August 2020 archive

Can Iowa farmers survive without ethanol? Can Trump survive without Iowa farmers?

  For corn growers in Iowa and other states, they believe the issue of ethanol production is a political one. They want more than promises from President Trump. The Ames Tribune explored the issue in a recent report. Click here to view the story.  

Congressman says Hurricane Laura is a product of climate change

  New Mexico’s top U.S.. House leader, Rep. Ben Ray Lujan claims Hurricane Laura is another symptom of climate change. The Democrat congressman also blames a severe drought and New Mexico’s wildfires on it. “This needs to serve as a warning to everyone,” Rep. Ben Ray Luján said of the fires and hurricane during a …

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Driving an electric vehicle may require a lifestyle change, owners say

  Driving an electric car requires adjustments in your lifestyle. It’s what a Wichita State University professor learned when he acquired an EV nearly a decade ago. Bill Wentz recently talked with Wichita Eagle reporter Sara Spicer.    Nine years ago, Bill Wentz decided to take the plunge. A distinguished professor emeritus of aerospace engineering …

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NGL Energy expands services in Delaware Basin

  Tulsa-based NGL Energy Partners LP announced that the Partnership signed a long-term extension and expansion of an acreage dedication with an existing customer in the Permian Basin of southeastern New Mexico. The agreement covers 22,000 acres and increases the total acres with the customer to nearly 122,000 acres and the term through 2027. It …

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Improvements to begin soon at Lawton-Fort Sill airport

  A more than $2 million improvement project will get underway soon for the runway of the Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport. The Lawton Constitution reports airport officials are making plans to launch a $2.34 million renovation project that will seal cracks and joints, replace bad portions of pavement and install an underground drainage system the …

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Construction to start soon on Major County wind farm

  Work is expected to begin soon on northern Oklahoma’s latest wind farm—the Maverick Wind Energy Center which will be built in the eastern part of Major County. Emily Brumit, Maverick Wind Energy Center developer, said Invenergy LLC expects to start construction of the 288-megawatt farm in late fall 2020, with a target operational date …

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Regulators resume collection of filing fees

  As of Sept. 1, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission will resume collection of Court Clerk filing fees. The recent announcement by Maribeth Snapp, Judicial, Legislative Services Director for the Commission indicated that all court filing fees must be paid by check payable to “Oklahoma Corporation Commission” and mailed to the commission. Invoices made by the …

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Panhandle makes $6.9 million acquisition of holdings in Oklahoma and Texas

  Panhandle Oil and Gas expands its holdings with the acquisition of nearly 800 acres in the SCOOP and Haynesville plays. In a $6.9 million deal, Panhandle acquired the assets from Red Stone Resources, LLC. The deal involved $6.4 million in cash and $500,000 in Panhandle common stock. Panhandle planned to raise the cash through …

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Oklahoma Chamber opposes national group’s endorsement of Democrat Representative

  A political fight is underway over plans by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to endorse Oklahoma Congresswoman Kendra Horn and it’s being waged by the Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce. The state chamber says Horn has a record against oil and gas, according to a report by The Oklahoman. Click here to read the story.

Oil and gas facilities slowly return after Hurricane Laura

  U.S. energy companies on Saturday continued to restaff offshore oil and gas production facilities in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Interior. Reuters reported there were 122 facilities that were reoccupied as of midday, the data showed. Crude oil production was off 82%, or 1.5 million …

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