Regulators to consider continued COVID-19 restrictions

  Oklahoma Corporation Commissioners will pick up Tuesday where they left off last week when their Thursday virtual meeting was interrupted by technical glitches. In a 1:30 p.m. meeting, they will again consider a possible extension of their March order that arose from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Tim Rhodes, Director of Administration will …

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Senator Inhofe picks fight with Energy Department

  While Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe finds himself in a re-election fight, he opened another battle in the past week—one with the U.S. Energy Energy department. As the Tulsa World reported this week, it has to do with the control of the nation’s nuclear arsenal and its future development. At the center of the …

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Wanted: A new generation of clean energy wildcatters

  SUBSCRIBE Sign In  If we have wildcatters in the oil and gas industry, why not in the renewable industry? It’s the point of Chris Tomlinson’s opinion piece this week in the Houston Chronicle. OPINION // CHRIS TOMLINSON Texas universities are doing amazing research into clean energy generation, and it’s beginning to change the world. What’s needed …

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Tribes’ ancestral remains return home from Finland to Colorado’s Mesa Verde National Park

    Tribal leaders have reburied the remains of their ancestors that were taken more than a century ago from what’s now a national park in Colorado. A Swedish researcher unearthed the remains of about 20 people and more than two dozen funerary objects from southwestern Colorado in 1891. They eventually became part of a …

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Congressman works to save fracking for oil and gas industry

  The U.S. House Rules Committee met this week to formulate a rule on the sweeping clean energy package pushed by Democrats and one Republican is fighting to preserve the oil and gas industry’s fracking capabilities. At question is H.R. 4447 (116) which sets up a floor vote on the measure that Democrats argue is …

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Energy news in brief

** The House Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources plans a hearing Tuesday, Sept. 22  entitled “Trump Administration Broken Promises on Renewable Energy.” It begins at 12 p.m. eastern time. ** Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. announced the completion of its reverse stock split and other business updates. Northern completed the previously announced …

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It’s “Battery Day” at Tesla

    Tesla plans to host its annual shareholder meeting, followed by a “battery technology day” presentation, on Tuesday, September 22. Elon Musk’s electric car company is likely to disclose specifications for at least one new type of battery cell that the company has been developing, and may give an aspiring start-date for manufacturing its own …

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Oklahoma Unemployment Rate Ranks 10th Lowest in U.S.

  Despite massive layoffs in the energy industry and growing job losses elsewhere because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Oklahoma’s jobless rate is still the 10th lowest in the country. The state’s jobless rate is down to 5.7% after soaring to 12.6% in May. Click here to read the story at The McCarville Report.  

More OKC workers lose employment due to COVID-19 pandemic

  Seventy-five workers at an Oklahoma City restaurant are among the latest to be sent to the unemployment lines because of the coronavirus pandemic. They join tens of thousands of energy workers who also lost their jobs because of the spread of COVID-19. Oklahoma’s Office of Workforce Development was notified of the layoff of the …

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Walmart goes all in for climate change efforts

  Walmart announced it is doubling down on addressing the growing climate crisis and plans to target zero emissions across the Arkansas-based company’s global operations by 2040. The Bentonville company also said it is committed to protecting, managing and restoring at least 50 million acres of land and a million square miles of ocean by …

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