Ardmore Airport Getting Improvements

Improvements are coming to the Ardmore Airport aprons, which haven’t seen upgrades since World War II. The Ardmore Development Authority voted this week to support the $325,000 project. Most of the cost is being paid for by the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission. The Authority will have to invest only $16,250 to redesign two aprons, according to …

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Nationwide Gasoline Prices Still High Following Hurricane

Gasoline supplies might have returned to almost-normal levels in Texas but prices are much higher than a week ago. The U.S. Energy Information Agency reports the nationwide average was 28 cents higher than a week ago, reaching $2.68 a gallon. Prices along the Gulf Coast and the east coast were reported to be higher too….39 …

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Gasoline Supplies Quickly Recovering in Texas Following Hurricane Harvey

Gasoline supplies in Texas are reported to be recovering quickly following Hurricane Harvey. Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton told the Associated Press this week any shortages that exist this week will be handled quickly. He also blamed the shortages on hoarding and panic buying by motorists. Sitton reported pipelines are all operational again and supply …

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Company Hopes to Win Power Line Approval in Missouri

In Missouri, where regulators have rejected at least two major high-voltage power lines, one of the companies plans to try again. Ameren , the largest power provider in Missouri announced this week it will make a second attempt at winning approval for a proposed 100-mile line in northern Missouri. The company altered the route and …

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Magellan Announces $375 million Pipeline Project in South Texas

  As Tulsa-based Magellan Midstream Partners was dealing with a 2,500 gallon oil spill in the Houston area Wednesday, the company was announcing plans for a partnership with Valero to construct a 135- mile long pipeline in Texas. As for the spill, the Environmental Protection Agency said it had been cleaned up by the company …

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Williams Reports No Major Damage from Hurricane Harvey

Tulsa’s Williams Partners says its operations in the Gulf Coast area suffered no major damage from Hurricane Harvey. The company announced Wednesday that the majority of its operations required to handle offshore production have been inspected and are “ready for service.” Some some production remains shut-in pending a pre-start test and the restart of the …

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Tankers Lined Up at Gulf Coast Ports in Texas Following Hurricane

  They’re ready!  It’s the best characterization of oil tankers waiting in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Texas, ready to arrive and start loading shipments of oil. More than 55 tankers were lined up earlier this week in the ocean off the coastal refinery cities hard hit by Hurricane Harvey.  Those ships …

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Bridenstine Humbled Over NASA Administrator Nomination

Don’t expect to hear much from Oklahoma Congressman Jim Bridenstine in the coming weeks or months regarding his nomination to become next head of NASA. That’s because Rep. Bridenstine’s office, in an email notice this week indicated, “The Congressman will not be accepting interview requests prior to the conclusion of the confirmation process.” If we …

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Scotland to Ban New Gasoline and Diesel Cars and Vans in 15 Years

Hard to imagine Oklahoma without new car and truck sales. But it’s what Scotland intends to do in the next 15 years. The country plans to phase out new gasoline and diesel cars and vans by the year 2032. That’s eight years earlier than when the British government intends to do the same according to …

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Worker Dies After Fire at Refinery in El Dorado, Kansas

A fire at HollyFrontier’s El Dorado, Kansas refinery killed a worker this week. The fire happened Monday at the 150,000 barrel-per-day refinery and the man was rushed to Via Christi Hospital St. Francis in Wichita where he died overnight. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague. Our thoughts and prayers …

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