July 2019 archive

Permits to drill for July 31, 2019

Permits to drill issued on July 31, 2019. Garvin County SEVENTY-SIX SWD #1-14, July 31 2019 14 3N 4W SENWSWNW API: 04925304 Lat: 34.73393000711903, Long: -97.59698549165248 S & S STAR OPERATING LLC SH, DR, 7300 ft, DOUGLAS(4000), HOXBAR(6300) Garvin County HARRELL #A-9, July 31 2019 07 1N 2W CNWNENW API: 04924612 Lat: 34.578575665841875, Long: -97.45244189494687 CIMAREX ENERGY …

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Completion reports for July 31, 2019

Completion reports filed for July 31, 2019. Completions: none were processed today

$85 million STACK systems purchase made by Lagoon Water Solutions

Lagoon Water Solutions; Oklahoma’s premier water midstream provider, closed on an $85 million purchase of Continental’s eastern STACK water recycling facility, gathering system and three related disposal wells in Blaine County, Oklahoma. Along with the transaction, Lagoon has entered into a long-term arrangement with Continental to gather and dispose of produced water and source recycled …

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Wyoming Indian tribe fights oilfield wastewater dumping plan

An American Indian tribe opposes a company’s plan to dump oilfield wastewater upstream of a river in central Wyoming, saying the pollution could hurt business for fishing and rafting guides. Dallas-based Aethon Energy plans to put over 8 million gallons  of polluted water from the Moneta Divide oil and gas field into two creeks feeding …

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New partnership acquires ownership of 1,800 wells in western Oklahoma

Nearly 1,800 oil and gas wells in 32 western Oklahoma counties are under new ownership of a partnership created last year in Oklahoma. BCE-Mach II has signed a purchase and sale agreement within its new partnership with Bayou City Energy (BCE), BCE-Mach II, for the acquisition of US producing properties in Beckham, Custer, Dewey, Roger …

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Natural gas expansion planned by ONEOK

Leaders at Tulsa’s ONEOK believe the future of natural gas in North Dakota is worth investing $400 million. The company plans to add to its LPG pipeline also in the Permian Basin. Plans are in place for a 40,000 barrel-a-day expansion of NGLs through the West Texas LPG pipeline in West Texas. This is in …

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DEQ focuses on medical marijuana waste disposal

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality has a new focus…medical marijuana waste disposal management. It is the result of the legislature passing the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Waste Management Act or SB 882 in the just-concluded 2019 legislative session. The act allows for the issuance of up to 10 licenses in the first year of the …

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Labor Department secures huge increase in unpaid wages

The State Labor Department announced the amount of unpaid wages and benefits awarded Oklahoma workers in fiscal year 2019 was nearly double the previous fiscal year. And it said the increase was due in large part to claims brought against struggling healthcare providers and municipal hospitals. The Wage and Hour Division paid $839,909 in unpaid …

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More credit cards accepted by Oklahoma regulators

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission announced it has started accepting more credit cards under its processing system. Beginning July 30, the OCC’s IFTA and IRP system started accepting VISA and American Express credit card payments for IRP, IFTA, Trip, Fuel and Unladen permit bills. It previously had accepted MasterCard and Discover card payments. The new credit …

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Sen. Inhofe secures increased transportation funding for Oklahoma

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), senior member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, praised the unanimous committee passage of America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019 and announced provisions in the legislation that will benefit Oklahoma. Inhofe’s provisions focus on the future of Oklahoma, specifically: sufficient funding to prioritize Oklahoma highway projects, using freight dollars …

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