Governor Says USGS Earthquake Report Shows State is Taking the Rright Steps

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin responded to the U.S. Geological Survey’s new earthquake maps showing potential areas of human induced quakes as a sign that the state is taking the right steps in putting restrictions on wastewater injection wells as orde…

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USGS Says Northerrn Oklahoma at Highest Risk for Earthquake Damage

The new earthquake maps showing potential areas of seismicity induced by human activity indicate north-central and northwestern Oklahoma are areas of some of the highest risk in the U.S. for damaging earthquakes. The U.S. Geological Survey released the…

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Governor Says USGS Earthquake Repot Shows State is Taking the Rright Steps

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin responded to the U.S. Geological Survey’s new earthquake maps showing potential areas of human induced quakes as a sign that the state is taking the right steps in putting restrictions on wastewater injection wells as orde…

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Ward, Chesapeake and Others Served in Bid-Rigging Lawsuit

Updating the civil lawsuit filed against Chesapeake Energy, SandRidge Energy and Chesapeake Energy co-founder Tom Ward accusing them of bid-rigging, summons have been served against the three defendants.
Records on file with the U.S. District Court of…

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Williams Cos. Makes Upgrade in Canadian Tar Sands Operations

While Tulsa-based Williams Cos. is in the midst of a merger that has upset Tulsa leaders over the possible loss of workers to Dallas, the company announced the startup of a second offgas liquids extracton plant in Canada. It is considered to be a key a…

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Best Places to Work Include 3 Oklahoma Firms

Three Oklahoma companies made at least the top 300 of the latest Forbes list of 500 best companies to work for in the U.S. They were Tulsa-based QuikTrip which ranked 81st; the University of Oklahoma which was ranked 86 and Williams Cos. of Tulsa. It w…

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$420 million Sale of Assets Announced by EP Energy Corp.

A $420 million sale of its assets in the Haynesville and Bossier shales has been announced by Houston, Texas-based EP Energy Corp. The properties located on the border of Texas and north Louisiana will be bought by Dallas-based Covey Park Gas LLC…

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EDF Named Nation’s Leader in Wind-Powered Electricity

While EDF Renewable Energy is in the process of construction of of its Great Western Wind Project in northwest Oklahoma, the company is also the nation’s leader in the market share for the development of new wind energy capacity additions in 2015…

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Government Jobs Increase in Oklahoma While Energy Sector Sheds More Workers

New figures from the Oklahoma Department of Employment Security show the state’s jobless rate rose a tenth of a point, reaching 4.2 percent for February. The increase came as the nation’s jobless rate held steady at 4.9 percent. But the figures also sh…

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Greenpeace Report Shows Federal Government Subsidizes Major U.S. Coal Companies

A new report by the environmental group Greenpeace states that the nation’s largest coal mining companies depend greatly on subsidized federal coal and some have actually increased business because of what Greenpeace calls “corporate welfare for coal.”…

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