Greens Sue EPA over Oil Refinery Loopholes

Greens have gone to court, suing the Environmental Protection Agency in a challenge of the EPA’s regulatory loopholes on oil refinery emissions that they contend expose communities to unnecessary levels of cancer-causing pollution. Represented by…

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Matrix Service Expands with Purchase of Australian Firm

Tulsa-based Matrix Service Company has wrapped up its purchase of Baillie Tank Equipment, a company based in Australia with manufacturing operations in Seoul, South Korea.
No financial details were made available but the acquisition will mean a major …

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Love’s Buys Chicago Company and Expands CNG Fueling Effort

The Chicago-based Trillium CNG company has been purchased by Oklahoma City-based Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores and it means Love’s will add 37 public-access CNG fueling locations.
Neither company is talking about the financial terms of the de…

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Love’s Travel Shops Expands CNG Network

Love’s Travel Stops is making a move to more than double its public access CNG locations by agreeing to purchase Trillium CNG. Love’s network of CNG filling locations will grow to 65 locations nationwide once Trillium’s 37 stations are added to the mix…

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WTI Slips Below $30 a Barrel on Tuesday

As the specter of a production cut by OPEC and other global producers fades, U.S. crude slipped below $30 a barrel on Tuesday. March West Texas Intermediate crude lost $1.74 to end trade at $29.88 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. April Brent crude …

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Lawmakers Want to Close Budget Gap by Closing Internet Sales Tax Loophole

To help bridge the funding gap left behind by dwindling oil and gas tax revenues, two Oklahoma lawmakers want to close an Internet sales tax loophole. Rep. Chad Caldwell and Rep. Jason Dunnington have filed House Bill 2925, the Oklahoma Retail Protecti…

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Iran Sanctions Bill Gains Support from Congressman Lucas

As Iran readies its oil supplies to join the global markets, Congress is working to keep certain long-held sanctions in place. Congressman Steve Russell has led the effort through his bill, The Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act. In effect, it would …

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Blueknight Energy Partners Expands Its Asphalt Business

Blueknight Energy Partners announced it was expanding its asphalt business with the acquisition of two asphalt terminalling facilities in Wilmington, North Carolina, and Dumfries, Virginia. The Oklahoma City company is buying the assets from Axeon Spec…

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed over Williams, ETE Merger

A Tulsa law firm has filed a federal class action lawsuit against Williams and Energy Transfer Equity for allegedly misrepresenting aspects of their proposed merger. Pinkerton Law filed the class action lawsuit, John Bumgarner v. The Williams Companies…

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Cruz Wins Iowa Despite Ethanol Debate

He didn’t support the renewable fuel standard while Donald Trump supported the ethanol industry and criticized him for it. Yet it was Texas Sen. Ted Cruz who walked away Monday night with the win in the Iowa caucuses. Trump used Cruz’s stance over etha…

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