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Turning Up The Heat
High gas prices heating up corporate, government pockets

By Rick Robinson Published: February 27, 2001
Record-high natural gas prices that chilled Oklahoma consumers this winter have deposited hefty windfalls in corporate, government and individual coffers throughout the state.

Citizens to get chance to discuss gas prices

Natural gas production companies, drilling contractors, marketing companies, utility holding companies, pipeline companies, royalty owners and the state of Oklahoma are mentioned among those who made money as gas prices jumped to stunning heights this fall and winter.

Helpful Information

- Gas bill explanation graphic
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- Jim Armstrong's testimony on ONG's gas costs, as filed with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
Complete document

- ONG official site

- Online Exclusive:
Q&A with ONG's Don Sherry

- Help with your gas bill and other winter needs

Info on the SPEAK UP! on Natural Gas forum

Coverage schedule

-- How did we get here? --

NEWS9: Feb. 6 at 10 p.m.
Why was the gas hike such a surprise?

The Oklahoman: Feb. 7
More detail from a historical perspective. - Full story

-- Gas contract analysis? --

NEWS9: Feb. 9 at 10 p.m.
Following a dollar from ONG to the ground - where does your money go? RealVideo

The Oklahoman: Feb. 09
Is ONG paying too much for gas? Hedging vs. buying gas on the open market and why some utilities get a bargain. - Full story

-- Legislation? --

The Oklahoman: Feb. 16
What does Congress need to do ... can it do anything?

NEWS9: Feb. 16 at 10 p.m.
Past legislation: What could have helped but never got out of committee?

-- Policy and our economy --

The Oklahoman: Feb. 23
Who is making money in a booming segment of our state economy?

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