Hyundia and Kia Fined—-You Driving One?

In all liklihood, some of the 1.2 million vehicles that led to a $100 million civil penalty against Hyundai and Kia are being driven by Oklahomans. And, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, they’re helping emit 4.75 million metric t…

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Inhofe Blasts Environmental Left Over Climate Change Report

Climate change is occurring because of the burning of fossil fuels. It’s the latest conclusion of the International Panel on Climate Change and Oklahoma U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe, author of a book claiming climate change is a hoax, disagrees with the as…

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SEC Review Delays SandRidge Energy’s Quarterly Filing

What’s described as a routine review by the Securities and Exchange Commission has caused SandRidge Energy in Oklahoma to delay its third quarter financing reporting to be delayed by a few days.
The company made the announce early Tuesday, stating tha…

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Corporation Commissioner-Elect Relaxes on Election Day

One man who can sit back and watch today’s election with satisfaction is former Oklahoma House Speaker Todd Hiett. He’ll be probably having a good time at any of the GOP watch parties to be held tonight, knowing he doesn’t have to worry about the vote…

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Energy Not a Hot Topic in State’s Elections

Energy has been a controversial campaign issue for some politicians across the country. But in Oklahoma, it hasn’t been a hot-button issue.
Not in the Governor’s bid for re-election and the challenge by Democratic gubernatorial candidae Joe Dorman.

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Devon Spends Nearly $200,000 Fighting Denton’s Proposed Fracking Ban

Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy is one of those energy firms that has helped fund opposition to a frack ban to be decided Tuesday in Denton, Texas. The company has contributed $195,000 toward the fight against a move by some city residents and …

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State’s Transportation Leader Says Nation Must Solve Better Highway Funding

Better roads and bridges in Oklahoma almost go hand in hand with the state’s energy industry, whether it involves oil and gas rigs or wind towers being hauled over weakened bridges or deteriorating highways. And the state’s transportation leader says …

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Nation’s Average Gas Prices Fall Below $3

The nation hasn’t seen the average gasoline price below three dollars a gallon since December of 2010, according to AAA Oklahoma. It reached $2.98 over the weekend, leading AAA spokesman Chuck Mai to say, “Motorists across the nation are experie…

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A GOP Win in the Senate Could Return Inhofe to Control of Environmental Committee

Election day could put Oklahoma U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe back in power of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee—–if, and that’s not all of a big if, the Republicans win control of the U.S. Senate.
From 2003 to 2013, Senator Inhofe was …

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State’s Gasoline Average Price Higher than National Average

Oklahoma now has a higher average gasoline price than the nation, according to GasBuddy.com. The gasoline price watchdog shows Oklahoma’s average price for gasoline is now $2.99 compared to the national average of $2.98 a gallon.
One week ago, the st…

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