Enable Midstream Gets New Board Member

Oklahoma City-based Enable Midstream Partners, LP announced the naming of an independent director to its board of directors. He is energy industry veteran Ronnie K. Irani, president and CEO of RKI Energy Resources whose appointment is effect Marc…

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Corporation Commission Targets Rules Changes for Shutdown of Injection Wells

When the Oklahoma Corporation Commission holds a regular meeting on Wednesday, it will attempt to make rule changes resulting from the December 2015 decision by SandRidge Energy to fight the shutdown and reduction of operation of some of its wast…

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More Quakes Rattle the State

While the Oklahoma Corporation Commission studies the impact of its latest steps in controlling earthquakes and wastewater disposal wells, northern Oklahoma was shaken by more earthquakes.
Two happened Monday morning near Mooreland. The first wa…

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Pipeline Safety Hearing to be Held Tuesday by Rep. Mullin and Others

Oklahoma congressman Markwayne Mullin and others on a subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a legislative hearing on Tuesday to examine the nation’s pipeline safety reauthorization.
Five witnesses will appear before t…

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Oil Price Decline Brings Drop in Number of Crude Oil Tankers by Rail

The number of crude oil rail cars passing through Oklahoma and other energy-rich states declined last year in the U.S. as oil prices fell. That’s according to the Association of American Railroads.
The group said 410,249 carloads of crude were c…

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North Dakota Requires More Monitoring of Massive Oil Pipeline

Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners will have to cough up another $100,000 to pay for an independent review of its construction of the biggest-capacity pipeline proposed to move crude from North Dakota’s oil patch. The state Emergency Commissio…

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Profit Takers Turn Crude Prices Lower on Friday

Profit taking pushed crude prices lower on Friday. April West Texas Intermediate crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange lost 29 cents to end trade at $32.78 a barrel. On the London ICE Futures Exchange, April Brent crude fell 19 cents to settle at $…

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Rig Losses Slow Nationwide and Remain Steady in Oklahoma

The nation lost more rigs in the oil and gas industry in the past week while the losses leveled off in Oklahoma, according to the latest data from Baker Hughes Company of Houston, Texas.
Oklahoma remained at 73 but was still far below the count of 146…

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Manufacturing Industry Hurt by Energy Downturn

Closing at its lowest mark since 2009, the Tenth District Manufacturing Survey for February was released. The survey reflected a continued pattern of deterioration over the past few months coming from both durable and nondurable goods factories.
“Ener…

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LNG Shipped from Lower 48

The first international shipment of liquefied natural gas from the lower 48 states of the U.S. went to Brazil, marking a significant point in U.S. energy history because it shows the strength of the nation’s natural gas production, production tha…

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