Geological Survey Director Supports State in Response to Earthquakes

While Democrats and homeowners might be critical of the way the Oklahoma Corporation Commission is responding to the new swarm of earthquakes in the state, one man who stands firmly behind the response is Dr. Jeremy Boak. He is the director of the Okla…

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Oklahoma Highway Maintenance to be Hurt by Budget Cuts

Among the Oklahoma state agencies dealing with 3 percent budget cuts is the Oklahoma Transportation Department where leaders admit the $13 million in cuts will impact highway construction.
“Due to these state budget challenges, we are looking at reduc…

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Storm to Bring Snow to NW Oklahoma

Snow is in the forecast this weekend for northwest Oklahoma.
But as State Climatologist Gary McManus indicated in his Friday Mesonet Ticker report, “This doesn’t appear to be a storm that will have a significant impact, but an impact nevertheless with…

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Judge Won’t allow Osage County Landowner to Enter Suit Against BIA

Tulsa federal judge Gregory K. Frizzell has sided with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and an Oklahoma association of oil and gas producers and denied the request of a landowner to intervene in a lawsuit over drilling permit applications in Osage Co…

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Democrats Attack Speaker Hickman Over Earthquakes

“Speaker Hickman has been silent.” State Democratic Party on earthquake response.

The latest swarm of earthquakes in Oklahoma has again prompted the State Democratic party to blast state leaders over the issue. This time, the party is going after St…

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Pruitt Supports TransCanada’s Lawsuit over Keystone Pipeline Rejection

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has come out in support of the lawsuit filed by TransCanada challenging the President’s veto of a measure allowing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Nebraska.
“The Keystone XL pipeline…

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Chinese Uncertainty Leads to Crude Oil Prices Slipping Lower

China economic news hits crude oil prices on Thursday. February West Texas Intermediate crude lost 70 cents to end trade at $33.27 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. February Brent crude slipped 48 cents to settle at $33.75 a barrel on the L…

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EnLink Midstream Completes Acquisition of Oklahoma Assets

EnLink Midstream completes its acquisition of certain subsidiaries of Tall Oak Midstream, LLC. The Dallas midstream company paid $1.55 billion for Tall Oak’s assets.
“The acquisition of Tall Oak is consistent with our growth strategy and will provide …

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Oil and Gas Slowdown Reduces State Revenue Collections

The downturn in oil and gas prices are a direct reason why the state treasury failed to grow when compared to 2014 numbers. State Treasurer Ken Miller reported Thursday that 2015 Gross Receipts fell by three percent compared to 2014 figures. The receip…

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Stillwater Legislator Says State’s Earthquake Plan is ‘Abysmal’

Rep. Cory Williams was sitting at his home late Wednesday night when he felt the rumble. It was the 4.8 magnitude quake that hit Fairview in the northern part of the state, miles from the Williams home in Stillwater. It only angered him further in his…

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