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Oklahoma business briefs for Nov. 9

Oklahoma business briefs for Nov. 9.
Published: November 9, 2012

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Mooreland plant is celebrated

Pennsylvania-based Air Products on Thursday celebrated the opening of its new liquid nitrogen production facility in Mooreland. The plant, which will produce about 250 tons of liquid nitrogen a day, improves the company's leadership position in supplying the region's oil field services industry. It serves oil and natural gas-producing areas in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas.

FTS chief executive retires

Former Chesapeake Energy Corp. executive Marc Rowland has retired as CEO of FTS International. Rowland joined the Texas-based well completion and stimulation services provider in 2010, when he stepped down as Chesapeake's chief financial officer. He will be replaced by Greg Lanham, who most recently served as a director for Temasek, FTS's largest shareholder. Chesapeake owns about 30 percent of the company.



SemGroup Corp. swung to a loss in the third quarter as the Tulsa-based company recorded several noncash items related to a change in the value of warrants and seasonal losses at partner NGL Energy Partners LP. SemGroup posted a loss in net income of $2.8 million, or 7 cents per share, compared to net income of $14.3 million, or 34 cents per share, in the third quarter of 2011. Quarterly revenue fell to $277.9 million, down from $391.5 million in the year-earlier quarter. “We continue to execute on our long-term strategic growth plans, focused on infrastructure demands in the Midcontinent,” said Norm Szydlowski, president and CEO of SemGroup. “We're increasing our presence in our key growth areas. As the demand for midstream services continues to grow, our projects like the expansion of White Cliffs Pipeline, the previously announced Glass Mountain Pipeline and the Wattenberg Oil Trunkline will help meet this need.”


Strong marketing results and increased transportation margins helped Rose Rock Midstream LP deliver higher earnings in the third-quarter, the partnership said Thursday. Rose Rock had quarterly revenues of $131.5 million, up from $104.6 million in the third quarter of 2011. The partnership had net income of $6.5 million, or 38 cents per common unit, compared to net income of $3.8 million, or 30 cents per common unit, in the third quarter of 2011. Last month, the partnership announced a third quarter cash distribution of 39.25 cents per unit, up from 38.25 cents in the second quarter. “We were pleased to report a strong quarter and we have increased distributions for the third time since the IPO (initial public offering),” said Norm Szydlowski, CEO of Rose Rock Midstream's general partner.

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