US crude oil prices finish above $60

  Tuesday’s trading brought another increase in crude oil prices in the U.S. and abroad with West Texas Intermediate crude settling back above the $60 mark. WTI for May delivery went up 48 cents to $60.18 a barrel in trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude oil for June delivery rose 39 cents …

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OERB welcomes new member to board of directors

  A new member has been added to the board of directors of the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board. Joe Brevetti is the founder of Charter Oak Production Co., LLC and manages all aspects of oil and natural gas operations and development. With more than 40 years of experience in the industry, he started his career …

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PSO honored with Energy Star award

  Public Service Company of Oklahoma has received the 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. “Public Service Company of Oklahoma values our partnership with ENERGY STAR, and is excited to see the impact we’ve made to help customers save both energy …

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Health advisory issued by Oklahoma DEQ

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Energy news in brief

** Scientific American magazine announced Monday that it would stop using the term “climate change” in articles about man-made global warming and substitute “climate emergency” instead. ** The International Monetary Fund says the fiscal breakeven oil price of the major Middle Eastern oil producers has been dropped to around $65 a barrel because of higher oil …

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Iowa joins other states in stopping natural gas bans

  Iowa joined other states this week in prohibiting municipalities from banning the use of natural gas in new building construction, a movement prompted by cities in California. Iowa’s Gov. Kim Reynolds signed House File 555, which bans cities and counties from regulating the sale of propane or natural gas. The Iowa Capital Dispatch reported the measure …

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Cole calls Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan irresponsible

  Oklahoma Congressman Tom Cole doesn’t think much of President Biden’s infrastructure plan. In a column released this week, he called it “Biden’s Crushing American Jobs Plan.” Here’s what he wrote in his column: “On the heels of Democrats’ so-called coronavirus rescue package filled with provisions completely unrelated to the pandemic, President Biden recently unveiled …

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Enable Midstream to release 1Q financial results

    Enable Midstream Partners plans to release its first quarter 2021 financial results before the opening markets on Monday, May 3. A conference call will follow at 9 a.m. Central Time the same day. The company finished the fourth quarter of 2020 with $96 million in net income, an increase of $78 million compared …

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Colorado is on track to take its most significant step toward a Front Range passenger train system

  Colorado legislators have taken another step toward the possibility of helping finance a new Front Range passenger train system. Senate Bill 238 would create a special taxation district along the Interstate 25 corridor to fund the initiative reported the Colorado Sun. The train is seen as a way to drive down vehicle emissions in …

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Two largest shareholders okay takeover of Enable Midstream Partners

  The two largest unitholders in Enable Midstream Partners LP gave their approval to the $7 billion merger of the company with Dallas-based Energy Transfer LP. Enable and Energy Transfer announced the unitholders delivered their written consents in support of the merger following an SEC filing of Form S-4 last week. These unitholders, CenterPoint Energy, …

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