959): Oil 184 Gas 921 Water 653 Flow 33 11N 7W Whirlaway 3h-33-28, May 16, 2021 HH, OIL, TD: 19065 ft Lat: 35.38506, Long: -97.94729 API: 35017256410000

Energy Transfer subsidiary pays $4 million settlement in Pennsylvania

  One of the subsidiaries of Energy Transfer, the Texas company that just finalized the takeover of Enable Midstream in Oklahoma City will pay a $4 million settlement stemming from a 2020 spill of drilling mud into a Pennsylvania creek. Mariner East pipeline builder Sunoco will make the payment to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation …

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ExxonMobil to end routine flaring in 2022 in Permian Basin

  Major steps are coming from ExxonMobil regarding the company’s efforts to cut its greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas operations in the Permian Basin. The company says it will bring an end to routine flaring by the end of 2022 and drastically cut GHG emissions in the basin by 2030 reports the Carlsbad …

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Biofuels industry reacts to EPA ethanol blending announcement

  Ethanol industry supporters say it appears the oil and gas industry made good off the Biden administration’s announcement about dialing back ethanol production targets while at the same time rejecting dozens of refinery requests to be exempt from ethanol blending requirements. More from Radio Iowa about the reaction. Click here.  

Energy news headlines on Thursday

** The Biden administration has issued more permits for oil and gas drilling on public land per month than the Trump administration did in its first three years, according to a new analysis of federal data. The consumer advocacy group Public Citizen found that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has approved an average of 333 drilling permits …

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EPA’s latest move for ethanol blending requirements

  The Biden administration moved this week to put up another roadblock to small refinery operators such as the Wynnewood Refinery in Oklahoma to obtain exemptions from the EPA’s annual production requirements for ethanol and other biofuels. The Biden administration lowered the requirements to account for reduced demand as a result of the coronavirus pandemic …

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Rep. Bice cautions against total ban of “forever” chemicals

At a House Committee hearing this week, one exploring those condemned “forever” chemicals, Oklahoma congresswoman Stephanie Bice cautioned that it might not be wise to throw out the baby with the bathwater. In her remarks before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Joint Subcommittee on Environment and Subcommittee on Research & Technology, Rep. …

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