October 21, 2019 archive

Completion reports for October 21, 2019

Completion reports filed on October 21, 2019. completions: none were processed today

Permits to drill for October 21, 2019

Permits to drill for October 21, 2019. permits: none were processed today

Quake recorded in southeast Oklahoma

No damage has been reported after an  earthquake struck near Quinton, Oklahoma, a small town south of McAlester in the southeast part of the state. The quake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey struck around 11:09 a.m. on Monday and initially was measured at 3.3 magnitude. But the USGS lowered the estimated magnitude to 3.1 …

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Trial date set in Puerto Rican bribery scandal after Hurricane Maria

A federal judge in Puerto Rico has set a December 9 trial date for the former executive of Cobra Acquisitions, LLC, a subsidiary of Oklahoma City’s Mammoth Energy Services. Donald Keith Ellison, the former president of Cobra was indicted in September along with two former FEMA officials. He is charged with disaster fraud, false statements, …

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Energy news in brief—drones, when Perry’s leaving and LNG shipped by rail

** For the first time in the United States, a drone completed a scheduled commercial residential delivery to a home in Christiansburg, Virginia. The drone delivery was conducted by Wing Aviation, in collaboration with FedEx Express, as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program.  For the duration of the trial, …

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Oil pipeline expansions in Wyoming, Montana and North Dakota will bring oil to Cushing

Two new major crude oil pipelines proposed in North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming will eventually move large amounts of oil to the Cushing hub in northern Oklahoma. The proposed Bridger Expansion project involves one line that straddles North Dakota and Montana while another line will be construction in Wyoming. The developer is Bridger Pipeline LLC …

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$11 million EV recharging plan by Ameren is approved by Missouri regulators

The Missouri Public Service Commission has signed off on an $11 million EV recharging plan proposed by Ameren Missouri. The plan will involve helping businesses provide more than 1,000 electric vehicle charging station’s in Ameren’s service territory. Ameren is based in St. Louis and beginning next year, business owners will be able to apply for …

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Detroit firm acquires natural gas system in Louisiana in $2.25 billion deal

  Detroit-based DTE Energy Co. and its DTE Midstream have acquired a natural gas gathering system and gathering pipeline in Louisiana for $2.25 billion. The deal also included another $400 million at a 2020 milestone for the purchase of the system in the Haynesville Shale rock formation of the state. The company acquired the assets …

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More biofuel plants are idle in Iowa

More corn-based ethanol plants in Iowa are temporarily shutting down while others are extending their shutdowns because of market conditions and the pinch of federal Renewable Fuel Standard waivers to oil refineries. The Trump administration’s RFS waivers have also had a political impact that could prove harmful to the President’s re-election bid. The Sioux City …

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Corps wants Judge’s approval to end studies of Dakota Access pipeline

The Associated Press reports the Army Corps of Engineers has asked a federal judge to approve the Corps’ decision that the Dakota Access oil pipeline is not harmful to American Indian tribes. The Corps is asking U.S. District Judge James Boasberg to approve the August 2018 finding that further environmental studies of the $3.8 billion …

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