Keystone XL Opponents in Nebraska Step Up Their Fight

Observers of the fights by environmentalists against corporate energy projects are putting their money on the Keystone XL pipeline project in Nebraska as the site of the next messy protest. With the protesters gone from the site of the last work at the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, the focus is turning toward TransCanada’s …

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Oil and Gas Rig Counts Grow in Oklahoma and the U.S.

Oil and gas rig counts increased in Oklahoma and the nation in the past week with Oklahoma adding four to reach a total of 122. The U.S. count added 15 to hit 839. The nationwide count added 10 more oil rigs to reach 672 while the number of gas rigs grew by 5 to hit …

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Politics of Confirming Judge Gorsuch to Supreme Court

It’s a given that newly-confirmed U.S. Court Justice Neil Gorsuch will eventually handle some energy-related cases in the coming years. It’s why his confirmation is important to follow. Oklahoma U.S. Senators Jim Inhofe and James Lankford openly campaigned for the confirmation, using Senate floor speeches on Thursday to support Judge Gorsuch and at the same …

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Nebraska Sets Hearing Date on Keystone XL Pipeline Route

  The Nebraska Public Service Commission has set a hearing to be held in August on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route. The commission will hold a five-day public hearing Aug. 7-11 in Lincoln. It will decide afterward whether to approve the route as requested by developer TransCanada. The $8 billion pipeline would carry oil …

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Digital Research Conference at OSU

Research resources and digital information—it’s the focus of an upcoming inaugural conference at Oklahoma State University. The Coalition for Advancing Digital Research and Education (CADRE) will be held April 11-12. It’s the product of an ongoing collaboration between the OSU High Performance Computing Center and the OSU Libraries’ Research Data Services to bring additional research …

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Full State House to Receive Two More Bills from House Energy Committee

On their way to the State House of Representatives are two bills coming from the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee. One measure calls for changes in the state’s mining laws that focus on the use of explosives in mines. SB 370, carried in committee by Rep. Rick West of LeFlore County amends the mining …

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State Environmental Regulators Meet in Washington

  State environmental regulators have gathered in Washington DC for their first meting since President Trump took office along with Scott Pruitt, the new administrator of the EPA. Dozens from around the U.S. are on hand for the spring meeting of the Environmental Council of States or ECOS. Pruitt will keynote the event on Friday. …

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California Mobile Medical Company Expands Operations to Oklahoma

Governor Mary Fallin has announced California based Mobile Medical Examination Inc. is expanding its operations to Oklahoma, creating another 400 new jobs in the state over the next five years. “As part of our expansion plan and to better serve our national footprint, we researched and spoke to a number of different state governments. I’m …

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Ruling Still Leaves Door Open to Another Earthquake Lawsuit

An attorney with Public Justice says even if an Oklahoma City federal judge tossed the group’s earthquake lawsuit against some Oklahoma energy companies, it doesn’t end the state’s responsibility. Paul Bland, Executive Director of the organization said the lawsuit filed for the Sierra Club shows more must be done by the state to control wastewater …

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OKC Office Building Sold to Groendyke Family for $11.5 million

The $11.5 million purchase of a north Oklahoma City office building by Goendyke Oil and Gas Properties LP wasn’t what it appears to be. Turns out the purchase of the Northshore Office Plaza at 10,900 Hefner Pointe Drive was a Groendyke family investment, not one by the Groendyke Transportation Company based in Enid. Company spokesman …

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