Judge Dismisses $2.4 million Fine Against Tesoro

A $2.4 million fine against San Antonio-based Tesoro Corp. over the deaths of 7 workers in a 2010 explosion has been dismissed by a judge in Washington state. The fine was issued by Washington’s Department of Labor and Industries following the explosion at Tesoro’s refinery in Anacortes, Washington. But the Industrial Appeals Judge, in a …

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Federal Court Gives Legal Ruling for Tribes Fighting Dakota Access Pipeline

Tribal leaders say they intend to ask federal courts to immediately shut down operations of the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota following a Wednesday night court ruling in their favor. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordered regulators to carry out more review of the project’s potential impacts. The pipeline, owned …

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Newspaper Says OKC Should Pay for Northern Heartland Flyer Route

If Amtrak eventually decides to extend its Heartland Flyer route northward to Wichita, Kansas—–the Tulsa World says Oklahoma City should pay for it. It was last week when Amtrak made an experimental passenger run from Oklahoma City to Kansas City. In an editorial this week, the paper’s writers pointed out how the state made a …

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Sen. Lankford Pushes for Congressional Control of Sanctions Against Iran

Any new sanctions against Iran could eventually affect the oil and gas industry—-good or bad, depending on how they’re handled. When President Obama lifted sanctions, it hurt oil prices. Now Sen. James Lankford wonders why a new sanctions bill aimed at Iran and Russia omits the power of congress. In remarks this week to the …

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Oklahoma Ranked 19th for CO2 Emissions from Power Plants

Boston-based environmental group Ceres is out with a report detailing air emissions from the 100 largest U.S. electric power producers including those that operate in Oklahoma. The 2017 Benchmarking report had some good news, showing power plant sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide emissions in 2015 were 87 percent and 79 percent lower respectively compared to …

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Rep. Cole says America Will Continue to Lead After Paris Climate Agreement

After Paris Climate Agreement, America Will Continue To Lead By: Congressman Tom Cole President Trump has come under fire recently because of his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. I believe he was right to do so. The agreement would have damaged the U.S. economy, eliminated millions of jobs, and …

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Oil and Gas Tax Collections Up in May—-Others Were Down

With oil and gas production booming in Oklahoma’s STACK and SCOOP plays, gross production tax collections were up significantly in May as part of the General Revenue Fund Collections reported by Secretary of Finance Preston L. Doerflinger. However, overall general revenue fund collections missed the official monthly estimate by 1.5 percent, leaving the state with …

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Kansas Army Post Getting $37 million Energy Conservation Upgrades

  Construction started this week on a $37 million energy conservation plan at Fort Riley Army post in Kansas….home to the Big Red One and once home to Gen. George Armstrong Custer. It’s a plan that officials claim will result in $92 million in savings over the next 22 years. The project includes 15 energy conservation …

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Nominees Supported by Sen. Inhofe

Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe openly supported the nominations of two women to serve on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency…..both who once worked for him when he chaired the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Annie Caputo is a nominee to serve on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Susan Bodine …

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Completion Reports June 14, 2017

  CARTER COUNTY Glb Exploration Inc Tussy: Swab Tussy: Oil 162 Gas 306 Pump 10 5S 1E Day 1, May 01, 2017 SH, OIL, TD: 4951 ft Lat: 34.14123, Long: -97.19390 API: 35019253240001 COAL COUNTY Bp America Production Company Woodford(11498): Gas 3333 Flow 25 2N 11E Queen 2-24h, February 24, 2017 HH, GAS, TD: 16331 …

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