May 2023 archive

OGE asks for rate increase to replace power generation units at Horseshoe Lake power plant

  Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OG&E)Wednesday asked for approval from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) of its plans to replace two aging power generation units at the Horseshoe Lake Power Plant in eastern Oklahoma County with more efficient units that will deliver increased reliability, improved efficiency and operational flexibility, and lower emission rates, all …

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Completion reports for May 31, 2023

GRADY COUNTY Warwick-jupiter Llc Woodford(14100): Oil 40 Gas 3322 Water 130 Flow 19 3N 5W Elray 18-7 1whx, June 19, 2022 HH, GAS, TD: 24995 ft Lat: 34.72419, Long: -97.76455 API: 35051249080000 KAY COUNTY Koda Operating Llc Oread(2142): Oil 22 Gas 3 Pump 27 25N 1W Garry Davis 19/27, March 25, 2023 SH, OIL, TD: 2435 ft Lat: 36.60947, Long: -97.29808 API: 35071239740002

Permits to drill for May 31, 2023

Grady County NEWBY #2, May 31 2023 01 4N 5W NWSWNENE API: 05123842 Lat: 34.85321286140565, Long: -97.6718969549083 RED ROCKS OIL & GAS OPERATING LLC DH, RC, 13454 ft, SYCAMORE(10725), WOODFORD(10990), BOIS D ARC(11250), HENRYHOUSE(11470), CHIMNEY HILL(11550), VIOLA(11805)

Another day of losses for crude oil and Oklahoma energy stocks

  Another day and another drop in crude oil prices and Oklahoma energy stocks. Crude oil dropped around 2% for a second day this week, thanks to a stronger U.S. dollar and weak information from top oil importer China. West Texas Intermediate crude fell 2% or $1.37 a barrel to close at $68.09 on the …

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Macquarie Energy disputes some of Kansas Attorney General’s price manipulation claims

  The natural gas company sued by Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach and accused of price manipulation during the 2021 Winter Storm Uri takes issue with some of his claims. As reported this week by OK Energy Today, the lawsuit by the state of Kansas against Macquarie described the Houston company as being a wholly …

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Canoo’s future in doubt as it grows short of cash

  The financial challenges for EV manufacturer Canoo are growing serious enough that Oklahoma officials are in talks with company leaders about whether they will survive and take advantage of $7.5 million in state incentives. It raises the specter that Canoo is closer and closer to crashing and burning with its EV efforts. A report …

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Lucas and House Committee probe East Palestine, Ohio train derailment

    This year’s disastrous train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio has the attention of Oklahoma Congressman Frank Lucas and others on the House committee he chairs. They want to learn more about rail safety and improvements researched by the government. The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee recently sent a letter to the Department of Transportation …

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Weather data to be focus of US House hearing

  The availability of weather data and how it is understood by the public. It will be the focus of an approaching U.S. House Committee hearing and one of those who will testify is Gary McManus, State Climatologist with the Oklahoma Climate Survey. He and others will go before the House Science, Space, and Technology …

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Study says clean energy jobs will replace oil and gas employment

  A new study is out with what some critics might call a preposterous claim that Oklahoma and other oil and gas states stand to gain hundreds of thousands of jobs in the clean-energy sector as the US moves to a net-zero economy. The claim says total employment in the nationwide US energy sector could …

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Wynnewood refinery explosion claims life of worker

  The funeral for a 43-year old worker who died following last week’s explosion and fire at the Wynnewood Refinery in southern Oklahoma will be held Thursday. Wes Foster suffered third-degree burns covering 93% of his body and died Friday evening at a hospital in Plano, Texas where he had been rushed following the May …

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