Short week for well completions in Oklahoma

The July 4 holiday resulted in a shorter-than-normal completions report for wells drilled in Oklahoma in the past week. As published on OK Energy Today’s well completions report, only 12 wells were completed. Honors for the largest producer went to Tulsa’s Cimarex Energy company with a Blaine County well producing 1,014 barrels of oil a …

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Oklahoma wheat harvest nearly complete—-but it was a bad year for farmers

Not a good year for wheat in Oklahoma. The final wheat harvest report of the season from the Oklahoma Wheat Commission says the harvest is 98% complete but also is 47% less than last year. That’s nearly half of what was harvested last year. “While quality will be high, the amount USDA currently estimates the …

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Oklahoman gets big promotion at EnLink Midstream

EnLink Midstream announced this week the naming of a new member of its executive leadership team. Alaina K. Brooks, an Oklahoman, was named Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Office and Secretary. She will lead several departments across the company including legal, regulatory, human resources, public and industry affairs and environmental, health and safety. …

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OKC to offer free testing of lead and copper water lines

  Oklahoma City has launched a move to start voluntary testing of lead and copper in older homes. The city Utilities Department announced it is offering the free testing for water customers who have lead water service lines on their property. The testing is conducted in compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead and Copper …

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Sand and gravel mining fight leads to Federal appeals court ruling

A legal fight between two Colorado companies over the quality of sand and gravel from operations near Pueblo has led to a U.S. Court of Appeals Tenth Circuit ruling. Continental Materials Corporation went to court to end the contract with Valco, Inc. after it stopped making lease payments when it determined the sand and gravel …

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Record revenue for past fiscal year in Oklahoma

  “It would appear Oklahoma’s economic engine is hitting on all cylinders.” Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller.   Oklahoma wrapped up Fiscal Year 18 revenue collections with an optimistic result, reaching an all-time high of $12.18 billion in the past 12 months. The June collections were also a record $1.1 billion but energy collections were down …

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Oklahoma DOT announces $7 million available for small community improvements

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has announced the availability of $7 million in federal grant money for Oklahoma communities through the Transportation Alternative Program. The DOT calls it a chance for smaller communities to turn their transportation improvement ideas into reality. The TAP program aims at helping communities with a population of less than 5,000 …

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Frac fire in Permian Basin under investigation

  Houston’s Keane Group is still estimating damage caused by a July 1 fire that damaged one of its hydraulic frac fleet operating in the Permian Basin near Odessa, Texas. The company issued a statement indicating the expense of replacing the damaged equipment is expected to be covered by the company’s insurance program. The fire …

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ConocoPhillips buys BP exploration site in far north Alaska

  ConocoPhillips is expanding its operations far beyond Oklahoma and Texas with the purchase oil exploration sites in the Greater Kuparuk Area in Alaska. The purchase area is in the extreme northern part of the state. The company is buying BP’s 39.2 percent interest in the area as well as BP’s 38 percent interest in …

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Jenks residents still worry about butane storage tanks

  Residents of Jenks in northeast Oklahoma continue to express worries about a Phillips 66 butane storage terminal in their city. Keep Jenks Safe, a group of concerned citizens has gathered at least 1,000 signatures on a petition to stop construction of any new butane tanks which were approved last year by the Jenks City …

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