Ethanol Production in US Drops from Record Numbers

Ethanol production in the U.S. dropped last week from the previous week’s historic high. Figures from the U.S. Energy Information Agency indicated production dropped 31,000 barrels a day, resulting in an average daily production of 998,000 barrels or 41.92 million gallons a day. Ethanol production had exceeded a million barrels a day in five of …

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Chevron Phillips Dedicates New Polyethylene Plant in Bartlesville

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP dedicated a new state-of-the-art Marlex polyethylene pilot plant at its research and technology facility in Bartlesville on Wednesday. The pilot plant enables polyethylene research, such as new catalyst and polymer development, to take place on a pilot scale prior to implementation in full-scale operations, including the company’s $6 billion investment …

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Oklahoma Congressmen Want Methane Rules Dumped by Interior Secretary

Nearly 60 Republican members of the U.S. House including three from Oklahoma, have asked U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to dump those new methane emissions standards because they contend they are a “solution in search of a problem.” Representatives Jim Bridenstine, Markwayne Mullin and Frank Lucas are among the 57 who signed a letter sent this …

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Dems Target Oil and Gas but Take Their Money to Hold National Convention

As OK Energy Today pointed out this week, the Democratic Party’s 2016 platform takes a hard stand for ‘green’ energy and against oil, but as the Daily Caller noted, guess who’s not afraid to take big oil money for the political campaigns. That’s right, the Democratic party. Among those listed as sponsored of the national convention …

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Pruitt Joins Criticism of Democratic AGs Probing Exxon Over Climate Change

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is one of 13 Republican Attorneys General who recently fired off a letter to the Democratic attorney general in New York and a Massachusetts U.S. Senator chastising them for their climate change probe of Exxon. In the letter, the GOP Attorneys General say that if minimizing the risks of climate change can …

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Environmentalists Lose Fight to Stop New Arena where Kevin Durant Will Play

First the Golden State Warriors got the Oklahoma City Thunder’s star Kevin Durant. Now the Bay area team wins a judge’s ruling allowing it to move out of Oakland and build a $1 billion arena in San Francisco’s Mission Bay area. Environmentalists fighting the project say they will ask a California appeals court to overturn the …

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Corporation Commission Holds Emergency Session to Meet EPA ‘Wording’ Changes

In a move to comply with “wording” demands of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission will hold a special meeting Thursday to make changes in the definitions in its Underground Storage Tanks rules. “It’s a matter of wording,” explained Matt Skinner, spokesman for the Commission. “We just holding this emergency meeting in order to …

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Interim House Study to Tackle Growing Problem of Wild Pigs in Oklahoma

(From the State House) Suggestions for controlling and reducing the infestation of feral hogs in Oklahoma will be reviewed during an interim legislative study this year requested by three members of the state House of Representatives. The studies were requested by Reps. Brian Renegar, D-McAlester; Kevin Wallace, R-Wellston; and Sean Roberts, R-Hominy. House Speaker Jeff …

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Wyoming Moves to Counteract EPA’s Targeting of Coal

Already feeling the impact of the Obama administration’s war on coal, the state of Wyoming has decided to combat the green-energy promoters of the federal government by partnering with Japan. Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead signed an agreement this week calling for cooperation between the state and a consortium of Japanese companies in researching clean-coal technology. …

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Older Oil Tanker Cars Banned in Canada

The kind of oil tanker cars that resulted in a fiery crash and killed 47 people in Quebec, Canada three years ago are being banned by the Canadian government. As of Nov. 1, the older tankers called DOT-111 cars will not be allowed to transport oil in the country, according to Marc Garneau, Canada’s transport …

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