Fracking bans unlikely in Oklahoma, observers say

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Oklahoma cities can regulate activities within their borders, but observers say any ban on hydraulic fracturing in the state is unlikely.

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Energy articles from NewsOK and The Oklahoman

  • Oklahoma energy briefs: Plugging in, July 25

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Oklahoma energy briefs: Plugging in, July 25

  • UK Supermarket To Power Itself With Food Waste

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Where does all the leftover food go when the grocery store closes at the end of the day? Maybe it's repurposed somehow or thrown out , but what if it could help a supermarket become energy independent? A Sainsbury's supermarket in the United Kingdom will soon power itself with leftover food...

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for July 24

    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $99.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $87.50 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted July 7: COMPLETION Ellis: Midstates Petroleum Co. LLC; Danny 3-2HT Well; SW1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4...

  • New rules proposed for oil train cars

    FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Responding to a series of fiery train crashes, the federal government proposed rules Wednesday that would phase out tens of thousands of older tank cars that carry increasing quantities of crude oil and other highly flammable liquids through America’s towns and cities.

  • AARP challenges AEP-PSO smart meter plan

    By ROD WALTON - Tulsa World | Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    A key holdout against AEP-PSO’s $120 million plan to install smart meters statewide had its day in court Tuesday. Representatives with retirees advocate AARP testified in front of Administrative Law Judge Jacqueline Miller at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission courtroom in Oklahoma City. Miller...

  • Oil company geologist to talk Oklahoma earthquakes

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    A geologist with one of the country’s largest independent oil producers will talk about the recent uptick in earthquake activity in Oklahoma. Continental Resources’ Vice President of Geology Glen Brown will deliver a luncheon address Wednesday to members of the Oklahoma Geological Society....

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for July 23

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $100.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $88.75 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted July 3: COMPLETION Creek: Yale Oil Association Inc.; Moore No. 1-30 Well; C NW1/4 NW1/4 of...

  • Oklahoma business briefs for July 23

    Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Oklahoma business briefs for July 23, 2013

  • Compressco Partners to buy larger competitor for $825 million

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Compressco Partners LP executives expect the company’s planned $825 million purchase of Midland, Texas-based Compressor Systems Inc. to help it expand the Oklahoma City company quickly throughout the region.

  • Geopolitical tensions keep oil prices high

    By PABLO GORONDI, Associated Press | Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    U.S. benchmark crude for August delivery fell 17 cents to $104.42 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

  • Aubrey McClendon plans day care and fitness center on unfinished wine cellar site

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    Designs submitted to the Oklahoma City Planning Department show plans for a 18,000-square-foot American Energy Partners day care center on the southwest corner of NW 68 and Classen Boulevard.

  • In North Dakota, oil bonanza leaves natural gas going up in smoke

    By Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times | Published: Mon, Jul 21, 2014

    The rapid escalation of energy production in shale formations across the U.S. has produced a bonanza of oil, but it has left many states scrambling to handle the natural gas that often flows in large volumes along with the crude. Gas pipeline construction often lags behind the development of new...

  • Executive Q&A: CEO excited about new energy company

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Jerry Winchester, a Dickson native, returned to Oklahoma in 2012 to lead the Chesapeake subsidiary destined to stand on its own. It took longer than expected because of Chesapeake’s transition, with new leadership, to a more focused oil and natural gas producer.

  • Eagle & Beagle for July 20, 2014.

    Published: Sun, Jul 20, 2014

    Don Mecoy: Eagle & Beagle is a weekly look at Oklahoma’s high-performing (eagle) and low-performing (beagle) stocks.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for July 19

    Published: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $99.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $87.75 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted July 1: COMPLETION Alfalfa: D & J Oil Co. Inc.; Frank No. 1-28 Well; C SE1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 of...



Energy independence, Part 1: Independence is possible, experts say

Business | Updated: Fri, Sep 28, 2012 | Comment on this article Leave a comment
The wealth of energy options available in the United States and the rest of North America means the continent could fulfill all of its needs in the coming years, experts say.
See the entire series: Energy Independence

Energy independence, Part 2: More U.S. oil production may limit price volatility

Business | Published: Mon, Oct 8, 2012 | Comment on this article Leave a comment
What would energy independence mean for gasoline prices, utility bills, plastics, groceries and other consumer expenses? How would domestic jobs and the potential for a stronger economy affect individuals throughout the country?
Read the entire series: Energy Independence
Video: Check out a replay of our Google+ hangout with industry experts

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The NewsOK Energy Team

Adam Wilmoth


Energy Editor

Adam Wilmoth returned to The Oklahoman as energy editor in 2012 after working for four years in public relations. He previously spent seven years as a business reporter at The Oklahoman, including five years covering the state's energy sector.

Wilmoth holds a master's degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University and a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma. He's also a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City's youth program, LOYAL -- Linking Oklahoma City's Young Adult Leaders.

Jay F. Marks


Energy Reporter

Jay F. Marks has been covering Oklahoma news since graduating from Oklahoma State University in 1996. He worked in Sulphur and Enid before joining The Oklahoman in 2005. Marks has been covering the energy industry since 2009.

Paul Monies


Energy Reporter

Paul Monies is an energy reporter for The Oklahoman. He has worked at newspapers in Texas and Missouri and most recently was a data journalist for USA Today in the Washington D.C. area. Monies also spent nine years as a business reporter and database editor for The Oklahoman. He is a native of Scotland who graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and has a master’s degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.