How Trump’s Election Could Affect Energy Industry

Donald Trump’s election this week has observers of the nation’s energy industry speculating how the surprise win will play out on matters dealing with oil and gas, coal and even the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, as well as WOTUS. Some are even suggesting climate change policies put into effect by President Obama in the past …

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Inhofe Names New Communications Director

  Senator Jim Inhofe has named a new Communications Director for his Senate office and the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee he chairs. Daisy Letendre started work Thursday in her new capacity, replacing Donelle Harder who took a new opportunity in Oklahoma City. “Daisy is a talented individual who has effectively and proactively communicated …

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Hamm Vows to Stay Put at Continental Resources—–Won’t take Cabinet Job if Offered by Trump

He was Donald Trump’s key energy adviser during the presidential campaign and many thought Harold Hamm would be in line to be named Energy Secretary. But the day after Trump pulled off an upset win for the White House, Hamm said he would remain at the company he founded, Continental Resources Inc. “As excited as …

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Texas Woman Gets Prison Time for Oil and Gas Scheme

A Texas woman gets a 22-year prison sentence for selling interests in phantom oil and gas exploration projects and admitting she took $225,000 from investors. Susan Gay Pruitt, 45 was set to go to trial this week but stopped the proceedings by pleading guilty to money laundering and theft charge. Just last month, another Texas …

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Drilling to Start Under North Dakota Lake Despite Native American Protests

While hundreds still protest the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, the parent company says most of the work is nearly finished on the $3.8 billion project. And Dakota Access LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners based in Dallas, is about to move ahead with plans to tunnel beneath a lake that’s at the …

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North Dakota Now Wants to Fine Dakota Access Pipeline Builder

The amount of $15,000 isn’t much when compared to the $3.8 billion cost of building what has become the controversial Dakota Access pipeline. But it’s the amount the North Dakota Public Service Commission is proposing to fine Dallas based Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the line from North Dakota to South Dakota, Iowa and …

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Inhofe—Americans Showed Tuesday They Do Not Support President’s Climate Commitments

President Obama’s climate legacy has been solidified with Tuesday’s election results and will be remembered for being built on hollow commitments.”  Sen. Jim Inhofe   Oklahoma U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe says American voters showed this week with the election of Donald Trump as President that they do not support the President’s climate commitments as part of …

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Permits to Drill November 10, 2016

Blaine County SIDEWINDER 33-17N-10W #1H, November 09 2016 05 16N 10W NENENENE API: 01123683 Lat: 35.89787425636872, Long: -98.27926019144104 DEVON ENERGY PRODUCTION CO LP HH, DR, 14879 ft, MISSISSIPPIAN(8689), WOODFORD(10089) Custer County CONKLING FIU #1-32-5XH, November 09 2016 32 15N 14W NWNWNWNE API: 03922490 Lat: 35.73892196377517, Long: -98.71133353170777 CONTINENTAL RESOURCES INC HH, DR, 24751 ft, WOODFORD(15044) …

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SandRidge Issues 3rd Quarter Report……calls 2016 a “watershed” year for the company

After coming out of bankruptcy and unloading $3.7 billion in debt, SandRidge Energy reported third quarter earnings and activities this week, James Bennett, SandRidge President and CEO said the company had only one drilling rig active in Oklahoma during the quarter and one for part of the quarter in the North Park Basin of Colorado. …

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State Insurance Representatives to be in Cushing Next Week to Offer Earthquake Insurance Help

  The Cushing earthquake has prompted State Insurance Commissioner John Doak to offer earthquake insurance help beginning Monday. He and his aides will be in Cushing at the Chamber of Commerce office, 1301 E. Main on Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. “There is significant damage in Cushing,” said Doak …

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