Jerry Bohnen

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Colorado Authorities Investigate Suncor Energy Refinery Release

Colorado authorities are probing the reported possible release of sulfur dioxide at a refinery near Denver that experienced a power failure late last week. It occurred at the Suncor Energy, Inc. plant in Commerce City where plumes of orange and black smoke were sent into the air when the power failure resulted in a shut-down …

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Judge Refuses to Allow Riot Charges Against Reporter at North Dakota Pipeline Protest Sites

Updating the protests at the North Dakota oil pipeline, a judge on Monday refused to okay riot charges against Democracy Now reporter Amy Goodman. State’s attorney Ladd R. Erickson had announced last Friday he would file the charge against Goodman, claiming her reporting and actions at one of the construction sites of the Dakota Access …

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Oklahoma Gasoline Prices Drop Again

Ponca City has taken over the top place for the most expensive gasoline in the State with a new average of $2.16 a gallon, a penny higher than what motorists in Stillwater are paying. AAA Oklahoma reports this week’s statewide average is $2.05, four cents cheaper than the October high of $2.08 recorded Oct. 8. …

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Coalition Challenges New Fracking Rules in Pennsylvania

Another group is challenging hydraulic fracturing operations. This time, the Marcellus Shale Coalition has filed suit over Pennsylvania’s new rules governing the fracking process. The Coalition contends parts of the Chapter 78(a) rules went beyond the scope of the State Department of Environmental Protection’s regulatory authority. They also claim the new rules that took effect …

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Another Government Delay for Williams and its Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has handed another blow to Williams Partners LP over the Tulsa company’s plans for a $3 billion pipeline to carry natural gas to the eastern part of the country. The Commission¬†announced recently that landowners would have until Nov. 14 to comment on the new route alternatives for parts of Williams’s …

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Newfield Talks of Selling Bakken Interests to Finance Expanded Exploration in Oklahoma

  Already with a heavy commitment in Oklahoma’s STACK, Houston-based Newfield Exploration is now talking of possibly selling Bakken Shale assets in North Dakota to finance more drilling in northern Oklahoma. At the same time, the company’s chief executive officer, Lee Boothby offers some cautious optimism, suggesting the company needs more exploration time and a …

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Bankrupt Chaparral Wins Extensions from Delaware Court

  Oklahoma City-based Chaparral Energy has won an extension of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan and now will have until January 2017 to finish seeking acceptances from lenders. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court approved the company’s request to extend the period through and including November 9, 2016 and January 9, 2017. The company filed Chapter 11 …

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Neese Named Co-Chair of Trump Small Business Advisory Council

Oklahoma City businesswoman Terry Neese has been named a co-chair of Donald Trump’s Small Business Advisory Council to assist with his presidential campaign. The council is meant to advise Trump on small business issues, including those affecting small energy-related companies whether it be in oil and gas or wind. Dr. Neese is founder of Terry …

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Bernie Wants Work Stopped on Dakota Access Pipeline

Now Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is getting involved in the fight to stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, the one that has drawn even Oklahoma Native Americans to North Dakota to protest the line. This time, Sanders joined three other Democratic Senators in asking President Barack Obama to personally intervene and stop the pipeline …

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Senator Inhofe’s Energy Bills Included in Clinton Emails Released by WikiLeaks

His efforts over the years in energy measures before the U.S. Senate earned Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe in those controversial.¬†Hillary Clinton emails released this month by WikiLeaks. A search of the Clinton emails on the WikiLeaks website showed Sen. Inhofe was mentioned 98 separate times. Some involved his stance in support of a South …

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