Stripper Well Operators Hit Hard by Downturn

“The small operators of the stripper wells are pretty resilient.” Mike Cantrell

Times are tough for some of the independent oil and gas operators in Oklahoma and elsewhere across the country because of the major drop in energy prices. But…

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Laid off Energy Workers Eligible for Federal Jobless Help

Decisions by the U.S. Department of Labor mean workers laid off at four companies in the state in the past year are eligible for assistance. Among the workers are those let go by Cimarron Energy in Marlow. They were ruled eligible because of increased …

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State Program Helps Creates Nearly 700 New Jobs

While Moody’s and an economic survey by a Creighton University professor don’t exactly heap glowing praises on Oklahoma’s economy, the state is still adding jobs thanks to the Quality Jobs Program at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.
The addition o…

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Iowa Set Another Ethanol Production Record in 2015

There’s a reason why the presidential hopefuls in Iowa don’t bash the ethanol industry. Afterall, Iowa corn producers sell massive amounts of their crop to ethanol manufacturers and recently it was announced that the state’s refineries produced more t…

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How Much You Saved at the Gas Pumps in 2015

Americans saved a collective $115 billion plus this year on trips to the gas station, according to AAA. The average licensed driver saving more than $550 as the average price for a gallon of gas never broke $3 in 2015 and it dropped below $2 in Decemb…

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Moody’s Revises State’s Economic Outlook to Negative

More bad news for Oklahoma’s state budget officials and once again, the blame is being laid on the feet of the oil and gas industry in the state.
Moody’s Investors Service, according to State Treasurer Ken Miller has reaffirmed the state’s current gen…

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More Proof of Slower Economies in Oklahoma and Midwest

While the energy industry is dragging down economies in Oklahoma and other states with a heavy oil and gas sector, the economies in the midwest continue to slip for the past several months, according to the Mid-American Business Conditions Index conduc…

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Earthquake Plans to be Announced by State in Response to Edmond Quakes

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission says it will make known Monday its plans on dealing with the recent surge in strong earthquakes around Edmond. In response to a 4.3 magnitude quake early in the week followed by a New Year’s Day 4.2 magnitude quake t…

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1,000 out-ofo-State Linemen Helping OGE with Outages

Obviously when you have tens of thousands of Oklahomans without electrical power because of the winter storm, that means extensive damage to the utilities.
Oklahoma Gas and Electric’s website indicates the damage report includes more than 400 poles, 6…

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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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