Kansas reverses decision—cancels state fair in Hutchinson

  Before the Oklahoma State Fair board cancelled the 2020 fair, the Kansas State Fair Board voted to go ahead with its fair. Now the Kansas board has rescinded its vote and decided to cancel the 2020 fair. The Hutchinson News, city where the Kansas state fair is held reported the board took a vote …

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State agency webinar to focus on aerospace business in Oklahoma

  Why are aerospace and defense companies moving to Oklahoma? It’s the focus of an upcoming seminar sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. The webinar is called Oklahoma Aerospace Opportunities: Why Companies are Landing in Oklahoma. It will be held on Monday, July 20 starting at 10:30 in the morning and lasting an hour. …

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Rail effort in southern Colorado could transport crude oil

  It’s possible crude oil might be hauled by train through the mountains of southern Colorado as interest grows in the dormant Tennessee Pass Line between Canon City and Dotsero. The Associated Press reports it has been 23 years since trains rumbled through the tunnel atop Tennessee Pass. A fledgling railway project in Utah’s Uinta …

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Latest proposed drilling efforts in Oklahoma

  The COVID-19 pandemic and oil crisis have resulted in little new drilling in Oklahoma but the latest effort will be in Garvin County. Houston-based OVINTIV Mid-Continent Inc. received drilling permits this week for three wells to be drilled on a single pad near the community of Purdy. The Robertson wells are to be drilled …

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Army Corps of Engineers to fight judge’s pipeline order

  The legal fight over a federal court’s order to shut down the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota took another step Monday when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it would appeal the ruling.   Attorneys for the Corps filed a notice of appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the …

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Oil prices slip ahead of OPEC review of crude markets

  A day before an OPEC committee meets to review how the oil market is working, oil futures ended lower on Monday, perhaps a sign that investors are nervous about what might come from OPEC. Prices dropped as some of the major oil-producing countries reportedly are considering a move to ease output curbs because crude …

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Candidate accuses regulators of inaction on old cases

  The Libertarian candidate trying to unseat Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Todd Hiett charged Monday that “yet another case of OCC fraud is coming up again.” Todd Hagopian sided with Commissioner Bob Anthony who included on the Tuesday meeting agenda, some cases that date back 14 years and include what he calls “fraud.” “It is VITAL …

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Oklahoma regulators to consider possible open in-person public hearings

  Oklahoma’s Corporation Commissioners meet Tuesday to consider a third extension of keeping their headquarters building at the state capitol closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic. Yet, there are indications they will open the building only to those directly involved in some cases to be heard, while excluding the public. Some of …

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DEQ offers millions for truck emissions program

  Nearly $3.5 million is now available in Oklahoma under a program aimed at improving the environment through financing the repowering of trucks and buses in order to reduce harmful emissions. The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality announced the availability of funding from the Volkswagen Settlement Trust On-Road Program. Approximately $3.5 million is available for a …

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COVID-19 forces layoffs of 80 workers at Georgia-Pacific plant in Muskogee

  At least 80 workers at Muskogee’s Georgia-Pacific plant are being laid off and the company blames the COVID-19 pandemic. It is the first layoffs ever at the plant. The company issued a statement and explained the layoffs will be temporary and short-term. “COVID-19 has forced us all to change the way we conduct business. …

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