Sen. Lankford—-Exceptionally Disappointed—-Over Possible Loss of Williams Cos. Jobs

The news that Energy Transfer Equity plans to move corporate headquarters to Dallas once its merger with Tulsa-based Williams Cos. is completed wasn’t well received by U.S. Senator James Lankford on Thursday.
“I’m exceptionally disappointed in Energy …

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Williams Cos. Gutted if Energy Transfer Merger is Completed

Energy Transfer Corp. filed an Amended Form S-4 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that reveals Williams Cos. operations in Tulsa and Oklahoma City will be “significantly reduced” if the proposed merger between Williams and Energy Transfe…

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Oil Futures End Below $40 a Barrel

Oil futures ended below $40 a barrel on Wednesday after U.S. government data revealed a sixth straight weekly climb in crude supplies that was about three times higher than the market expected.
Gasoline supplies dropped and demand remained strong, hin…

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Sen. Inhofe to Lead Budget Hearing into Nuclear Regulatory Commission

U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe and others on the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will hold a hearing April 6 into the President’s proposed 2017 budget for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
It will begin at 9 a.m. Oklahoma time as Sen. Inh…

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Stillwater to Get Nonstop Air Service to DFW

For the first time since 1984, the Stillwater Regional Airport will get scheduled passenger airline service beginning this summer. New nonstop flights from Stillwater to Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport will begin Aug. 23, according to an announc…

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Wildfire Leaves Nearly 70-mile Long Path of Destruction

With 40 to 50 mph winds in the forecast on Wednesday, a massive wildfire that started in northern Oklahoma on Tuesday burned out of control into southern Kansas. The wildfire left a path of destruction estimated at 70 miles in length, according to John…

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Wind Coalition Responds to Billboard Attacks with Robocall Campaign

What started as a billboard campaign waged by an oil and gas group against the wind credits for the wind industry in Oklahoma turned into a robocall campaign led by the Wind Coalition in response to the attack by the oil industry.
“Hi I’m Jeff C…

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Chesapeake Won’t Settle with Fort Worth in Royalty Fight

While Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy returned to court Wednesday morning in a fight over natural gas royalty payments to the city of Fort Worth while the city reached a $6 million settlement with Chesapeake’s partner, Total, a branch of th…

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$25 million in Trolleys for MAPS 3 Bought by OKC

The city of Oklahoma City made the leap this week, committing to a nearly $25 million purchase of five trolleys for a proposed downtown streetcar system as part of a MAPS 3 project. It was a unanimous vote by the council on Tuesday to make the purchase…

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Wind Group Boasts of $10 million Paid Annually to Oklahomans

While an oil and gas group is in the midst of a billboard campaign against wind industry tax credits in Oklahoma, the American Wind Energy Association is out with a report showing that more than $10 million a year is paid by wind farm operators t…

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