Jerry Bohnen

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Locals question moving BLM headquarters to Grand Junction, Colorado

The proposed relocation of the national headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management from Capitol Hill to Grand Junction, Colorado is raising questions—even by some in Colorado. POLITICO’s Morning Energy Report found the local newspaper wonders about the move and how much of an impact it might have on Grand Junction. LOWERING THE BOOMTOWN: A mere …

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Chemical release under probe at Ponca City refinery

An accident at the Phillips 66 Ponca City Refinery injured 7 persons this week and remains under investigation. It happened Tuesday afternoon  around 1 o’clock when the company stated that a “unit upset” occurred “resulting in a brief release of catalyst which is used in the refining process.” “After the release, seven individuals from the …

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Chevron oil leak discovered in California

In California, there have been two significant events in the past several days related to the state’s oil and gas industry. Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom fired the state’s top oil regulator after learning that fracking permits had doubled without his knowledge since he became governor. He took the action after also learning that some …

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Corn growers want President’s support in ethanol fight

Delegates attending the National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Congress have voted in support of a measure to urge President Trump to uphold his commitment to America’s farmers and the Renewable Fuel Standard. “We, the assembled voting delegates of the National Corn Growers Association, ask President Donald Trump to uphold his commitments to protect the RFS …

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Senators voice concerns over government handling of prairie chickens

Oklahoma U.S. Sens. James Lankford and Jim Inhofe were joined by a handful of other Senators in writing Interior Secretary David Bernhardt to express concern about the decision-making process for listing the Lesser Prairie Chicken under the Endangered Species Act. They were joined by Senators Cory Gardner of Colorado, Pat Roberts of Kansas, Jerry Moran …

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2Q distribution announced by Phillips 66 Partners

A second-quarter 2019 cash distribution of 85 cents has been declared by the board of directors at Phillips 66 Partners LP. The $0.855 per common unit dividend was an increase of one cent from the first quarter of 2019, It is also the 23rd consecutive quarterly increase since the 2013 initial public offering by Phillips …

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OGE provides funds for teachers energy projects

Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company will provide $70,000 to help fund teachers’ energy efficiency projects for the 2019-2020 school year. Funding for qualifying projects will be provided through DonorsChoose.org, a crowdfunding platform for educators. Beginning Aug. 1, the company will provide up to $500 for projects that promote or teach energy efficiency and/or projects requesting …

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Market firm says changes are needed at SandRidge Energy

Market consulting firm Seeking Alpha says it’s time for changes at Oklahoma City’s SandRidge Energy where Carl Icahn took control last year allowing stock to drop. The firm said it shows Icahn is not always right. In a release this week, the firm charged that Icahn’s influence to force SandRidge out of a merger with …

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Inhofe defends Trump environmental policies—-says they are working

Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe has gone to the Senate floor to claim that the Trump administration is becoming one of the truly great environmental administrations. “We’re seeing significant progress in environmental protection that we have not seen in any other administration,” said the Senator this week as he stood on the floor using a …

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Permits to drill for July 17, 2019

Permits to drill issued on July 17, 2019. Blaine County OPERATION PURPLE RAIN SWD #1-31, July 17 2019 31 16N 10W SWNWSWSW API: 01124234 Lat: 35.814450514126854, Long: -98.3124674394523 S & S STAR OPERATING LLC SH, DR, 6800 ft, CHASE(4000), WABAUNSEE(5500) Canadian County HANNEMAN #1H-26, July 17 2019 25 12N 9W SWSWSWSW API: 01725497 Lat: 35.47969555747474, Long: -98.11306599836956 …

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