Tulsa Businesswoman Named to State Turnpike Authority

The newest member of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority is Dana Weber of Tulsa, named recently by Governor Mary Fallin to replace Kevin Hem who resigned in November 2015.
Weber will begin serving immediately on the Authority. She is president and chief e…

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More Oil Wells—More Wastewater in Alfalfa County

The northern Oklahoma region where earthquakes have become a daily part of the routine is seeing more and more oil and gas wells completed and made operational.
A check of the well completion reports published on OK Energy Today showed four more…

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Crude Tumbles as Sanctions Against Iran are Lifted

Just what the oil and gas industry in Oklahoma didn’t need—the huge release of Iran’s oil reserves on the world market. The lifting of U.S. sanctions over the weekend as part of the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran immediately prom…

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Iran Prepares to Join Global Markets Sending Crude Below $30 on Friday

The imminent return of Iran’s oil to global markets sent crude prices below $30 on Friday. February West Texas Intermediate crude lost $1.78 to settle at $29.42 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On the London ICE Futures Exchange, March Bre…

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Williams Board of Directors Emphasizes Commitment to Merge with ETE

Responding to the recent reports of the deal between Williams Companies and Energy Transfer Equity L.P. as shaky, Williams Board of Directors underlined their commitment to the deal. Calling the media reports market speculation, the Board made the move…

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Packed Hearing on Earthquakes and Injection Wells

So many Oklahomans attended Friday’s state capitol earthquake hearing that it had to be moved from a meeting room to the House chambers. Representative Richard Morrissette’s hearing provided an avenue for angry Oklahomans to ask questions and dem…

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South of the Border for Aubrey McClendon’s OKC Company

Oklahoma City-based American Energy Partners, LP has reached out and signed an exploration agreement with YPF, an energy firm considered to be the main oil producer in Argentina. Under the agreement signed by Aubrey K. McClendon of American Energ…

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Merger turns Shaky for Williams Cos. and Energy Transfer

Reports are growing of the possibility that the $40 billion merger of Energy Transfer Equity LP and Tulsa-based Williams Cos. might be called off because their stock has taken a huge fall.
The deal was announced last September and was expected t…

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New Mexico to Sue EPA over Colorado Gold Mine Spill and Pollutionj

The state of New Mexico intends to sue the Environmental Protection Agency over last year’s gold mine spill that polluted the Animas River in Colorado and three other states.
The state filed papers on Thursday claiming that the government had cr…

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Crude Prices Make Headway on Thursday

Crude prices ticked upward on Thursday despite persistent worries over supply and demand. February West Texas Intermediate crude added 72 cents to end trade at $31.20 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On its last day as the front month cont…

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