AEP Moves to Spin Off two Subsidiaries into Stand-Alones

Oklahoma City-based American Energy Partners LP has announced plans to spin off its American Energy-Permian Basin LP and American Energy-Woodford LP into independent and stand-alone companies.
The announcement comes nearly a year after the compa…

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Downturn Forces D and L to Make Layoffs

After doubling its workforce in the past five years and expanding manufacturing operations to more than 150,000 square feet, Tulsa-based D and L Oil Tools has felt the impact of the spreading energy downturn.
The company announced this week it i…

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Stephens County Hit Hard by Energy Sector Layoffs

In exploring Halliburton’s layoff of 5,000 workers announced last week, News 9 reporter Dana Hertneky learned how one county’s jobless rate has soared in the past months. It is Stephens County where Halliburton got its start decades ago. It still…

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Gas Prices Going Up Again in Oklahoma

Gasoline prices in Oklahoma are on the rise, moving higher and faster than other parts of the country, reaching a new statewide average of $1.64 per gallon, according to the latest Fuel Gauge Report from AAA Oklahoma. The new average is up 30 cents fro…

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Enable Midstream Gets New Board Member

Oklahoma City-based Enable Midstream Partners, LP announced the naming of an independent director to its board of directors. He is energy industry veteran Ronnie K. Irani, president and CEO of RKI Energy Resources whose appointment is effect Marc…

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Corporation Commission Targets Rules Changes for Shutdown of Injection Wells

When the Oklahoma Corporation Commission holds a regular meeting on Wednesday, it will attempt to make rule changes resulting from the December 2015 decision by SandRidge Energy to fight the shutdown and reduction of operation of some of its wast…

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More Quakes Rattle the State

While the Oklahoma Corporation Commission studies the impact of its latest steps in controlling earthquakes and wastewater disposal wells, northern Oklahoma was shaken by more earthquakes.
Two happened Monday morning near Mooreland. The first wa…

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Pipeline Safety Hearing to be Held Tuesday by Rep. Mullin and Others

Oklahoma congressman Markwayne Mullin and others on a subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hold a legislative hearing on Tuesday to examine the nation’s pipeline safety reauthorization.
Five witnesses will appear before t…

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Oil Price Decline Brings Drop in Number of Crude Oil Tankers by Rail

The number of crude oil rail cars passing through Oklahoma and other energy-rich states declined last year in the U.S. as oil prices fell. That’s according to the Association of American Railroads.
The group said 410,249 carloads of crude were c…

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North Dakota Requires More Monitoring of Massive Oil Pipeline

Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners will have to cough up another $100,000 to pay for an independent review of its construction of the biggest-capacity pipeline proposed to move crude from North Dakota’s oil patch. The state Emergency Commissio…

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