Kansas environmentalists accused of practicing law without a license

Efforts by two environmentalists to blame oil and gas exploration in the Flint Hills of Kansas for causing earthquakes have led to them being accused of practicing law without a license.  And both contend it’s retaliation by the Kansas Corporation Commission where they have appeared in their fight against wastewater disposal wells. The Topeka Capital …

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Texas rewrites lizard protection plan with hopes of avoiding federal intervention

The state of Texas is taking steps to improve its protections for the dunes sagebrush lizard, hoping it might prevent the federal government from moving in and taking far more restrictive action. State officials are rewriting the Texas Conservation Plan which was originally drawn up to avoid federal regulation over the little creature that is …

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Houston firm makes public offering to buy $215 million in holdings from Devon Energy

Hours after announcing it had paid $215 million for 9,600 net acres in the Delaware Basin sold by Oklahoma City’s Devon Energy, Houston-based Carrizo Oil and Gas saw a drop in trading of shares. It totaled 6.4 % and came as the company also announced it was launching a public offering of 9.5 million shares …

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NW Oklahoma’s frac sand plant close to beginning operations

Months after announcing plans to build a frac sand plant in northwest Oklahoma, Preferred Sands is close to opening operations, as witnessed by the attached pictures of the plant near Oakwood. It is located along the Northwest Highway  between Watonga and Woodward. As OK Energy Today reported in April, the Pennsylvania-based company intends to begin …

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Poultry farm opponents gather support in NE Oklahoma

Northeast Oklahomans are putting up a growing fight in an effort to stop pollution caused by additional chicken farms popping up in the area. As the Tulsa World recently reported, another meeting was held last weekend by angry residents of Delaware County.  It was the latest gathering of those upset over a poultry operation near …

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Congressman unhappy over House Ethics Committee ruling

Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin, who sits on the House Energy and Commerce Committee has been ordered by the House Committee on Ethics to return $40,000 wrongly paid to him five years ago by his plumbing business. And he’s not happy with the ruling. It was Mulling Plumbing where he gained large recognition in eastern and …

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Storms produced flooding in Oklahoma City, southern Oklahoma and SE Kansas

Storms dumped up to 5 inches of rain Wednesday night in Oklahoma City and produced at least two weak tornadoes. No damage was reported from the tornadoes, each which lasted only a few seconds.  But Oklahoma City firefighters indicated they had to make at least 32 high water rescues involving stranded motorists and at least …

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Devon Energy sells acreage in Delaware Basin in $215 million deal

Devon Energy Corp. (NYSE: DVN) announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell 9,600 net acres of non-core Delaware Basin acreage in Ward and Reeves County to Carrizo Oil and Gas for $215 million. Net production from these properties is approximately 2,500 oil-equivalent barrels per day (60 percent oil). The transaction is …

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Valkyrie Systems Aerospace to locate training and manufacturing plant in Oklahoma

Governor Mary Fallin and Valkyrie Systems Aerospace (VSA)  announced Tuesday a partnership between the state of Oklahoma and the company. The partnership will ultimately accommodate manufacturing facilities, as well as flight operations and training in the greater Oklahoma City area. VSA was recently awarded a 21st Century Quality Jobs Program incentive contract that will create …

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Gas prices remain steady nationally but drop in Oklahoma

Gasoline prices dropped a few cents a gallon across the state of Oklahoma in the past week while they held steady nationally. AAA Oklahoma reports the state average is $2.62 a gallon which is 2 cents cheaper than last week at this time. Nationally, the average is $2.86 which was the same as a week …

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