Texas Woman Gets Prison Time for Oil and Gas Scheme

A Texas woman gets a 22-year prison sentence for selling interests in phantom oil and gas exploration projects and admitting she took $225,000 from investors. Susan Gay Pruitt, 45 was set to go to trial this week but stopped the proceedings by pleading guilty to money laundering and theft charge. Just last month, another Texas …

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Drilling to Start Under North Dakota Lake Despite Native American Protests

While hundreds still protest the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, the parent company says most of the work is nearly finished on the $3.8 billion project. And Dakota Access LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners based in Dallas, is about to move ahead with plans to tunnel beneath a lake that’s at the …

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North Dakota Now Wants to Fine Dakota Access Pipeline Builder

The amount of $15,000 isn’t much when compared to the $3.8 billion cost of building what has become the controversial Dakota Access pipeline. But it’s the amount the North Dakota Public Service Commission is proposing to fine Dallas based Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the line from North Dakota to South Dakota, Iowa and …

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Inhofe—Americans Showed Tuesday They Do Not Support President’s Climate Commitments

President Obama’s climate legacy has been solidified with Tuesday’s election results and will be remembered for being built on hollow commitments.”  Sen. Jim Inhofe   Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe says American voters showed this week with the election of Donald Trump as President that they do not support the President’s climate commitments as part of …

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Permits to Drill November 10, 2016

Blaine County SIDEWINDER 33-17N-10W #1H, November 09 2016 05 16N 10W NENENENE API: 01123683 Lat: 35.89787425636872, Long: -98.27926019144104 DEVON ENERGY PRODUCTION CO LP HH, DR, 14879 ft, MISSISSIPPIAN(8689), WOODFORD(10089) Custer County CONKLING FIU #1-32-5XH, November 09 2016 32 15N 14W NWNWNWNE API: 03922490 Lat: 35.73892196377517, Long: -98.71133353170777 CONTINENTAL RESOURCES INC HH, DR, 24751 ft, WOODFORD(15044) …

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SandRidge Issues 3rd Quarter Report……calls 2016 a “watershed” year for the company

After coming out of bankruptcy and unloading $3.7 billion in debt, SandRidge Energy reported third quarter earnings and activities this week, James Bennett, SandRidge President and CEO said the company had only one drilling rig active in Oklahoma during the quarter and one for part of the quarter in the North Park Basin of Colorado. …

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State Insurance Representatives to be in Cushing Next Week to Offer Earthquake Insurance Help

  The Cushing earthquake has prompted State Insurance Commissioner John Doak to offer earthquake insurance help beginning Monday. He and his aides will be in Cushing at the Chamber of Commerce office, 1301 E. Main on Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. “There is significant damage in Cushing,” said Doak …

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Governor Stands by Corporation Commissions Injection Well Actions near Cushing

This week’s actions targeting wastewater injection wells following the Cushing earthquake have the support of Gov. Mary Fallin. “I support the quick action taken by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, which regulates the oil and gas industry in our state, as it worked closely with state researchers at the Oklahoma Geological Survey to put in place …

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Energy and Farming….Big Topics for Rep. Lucas As he Savors Re-election Win

  It’s not just agriculture that is an important subject to Oklahoma U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas who was re-elected this week to a 12th term in the House.  So is energy and he made that clear in a post-election interview with Radio Oklahoma’s Carson Horn, telling him energy and agriculture are the two most important …

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Governor Declares State of Emergency Following Cushing Earthquake

  Governor Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency in Payne County on Tuesday following the Sunday night earthquake that hit Cushing. The following was her announcement: OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency for Payne County due to a magnitude 5.0 earthquake that occurred Sunday evening near the city …

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