Samson Resources Announces New Wyoming Efforts

Tulsa’s Samson Resources II LLC plans to five five wells in southwestern Wyoming and at the same time speed up its program in the Powder River basin. Samson plans to use two rigs to drill wells in the Fort Union gas formation of Sweetwater county where Rock Springs is the county seat. The company says …

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Rep. Mullin’s Amendments to Roll Back Obama Methane Rules Win Support in House

Oklahoma Congressman Markwayne Mullin’s move to roll back Obama-era environmental rules on limits of greenhouse emissions from oil and gas wells won approval Wednesday in the U.S. House. Two of this amendments were attached to a major spending bill that the House has yet to vote upon. Representatives voted 218-195 in favor of one amendment …

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Oklahoma City’s Enable Midstream Makes $300 Million Purchase in Louisiana

Oklahoma City-based Enable Midstream Partners, LP has reached a $300 million deal to buy natural gas gathering and assets from Align Midstream, LLC in Northern Louisiana. The assets are in the Cotton Valley and Haynesville plays of the Ark-La-Tex Basin and extends Enable’s footprint in areas with increasing producer activity. Align runs nearly 190 miles …

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Oklahoman Named to Top Interior Department Spot

Oklahoma native John Tahsuda III, a member of the state’s Kiowa Tribe was named this week to be a top official with the U.S. Department of Interior. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Tahsuda will become the department’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs.  As Assistant Secretary, Tahsuda will be the first assistant and principal …

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Boeing Lands $600 Million Contract for New Air Force One Jets

In a $600 million deal that could possibly impact Boeing workers in Oklahoma, the aircraft company has been awarded an Air Force contract to begin designing a new Air Force One presidential aircraft. Whether workers at Boeing’s facilities at Tinker Air Force base will be directly involved remains to be seen. But the contract calls …

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Wind Energy Partnership on Tap With Enel Green Power and Anheuser-Busch

You may associate beer and power with motorsports or athletic spectator events but now there’s a new partnership brewing in Oklahoma. St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch and Enel Green Power announced Wednesday that the companies signed a power purchase agreement for energy produced by a portion of EGP’s Thunder Ranch wind farm located in Garfield, Kay and …

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Marathon Reports 4 STACK Wells

  The latest large oil well to be drilled in Oklahoma’s STACK started producing more than 1,700 barrels of oil a day when it was completed in June. Houston-based Marathon Oil hit the Ruthie (15 16N 9W) in Kingfisher county. The spud date was February 18 and drilling finished March 31 with completion made June …

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Fourth Company Attempts to Buy Bankrupt Texas Energy Company

A federal court has issued a ruling that could eventually mean a new owner for Texas-based Oncor Electric Delivery. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware approved a merger deal between Energy Future Holdings and Sempra Energy. It’s considered to be a key move toward securing new ownership for EFH subsidiary Oncor. Sempra …

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NTSB Urges Caution Over Tesla’s Driverless Car System

At least one government agency is waving the caution flag as the government moves quickly for the development of driverless cars by automakers. The National Transportation Safety Board came out with its warning this week after investigating a fatal crash in Florida of a Tesla system which was said to have “played a major role” …

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Legislator Wants Dice and Roulette Gambling to Solve Budget Hole

While oil and gas revenues have helped shore up Oklahoma’s revenue collections over the past year, one state legislator is proposing to expand Indian gaming in the state. Rep. Kevin Wallace, chairman of the House Appropriations and Budget Committee wants to add routlette and dice games to the legalized gambling in the state. He also …

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