Energy Companies Respond to Floods with Donations

Hurricane Harvey has brought out the best from people and companies responding to the worst of situations. Energy companies are among those making large contributions to either the American Red Cross or to other organizations and relief efforts in Houston and other cities hit hard by the storm and the subsequent flooding. Cheniere Energy and …

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Another Transmission Line Fight is Brewing

  Fights like those by Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter against a wind farm and massive high-voltage transmission line in Oklahoma are growing around the country. Take the case of the move in southwestern Idaho where there have been efforts to locate two lines to modernize the Pacific Northwest’s energy grid. This week, the U.S. …

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Williams Cos. Stronger a Year After a Failed Merger

A year after a failed takeover by Dallas-based Energy Transfer Equity, officials at Tulsa’s Williams Cos. believe they’ve beefed up the company stock to a point where it would be costly for another company to try the same thing. In a report by the Tulsa World, executives explained company stock has risen 50 percent in …

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Oklahoma National Guard Sends Resources, Manpower to Assist With Texas Rescue Efforts

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) for Oklahoma has called for additional manpower and specialized equipment to assist with rescue efforts in south Texas, according to a press release issued by the Oklahoma National Guard on Tuesday. The Oklahoma Army National Guard’s LUH-72, Lakota helicopter with hoist capability departed …

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Chevron Makes $1 million Donation for Hurricane Relief

A $1 million contribution to the American Red Cross was made this week by Chevron Corporation for hurricane Harvey disaster relief. The donation is meant to help those affected by disastrous flooding as well as the wind damage in Corpus Christi and Houston and surrounding areas. “Our thoughts are with all the people who have …

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Magellan Forced to Shut Down Houston Operations

The extensive flooding and damage from Hurricane Harvey forced Tulsa-based Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. to announce Monday it had shutdown its oil pipeline system in Houston, Texas. The move came as the company’s 200 employees at sites there and in Corpus Christi were personally affected by the storm but reported to be safe. By mid-afternoon …

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Oklahoma Sends Emergency Response Teams to Aid in Texas Water Rescue Operations

Governor Mary Fallin and the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management (OEM) announced Monday that Oklahoma is sending swift water rescue teams to Texas to assist with storm response efforts, according to an official press release issued by the Governor’s office. Fourteen swift water rescue and Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams and one management team …

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New CFO Named at Williams Companies

A new Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer has been named at The Williams Companies, Inc. in Tulsa. John D. Chandler will take over his new duties Sept. 5, replacing Don Chappel who announced his planned retirement from Williams earlier in the year. Chandler had been the CFO of Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. until …

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Millions of Barrels of Oil Out of Production Due to Hurricane Harvey

The experts say millions of barrels of oil have been taken out of the U.S. energy market by Hurricane Harvey and consequently gasoline prices will rise, not a matter of ‘if’ they rise. S and P Global Platts says at least 2.2 million barrels a day of refining capacity has been lost since the storm …

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Government Asks Judge to Approve Bankruptcy Deal with Coal Mining Company

  The government’s asking a Missouri bankruptcy judge to sign off on a $43 million dollar settlement with Peabody Energy Corp., the company that filed bankruptcy a few years ago. The deal sought by the U.S. Justice Department focuses on environmental liabilities at 13 Superfund sites. Peabody came out of bankruptcy in April and agreed …

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