Anschutz puts money into hydrogen research

  The Anschutz Corporation — developer of a massive wind farm in southern Wyoming — makes the first substantial private investment in the University of Wyoming’s Hydrogen Research Center. The company is the previous owner of The Oklahoman newspaper in Oklahoma City. Click here for story from Wyoming Public Radio

Oil’s jump sends Oklahoma energy stocks upward

  Thursday brought a second day of big crude oil price jumps both in the U.S. and overseas and as a result, Oklahoma energy stocks soared and in one case nearly 18%. Global benchmark Brent crude hit its highest level in more than two months, rising $1.06 to finish the day at $77.25 a barrel …

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The Anadarko Basin is busy with new drilling

  New completions and permits to drill support the Enverus Analytics report of significant rig activity growth in the Anadarko Basin. The completion reports filed this week were for wells actually completed in 2020. Paloma Operating Co. Inc. completed two Quidditch Bia 31-30-16n-7w wells on a single pad at 31 16N 7W with combined daily production of …

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Enverus—Anadarko Basin rig activity up while national count slows

  The weekly report by Austin-based Enverus Rig Analytics shows the U.S. rig count fell by five over the past week to 623 while rig activity is growing in the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma. Enverus reported the national count is still 4% higher over the past month and up 112% in the last year. However, …

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Congresswoman urges adequate funding for National Weather Center

Oklahoma U.S. Rep. Stephanie Bice on Thursday urged leaders of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to not only prioritize their spending but to make sure there is adequate funding for the agency’s facilities at the University of Oklahoma. The GOP representative spoke at a House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Environment …

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PFAS testing underway at eastern New Mexico Air Base

  Work has started to test the water and soil to see where an underground contamination plume of PFAS chemicals migrated off Cannon Air Force Base in Eastern New Mexico. Located 8 miles west of Clovis near the Texas Panhandle, the base is the source of the toxic chemicals used in firefighting foam in military …

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Colorado Dems want tougher EPA stand on oil and gas drilling

  Democrats in Colorado’s Congressional delegation are urging the EPA to “swiftly” adopt tougher methane rules against oil and gas drilling claiming it would cut methane pollution by 50% by 2030. The state’s three Republican Reps, Lauren Boebert, Ken Buck and Doug Lamborn were not part of the effort according to Colorado Public Radio. Click …

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Pot growers interfering with water resources?

  Oklahoma’s marijuana growing operations might be interfering with rural water resources reports the Tulsa World and the McCarville Report. The Oklahoma Water Resources Board is investigating at least 16 complaints about cannabis businesses improperly accessing water for growing operations. Click here for McCarville Report.

ConocoPhillips schedules 3Q report release date

  After making the major acquisition of Royal Dutch Shell’s Permian Basin assets, ConocoPhillips prepares to release its third-quarter 2021 financial and operating results in early November. The company announced it will hold a conference call webcast on Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. Central Time to discuss the results. The company plans to release …

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OSU to get $1 million in geo-thermal research funding

  Congressman Frank Lucas applauded the U.S. Department of Energy’s  announcement of $1 million in funding to Oklahoma State University to advance the commercialization of enhanced geothermal systems – manmade reservoirs that produce clean, renewable energy. EGS development could expand U.S. geothermal energy capabilities and extend the use of geothermal energy into new geographic areas across the …

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