October 2016 archive

Crude Oil Futures Plummet on Monday as Doubts Persist on Viability of OPEC’s Proposal to Cut Output

Oil futures collapsed on Monday after OPEC’s weekend meeting of major oil producers failed to gain acceptance of the cartel’s proposed production curtailment, according to Bloomberg MarketWatch. December West Texas Intermediate crude plunged $1.84, or 3.8%, to settle at $46.86 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. December Brent crude, the global benchmark, dropped …

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AT&T Fiber Cut Disrupts Service in North Central Oklahoma

AT&T wireless phone service has been restored to much of North Central Oklahoma after a reported fiber cut on Monday. Technicians worked to repair the damage as quickly as possible, according to a company statement. All services have been fully restored and are currently operational. AT&T apologized for the inconvenience.  

Completion Reports November 1, 2016

  ALFALFA COUNTY Chesapeake Operating Llc Mississippian(5478): Oil 645 Gas 2570 Water 1371 Artificia 30 27N 11W Sharon 31-27-11 1h, August 24, 2016 HH, OIL, TD: 10754 ft Lat: 36.78340, Long: -98.42382 API: 35003232560000 BLAINE COUNTY Marathon Oil Company Mississippian(8310): Oil 1553 Gas 2378 Water 447 Flow 25 17N 10W Lloyd 1-25xh, July 31, 2016 …

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Permits to Drill November 1, 2016

Creek County FARRIS #23X, October 31 2016 17 18N 7E SWSWSWSW API: 03729354 Lat: 36.03263366303184, Long: -96.60162348560053 MID-CON ENERGY OPERATING LLC SH, DR, 2750 ft, LAYTON(1170), CLEVELAND(1458), SKINNER(1470), PINK LIME(1480), RED FORK(1751), ARBUCKLE(1863) Creek County CREEKMORE #1, October 28 2016 05 17N 7E SESWSENW API: 03729353 Lat: 35.98163059648792, Long: -96.59516106771164 LITTLE RIVER ENERGY COMPANY SH, …

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Scientists Now Believe Oil Drilling Caused Deadly 1933 Earthquake in Long Beach, California

Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey now believe oil drilling might have triggered the 1933 earthquake that left more than 100 people dead in the Los Angeles region. Going back through historical records, they identified several quakes in the 20s and 30s that might have been caused by industry activities. The 1933 magnitude 6.4 quake …

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Government Report Shows 18% of Electricity in Oklahoma Comes from Wind Power

A new government report shows Oklahoma is one of eleven states that generated at least 10 percent of their total electricity from wind in 2015. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that Oklahoma ranks fourth among the eleven states with 18 percent of its electricity coming from wind power. Iowa is ranked at the top …

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Denver Federal Appeals Court Won’t Stop San Juan Basin Drilling in New Mexico and Colorado

The Denver federal appeals court has ruled against environmentalists and a Navajo tribal group fighting to stop the Bureau of Land Management from approving permits to drill in the San Juan Basin in New Mexico and Colorado. It represented another win for supporters of the fracking technology. The U.S. 10th Circuit Court said the coalition …

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Pawnee Nation Director calls for More Action to Stop Earthquakes

“We think the evidence is pretty clear and it keeps mounting,” so stated an attorney about Oklahoma’s earthquakes.   The chief of the Pawnee Nation made it clear over the weekend that his tribe intends to do something about the growing earthquakes around Pawnee and northern Oklahoma. And if that means joining those who have …

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Montana Going After Pipeline Company Over 2015 Oil Spill into Yellowstone River

While Native Americans are protesting construction of a nearly $4 billion oil pipeline in North Dakota, not far away the State of Montana and the federal government plan to see compensation over a 2015 oil pipeline spill into the Yellowstone River. The U.S. Department of Interior joined the state in indicating it wants damages paid …

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Attorneys who Sued BP Over Gulf Oil Spill to Share $555 million

As the saying goes, “Not bad work if you can get it!” A federal judge in New Orleans has ruled the attorneys who sued BP over its 2010 Gulf oil spill will divide $555.2 million for their work on behalf of the people and businesses who suffered economic damages. It’s the ruling from U.S. District …

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