Oklahoma and Other States Want EPA to Start from Scratch on Suspended Mercury Rule

Oklahoma and 19 other states now want the U.S. Supreme Court to force the Environmental Protection Agency to start all over on a new mercury rule that resulted in last summer’s 5-4 ruling where the high court ruled the EPA failed to consider cost…

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TransCanada’s $13 billion Pipeline Company Purchase Affects Four Oklahoma Companies.

TransCanada, the company that constructed the Keystone pipeline from Cushing south to the Gulf Coast but failed to win approval of the northern leg from Canada to Nebraska, is paying $13 billion to buy the U.S. gas pipeline company, Columbia Pipe…

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New Pipeline Safety Rules Proposed by Federal Government

Midstream energy companies no doubt are wondering how new regulations proposed by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration will affect them. The rules were announced Thursday and will soon be posted in the Federal Register as a …

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Finger Pointing by Congress over Flint, Michigan Water Crisis

Democrats blamed Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder while Republicans on a House committee blamed the EPA for the lead-poisoned waters in Flint, Michigan. It was a House Oversight committee hearing. Oklahoma Rep. Steve Russell sits on the committee.
The …

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Devon Energy Could Benefit from Government Decision in Montana

The move by the Obama administration to finally give up a several year running fight over oil and gas leases on land outside Montana’s Glacier National Park has a direct bearing on Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy. The land is considered sacred t…

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Anti-Fracking Petition Drive Allowed in Colorado—–Could Lead to Statewide Vote

Despite layoffs in Colorado’s oil patch and low prices for oil and natural gas, anti-fracking activists aren’t giving up their fight to ban fracking. And now they have won approval to circulate petitions to put such a ban before Colorado voters.

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Anti-Fracking Petiton Drive Allowed in Colorado—–Could Lead to Statewide Vote

Despite layoffs in Colorado’s oil patch and low prices for oil and natural gas, anti-fracking activists aren’t giving up their fight to ban fracking. And now they have won approval to circulate petitions to put such a ban before Colorado voters.

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Bankruptcy Liquidation for Oklahoma City’s New Source Energy

An Oklahoma City independent oil company that focused on drilling activity in eastern Oklahoma has become a victim of the energy downturn.
New Source Energy Partners as well as its general partner New Source Energy GP LLC filed for bankruptcy liquidat…

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Law Firm Announced It Is Investigating Williams Partners in Tulsa

A California law firm noted for its history of filing class-action lawsuits says it has started an investigation into Williams Partners L.P. to determine if the firm and its officers violated securities laws by issuing misleading information to investo…

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Ethanol Industry Rips Congress for Not Including It in Renewable Fuels Hearing

The ethanol industry isn’t happy that it was excluded from a U.S. House Oversight Subcommittee hearing this week to examine the Renewable Fuel Standard.
“Once again, no one from the U.S. biofuels industry wsa invited to testify, silencing a powe…

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