Appeals court backs sale of controversial wind energy line in Missouri

Missouri landowners fighting Invenergy’s more than 700 mile transmission line to carry wind-powered electricity from Western Kansas to Illinois have lost another court case.  A state appeals court ruled in favor of a controversial wind electricity project Tuesday, putting the Grain Belt Express transmission line another step closer to construction according to the St. Louis …

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How the coronavirus has changed the oil and gas industry

  If there’s one thing we have all come to understand it is the fact that COVID-19 and its world-wide pandemic have changed not only our personal lives, but the economies of the nations of the world. Of the states. Counties and cities. A simple review of the announcements from the U.S. Energy Information Administration …

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2-square mile solar farm goes online in Texas

  Duke Energy’s 1,300 acre Holstein Solar Farm in Texas has come on line and is the company’s largest solar project to date. The 200-megawatt, alternating-current Holstein Solar farm began commercial operation June 1. Located near Wingate in the west-central area of Texas, the farm has more than 709,000 solar panels and can power the …

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NGL Energy signs long-term water disposal deal in the Permian

  NGL Energy Partners LP announced Wednesday that the Partnership recently signed a new long-term produced water transportation and disposal agreement with a super major producer in the Permian Basin of Texas. The new agreement is with a producer operating in Loving County within the core of the Delaware Basin and includes a fifteen-year acreage …

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Four newly-drilled wells completed in NW Oklahoma

  Four wells were completed this year in the northwest part of Oklahoma by Bce-Mach LLC, an Oklahoma City-based energy company. Completion reports filed this week showed the wells were drilled in Alfalfa and Woods Counties. The Means 13-25-11 3h, located at 12 25N 11W in Alfalfa County is located 6 miles south of the …

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Oklahoma regulators to get COVID-19 update

  Oklahoma regulators will get another COVID-19 update at their regular meeting to be held today at the state capitol. It will be an “in person” meeting for the Corporation Commissioners but due to the pandemic, the Commission’s Jim Thorpe building headquarters are closed to the public. However, the Commission’s various departments are still conducting …

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Teeter-tottering oil prices

  A day after modest losses, U.S. crude oil futures for August on Tuesday slipped slightly but still remained close to the $41 a barrel level as prices teeter-tottered. West Texas Intermediate crude dropped a penny or 0.02% and settled at $40.62 a barrel in trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Experts blamed the …

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Amazon expands operations in Arkansas

  While Oklahoma has two Amazon fulfillment centers employing thousands of workers, the state of Arkansas is getting its first such center where 1,000 people will be hired in the coming year. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported that Amazon.com confirmed Tuesday that the 826,000-foot facility under construction on a 80-acre site at the Port of Little Rock …

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Energy news in brief

** Tulsa-based OGE plans to hold a second quarter earnings conference call on Thursday, August 6 where leadership will discuss the results. The call will be held at 9 a.m. ** ONEOK, Inc.will release second quarter 2020 earnings after the market closes on July 28, 2020. ONEOK’s executive management will participate in a conference call the following …

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Oklahoma congressmen critical of House Committee chairman

    While the Democratic chairman of the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee hails the court order shutting down the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline, two Oklahoma congressmen are critical of his comments. Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, the Democrat from Arizona said the court ruling on Monday as well as the decision by Dominion and …

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