Category: Oil & Gas

Mustang Oilfield Site Fight Heads to Trial in Late February

A trial date has been set for late February in the fight by Mustang residents against the efforts of Dallas-based Mid-Con Energy to create 15 injection wells in a waterflood project to recover oil from an old oilfield site near the city.
Residents are…

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Judge Won’t Budge in Fracking fight in Wyoming

The Wyoming federal judge who refuses to speed up the legal fight over the federal government’s right to regulate hydraulic fracturing on federal and tribal lands is under fire from the Bureau of Land Management. The BLM recently argued that U.S. Distr…

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North Dakota to Consider another Bakken Pipeline

North Dakota might see construction of another crude oil pipeline.
State regulators are planning a hearing on Jan. 12 for the proposed 8-mile long Sacagawea Pipeline Co.’s line that carries a $18 million price tag.
The 12-inch diameter crude oil pipe…

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Governor’s Critic to Hold Day-long Earthquake Forum at Capitol

The same day the Oklahoma Corporation Commission announced its latest plans targeting wastewater injection wells because they are suspected of causing major earthquakes in Edmond, Oklahoma City Rep. Richard Morrissette said he will hold an earthquake p…

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First US Exported Oil Enroute to Italy

Could be a matter of a few days before the U.S. shipment of crude oil to a foreign nation arrives after departing a Texas port the day before New Year’s Day. The “Theo T” tanker left NuStar Energy LP’s dockside facility in Corpus Christi, Texas carryi…

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Some Suspect Lake Arcadia is Behind Earthquake Surge in Edmond

As the Oklahoma Corporation Commission issued orders Monday for five wastewater injection wells to reduce operations around Edmond due to strong earthquakes, one retired Petroleum Engineer has a theory that the nearby Lake Arcadia Lake might also be a …

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State Orders Injection Well Reductions in Response to Edmond Earthquakes

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has once again issued orders for reduced operation of wastewater injection wells suspected of causing a surge in strong earthquakes around Edmond.
The orders issued Monday afternoon affects five operating Arbuckle d…

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Stripper Well Operators Hit Hard by Downturn

“The small operators of the stripper wells are pretty resilient.” Mike Cantrell

Times are tough for some of the independent oil and gas operators in Oklahoma and elsewhere across the country because of the major drop in energy prices. But they …

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Hamm Still Optimistic About Oil Prices

What Continental Resources Founder Harold Hamm says about the falling oil prices and why he’s still optimistic.
“I see prices improving,” he told a third quarter earnings report last week in Oklahoma City. “I see prices improving to the 85-90 dollar r…

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Istook Calls for ‘Thank You’ to Oil and Gas

Former Oklahoma Republican congressman Ernest Istook says it’s about time the nation gave a big “thank you” to the country’s oil and gas companies for stimulating family budgets and the national economy.
It’s what he calls for writing recently in the …

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