Producers Alliance to meet in OKC

The Oklahoma Energy Producers Alliance plans a networking luncheon this month in Oklahoma City. Entitled “What’s next in protecting our rights as conventional producers in Oklahoma?”, it will be held Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Will Rogers Theater, 4322 N. Western in Oklahoma City. Guest speakers will be Dewey F. Bartlett and Mike Cantrell. The …

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Chinese national fights protective order in Phillips 66 trade secrets trial

The trial of the 35-year old Chinese National accused of attempting to stealing nearly $1 billion in Phillips 66 battery storage trade secrets at the company’s Bartlesville laboratories has been rescheduled again in Tulsa U.S. District Court. Judge Gregory K. Frizzell issued a new trial date  of November 12 at 9:30 a.m. following a hearing …

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Halliburton layoffs spark Colorado law debate

Halliburton’s decision to lay off nearly 650 workers in the Rocky Mountain states has resulted in a debate whether a new Colorado law had anything to do with it. Colorado Public Radio reports that some contend Senate Bill 181 was behind the layoffs, at least in Colorado. That’s contributing to a debate raging now: How …

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Diesel fuel advocates take issue with EV bus study

While the push for electric vehicles is growing, there is also a growing dispute between electric bus and diesel advocates and diesel fuel supporters. As E and E News reported, the dispute revolves around a new study. A new report has sparked a clash between electric bus and diesel advocates, highlighting a growing debate over …

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Where some of the VW settlement money has gone in Oklahoma

More than a year after Oklahoma received nearly $21 million in its share of the Volkswagen settlement, dozens of schools have seen direct aid as a result. The funds are to be used to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from the state’s transportation sector.  DEQ, through the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Agreement has developed new programs …

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PSO and Port Authority reach land deal

Public Service Company of Oklahoma has reached a deal in which more than 2,000 acres of the company’s Inola River-Rail site have been turned over to the City of Tulsa-Rogers County Port Authority. The Authority plans to turn the site into economic development sites. “Attracting Sofidel to our Inola property last year has played a …

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OSU and Vigilant Aerospace carry out drone demonstration near Stillwater

Oklahoma State University  and Vigilant Aerospace Systems  conducted a demonstration flight utilizing OSU’s 13-mile beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) corridor east of Stillwater, Oklahoma. The demonstration was used to evaluate BVLOS capabilities and to demonstrate Vigilant’s latest FlightHorizon software which provided airspace situational awareness throughout the flight. The flight was the first full exercise of the …

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Judge dismisses suit against tower manufacturer in Tulsa

A Tulsa federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed over the 2017 death of a worker at a wind tower manufacturing operation in Tulsa. U.S. District Judge Claire V. Eagan issued the ruling in support of ARCOSA Wind Towers Inc. which purchased Trinity Structural Towers after the July 18, 2018 incident that resulted in the …

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New Mexico Governor reaches out to oil/gas industry to curb methane emissions

New Mexico’s Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says she wants to reach out to the oil and gas industry in creating new regulations for methane emissions. She wants to take advantage of the knowledge that industry scientists have. The governor extended the offer as she spoke this week at the annual conference of the New Mexico …

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Montana AG to fight lawsuit opposing Keystone XL pipeline

The Attorney General in Montana has asked a federal court to allow him to enter the lawsuit that was filed to stop the Keystone XL pipeline. He wants to stop the suit. Tim Fox wants to enter the suit in support of the line. Fox, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor issued a …

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