February 21, 2022 archive

Permits to drill for February 21, 2022

permits: none were processed today

Completion reports for February 21, 2022

completions: none were processed today

Former legislator not giving up on constitutionality of storm cost recovery act

  In his continuing challenge of the constitutionality of the February 2021 Regulated Utility Consumer Protection Act, former legislator Mike Reynolds says the response of a state agency to his lawsuit should raise serious red flags before the Oklahoma Supreme Court. He plans to file a request Tuesday to answer the response made of his lawsuit by …

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Electricity producers fight efforts in Kansas to curb rate hikes

    Kansas legislators, those who realize their state has the second highest average retail price for electricity in the region, introduced a bill to put a 1% curb on rate hikes. Electricity suppliers are fighting back as the Topeka Capital Journal reported. Click here for Capital Journal

That’s a lot of LED light bulbs

  To help the poor in Oklahoma, Oklahoma Gas & Electric has donated 1.7 million LED light bulbs to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. The utility said in its most recent “Currents” publication that goes out with electric bills that it recently donated 208,000 energy-efficient LED bulbs to the food bank. It worked with …

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Crude oil increases as Russian troops advance closer to Ukraine

  As Russian troops advanced to within 3 miles of the border with Ukraine, tensions increased in the West and as a result oil prices rose on Monday. The stand-off between Russia and the West over Ukraine only added to supply concerns that have kept oil prices closer to the $100 barrel mark. U.S. markets …

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Williams reports record 4Q and full-year 2021 results

      Williams revealed its fourth-quarter financial report on Monday showing the quarter and the full-year to have record results, driven largely by the strength of natural gas focused strategy. The Tulsa-based company stated that fourth-quarter 2021 net income soared $506 million to $621 million or 51 cents a diluted year compared to the …

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Headlines of other energy stories

** Marathon Petroleum Corp MPC.N said a fire at its 578,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Garyville, Louisiana, refinery was extinguished on Monday afternoon. Five people were injured in the explosion and fire on Monday morning. ** Federal auditors announced an investigation Friday of how the government has dealt with lead contamination of drinking water in Benton Harbor, an impoverished, mostly Black city …

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More utilities wait in line for storm cost securitization

  Three more Oklahoma utilities could get support in their 2021 winter storm cost recovery plans as the Oklahoma Department of Finance Authority meets Wednesday to consider $2.27 billion in bond requests. The ODFA will consider bonding or securitization requests of $1.45 billion from Oklahoma Natural Gas, $725 million from Public Service Company of Oklahoma …

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New Mexico lawsuit against EPA over gold mine pollution on hold

  The state of New Mexico’s lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency stemming from the 2015 Gold King Mine spill is reported to be on hold. The state’s attorney general now says an agreement has been reached to settle New Mexico’s claims against the EPA reported the Farmington Daily Times. At the time of the …

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