Inhofe defends Trump environmental policies—-says they are working

Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe has gone to the Senate floor to claim that the Trump administration is becoming one of the truly great environmental administrations. “We’re seeing significant progress in environmental protection that we have not seen in any other administration,” said the Senator this week as he stood on the floor using a …

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OKC Judge sends court fight with 2 energy firms back to Grant County

For the past 8 years, the Oklahoma City firm of Summa Engineering, Inc. has found itself in a legal battle with two limited liability energy companies. In 2011, Venus Energy, LLC and Blue Mesa Properties, LLC filed suit in Texas against Summa. Then in 2017, Summa went to court in Grant County, Oklahoma  filling suit …

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New website announced by Oklahoma DEQ

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality announced the launch of the new DEQ website. “As part of DEQ’s ongoing commitment to provide customers easy access to agency information, DEQ has created a website designed for a better user experience,” stated the announcement. “The site is customer-focused and features prominent navigation tools and an enhanced search …

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First ever diesel fuel station opened by biofuels maker in Iowa

An Iowa based biofuel producer that is considered to be the nation’s leading advanced producers of biofuels has opened its first ever diesel fueling station. Renewable Energy Group, Inc. opened the station in Seneca, Illinois. Construction on the around-the-clock, fully-automated station began earlier this year. Diesel customers from trucking fleets to local diesel vehicle owners …

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Will things be stronger in 2Q for Roan Resources?

After a weak first quarter caused in part by stretching its number of drilling rigs too far with poor production, Oklahoma City-based Roan Resources will release its second quarter 2019 results in early August. Results will be released on Wednesday, August 7 following the close of trading. The company management will host a conference call …

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Fumes suspected in deadly tank blast in El Reno

Fire investigators suspect fumes inside an empty truck tank caused the Sunday morning explosion that killed Travis Farley, 48 of Chickasha. The explosion happened while he was inside the empty tank at Canyon Well Service, 1610 SH 66 in El Reno around 7 a.m. Another worker had been in the vicinity but left the shop …

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Heat warnings across Oklahoma this week

The brutal heat this week is challenging for anyone who works outdoors—farmers, oilfield hands, roofers and more. Temperatures climbed to 100 degrees or greater in the western part of Oklahoma while the heat indices ranged from a low of 98 in the Panhandle to 114 degrees degrees in eastern Oklahoma. Wednesday was filled with heat …

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North Dakota ready to fight Washington state over crude oil shipments ban

North Dakota’s oil and gas regulator says it will ask the federal government to block Washington state from enforcing a crude-by-rail law that could prevent as much as 200K bbl/day of Bakken crude from reaching Puget Sound refineries. The state law, which Gov. Inslee signed into law in May and will go into effect Jan. 1, prohibits …

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Expanded water system operational in New Mexico’s Permian Basin

Houston-based Solaris Water Midstream, LLC announced it has launched operations at its expanded Lobo Ranch Produced Water Recycling and Blending Center, a large-scale produced water recycling and non-potable water blending facility in Eddy County, New Mexico. Solaris Water also has started the development of its Bronco facility, an additional recycling and blending facility in Lea County, …

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Roan gets 2,000 barrels of oil a day production from 4 Grady County wells

Four wells drilled on a single pad by Roan Resources produced nearly 2,000 barrels of oil a day in Grady County, Oklahoma according to completion reports filed this week. The Oklahoma City oil and gas firm reported the wells were drilled at 13 9N 6W at a site a few miles southeast of Tuttle. Their …

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