Former OK congressman Bill Brewster dead at 80

  A Congressman with a desire to work together and to do more for Oklahoma’s oil and gas industry, former U.S. Rep. Bill Brewster of Marietta died Monday. He was 80. A Democrat, Brewster was considered an active leader in energy issues, first in the state legislature and then in Congress. Before his election to …

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OK energy stocks and crude oil prices made major gains on Monday

  Not only did oil prices jump more than $4 a barrel in Monday’s trading, but Oklahoma energy stocks had as strong a day with some firms seeing 9% gains. Prices soared as OPEC+ considered a reduction of crude oil output by more than a million barrels a day. OPEC+ wants to make the biggest …

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Delaware Basin acquisition made by Northern Oil and Gas in $157 million deal

    Northern Oil and Gas recently expanded its holdings in the Delaware Basin of southeast New Mexico and West Texas with a $157.5 million bolt-on acquisition of 2,800 acres. The acquisition from Alpha Energy Partners of Midland, Texas involved holdings in Lea and Eddy counties of New Mexico and Loving County in Texas. They …

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Oklahoma regulators to consider rule changes and OUSF funding

  Oklahoma Corporation Commissioners will meet Tuesday morning to consider a number of changes to Petroleum Storage Tank rules. The proposed new rules apply to fuel inspection, antifreeze, underground storage tanks, aboveground storage tanks, indemnity fund, and corrective action of storage tank releases. Commissioners might also consider a possible vote on a recommended change in …

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Navajo community hurt in coal plant shutdown in New Mexico

  Last week’s shutdown of the San Juan coal-fired generating station in Farmington, New Mexico might have been cause for celebration by environmentalists and others who contend the plant merely polluted the atmosphere. However, the shutdown did a few other things. It put hundreds out of work and harmed the nearby Navajo community where families …

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Corporation Commission deadline approaches for new filing system

  A deadline is approaching for energy firms that do filings with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Beginning November 1 of this year, all filing submissions to the commission Court Clerk will have to be made through the agency’s new Electronic Case Filing System. The only exception will be pro se or confidential fillings as allowed …

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Promises made—promises kept by owner of Pueblo wind plant

  When South-Korea based CS wind took over a wind turbine factor in Pueblo, Colorado 14 months ago, leadership promised expanded hiring and production. The promises are coming true as the firm recently announced plans to not only expand what was already the world’s largest wind tower manufacturing plant but to create a workforce of …

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Devon and Ovintiv award STEM grants to FFA chapters

  Two major oil and gas producers, Devon Energy and Ovintiv Inc. handed out more grants to help Oklahoma FFA chapters with science and math education. The FFA chapters in Guymon, Kingfisher and Shattuck were named winners during the FFA Northwest Area Chapter Officer Leadership Training (COLT) held in Enid. They received technology and innovation …

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Wildfires plague eastern Oklahoma

  With growing drought conditions across Oklahoma, wildfires persist in keeping firefighters busy. Over the weekend, the Oklahoma Forestry Division reported most in the southeast part of the state where most counties in that region have burn bans in effect. The Kerns Ranch Fire in Pushmataha County is the largest with 3,350 acres burned and …

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Pipeline developer takes Iowa landowners to court

  The efforts of some Iowa landowners to block surveyors from entering their property for development of a controversial liquid carbon dioxide pipeline landed recently in court. Navigator Heartland Greenway asked a district judge in Woodbury County to end the delay tactics of the landowners and allow surveyors to go about their work reported the …

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