State Aeronautics Commission to Meet Thursday

Aeronautics Commission Set to Complete Aviation Education Grants, Update Aviation Economic Study and Present 2017 Legislative Agenda for Approval   Who:            Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission   What:           Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission Meeting   When:          Thursday, September 1, 2016, at 10am   Where:         OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION                      FIRST FLOOR COMMISSION ROOM    …

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Cars, Trucks and Boats Could be Contaminated with Bad Ethanol Gasoline in nearly a dozen counties

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission’s still looking into this week’s incident involving gasoline contaminated with too much ethanol before it was sold at numerous retail stations in central and southern Oklahoma. But there is no formal investigation of the incident. An estimated 10,700 barrels or about 449,400 gallons was mistakenly distributed to service stations by Tulsa-based …

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California Tries to Stop Overseas Coal Shipments

Trying to thwart coal companies from exporting their product overseas, California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation banning state transportation funding of new coal export terminals in his state. Environmentalists pushed the measure in the state legislature with hopes of blocking West coast shipments of coal to energy markets in Asia. They launched their drive …

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Congressman Uses August Recess to Learn More About Oklahoma Energy Needs

Sporting a beard, Oklahoma congressman Markwayne Mullin spent part of his congressional August recess visiting with Oklahoma leaders about energy. As he indicated in a recent newsletter to constituents, the Democrat from the 2nd district met with a representative of BP and with members of a rural electric cooperative. “On Tuesday, I met with Kip …

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Chesapeake Offers Lawsuit Settlement with DFW Airport

Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy is reported to have made a $9 million settlement offer with the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport over a lawsuit that accused the energy company of failing to drill more wells on airport property. The Fort Worth Star Telegram reports the airport is considering the offer in which Chesapeake would pay $8 million …

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Mea Culpas from Duke University to Aubrey McClendon Family

From Duke University’s student newspaper, The Chronicle, comes word that the school has changed its mind about a $10 million claim against the estate of the late Aubrey McClendon of Oklahoma City. Here is how The Chronicle reported the story: The University has withdrawn its claim of $10 million against the estate of deceased donor …

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Gasoline Prices Hit $2.11 a Gallon in Oklahoma

Gasoline prices have risen in the past week in Oklahoma, reaching a new average of $2.11 a gallon, an increase of 5 cents, according to AAA Oklahoma. It appears the new average will close August nearly 20 cents more than the start of the month. “A number of factors have been driving prices higher for …

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More Legal Challenges for Energy Transfer Partners

Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners, the company that bit off more than it could chew in attempting a failed merger with Tulsa-based Williams Companies finds itself the target of a growing Native American protest of a pipeline project in North Dakota. A protest camp is growing in Cannon Ball, North Dakota where protesters, mostly made up …

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Williams Companies Name 3 New Independent Directors

TULSA, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE: WMB) (“Williams” or the “Company”) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed three new independent directors to the Board, effectively immediately: Stephen W. Bergstrom, Scott D. Sheffield and William H. Spence. The three new directors will stand for election at the Company’s 2016 Annual Meeting of …

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Oklahoma’s Oil Bust Affects Local Retailers, Mall Owners

An Oklahoma City shopping mall and high-end retail tenant are experiencing the indirect effect of the oil and gas industry’s economic downturn. Iowa luxury retailer, Von Maur, opened its 30th store in Quail Springs Mall in October 2014. The 155,000 square foot store is the fourth anchor at the mall. Von Maur offers upscale brand-name …

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