Kansas outlaws natural gas bans

  The governor of Kansas allowed the Energy Choice Act to become law, one that stops cities and counties from banning the use of natural gas. It means Kansas is the latest step to oppose a push by environmentalists and other clean air advocates to ban continued use of natural gas. Gov. Laura Kelly did …

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Lucas gets update on fiber-optic project in Woodward

  Congressman Frank Lucas received a recent update on a new nearly $10 million fiber-optic installation project by Pioneer Telephone Cooperative Inc. in Woodward. Click here for story from Woodward News

OEPA annual meeting to be held in June

  The annual meeting of the Oklahoma Energy Producers Alliance will be held June 4 in Oklahoma City. The event will begin on the evening of Thursday June 3 with a reception while the main meeting will be held the next day at the Embassy Suites hotel. The morning session will feature a discussion on …

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Oklahoma plan unveiled to ease burden of utility costs following winter storms

    Nearly two months after promising to investigate huge energy bills and rolling blackouts during the February winter storm, Oklahoma leaders have finally unveiled their plan to help consumers pay off an estimated $4.5 billion bill. The plan was laid out to the public this week after utilities went to the Corporation Commission asking …

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Continental Resources says Texas winter storm hit first-quarter production

  The Texas winter storm in February hit Oklahoma-based Continental Resources resulting in a drop of first-quarter production by nearly 6,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day. The company made the announcement Tuesday and said it expects to average nearly 152,000 barrels of oil a day along with natural gas production averaging nearly 935 million …

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Permian pipelines face lack of crude oil

  A report suggests that by the end of the year nearly half of all oil pipelines from the Permian basin will be empty because of the coronavirus pandemic and the effect it had on the oil and gas industry. By the fourth quarter, total utilization of the largest oil pipelines from the Permian is …

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Crude oil rose in Monday’s US trading but remained below $60

  Monday was an up day for crude oil prices in the U.S. and in Europe.West Texas Intermediate crude for May deliver went up 38 cents to settle at $59.70 a barrel in trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.Global benchmark Brent crude for June delivery rose 33 cents to $63.28 a barrel on ICE …

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Energy news in brief

** Two South Korean electric vehicle battery makers resolve a long-running trade dispute with a $1.8 billion settlement that will allow SK Innovation to complete construction of sprawling factories in Georgia. ** The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will allow the Dakota Access oil pipeline to continue operating without a federal permit as the agency conducts a new environmental …

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Energy and Commerce Republicans explore impact of Keystone pipeline cancellation

  Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin and other Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee announced who will take part in their Keystone XL pipeline forum planned for Tuesday. Entitled “President Biden’s Cancellation of the Keystone XL Pipeline and American Jobs,” the forum will feature Scott Moe, premier of Saskatchewan; Austin Knudsen, attorney general of …

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New Kansas law focuses on transmission lines

  Under a new law signed by Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, utilities will face new requirements before using eminent domain to construction electric transmission lines. WIBW TV reported the governor signed House Bill 2321 into law. Click here for WIBW story.