First Woman Director of Programs at ODOT

The State Transportation Department this week named its first woman Director of Capital Programs. She was Dawn Sullivan, a longtime state engineer named to the senior post at ODOT.
Sullivan has been with ODOT since 1988 when she first came to work as …

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OKC Legislator Rails Against State Leaders over Earthquakes

“What’s coming is going to be catastrophic.” Rep. Richard Morrissette on earthquakes.

Representative Richard Morrissette (D-OKC) will no doubt get more interest in the public hearing he plans to hold next week at the State Capitol exploring earthq…

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TransCanada Sues over President’s Rejection of Keystone Pipeline

A few months after President Obama rejected the Keystone XL pipeline, TransCanada filed suit, seeking $15 billion in damages from the U.S. and at the same time accused the President of exceeding his constitutional authority. It also said the White Hous…

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A Reduction in Supply Fails to Boost Crude Prices Wednesday

Despite a reduction in crude supplies, prices continued to fall. February West Texas Intermediate crude lost two dollars to end trade at $33.97 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Meanwhile on the London ICE Futures Exchange, February Brent c…

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NYSE Delisting SandRidge Energy Stock

StreetInsider.com reported Wednesday afternoon that the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) was moving forward to delist SandRidge Energy’s common stock. Trading in the company’s common stock will be suspended immediately.
The NYSE Regulation has determine…

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The Linde Group Consolidates Natural Gas Engineering Companies

A family of engineering companies is forming a single entity and will have a major presence in Tulsa. The Linde Process Plants and Linde Engineering North American with its Hydro-Chem division will create the new Linde Engineering North America Inc. (L…

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State Gets “Lukewarm” Support over Earthquake Moves at Edmond

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission’s move to reduce operations of five wastewater injection wells in an effort to curb the growing earthquakes in Edmond is getting strong support from some but lukewarm from others.
Attorney Scott Poynter, the Little …

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Central Louisiana Oil Fields Acquired by Swift Energy

In the midst of a chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, Houston-based Swift Energy Company is selling 75 percent of its holdings in two oil and gas fields in central Louisiana to Texegy LLC.
Closing is expected to happen on or before March 15, 2…

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Tallgrass Energy Increases Holdings in Pipeline

Despite the oil and gas downturn in the past year, some of the mid-stream companies are surging with major purchases. Take for example the announcement by Tallgrass Energy Partners, LP. The Leawood, Kansas based firm is buying another 31.3 percen…

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Fourth Quarter Announcements Coming

It’s about that time of year again when energy firms announce the dates for their fourth-quarter financial results announcements. Mark it on your calendar because Phillips 66 will host a conference call at 11 a.m. Oklahoma time on Friday, Jan. 29…

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