December 27, 2022 archive

Permits to drill for December 27, 2022

permits: none were processed today

Completion reports for December 27, 2022

completions: none were processed today

Crude oil prices held steady in first day of trading after Christmas

  Crude oil prices held steady with WTI recording a slight drop while Brent crude gained a little in the first day of trading following Christmas Day. Oklahoma energy stocks also made gains. Crude oil prices hit a three-week high on Tuesday, thanks to the restarting of some U.S. energy plants shut down by the …

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Energy Workforce and Technology Council to hold OKC event

  The Energy Workforce and Technology Council plans an Oklahoma chapter luncheon in January in Oklahoma City. Held at the Hamm Institute for American Energy, the luncheon will feature Austin Harbour, Managing Director of Piper Sander, who will give a market outlook presentation. Harbour joined the energy & power investment banking group at Piper Sandler® …

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Xcel Energy makes improvements to Texas Panhandle power grid

  The power grid across the Texas Panhandle is being expanded and as a result could become even more stable. The Amarillo Globe reported that Excel Energy recently made more investments and improvements in the electric grid in the region. Click here for Amarillo Globe

Ogallala Aquifer under spotlight of Kansas legislature

  When the Kansas legislature meets in a few weeks, legislators are expected to bring heavy attention to a growing water problem. Specifically, the decline of the Ogallala Aquifer in the state—the same aquifer that is found under far western Oklahoma where the issue is also under serious consideration. Click here for Kansas Reflector

No slowdown reported in catalytic converter thefts in Oklahoma

  The recent breakup of a catalytic converter theft ring in eastern Oklahoma was not just your ordinary local theft operation. It was part of a national organization and led to the federal indictments of 13 persons. Law enforcement called their bust “Operation Heavy Metal” reported the Tulsa World. Click here for Tulsa World  

Gasoline prices headed back up in Oklahoma

  Gasoline prices inched back upward in Oklahoma in the past week, reaching a new average of $2.70, an increase of five cents a gallon. AAA Oklahoma reported the $2.70 average compared to the national average of $3.10 per gallon of regular gasoline. Despite the slight increase, only four counties in Oklahoma still have average …

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Regulators to discuss possible Open Records Act violations

  One of the items to be considered at this week’s meeting of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission will focus on the state’s Open Records Act and claims of violations of open meetings. The agenda for the Thursday morning meeting includes consideration, discussion, a report of the Commission staff and possible vote on the compliance or …

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Feds critical of Southwest Airlines over Christmas cancellations

  Southwest Airlines is under fire from the U.S. Transportation Department after cancelling thousands of flights over the Christmas weekend. Passengers faced delay after delay at airports across the U.S., prompting the DOT to issue a rare public statement according to Just the News. Travelers at Oklahoma City’s Will Rogers World Airport encountered the same …

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