Oklahoma regulators to hold first meeting of 2023

Oklahoma regulators to meet Tuesday – Oklahoma Energy Today


The Oklahoma Corporation Commission will meet for the first time in 2023 on Thursday and it will also be one of the last meetings for Commission chairwoman Dana Murphy.

Murphy is term-limited after first being elected to the Commission in 2008 for a partial two-year term. She was re-elected to a full six-year term in 2010 and again in 2016.

Holding degrees in geology and law, she previously spent six years as an administrative law judge at the Commission. Murphy will be replaced by former State Sen. Kim David who will be sworn into office along with other state-wide elected officials on Monday, January 9.

Commissioner Murphy will have some final votes on reviews of 2021 storm costs for some utilities. They include fuel adjustment requests by Summit Utilities Oklahoma, Inc.; and Panhandle Natural Gas, Inc.,  West Texas Gas, Inc. and First Natural Gas.

The Commission will also consider an application by Public Service Company of Oklahoma for approval of a voluntary curtailment service tariff.

There will also be an update on the federal grant funding for orphaned well site plugging. Commissioners will discuss and hear the status of relocating agency offices for an upcoming renovation of the Jim Thorpe building.