August 26, 2020 archive

Completion reports for August 26, 2020

Completion reports filed on August 26, 2020. completions: none were processed today

Permits to drill for August 26, 2020

Permits to drill issued on August 26, 2020. Wagoner County SECREST UNKNOWN #1, August 26 2020 11 17N 16E SESESWSE API: 14576053 Lat: 35.95953037670233, Long: -95.57052977924693 OTC/OCC NOT ASSIGNED SH, RC, 1000 ft, BARTLESVILLE(900)

Energy firms saw their values drop in Wednesday’s trading

  While U.S. oil futures held ground and oil stocks dropped for another consecutive week, energy firms in Oklahoma and those with operations in the state saw declines in most cases. Down, down, down seemed to be the pattern for the day. Devon Energy dropped 28 cents or 2.55% to settle at $10.70 in Wednesday’s …

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U.S. oil prices hold ground at highest since March as Hurricane Laura arrives

  As the Gulf Coast braced for the arrival of Hurricane Laura and crude supplies dropped for a fifth straight week, U.S. oil futures settled Wednesday on a mixed note but still held their ground at the highest finish since early March. But global benchmark prices slipped. West Texas Intermediate crude for October delivery inched up …

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COVID-19 forces more layoffs at downtown OKC hotel but it won’t be shut down

  COVID-19 and its impact on the travel and lodging industry are forcing the Sheraton hotel in downtown Oklahoma City to lay off 71 workers in late October. However, the hotel will remain open for business. In a letter to the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development, Laura Warner, SVP of Human Resources at Crescent Hotels …

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New energy regulations coming in Colorado

  Oil and gas people?  Or anti-fracking groups? Who will win the support of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission as it adopts sweeping new regulations in the coming weeks? This week, the Commission heard arguments for and against the issue of how friendly local governments can be about oil and gas well locations. …

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Reclaiming abandoned coal mines in North Dakota is a slow process

  Like Oklahoma’s decades long effort to rid the state of abandoned oil and gas wells, North Dakota is doing the same with former coal mines. But it is a long and slow process in the state where there is an estimated 1,500 to 1,800 known abandoned coal mines. As The Dickinson Press reported, only …

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Some Dakota Access pipeline protesters remain in prison

    Four years after the violent protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, some of the protesters are still in prison. And they’re speaking out as the federal courts have ruled that the pipeline built by Energy Transfer LP should be temporarily shut down. The politically progressive monthly magazine, “In These Times” …

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Regulatory roadblocks result in Grain Belt Express power changes

    The company planning to build the Grain Belt Express transmission line to carry wind-powered electricity from southwestern Kansas to Illinois now says it will distribute more of the electricity in Kansas and Missouri. Invenergy Transmission says the reason is because it ran into regulatory delays in Illinois. So it intends to increase the …

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Details emerge of 2019 government exercise against environmental terrorists

  Federal and state law officers held a 2019 exercise in Iowa to practice their responses to a fictional wind farm sabotage threat according to an online news publication. The Intercept reported details of the exercise held jointly by the FBI’s field office in Omaha, Nebraska and the Iowa Division of Intelligence and Fusion Center. …

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