Jerry Bohnen

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Permits to drill issued for Jan. 22, 2019

Permits to drill issued for Jan. 22, 2019. Blaine County STARRY NIGHT SWD #1, July 19 2018 35 17N 12W NENWNWNW API: 01124047 Lat: 35.9123396559222, Long: -98.45701055389901 OVERFLOW ENERGY STACK LLC SH, DR, 7100 ft, WOLFCAMPIAN(3275), VIRGILIAN(6250) Canadian County UNION CITY SWD #1-22, January 18 2019 22 11N 7W SENWNENW API: 01725200 Lat: 35.41947139863166, Long: -97.9306007593355 NUERA …

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Completion reports for Jan. 22, 2019

Completion reports for Jan. 22, 2019. GRADY COUNTY E O K Operating Llc 4 8N 7W Okiejacks Swd 1-4, June 20, 2018 SH, COMM, TD: 7415 ft Lat: 35.20289, Long: -97.94125 API: 35051242710001

One year since gas rig explosion claimed 5 lives in SE Oklahoma

  Tuesday marked the one year anniversary since five men died when a natural gas drilling rig exploded in Pittsburg County. Three of the victims were from Oklahoma and the other two came from Colorado and Texas. The rig caught fire near Quinton and has since resulted in lawsuits filed in McAlester against the rig …

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Legislator files bill to create 80 mph speed limit on Oklahoma highways

Anyone who drives I-35 from Oklahoma City south to the Texas state line would likely agree that most drivers are traveling 75 to 80 miles an hour. And on many days, those drivers going 80 are passed by other motorists. So Rep. Daniel Pae,  a freshman House member from Lawton has filed House Bill 1071 …

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Death toll grows in fiery gasoline line explosion in Mexico

The death toll is up to 85 from a massive weekend explosion at an illegal tap of a gasoline pipeline north of Mexico City. Another 58 are still hospitalized and some are in serious conditions. Dozens were attempting to scoop up gasoline after a break caused a geyser of gasoline to soar into the air. …

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Congresswoman claims the world will end in 12 years due to global warming

  When Oklahoma congressman Markwayne Mullin and other Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee hear what the Democrats are proposing in climate change legislation, it could be pretty radical to them. Consider the latest comments from New York’s freshman Democrat, Rep.  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Speaking on Martin Luther King day, she compared global warming …

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Time’s running out for wind operators to get federal tax credit

Wind farm operators in Oklahoma and other states who intend to build new facilities are facing a year’s end deadline if they want to get a federal tax break before it expires. The federal renewable electricity production tax credit or PTC has a deadline of Dec. 31, 2019. Operators who begin construction of wind farms …

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Colorado governor signs order pushing drivers to electric cars

  Colorado’s Gov. Jared Polis has signed his first executive order as Governor and it focuses on the state’s conversion to electric cars. “Our goal is to reach 100 percent renewable electricity by 2040 and embrace the green energy transition already underway economy-wide,” said Polis. The executive order has a goal of getting more Colorado drivers into …

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$13 million lost in fraud case in Kansas

Two Kansas men face lengthy prison terms for defrauding the Defense Department out of nearly $13 million in government contracts. Federal prosecutors in Kansas City contend Troy L. Bechtel, 49 of Overland Park, Kansas was the main violator. He’s charged with two counts of major program fraud and two counts of lying to federal investigators. …

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Anti-wind bills filed in the Oklahoma legislature

Five bills introduced in the Oklahoma legislature by four state Senators are targeting the wind industry. The bills created additional requirements for airport setbacks, fees for conversion to direct current electricity from wind farms and decreasing the time for the decommissioning of a wind farm. Broken Arrow Sen. Nathan Dahm’s Senate Bill 964 would require …

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