Category: General

OSBI Probes Tracking Device Found on Legislator’s Truck

A longtime critic of the wind industry in the state, Rep. Mark McBride (R-Moore) was targeted by someone using a remote tracking device found under the legislator’s pickup truck. The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has opened a probe into the discovery, according to the political website, NonDoc. McBride indicated he found the tracking device …

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New Leadership at Noble Corporation

A woman is now chairman, president and CEO of Noble Corporation PLC, the company that got its start in Oklahoma. with U.S. offices in Houston but headquartered in London. David Williams retired last week and the company appointed Julie Robertson as his successor in all three positions. Williams will stay with the company through February …

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Enable to Release 4 Q Earnings in February

After reporting a third quarter drop in earnings, Oklahoma City-based Enable Midstream Partners LP will release its fourth quarter and year-end 2017 financial results next month. The company, with 13,000 miles of gathering pipelines plans a release before market hours on Tuesday, Feb. 20. It will hold a conference call later in the day at …

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Austin Firm Makes $2 billion Purchase of Energy Transfer Subsidiary

Energy Transfer Partners, the Dallas-based company that left Tulsa’s Williams Cos. waiting at the merger altar 18 months ago has just completed a nearly $2 billion sale of its subsidiaries to  USA Compression Partners, LP. of Austin, Texas. Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. and Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. announced Tuesday the $1.8 billion sale of its …

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Supreme Court Decision on Internet Sales Tax Will Affect Oklahoma

The subject of a sales tax on internet shopping sales is a thorny issue for most states including Oklahoma. But soon, perhaps, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether states can require retailers to collect sales tax for online purchases. It’s a subject that certainly had the attention of Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin in 2017. …

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Rep. Bridenstine Also Has His Supporters to Be Next NASA Administrator

After being re-nominated by President Trump to become the next NASA administrator, Oklahoma U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine still faces a bumpy road in a confirmation process. When the U.S. Senate failed to take up Bridenstine’s nomination before the end of 2017, the White House had to nominated him again to be considered in 2018. On …

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Rep. Mullin Welcomes End to Dial-up Internet Service in His District

  Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin says the President’s recent action to sign two executive orders could mean an end to dial-up-Internet service, especially in his district and in rural parts of Oklahoma. Writing in his weekly “Mullin It Over” newsletter to his constituents, the Republican Representative said it could lead to vast improvements for tens …

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Tulsa Coal Company to Release 4Q Earnings Report

Tulsa-based Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. and Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. plan to release their fourth quarter 2017 financial results later this month. The report will be released before the market opens on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. The companies will hold a conference call starting at 9 a.m. Oklahoma time later in the day.  Alliance management …

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Energy Transfer Deals With Another Pipeline Lawsuit and Protest

The Dallas company that struggled with a massive fight by environmentalists against the Dakota Access oil pipeline now has to deal with a fight over a pipeline in Louisiana. Environmental groups have gone to court with a lawsuit against the plans of Energy Transfer Partners to build a 24-inch wide line from Lake Charles to …

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Tax Reforms Result in Smaller Rate Hike for New Mexico Utility Customers

New Mexico regulators could take up this week a proposed smaller rate hike for customers of Public Service Co. of New Mexico. Last week, the Public Regulation Commission had a 3-2 vote in a hearing during which there was contentious debate over coal-related investments by the company. Commissioners voted in December in favor of a …

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