Jerry Bohnen

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Produced Water Act signed into law by Gov. Stitt

The Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma joined a broad coalition to praise Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt for signing Senate Bill 1875, the Oil and Gas Produced Water and Waste Recycling and Reuse Act. The act designates who owns and is responsible for produced water and waste from oil and natural gas drilling and production operations. “Providing …

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Layoff numbers revealed in Tulsa plant shutdown

  An estimated 150 workers are losing their jobs with the announced shutdown this week of the Cytec Industrial Materials plant located in Tulsa. A spokesman for Cytec’s parent company, Solvay based in Belgium confirmed the number in an email to OK Energy Today. Cytec manufactured composite materials for airplanes made by Boeing and Airbus, …

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Former Sierra Club chair attacks oil and gas industry in opinion piece

Writing an opinion piece for Bloomberg, former Sierra Club chairman Carl Pope who is also an adviser to Michael Bloomberg took advantage of his connections to attack the oil and gas industry. Here is what he wrote this week: The huge financial aid package enacted by Congress this spring entailed a sprawling array of programs …

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Libertarian candidate says Oklahoma regulators should not grant oil industry’s request

  If Libertarian candidate Todd Hagopian were sitting on the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, he would likely be a “no” vote to declare oil production a “waste” in order to assist some in the oil and gas industry. The businessman from Bixby is an opponent of Commissioner Todd Hiett, a Republican and in an interview with …

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Colorado regulators start probe of shortened life span of coal fired power plant

  Colorado regulators have started an investigation into how the state’s newest coal plant, one opened 10 years ago in Pueblo, now stands a chance of being closed in 10 years. Originally, Comanche 3, a coal-burning unit was supposed to have a life span lasting until 2070. Now there’s public doubt it will continue according …

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Tribes complain government won’t hear their voices in expansion of oil and gas drilling

  The federal government’s defending its use of Zoom public meetings to hear from the public about plans to expand oil and gas drilling on federal lands in New Mexico and Alaska. But Native Americans in the two states argue their tribal members aren’t fortunate enough to have the capability of using the Internet connectivity …

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Colorado’s solar industry to lose thousands of workers

The coronavirus pandemic is hitting Colorado’s solar industry especially hard and a national trade group says the state will lose nearly 2,400 solar employees this year. The report from the Solar Energy Industries Association estimates Colorado companies will shed 2,387 jobs by June, or approximately 30% of the state’s workforce, and lose out on installing …

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Energy news in brief

** The U.S. Supreme Court will not weigh in on legal disputes over the U.S. EPA’s implementation of the renewable fuel standard. ** Enbridge Inc. ENB reported first-quarter 2020 earnings per share of 62 cents, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 51 cents and increasing from the year-ago quarter’s profit of 61 cents. The outperformances were owing to higher contributions …

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Tulsa mayor says he’ll buy Tesla trucks for police if Tesla picks his city for a plant

The mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is using anything he can to entice Tesla to build its next factory there. In a tweet to Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Sunday, Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum said it would “only be right” to buy local if the carmaker set up shop in his city. He paired his tweet with a …

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Biden says as President he would kill the Keystone XL pipeline

If Joe Biden becomes president, he will kill the Keystone XL pipeline project. It’s what he said earlier this week, explaining he would rescind the permit of the controversial project that is designed to move oil from Canada southward and eventually to Oklahoma and then to Gulf Coast states. In doing so, Biden would reverse …

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