Gas Hits $1.75 Average in Oklahoma

Gasoline prices in Oklahoma have dropped to a new statewide average of $1.75 per gallon, according to the latest Fuel Gauge report from AAA Oklahoma. The new average is just more than 2 cents cheaper than a week ago.
And AAA Oklahoma says the new pric…

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Oklahoma’s Coal Country Turns Red

Has Oklahoma’s coal country turned Republican? Also known as Little Dixie, the southeast part of Oklahoma which historically has voted Democrat turned a different shade following last week’s 2014 mid-term elections.
As the McCarville Report indicated…

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Congressman Mullin Pushes Fight With EPA Over Water Rules

Newly-re-elected 2nd District U.S. Representative Markwayne Mullin (R) is intent on making sure Oklahomans voice opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed ‘Waters of the United States’ Clean Water Act rule.
He spoke to two gro…

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Koch’s Money Helps Volunteer Fire Departments in Oklahoma and Nation

While Koch companies are often criticized for their conservative political involvement, they also contribute thousands to worthy causes, such as the more than $500,000 donated so far this year to 107 fire departments in cities and places where the comp…

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Groups Oppose Revival of Wind Tax Credits

Oklahoma’s congressional delegation now has the task of deciding how it will stand on the controversial proposal to extend the Wind Production Tax Credit, the one that expired at the end of 2013. But the fight is underway as 66 organizations led…

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Bridenstine Charges Obama War on Energy Continues with New Rail Rules

U.S. Representative Jim Bridenstine (R) says the Obama administration’s “war on energy” is continuing at the Department of Transportation through a newly proposed rule that he contends would dramatically hinder crude oil transport by rail. The congres…

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Corporation Commission Attorney Honored With Energy Law Award

After 32 years working with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, attorney Michael Decker’s been honored with the Eugene Kuntz Award at the 19th Annual Kuntz Conference on Natural Resources Law and Policy in Oklahoma City.
The Director of Administrativ…

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Oil Slump Forces Continental to Adjust 2015 Drilling Efforts

Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources says its third quarter 2014 net earnings were $534 million which figured out to be $1.44 per diluted share. And the adjusted net income for the quarter came to $301 mlillion or $0.81 per diluted share. …

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Reuters Focuses on General Counsel in Harold Hamm Divorce Trial

A week after losing a ruling to open the sealed transcripts and documents in the multi-billion dollar divorce trial of Continental Resources founder Harold Hamm, Reuters news agency continues its coverage of the controversial proceeding in Oklahoma Cit…

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No Surprise—Texas Leads Nation in Oil and Gas Job Growth

While Texas led the nation last year in energy job growth to the tune of 19,000 new private sector jobs in oil and natural gas production, Oklahoma was in the top ten states with what the federal government calls ‘significant contributions’, acco…

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