Oklahoma Archeological Survey preserves cultural significance with Oklahoma Department of Transportation

  What do Oklahoma bridges and highways have to do with cultural preservation? More than you might expect, says Amanda Regnier, director of the Oklahoma Archeological Survey at the University of Oklahoma. A longstanding program between the survey and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation allocates resources to ensure that sites identified for state infrastructure projects …

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Senator warns Biden not to break campaign promises

  POLITICO reports the Biden EPA is expected to release proposed biofuel blending volume mandates on Friday, The news group said Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley put the Biden administration on notice that if the 2021 volume level is below the figures of 2020, farmers will remember it at election time. “If we get a bad …

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Colorado oil and gas operator hit with $2 million fine

  Colorado energy regulators lowered the boom this week on oil and gas operator K.P. Kauffman. The firm was fined by the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission more than $2 million for a series of spills and leaks reported Fox 31 news. Click here for Fox 31 News.

Fall’s here—first freeze not far off?

The first day of fall usually brings speculation about when the first freeze in Oklahoma might occur. Outdoor energy workers are no different, offering their views when there might be “frost on the pumpkins.” Oklahoma Climatologist Gary McManus with the Oklahoma Mesonet joined the guessing game this week with his own version of when we …

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Energy news in brief

** Amid consternation over blackouts across New Orleans after Hurricane Ida, Entergy floats the idea of moving its headquarters out of the Louisiana city and sets off ripples of concern. ** The Department of Energy reports in 2020, wind energy was the largest source of U.S. electric-generating capacity additions, accounting for 42% of new capacity. ** Commercial buildings in the United …

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No slowdown in Oklahoma’s wind power growth

A Department of Energy report on wind power in the U.S. shows Oklahoma with a strong number three ranking in the country in terms of installed wind capacity and wind generation power. The Land-Based Wind Market Report: 2021 Edition provides an overview of developments and trends in the U.S. wind power market. A record 16,836 megawatts (MW) …

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OGE wants $875 million to cover storm costs

  Customers of Oklahoma Gas & Electric are being told the utility plans to ask state regulators permission to pass along $875 million in February winter storm costs to them over the next 13 years. Corporation Commissioners have to approve the deal. Some of the details were reported this week by The Oklahoman. Click here …

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Xcel Energy proposes smart meters for Texas Panhandle customers

  Texas regulators will hold hearings on Xcel Energy’s plan to install smart meters in the Panhandle region. Click here for KFDA TV report.

Ørsted and Williams join forces to explore clean energy opportunities in the US

    Ørsted and Williams have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore potential jointly developed Power-to-X projects in the US. hrough the MOU, the two companies are identifying ways to leverage Ørsted’s renewables and hydrogen expertise with Williams’ natural gas infrastructure and processing experience to co-develop hydrogen or synthetic natural gas facilities powered by …

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Crude oil managed a slight increase in Tuesday’s trading

  Modest increases in crude oil prices were recorded in Tuesday’s trading as analysts credited concerns about the global consumption outlook moving forward. The day’s trading left Oklahoma energy stocks confused as some rose and some sank. West Texas Intermediate crude, whose October contract expired Tuesday managed a 27-cent increase to finish the day at …

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