Earth Rebirth Attempts to Expand in Oklahoma

The Norman-based environmental group, Earth Rebirth is attempting to make an impact far beyond central Oklahoma and the state. The non-profit has a goal of establishing a garden at every school in Norman and have each garden sell food to their own cafeteria supplier as a revenue source for the classroom. Its main focus is …

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Hamm and Trump at North Dakota Tax Reform Speech

” You’re the ones who carry this nation on your back, and it’s time for you to get the relief that you deserve.” President Trump on call for tax reform.   President Trump went before hundreds of energy workers in North Dakota on Wednesday to make his call for tax reform. He spoke at the Andeavor …

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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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