May 2021 archive

President Donald J. Trump Highway is an Oklahoma Reality

Former President Donald Trump is being honored in Oklahoma through renaming part of a state highway. On Friday, Governor Stitt signed Oklahoma Senate Bill 624 which designates a section of State Highway 287 as President Donald J. Trump Highway. The stretch extends from Boise City to the Texas border in Cimarron County. The new law …

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Delivery of Tesla’s Model S Plaid Delayed for One Week

The debut of Tesla’s Model S Plaid is being pushed back one week as the company makes final adjustments to the electric vehicle, according to a message from CEO Elon Musk’s Twitter account. The new delivery date is June 10. “This car feels like a spaceship. Words cannot describe the limbic resonance,” said Musk. Tesla …

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Rig counts grow in Oklahoma and US

  The slow recovery of the nation’s oil and gas industry resulted in recent growth in Oklahoma’s oil and gas exploration as well as the nation. Baker Hughes Co. reported Oklahoma’s count increased by two to reach 28 rigs active in the state’s oil plays. A year ago, there were only 12 active rigs. Nationally, …

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Texas stops Chinese billionaire from building wind farm

  Texas legislators have apparently put a stop to the plans of a Chinese billionaire to build a wind farm in their state. A company owned by the billionaire had proposed the wind farm to be built about 200 miles northwest of San Antonio but legislators passed a bill to stop the project. Click here …

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Energy news in brief

** The U.S. Senate Finance Committee advanced legislation on that would boost electric vehicle tax credits to as much as $12,500 for EVs that are assembled by union workers in the United States. **The Biden administration has decided it will not renew a waiver that allowed the politically connected U.S. oil company, Delta Crescent Energy to …

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Liberty wants to increase utility rates in Kansas and Missouri

  Kansas and Missouri customers of Liberty Utilities could be hit with a rate hike while it’s unclear if the company’s customers in Oklahoma and Arkansas will see an increase in their bills. Liberty filed requests with the Missouri Public Service Commission to increase rates for customers in Missouri and Kansas. The Joplin Globe reported …

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Study begins into Nebraska ethanol plant

  Researchers in Nebraska have launched a 10-year study of the effects of the waste produced by an ethanol plant at Mead, Nebraska where residents now contend they were needlessly exposed to chemicals from the biofuel production process. Click here for story from The Guardian.  

WOTUS returns

  The return of WOTUS—the controversial Obama-era Waters of the U.S. rule raises many questions. For Oklahoma farmers who opposed it and applauded the Trump administration’s suspension of the rule, they wonder how extreme the Biden administration might go in enforcing it. EPA administrator Michael Regan has pledged his application of the rule will not …

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Memorial Day–a time to pause and reflect

  In honor of those who sacrificed for America’s freedom, OK Energy Today will not publish a newsletter on Monday, May 31. The newsletter will return on Tuesday, June 1.

Inhofe Weighs In on Redeployment of USS Ronald Reagan

As the Biden Administration prepares to withdraw military troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021, the USS Ronald Reagan will be redeployed to the Middle East, leaving the Asia-Pacific region without the presence of an aircraft carrier. The carrier will replace the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, which must return to Norfolk, Virginia by July. U.S. …

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