Moody’s Revises State’s Economic Outlook to Negative

More bad news for Oklahoma’s state budget officials and once again, the blame is being laid on the feet of the oil and gas industry in the state.
Moody’s Investors Service, according to State Treasurer Ken Miller has reaffirmed the state’s current gen…

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More Proof of Slower Economies in Oklahoma and Midwest

While the energy industry is dragging down economies in Oklahoma and other states with a heavy oil and gas sector, the economies in the midwest continue to slip for the past several months, according to the Mid-American Business Conditions Index conduc…

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Earthquake Plans to be Announced by State in Response to Edmond Quakes

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission says it will make known Monday its plans on dealing with the recent surge in strong earthquakes around Edmond. In response to a 4.3 magnitude quake early in the week followed by a New Year’s Day 4.2 magnitude quake t…

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1,000 out-ofo-State Linemen Helping OGE with Outages

Obviously when you have tens of thousands of Oklahomans without electrical power because of the winter storm, that means extensive damage to the utilities.
Oklahoma Gas and Electric’s website indicates the damage report includes more than 400 poles, 6…

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Gas Hits $1.75 Average in Oklahoma

Gasoline prices in Oklahoma have dropped to a new statewide average of $1.75 per gallon, according to the latest Fuel Gauge report from AAA Oklahoma. The new average is just more than 2 cents cheaper than a week ago.
And AAA Oklahoma says the new pric…

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Oklahoma’s Coal Country Turns Red

Has Oklahoma’s coal country turned Republican? Also known as Little Dixie, the southeast part of Oklahoma which historically has voted Democrat turned a different shade following last week’s 2014 mid-term elections.
As the McCarville Report indicated…

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Congressman Mullin Pushes Fight With EPA Over Water Rules

Newly-re-elected 2nd District U.S. Representative Markwayne Mullin (R) is intent on making sure Oklahomans voice opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed ‘Waters of the United States’ Clean Water Act rule.
He spoke to two gro…

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Koch’s Money Helps Volunteer Fire Departments in Oklahoma and Nation

While Koch companies are often criticized for their conservative political involvement, they also contribute thousands to worthy causes, such as the more than $500,000 donated so far this year to 107 fire departments in cities and places where the comp…

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Groups Oppose Revival of Wind Tax Credits

Oklahoma’s congressional delegation now has the task of deciding how it will stand on the controversial proposal to extend the Wind Production Tax Credit, the one that expired at the end of 2013. But the fight is underway as 66 organizations led…

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Bridenstine Charges Obama War on Energy Continues with New Rail Rules

U.S. Representative Jim Bridenstine (R) says the Obama administration’s “war on energy” is continuing at the Department of Transportation through a newly proposed rule that he contends would dramatically hinder crude oil transport by rail. The congres…

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