54 million Unit Offering by Energy Transfer Partners

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. in Dallas has announced the pricing of common unit offering. The offering totals 54,000,000 common units representing limited partner interests and the pricing will be at $18.65 a unit. Net proceeds from the offering will be used by ETP to repay amounts outstanding under its revolving credit facilities. The funds will …

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Derailed Train Near Sallisaw Carried Liquid Petroleum Gas

Heavy rains in eastern Oklahoma are being blamed for the Sunday morning derailment of two engines and 10 cars of a Union Pacific freight train near Sallisaw. The train derailed at a site 5 miles east of Sallisaw and north of highway U.S. 64 according to Sequoyah County Emergency Management Director Steve Rutherford. At least …

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Airborne Mapping for Faults and Earthquake Data to Begin in State

While central and northern Oklahoma have received the attention when it comes to earthquakes, southwest Oklahoma will soon get attention too. The Oklahoma Geological Survey along with the U.S. Geological Survey plan to carry out airborne mapping of a large area of the state including some southwestern counties. At least 18 counties will be mapped …

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Rare Geological Map Discovered and Repaired at OU and Geological Survey

Coming soon to the Sarkey’s Energy Center at the University of Oklahoma, the first hand drawn geologic map of Oklahoma. Drawn in 1904 by Charles N. Gould, the “father of Oklahoma geology,” it was discovered by accident in 2014. According to Geology Notes, the publication of the Oklahoma Geological Survey, , Oklahoma Geological Survey Geologist …

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Counties See Economic and Business Wins So Far This Year

Governor Mary Fallin is out with a report indicating the state’s business climate is still positive even with a slow recovery of the  state’s oil and gas industry, plus another state budget shortfall. In a recent release from her office, Gov. Fallin said the state’s gross domestic products grew 1.9 percent in the first three …

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Workers’ Comp Training Conference to be held in October

The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) announced that it is offering the following continuing education hours at its 4th Annual Educational Conference on October 5th – 6th, 2017, at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Norman: 8 hours of general credit by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMS) (PACE Approved Program). 10 hours of …

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Kayaktivsts Protest Another TransCanada Project

TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline isn’t the only project drawing protests for the Canadian Company. Environmental activists paddled across the Potomac River on Friday in western Maryland where TransCanada is trying to build a 3 and a half mile long pipeline under the river. It’s far from the Keystone XL pipeline project being fought by activists …

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Oklahoma Wind Farm Operator Finds Itself in a Gas Pipeline Fight in Virginia

NextEra Energy, the Florida company with huge wind farm operations in Oklahoma has gone to court in a controversial move in construction of a natural gas pipeline in Virginia. NextEra Energy and EQT Corporation, backers of Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC have responded to a July lawsuit by landowners fighting eminent domain in construction of the …

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Protesters Want Austin, Texas to Stop Fossil Fuels to Power City

Those in the oil and gas industry might view what happened Thursday night in Austin, Texas by saying, “they don’t call Austin weird for nothing.” More than 100 people rallied outside city hall in a call for the city to stop using fossil fuels to power the city. They contend an Austin Energy power generation …

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Hamm Says It’s Time to Block Venezuelan Oil into U.S.—-Get Tough With Maduro

When Oklahoma oilman Harold Hamm speaks, President Trump listens. How well he listens might be another matter. But Hamm’s latest comments concern his call for a “get tough” approach with Venezuela, according to Bloomberg News. Stop shipments of Venezuela oil into the U.S. “If the president wants to make an immediate impact on Venezuela to …

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