Corporation Commission Attorney Honored With Energy Law Award

After 32 years working with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, attorney Michael Decker’s been honored with the Eugene Kuntz Award at the 19th Annual Kuntz Conference on Natural Resources Law and Policy in Oklahoma City.
The Director of Administrativ…

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Oil Slump Forces Continental to Adjust 2015 Drilling Efforts

Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources says its third quarter 2014 net earnings were $534 million which figured out to be $1.44 per diluted share. And the adjusted net income for the quarter came to $301 mlillion or $0.81 per diluted share. …

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Reuters Focuses on General Counsel in Harold Hamm Divorce Trial

A week after losing a ruling to open the sealed transcripts and documents in the multi-billion dollar divorce trial of Continental Resources founder Harold Hamm, Reuters news agency continues its coverage of the controversial proceeding in Oklahoma Cit…

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No Surprise—Texas Leads Nation in Oil and Gas Job Growth

While Texas led the nation last year in energy job growth to the tune of 19,000 new private sector jobs in oil and natural gas production, Oklahoma was in the top ten states with what the federal government calls ‘significant contributions’, acco…

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Texas Moves to Challenge Denton Fracking Ban

A State agency moved quickly the day after election day in Texas following the voter-approved fracking ban in the north Texas city of Denton and filed court action to stop implementation of the ban. The General Land Office went to District Court seeki…

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Treasurer Concerned About Soft Oil Prices

Oklahoma’s monthly tax collectons continue to show steady expansion but the impact of falling oil prices is beginning to worry Ken Miller, the State Treasurer.
“While we will monitor the effects of softer crude oil prices, clearly, Oklahomans are cont…

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2013 Layoffs Proved to be Costly for Chesapeake

Even as Chesapeake Energy released its third-quarter earnings report this week of $169 million in net income and $82 million in adjusted earnings for shareholders, it was still dealing with former co-founder and president Aubrey McClendon.
Burie…

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Keystone Pipeline to be a Test of the President’s Willingness to Work with New Congress

After taking control of the U.S. Senate, Republicans now say they will move quickly to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, the one already built in Oklahoma and Texas but waiting for approval from Canada to Nebraska.
During his Wednesday afternoon news …

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Law Firm Seeks Potential Clients to Sue SandRidge

The delay by SandRidge Energy in reporting its third quarter earnings report for 2014, one the firm says was caused by a routine Securities and Exchange Commission review has prompted a Los Angeles law firm to announce it is investigating potential cla…

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$1 billion in Earnings for Devon Energy

A whopping $1 billion in net earnings for the third quarter of 2014 has been reported by Devon Energy Corporation based in Oklahoma City. It compares to third-quarter 2013 net earnings of $429 million. The most recent earnings mean a common sha…

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