Injection Well Shutdowns Might Not be Last Action Taken by OCC Following Pawnee Earthquake

Officials at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission make it clear that the mandatory shutdown of 37 wastewater injection wells following Saturday’s magnitude 5.6 earthquake might not be the last action they take. “This is not considered a final action,” stated Matt Skinner, spokesman at the OCC in a note to reporters. “Other actions are possible depending …

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Chaparral Wants more Time in Meeting Chapter 11 Requirements

SandRidge Energy did it and now Oklahoma City-based Chaparral Energy wants the same thing—an extension of its exclusive period for the Chapter 11 plan. Chaparral is asking a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge permission to extend through and including Dec. 5, 2016 and Feb. 3, 2017. “As described in the Fischer Declaration, in the months prior …

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Quake Leaves Damage in Pawnee—Felt Throughout Midwest

  “It shook the doors open from the freezer and knocked ice cream on the floor.”     Just as Oklahomans were praising the plan of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to cut down on the number of wastewater injection wells and reduce the occurrences of strong earthquakes, the state endured one of its strongest quakes …

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Oil and Gas Rig Counts Grow in Oklahoma and the U.S.

  Both Oklahoma and the U.S. oil and gas rig counts grew over the past week with Oklahoma adding four more rigs to reach a total of 66 working rigs, according to figures released by Baker Hughes Company. The nation’s count grew by 8 to hit 497 working rigs including one more oil rigs and 7 …

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Bethany Files Suit Accusing Aerospace Companies of Water Pollution

Saying the city has already had to close two of its municipal water wells because of pollution, Bethany officials have gone to Oklahoma City federal court accusing two aerospace companies of pollution at the former Gulfstream manufacturing plant. The suit was filed against Rockwell Automation of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Gulfstream Aerospace based in Savannah, Georgia. …

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Inhofe—History shows the Paris Climate Agreement will Fail

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today released a statement on the anticipated announcement that the U.S. and China will officially joined the final Conference of Parties (COP21) climate agreement pursuant to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC):   “History …

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Corporation Commission Responds to State Audit

A recently-completed state audit of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission’s internal accounting system suggests it could be vulnerable to embezzlement. But a spokesman indicates that the agency is already at work on making the improvements as recommended by State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones, according to a report in the Journal Record. The audit did not …

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More about McClendon’s Mortgage of his OKC Thunder Share

As OK Energy Today reported this week, before his death in a traffic crash, Aubrey McClendon put up his share in the Oklahoma City Thunder as collateral on a loan to buy oil leases in Oklahoma. Now News 9’s Alex Cameron reports a sale of those leases might give assurances to McClendon’s family to hold …

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Latest on Tainted Ethanol Gasoline in Oklahoma

 Latest from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission regarding the issue of gasoline with too much ethanol that was supplied to numerous gasoline stations in the state last week. Below is the latest list of retailers and other entities identified by Magellan Midstream Partners  as receiving fuel that is being recalled by Magellan Midstream Partners. Please note …

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Highest Labor Day Holiday Travel in 8 Years Expected This Weekend

 Based on a recent online survey, AAA says it expects 411,000 Oklahomans to travel 50 miles or more from home over the long Labor Day weekend, the most since 2008. The survey’s results indicate 95.6 percent of travelers will drive to holiday destinations and 4.4 percent will fly. Nearly 27 percent of those surveyed said …

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