Gasoline prices continue to fall while demand grows in Oklahoma

Even as gasoline demand nationwide is reaching new levels, prices have fallen in the past week in Oklahoma to reach a new statewide average of $2.31 a gallon. It is 4 cents lower than a week ago, according to AAA Oklahoma. Oklahoma gasoline prices range from a low of $2.18 a gallon in Nowata county …

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Boil order lifted in town of Wayne

  The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has announced that the boil order for the Town of Wayne Public Water Supply, located in McClain County, has been lifted. The water is now safe for human consumption. The order to boil water was issued due to the presence of E. coli. State and federal regulations require that …

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Tesla launches rental plan for solar panels

Electric-car maker Tesla launched a new program over the weekend to allow customers to rent solar panel systems. Instead of plugging into a unit at a nearby restaurant or repowering the car while at home, customers can rent a solar panel.  The only drawback is that Tesla is offering the solar panels in six states …

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Kansas storm derailed 140 rail cars

  The force of a Central Kansas storm is still evident this week as winds were strong enough to topple 140 rail cars off the tracks. The storm hit Sunday morning near El Dorado, Newton, McPherson and Wichita. Multiple communities reported significant rainfall, trees and power lines down, including, but not limited to Butler, Harvey, …

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Colorado mulls a special fund from oil and gas taxes

Some leaders in Colorado say it’s time the state did what North Dakota did—-create a special state-savings fund financed through taxes on oil and gas. Sort of a Rainy Day Fund like the one created years ago in Oklahoma. The Denver Post is exploring the topic in a 3-part series. Here is part one: In …

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Residents fight possible mine near Santa Fe

An environmental fight is brewing in a community not 15 minutes from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Residents of the small town of Pecos are banding together to fight an Australia mining company that has already won approval to begin tests to see if the area is ripe for a major mining operation. The Santa Fe …

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Four more counties get FEMA flood aid

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved the state’s request for public assistance for four additional counties impacted by flooding and severe weather from May 7 to June 9. The approval means federal funding is now available in Noble, Okmulgee, Ottawa and Tillman counties to assist municipalities, counties, rural electric cooperatives, and the …

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Flaring reduction firm expands operations

The Denver-based Crusoe Energy Systems company has announced its flare mitigation operations have expanded into several more northern states with oil and gas operations. The firm’s Digital Flare Mitigation systems were already operational in Colorado, North Dakota and Wyoming. But the company has agreed to provide up to ten more systems in Montana, Wyoming and …

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Safety service provider expands operations

Total Safety, the world’s leading provider of integrated safety technologies and solutions, announced that it acquired Sprint Safety, a national safety service provider to U.S. customers with 5 locations and approximately 200 employees. Total has nearly 3,300 employees including those in Oklahoma City and Duncan, Oklahoma. Its operations involve oil and gas, petrochemical and refining …

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Navajos expand coal-mining operations

The Navajo Nation is in the process of expanding its coal-mining operations with the more than $50 million purchase of the assets of the bankrupt Cloud Peak Energy company in Wyoming. Cloud Peak filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and the Navajo Transitional Energy Company, LCC is the winning bidder of the firm’s assets including three …

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