Wildfire Leaves Nearly 70-mile Long Path of Destruction

With 40 to 50 mph winds in the forecast on Wednesday, a massive wildfire that started in northern Oklahoma on Tuesday burned out of control into southern Kansas. The wildfire left a path of destruction estimated at 70 miles in length, according to John…

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Wind Coalition Responds to Billboard Attacks with Robocall Campaign

What started as a billboard campaign waged by an oil and gas group against the wind credits for the wind industry in Oklahoma turned into a robocall campaign led by the Wind Coalition in response to the attack by the oil industry.
“Hi I’m Jeff C…

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Chesapeake Won’t Settle with Fort Worth in Royalty Fight

While Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy returned to court Wednesday morning in a fight over natural gas royalty payments to the city of Fort Worth while the city reached a $6 million settlement with Chesapeake’s partner, Total, a branch of th…

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$25 million in Trolleys for MAPS 3 Bought by OKC

The city of Oklahoma City made the leap this week, committing to a nearly $25 million purchase of five trolleys for a proposed downtown streetcar system as part of a MAPS 3 project. It was a unanimous vote by the council on Tuesday to make the purchase…

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Wind Group Boasts of $10 million Paid Annually to Oklahomans

While an oil and gas group is in the midst of a billboard campaign against wind industry tax credits in Oklahoma, the American Wind Energy Association is out with a report showing that more than $10 million a year is paid by wind farm operators t…

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Iran Vows to Increase Oil Exports

As if things weren’t bad enough in Oklahoma’s oil patch, now comes word that Iran plans to hike its oil exports by nearly a quarter in the first few months of the Persian New Year which started last weekend, acording to Genscape.
Iran’s producti…

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Oklahoma Gasoline Prices Hold Steady

While U.S. gasoline prices climbed higher for two straight weeks, prices in Oklahoma held steady in the past week, increasing only a penny to an average $1.83 a gallon, according to the Fuel Gauge Report from AAA Oklahoma.
The cheapest gasoline is sti…

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Tulsa’s Williams Partners Sued Over Energy Transfer Equity Deal

A second California law firm is challenging Tulsa-based Williams Partners, L.P. over investors who purchased or publicly traded securities of the company last year as the company considered its ongoing merger with Williams Companies, Inc. The San Franc…

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Quarterly Results to be Released Wednesday by Tulsa’s Cypress Energy

Tulsa-based Cypress Energy Partners, L.P. plans to release its fourth quarter 2015 financial results on Wednesday. The release will be made after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. It will also hold a conference call at 4 p.m. o…

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Montana Indian Tribes Fight Over Mineral Leases

Two Indian tribes and the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Montana are in a legal fight over the control of mineral leases. At stake, according to the Eastern Shoshone Tribe’s business council, are more than 600 contracts.
The Shoshone Tribe was sued by th…

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