OG&E and OnCue Roll Out Electric Vehicle Supercharger Station in Yukon

Metro area drivers will have a new location to quickly charge their electric vehicles due to a pilot project and partnership between OG&E and convenience store chain, OnCue. The level 3, DC fast charging high power station is located at OnCue, 1000 North Czech Hall Road in Yukon. With the addition of the Yukon supercharging …

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Two Earthquakes Rattle El Reno Residents on Tuesday Evening

Two small earthquakes were recorded within 11 minutes apart on Tuesday evening in Canadian County. The United States Geological Survey reported a 3.2 magnitude earthquake occurred at 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1 south of Calumet. The quake’s epicenter was located about nine miles WNW of El Reno, 20 miles WNW of Yukon and 34 miles …

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Costs Grow for Tribal Members in Their Protest of North Dakota Pipeline

The protest led by Native Americans against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota has turned into a huge financial challenge for the protesters. Money is being raised and spent and approaching winter will present another kind of challenge for those fighting the $3.8 billion pipeline being built by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners. A fund …

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AT&T Fiber Cut Disrupts Service in North Central Oklahoma

AT&T wireless phone service has been restored to much of North Central Oklahoma after a reported fiber cut on Monday. Technicians worked to repair the damage as quickly as possible, according to a company statement. All services have been fully restored and are currently operational. AT&T apologized for the inconvenience.  

Scientists Now Believe Oil Drilling Caused Deadly 1933 Earthquake in Long Beach, California

Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey now believe oil drilling might have triggered the 1933 earthquake that left more than 100 people dead in the Los Angeles region. Going back through historical records, they identified several quakes in the 20s and 30s that might have been caused by industry activities. The 1933 magnitude 6.4 quake …

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Government Report Shows 18% of Electricity in Oklahoma Comes from Wind Power

A new government report shows Oklahoma is one of eleven states that generated at least 10 percent of their total electricity from wind in 2015. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that Oklahoma ranks fourth among the eleven states with 18 percent of its electricity coming from wind power. Iowa is ranked at the top …

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Pawnee Nation Director calls for More Action to Stop Earthquakes

“We think the evidence is pretty clear and it keeps mounting,” so stated an attorney about Oklahoma’s earthquakes.   The chief of the Pawnee Nation made it clear over the weekend that his tribe intends to do something about the growing earthquakes around Pawnee and northern Oklahoma. And if that means joining those who have …

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Attorneys who Sued BP Over Gulf Oil Spill to Share $555 million

As the saying goes, “Not bad work if you can get it!” A federal judge in New Orleans has ruled the attorneys who sued BP over its 2010 Gulf oil spill will divide $555.2 million for their work on behalf of the people and businesses who suffered economic damages. It’s the ruling from U.S. District …

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North Dakota Pipeline Protests Get Support of Oklahoma Native Americans

One of those who ended up behind bars during last week’s Native American-led protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota was Oklahoma Caddo Nation chairwoman Tamara Francis-Fourkiller. She was said by family members to be visiting the Standing Rock Sioux to advise them during negotiations with the construction team building the $3.8 billion …

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GE in Talks to Merge with Baker Hughes

Whether GE and its new Oklahoma City Oil and Gas Research Center will one day be in partners with Baker Hughes is one thing., But the Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch reports the two are in talks to former a merger—-GE’s oil-and-gas business with the Houston based company. GE is the one that went asking, …

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