September 10, 2023 archive

Latest show of Scott Mitchell Talks Energy with Jerry Bohnen

  A heart to heart talk about energy. It’s the latest episode of Scott Mitchell Talks Energy with Jerry Bohnen. Sometimes it’s a direct explanation of the people, events and things that affect the energy industry, whether it’s oil and gas, wind, solar, electricity or even how regulators apply their standards.

Municipal League joins OKC in challenging Corporation Commission over franchise fees

  Nearly a year after Oklahoma City filed suit against the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, challenging the agency’s decision allowing utilities not to collect franchise fees under the 2021 winter storm law, the Oklahoma Municipal League recently joined forces in the suit. In a recent filing, the Municipal League also argued against the Commission’s Public Utilities …

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Oklahoma refineries not among those cited in EPA watchdog report

  The EPA’s internal watchdog, the office of inspector general, issued a new report saying the agency should increase actions to address emissions of cancer-causing benzene from oil refineries nationwide. Oklahoma refineries were among those reviewed in the report but none were found to be releasing excess benzene emissions. The office of the EPA’s inspector …

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Oklahoma holds steady in rig activity while US count saw its first gain in weeks

  The nation’s oil and gas rig count reversed itself in the past week, growing by one to reach 632, according to the latest report released Friday by Baker Hughes Co. It was the first gain in rig activity in the past several weeks. Oklahoma held steady with a count of 39 rigs, compared to …

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Westwin breaks ground for mineral refinery in Lawton

  State leaders in Oklahoma say the recent groundbreaking for a nickel/cobalt refinery in Lawton marks a significant step toward reducing the nation’s reliance on foreign countries for its raw material supply chain. A 480-acre tract in the OK SW Rail Industrial Park by Westin Elements will be the site of the company’s pilot refinery …

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