Jerry Bohnen

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OSU and Vigilant Aerospace carry out drone demonstration near Stillwater

Oklahoma State University  and Vigilant Aerospace Systems  conducted a demonstration flight utilizing OSU’s 13-mile beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) corridor east of Stillwater, Oklahoma. The demonstration was used to evaluate BVLOS capabilities and to demonstrate Vigilant’s latest FlightHorizon software which provided airspace situational awareness throughout the flight. The flight was the first full exercise of the …

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Completion reports for October 10, 2019

Completion reports filed for October 10, 2019. completions: none were processed today

Permits to drill for October 10, 2019

Permits to drill issued for October 10, 2019. Beckham County HENSON 27-11-25 #2HB, March 26 2018 34 11N 25W NENWNENE API: 00921993 Lat: 35.392570466010994, Long: -99.82561463551427 FOURPOINT ENERGY LLC HH, AM, 17007 ft, MO’AN (UP GRANITE WASH)(11589) Beckham County ARTIE 26X23-11-25 #1HA, March 19 2018 26 11N 25W NWSESWSW API: 00921991 Lat: 35.39393199629941, Long: -99.82017950508131 FOURPOINT ENERGY …

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Judge dismisses suit against tower manufacturer in Tulsa

A Tulsa federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed over the 2017 death of a worker at a wind tower manufacturing operation in Tulsa. U.S. District Judge Claire V. Eagan issued the ruling in support of ARCOSA Wind Towers Inc. which purchased Trinity Structural Towers after the July 18, 2018 incident that resulted in the …

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New Mexico Governor reaches out to oil/gas industry to curb methane emissions

New Mexico’s Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says she wants to reach out to the oil and gas industry in creating new regulations for methane emissions. She wants to take advantage of the knowledge that industry scientists have. The governor extended the offer as she spoke this week at the annual conference of the New Mexico …

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Montana AG to fight lawsuit opposing Keystone XL pipeline

The Attorney General in Montana has asked a federal court to allow him to enter the lawsuit that was filed to stop the Keystone XL pipeline. He wants to stop the suit. Tim Fox wants to enter the suit in support of the line. Fox, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor issued a …

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Oklahoma regulators sign off on rate agreement with Empire District

Electric rates will remain unchanged for the next year for customers of Empire Electric District after the Oklahoma Corporation Commission voted this week on a settlement agreement. The district had originally asked for a $2.3 million rate increase but the settlement keeps the amount at $1.4 million for the nearly 4,700 customers in Craig, Delaware …

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Halliburton cuts 650 jobs in the Rockies

 Halliburton Co. is reducing its workforce in the Rockies as the biggest oilfield service contractor to announce job cuts grapples with a protracted spending slump in the shale patch. The cuts affect 650 workers across Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico and North Dakota, Emily Mir, a spokeswoman, said Wednesday in a prepared statement. Most were offered …

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DEQ environmental grants available for Oklahoma teachers

  The Oklahoma Environmental Quality Education Committee invites qualified individuals to apply for a grant to promote enthusiasm in young people for learning about the environment and natural resources. You must be an Oklahoma teacher, public or private (Preschool – 12th grade), school environmental club, youth group leader, and/or organization with a youth component to …

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Stricter gas gathering pipeline safety rules rejected by Texas Railroad Commission

Elected officials who oversee Texas’ oil and gas industry have rejected specific safety proposals for rural gathering lines, handing a victory to industry according to E and E News. The Texas Railroad Commission replaced the specific rules with a vaguer requirement to operate the lines in a “reasonably prudent manner.” That “gutted” the proposal, said …

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