Total Energy Production Rankings Released by EIA

The federal government says when it comes to total energy production in the U.S., the state of Wyoming is at the top of the list. The remaining states in the top five are Texas, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and North Dakota. Oklahoma is ranked third nationally behind number one Texas and Pennsylvania when it comes to …

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US Sanctions Against Venezuela Could Impact Some Service Stations

New sanctions by the Trump administration against Venezuela could ultimately affect customers at some service stations in Oklahoma and across the U.S. That’s because Valero stations are owned by CITGO which is a Texas based company that is 50.1% owned by PDV America, Inc, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Petroleos de Venequela, S.A. The …

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Superfund Program to be Examined in Senate Hearing

  A subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold a hearing Tuesday exploring the EPA’s Superfund program. Entitled, “Oversight of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund Program,” the hearing will be held by the Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversight. Three witnesses will testify including independent consultant Katherine …

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Shutting Down—an Energy Information Network

One of the energy websites across the U.S. is shutting down operations. Oilpro.com announced Monday it is closing. “It is with great sadness that we announce the closure of Oilpro.com,”  said the firm. It will no longer operate as of Aug.2 when the website goes offline. As Oilpro.com liked to describe itself, it was a …

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Congressman Cole Opposes Privatizing Air Traffic Control System

Oklahoma Congressman Tom Cole is one of the latest to take a stand against President Obama’s call to privatize the air traffic control system. The U.S. Representative said a privatized Federal Aviation Administration would be unfair to the American taxpayer. “It is simply wrong to take billions of dollars’ worth of assets purchased by federal …

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Inhofe Promotes General Aviation While Criticizing FAA’s Environmental Reviews

Writing in a publication of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe promoted his bill which calls for expanded investments at general aviation airports across the U.S. He touted his Forward Looking Investment in General Aviation, Hangars and Tarmacs Act of 2017, the FLIGHT Act. “This legislation will give general aviation airports …

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Halliburton Makes $29 million Settlement with SEC

  Halliburton, with the major operation in Duncan, has agreed to pay $29 million to settle an investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The investigation  was into allegations that the company had violated the books and records and internal accounting controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act while selecting and making payments to …

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Devon Makes $205 million Divestiture of Assets in South Texas

Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy has taken another step in its $1 billion divestiture program with the sale of nearly 20,000 of holdings the Eagle Ford play of south Texas. The 19,600 acres was sold to Penn Virginia Corp. for $205 million cash in a deal targeted to be closed by Sept. 30. Penn Virginia officials …

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Lamb Urges Economic Diversification in Campaign For Governor

When it comes to energy, Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb not only talks with a lot of it, but believes the state must rely on other industries besides the energy industry. “Any time we’ve had a dip in the commodity price,” said Lamb in an interview with OK Energy Today, “a lot of state officials have …

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Rep. Bridenstine Says Tulsa Flood Levees Could Possibly be Studied in Defense Bill

The $659 billion Defense Spending bill approved the House included some issues supported by Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine. H.R. 3219, called the Make America Secure Appropriations Act not only funds national defense but what Bridenstine said were important U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects. The measure will require the Corps to do studies which are …

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