Jerry Bohnen

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4Q 2018 earnings report coming from ConocoPhillips

ConocoPhillips plans to release its fourth quarter and full-year 2018 financial and operating results next week. The Jan. 31 release will be made before the market opens on that Thursday. Company management will hold a conference call webcast at 11 a.m. central time. The company’s third-quarter 2018 earnings reported in October 2018 totaled $1.9 billion …

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BLM loses fight over access to private gas wells

The Denver federal appeals court has ruled against the Bureau of Land Management in a 2013 dispute it had in attempting to inspect four wells on privately owned land in southwestern Colorado. The court called it a “key or lock” case. The suit was filed by Alexis and Mary O’Hare who owned 240 acres of …

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Early founder of EPA dies in Virginia

A man who was considered to be one of the founders of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency died last week in Virginia. Douglas Costle was the EPA administrator during the Carter administration.  Previously, he was a senior staffer for President Nixon’s advisory council on reorganizing the executive branch and led the study that recommended founding …

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Early founder of EPA dies in Virginia

Completion reports for January 21, 2019

Completion reports for January 21, 2019.   None were processed because of the Martin Luther King federal holiday.

Gasoline prices rebound in Oklahoma but remain low

Gasoline prices went up nearly 6 cents a gallon in Oklahoma City in the past week, reaching an average of $1.89 a gallon while statewide prices rose only one cent hitting an average of $1.93 per gallon. AAA Oklahoma reports the $1.93 average this week in the state compares to $1.92 a gallon one week …

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Jury ups the award for pipeline damages

A district court jury in central Iowa has given a victory to a landowner who contended oil pipeline builder Dakota Access didn’t pay her enough for her farmland. The Boone County jury recently ruled in favor of Judith Lamb and awarded her $250,000, farm more than the $90,100 a county compensation board gave her when …

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Rep. Mullin to have direct say over Democrats’ climate change efforts in the House

Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin will have some direct input when it comes to the efforts of Democrats in the House to approve climate change legislation. He’s been named by Republican leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee to sit on the Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change. His appointment was one of only a …

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Environmentalists lose a coal-ash court case

It’s a tie-score so far to the challenges by environmentalists when it comes to court rulings over coal ash. One for the environmentalists and one against. As OK Energy Today reported last week, a Washington, D.C. judge refused to delay a lawsuit challenging the EPA’s move to let Oklahoma regulate its own coal ash disposal. …

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Senator launches move to expand Corporation Commission with gubernatorial appointments

An effort has been launched in the Oklahoma state Senate this legislative session to expand the size of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and to term limit members. But it would require a vote of the people to change the state constitution. Sen. Mark Allen (R-Spiro) introduced Senate Joint Resolution 14 which would add two members …

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