Growing Controversies over Solar Power Rates

Oklahoma is not the only state dealing with a growing controversy over solar power rates that utilities want to charge their customers over the renewable energy.
Nevada energy regulators meet this week to decide on the issue of a rate hike for s…

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Growing Controversies over Solar Power Rates

Oklahoma is not the only state dealing with a growing controversy over solar power rates that utilities want to charge their customers over the renewable energy.
Nevada energy regulators meet this week to decide on the issue of a rate hike for solar c…

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North Dakota to Consider another Bakken Pipeline

North Dakota might see construction of another crude oil pipeline.
State regulators are planning a hearing on Jan. 12 for the proposed 8-mile long Sacagawea Pipeline Co.’s line that carries a $18 million price tag.
The 12-inch diameter crude oi…

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Governor’s Critic to Hold Day-long Earthquake Forum at Capitol

The same day the Oklahoma Corporation Commission announced its latest plans targeting wastewater injection wells because they are suspected of causing major earthquakes in Edmond, Oklahoma City Rep. Richard Morrissette said he will hold an earthq…

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First US Exported Oil Enroute to Italy

Could be a matter of a few days before the U.S. shipment of crude oil to a foreign nation arrives after departing a Texas port the day before New Year’s Day. The “Theo T” tanker left NuStar Energy LP’s dockside facility in Corpus Christi, Texas …

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Middle East Tensions Create Uncertainty for Crude Prices Monday

The rising tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran put the crude markets on uncertain footing on Monday. February West Texas Intermediate crude lost 28 cents to end trade at $36.76 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. February Brent crude slipp…

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Morrissette To Hold Quake Public Hearing Later This Month

State Representative Richard Morrissette announced Monday he’ll be hosting a public forum for any and all comers to talk about the increased number and strength of earthquakes and the connection with disposal injection wells. The public hearing is sche…

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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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