Jerry Bohnen

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Crude prices push $80 mark and Oklahoma energy stocks rise too

  Another big jump in oil prices hit the markets Monday as U.S. crude settled above the $75 a barrel level and European prices approached $80. Tagging along for the ride up were Oklahoma energy stocks. West Texas Intermediate for November delivery rose $1.47 to finish the day at $75.45 a barrel. Global benchmark Brent …

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New royalty owners group formed in Oklahoma

  The Oklahoma Farm Bureau joined four fellow agriculture and mineral owner groups this week to announce the formation of the Royalty Owner Coalition of Oklahoma, a non-profit corporation to create a structured, consistent and strong voice for the interests of Oklahoma mineral owners. Representing approximately 150,000 individual members, the founding organizations of ROCO include …

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Oil and Gas leader warns New Mexico not to be too hasty with methane rules

    While the state of New Mexico is in the process of creating what could very well become the most restrictive methane emissions rules in the U.S., the head of the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association makes a plea for moderation in those efforts. “It is important that any rule consider potential impacts …

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Devon Energy to pay more than $6 million fine for underpaying federal royalties

    Oklahoma City’s Devon Energy agreed to a more than $6 million fine for underpaying and underreporting royalties from natural gas from federal lands in Wyoming and New Mexico the Department of Justice announced Monday. The DOJ said Devon  and its affiliates, Devon Energy Corp. and Devon Energy Production Company LP agreed to pay …

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PSO rate hike goes before regulatory judge

  In a rate hike request opposed by many of its consumers, Public Service Company of Oklahoma is asking for a $243 million base rate hike before Corporation Commissioners. A hearing before an Administrative Law Judge will take place Tuesday morning as PSO continues its pursuit of the request that would include a 7.33% rate …

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Here’s where new drilling is taking place in Oklahoma

  More drilling is planned in Oklahoma’s STACK. Some of the most recent permits to drill were issued for wells in Canadian County. Oklahoma City-based Chaparral Energy Inc. received three permits for wells on a single pad. The MARBLE 1307 #2LMH-34, the MARBLE 1307 #1SMH-34 and the MARBLE 1307 #3SMH-34 will be drilled at 03 12N 7W, a site about …

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FERC’s powers to be reviewed in Senate Committee hearing

  Oklahoma U.S. Sen. James Lankford and others who make up the full Senate Energy and Resources Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday to review the administration of laws within the jurisdiction of the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee. The hearing will feature all four FERC commissioners, Chairman Richard Glick, Mark Christie, Allison Clements and James …

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Bracing for Biden’s methane rules

  New methane rules expected from the Biden administration will have little effect on oil and gas producers in Colorado and New Mexico, where state-level emissions rules are already in place. E& E News reported that’s because those two states already have been working on creating the tightest methane controls across the U.S. Click here for E&E …

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More than 60 wells to be plugged around Denver’s airport

   Saying their aim is to make Denver International Airport “one of the greenest airports in the world,” city leaders in the mile-high city unveiled plans to plug 64 oil and gas wells around the major aviation center. The wells have been idle since 2018 and had been in operation before the airport was built …

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Mammoth Energy’s financial risks grow over lawsuit settlements

Oklahoma City energy companies Mammoth Energy and Gulfport Energy have reached a settlement in their lawsuits and counter lawsuits filed two years ago. But the settlement has increased financial risks for Mammoth Energy. A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission announced the settlement of suits over Mammoth’s Pressure Pumping and Sand Supply Contracts it …

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