January 2020 archive

Completion reports for January 31, 2020

Completion reports filed on January 31, 2020. GARVIN COUNTY Continental Resources Inc Woodford(14712): Oil 234 Gas 4327 Water 2010 Flow 20 3N 4W Lang 3-20-29-32xhw, September 28, 2019 HH, GAS, TD: 22616 ft Lat: 34.71480, Long: -97.64893 API: 35049252610000 GRADY COUNTY Roan Resources Llc Mississipian: Oil 210 Gas 2013 Water 356 Flow 9 9N 5W Birdstone 4-33-9-5 1mxh, July 27, 2019 HH, OIL, TD: 19823 ft …

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Permits to drill for January 31, 2020

Permits to drill issued on January 31, 2020. permits: none were processed today

Oklahoma’s oil and gas rig count holds steady

Oklahoma’s oil and gas rig count remained steady in the past week while the national count fell by four to 790 rigs. Baker Hughes Co. reported the North American count included a decline of one oil rig to 675 while the number of gas rigs dropped by three to 112. Compared to a year ago, …

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Bernie follows through with fracking ban attempt

If the oil and gas industry wasn’t on alert with Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign threat to ban all hydraulic fracking, then it should be now after Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a bill in the past week to do just that. The Senator, who is a Vermont Independent running for the Democratic nomination for President introduced …

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Energy news in brief

** The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has voted to approve support for PennEast’s $1 billion shale gas pipeline in New Jersey that’s been stalled by a dispute over whether it can seize state-owned land for construction won the backing of the nation’s top energy regulator. The vote came as PennEast prepares to take its case …

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SPP approves $545M in transmission upgrades, eyes storage to help reduce costs

  The Southwest Power Pool announced its 2020 Transmission Expansion Plan totaling $545 million to be spent over the next six years on 78 projects in eight states including Oklahoma. Directors approved the plan on Jan. 28, one that includes an estimated $66 million in projects by OGE, AEP and Western Farmers Electric Cooperative in …

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FCC’s broadband expansion will affect thousands in Oklahoma

A move by the Federal Communications Commission to expand high-speed broadband service to underserved and rural areas of the U.S. gets hearty support from Oklahoma Congressman Frank Lucas. The third-district Republican responded after the FCC voted to create the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund which is a two-phase program committing up to $20.4 billion to expand …

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Price slashed for T-Boone Pickens ranch in Texas Panhandle

Instead of $250 million, the Texas panhandle ranch owned by the late oil magnate T. Boone Pickens, the Oklahoman who became a billionaire in the energy industry now is for sale for $220 million. A new listing by  Chas. S. Middleton and Son with Hall and Hall shows the new price for the 65,809-acre Mesa Vista Ranch. …

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EPA clears Roundup in causing cancer

An announcement by the EPA could mean a setback for the handful of Oklahomans who have filed federal lawsuits blaming Roundup’s manufacturer for causing their cancers. The Environmental Protection Agency announced it finished a regulatory review and found that glyphosate, the most widely-used weed killer in the U.S. is not a carcinogen. It reaffirms the …

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Kirby Corp. confirms cuts of 600 workers in 2019

Houston’s Kirby Corp. made a recent filing with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission and revealed the number of cuts in its workforce in 2019. The company started the year with 5,650 workers including more than 3,000 in marine transportation and 2,500 in distribution and services. While the company has yet to report the comparable number …

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