March 28, 2019 archive

Tinker Air Base repairs in jeopardy over storm damage to bases in Nebraska and Florida

Severe flooding in Nebraska has added to monumental storm damage to U.S. Air Force bases as the Air Force needs $5 billion over three years to repair bases. And repairs to an Oklahoma air base are in jeopardy as a result. Bases in Nebraska and Florida were severely damaged by weather in the past six …

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Federal Reserve wonders who is leaving Oklahoma and why?

  A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City says more people are moving out of Oklahoma to live in other places in the U.S. than moved into the state. In the report this week, the bank asked the question, “Who has been leaving Oklahoma and will the trend continue?” Chad Wilkerson, …

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Another multi-million dollar judgment against Monsanto

Three Oklahomans whose lawsuits against the maker of Roundup weed killer were transferred to California two years ago got more reassuring news this week when a jury awarded a man suffering from cancer $80 million in damages. As OK Energy Today has reported, at least three Oklahomans suffering from cancer also blame Roundup for the …

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Lankford says GOP leaders were right to call out Democrats on their Green New Deal

It’s more about socialism than it is about the environment. It’s what Oklahoma U.S. Sen. James Lankford says about the Green New Deal as he echoed similar sentiments from fellow Sen. Jim Inhofe. In an interview with OK Energy Today, Sen. Lankford said he supported the move by Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell to call …

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Uncertainties force Magellan Midstream to cut capex budget by $200 million

Tulsa’s Magellan Midstream Partners has grabbed headlines by cutting its capex budget by $200 million this year because of uncertainties about construction of the Permian Gulf Coast pipeline. The uncertainties arose after Magellan had teamed with Energy Transfer Partners, Delek U.S. Holdings and Marathon Oil to build the multi-billion dollar pipeline. The line was an …

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Enel Green Power just got bigger

Enel Green Power, a firm with wind farm operations in Oklahoma has just widened its reach in the U.S. by acquiring Kansas City-based Tradewind Energy, a long-time development partner in the wind industry. Terms were not disclosed but observers say it will give the Italian utility group’s ability to develop wind, solar and storage projects …

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Firefighters learn the hard way—it’s still muddy in Oklahoma

It might be dry enough for fire danger alerts to be posted in some parts of Oklahoma, but not around Guthrie. While helping the Meridian Fire Department on Wednesday, Guthrie Firefighters found themselves stuck in the mud. Their huge firetruck had to be pulled out with the help of the Coyle Volunteer Fire Department.  

Williams prepares for May 9 annual meeting

  Tulsa’s Williams plans to hold its 2019 annual stockholders meeting on May 9 and filed the notice with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing included a proxy statement and letter to stockholders from board chairman, Stephen W. Bergstrom. During the meeting in the Williams Resource Center Theater in Tulsa, 12 director nominees will …

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Inhofe says Green New Deal is an effort to turn us into a socialist country

  Writing in The Oklahoman this week, U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe repeated his claims that the Green New Deal is a bad deal for the country. Here is his op-ed piece: During the State of the Union, President Trump declared, “America was founded on liberty and independence — and not government coercion, domination and control. …

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Permits to drill for March 27, 2019

Permits to drill filed on March 27, 2019. Blaine County GAMBILL #7-1H, March 27 2019 07 18N 13W NWSESWSW API: 01124201 Lat: 36.044466631170245, Long: -98.63320007881073 DERBY EXPLORATION LLC HH, DR, 14460 ft, MISSISSIPPIAN(8815), WOODFORD(10365) Canadian County JIM THORPE 1207 #24-25-1MH, July 19 2018 35 12N 7W NENENENE API: 01725248 Lat: 35.4782775973682, Long: -97.9021937792389 CAMINO NATURAL RESOURCES LLC …

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