August 2022 archive

Commissioner raises new allegations over bonds used by utilities to cover storm costs

  Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Bob Anthony continued his criticism this week of the ratepayer-backed bonds being used by Oklahoma Natural Gas to cover its February 2021 Winter Storm costs. He also raised new allegations against the Oklahoma Development Finance Authority in issuing bonds for the utilities that used them to cover those costs. In a …

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Report claims Texas is losing millions over its ban against some investment firms

  A recent move by the state of Texas to no longer do state business with 10 financial firms that ban investments in fossil fuels is reportedly costing the state hundreds of millions of dollars this year. That’s what National Public Radio reported this week. Click here for NPR

Supreme Court ruling might be weapon against Texas nuclear waste storage site

  Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is using a recent U.S. Supreme Court EPA ruling to fight the federal government’s approval of a nuclear waste storage site in West Texas. Paxton says the court’s June 30 ruling, which limited how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, can …

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Appeals court rules against NextEra Energy in a lawsuit over a Kansas wind farm

  NextEra Energy lost a fight over a wind farm before the Kansas Court of Appeals The appellate court upheld a lower court ruling in favor of opponents of a large commercial wind farm southeast of Hutchinson. The actual ruling was against Pretty Prairie Wind LLC,  a subsidiary created by NextEra Energy reported the Hutchinson …

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Kansas regulators approve SE Kansas transmission line

  The Kansas Corporation Commission granted approval this week of a 94-mile transmission line in southeastern Kansas. NextEra Energy transmission Southwest, LLC was awarded a certificate for the 345 kV line to run through five counties: Coffey, Anderson, Allen, Bourbon and Crawford reported KZRG News Talk radio. Click here for KZRG Radio news

Additional headlines of energy stories

** The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued notices to 15 states for failure to submit plans for air pollution reduction, four months after a lawsuit on the matter from a coalition of environmental groups. The states receiving notices are Alabama, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and …

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Permits to drill for August 29, 2022

Canadian County MACH 1306 #1H-5X, August 29 2022 08 13N 6W NWSWSESW API: 01725841 Lat: 35.61045977181053, Long: -97.86511805950225 OVINTIV USA INC HH, DR, 19023 ft, MISSISSIPPIAN(8375) Hughes County WOODRUFF #2-24/25H, August 29 2022 13 5N 10E NWSWSWSE API: 06324953 Lat: 34.89899908894033, Long: -96.20258000356516 TRINITY OPERATING USG LLC MU, DR, 15800 ft, MISSISSIPPIAN(5600), WOODFORD(5900), HUNTON(6000) Hughes County WOODRUFF …

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Completion reports for August 29, 2022

STEPHENS COUNTY Black Mesa Energy Llc Sycamore(9722): Oil 952 Gas 1439 Water 552 Flow 36 1S 4W Rangers 36-25-1s-4w Sxh 1, March 13, 2022 HH, OIL, TD: 17460 ft Lat: 34.42024, Long: -97.57424 API: 35137276380000

Storms left thousands without electrical power in central Oklahoma

  Monday afternoon thunderstorms that brought heavy rainfall to some areas of the state resulted in at least 9,000 customers of Oklahoma Gas and Electric without power late in the day. OG&E reported late Monday that prior to the arrival of the downpours of rain and heavy lightning, the utility had about 500 customers still …

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Crude oil made more gains in Monday’s trading and OK energy stocks were up the upside too

  Crude oil prices started the week with a 4% gain as there still loomed the prospects of OPEC+ output cuts. Investors were also concerned about the conflict in Libya. Oklahoma energy stocks recorded mild gains for the day. West Texas Intermediate crude for October delivery shot up $3.95 a barrel to settle at $97.01, …

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