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.


  • Devon boosts oil production more than one-third in second quarter

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Wed, Aug 6, 2014

    Devon Energy Corp. reported net earnings of $675 million, or $1.65 a share, in the second quarter, while production from retained assets rose 34 percent over the same period of last year.

  • American Energy completes Permian deal

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    An affiliate of Oklahoma City-based American Energy Partners LP has completed its $2.5 billion deal to move into West Texas’s Permian Basin.

  • New CNG tank line arrives in Oklahoma

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    The first shipment of a new cylinder for compressed natural gas vehicles was sent to Oklahoma by Luxfer Gas Cylinders.

  • Regulators probe acid spill in Kingfisher County

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    The Oklahoma Corporation Commission is investigating a spill that released nearly 500 barrels of hydrochloric acid into a Kingfisher County alfalfa field.

  • Oklahoma City's jobless rate rises again

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    The Oklahoma City metropolitan area’s unemployment rate increased to 4.7 percent in June, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • ONEOK Partners to spend up to $785M in North Dakota

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Thu, Jul 31, 2014

    Tulsa-based ONEOK Partners LP said it plans to spend as much as $785 million on infrastructure projects in North Dakota’s Willison Basin.

  • Love's to add more compressed natural gas fueling in Oklahoma

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    Love’s Travel Stops plans to bring compressed natural gas fueling for passenger cars and heavy-duty trucks to two more locations in Oklahoma: Ardmore and Webbers Falls.

  • Chesapeake details two more deals to refine portfolio

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. is poised to spend $1.7 billion to buy back preferred shares of its subsidiary in Ohio’s Utica Shale and solidify its position in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin.

  • 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.

  • Fracking bans unlikely in Oklahoma, observers say

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

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

  • Chesapeake subsidiary sells assets for $135 million

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. continues to narrow its focus, with a $135 million deal to move it out of the large-scale natural gas compression business.

  • Oklahomans call for immigration reform

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    A group of Oklahoma leaders are calling on Congress to reform the country’s immigration laws to secure its borders, preserve human dignity and allow immigrants to contribute to the economy.

  • Equal shareholders approve Petroflow deal

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Wed, Jul 9, 2014

    Shareholders of Equal Energy Ltd. overwhelmingly approved the company’s sale to Petroflow Energy Corp.

  • Flaring rule not likely to impact Continental in North Dakota

    BY PAUL MONIES, ADAM WILMOTH and JAY F. MARKS | Updated: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    Our NewsOK Energy team chatted with readers Tuesday about Oklahoma energy and oil and gas companies. You can join our energy Q&A’s on the second Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. and submit your questions about energy developments across the state. Below is an unedited transcript of Tuesday's chat. NewsOK 9:30 a.m. Good morning. Our energy team will be logging on at 10 a.m., but you can start submitting your questions now. Paul Monies 9:56 a.m. We'll be getting started in about five minutes. Paul Monies 10:04 a.m. OK. Let's get started. I'm your moderator, Paul Monies.

  • Chesapeake asset sales continue with Marcellus deal

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Tue, Jul 8, 2014

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. is selling some of its acreage in southwest Pennsylvania as it continues to focus on assets with the highest rate of return.

  • Chesapeake selling acreage in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale

    By Jay F. Marks Business Writer jmarks@opubco.com | Updated: Mon, Jul 7, 2014

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. is selling acreage in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale for $336 million.

  • Energy companies say disposal wells are central to Oklahoma's oil, gas operations

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Sun, Jul 6, 2014

    Wastewater disposal wells, which some have linked to Oklahoma’s recent earthquake swarms, are an important part of the state’s oil and natural gas operations.

  • Seventy Seven Energy, former subsidiary of Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy, begins trading

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    Former Chesapeake Energy Corp. subsidiary Seventy Seven Energy began trading Tuesday as a stand-alone company.

  • Devon reaches $2.3B deal to sell acreage in six states

    By Jay F. Marks, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    Devon Energy Corp. will receive $2.3 billion from Linn Energy for its natural gas-rich acreage in six states.

  • Equal shareholder to support Petroflow deal

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    One of Equal Energy Ltd.’s largest shareholders has decided to vote in favor of the company’s proposed acquisition by Tulsa-based Petroflow Energy Corp.




Jay F. Marks Fri, Oct. 24 2014 04:39:21 PM CST .@rtotheichard endorses Darth Vader for parliament in Ukraine. LINK on @NewsOK
Jay F. Marks Fri, Oct. 24 2014 04:28:05 PM CST RT @fuelfixblog: Pemex loss widens as private investment nears LINK
Jay F. Marks Fri, Oct. 24 2014 03:28:02 PM CST RT @Jmalewitz: Think Texas politics is colorful? Well, in Ukraine, Darth Vader is running for parliament LINK h/t @neenar…
Jay F. Marks Fri, Oct. 24 2014 03:00:47 PM CST RT @EIAgov: Record #solar output from utility-scale facilities due to photovoltaics in June 2014 LINK LINK
Jay F. Marks Fri, Oct. 24 2014 01:32:55 PM CST RT @AmyAHarder: Warren Buffett owns 64% of the wind power in Iowa. LINK LINK
Jay F. Marks Fri, Oct. 24 2014 01:14:22 PM CST U.S. #energy exports to top imports by 2025, @WoodMackenzie says. LINK (via @BloombergNews)
Jay F. Marks Fri, Oct. 24 2014 12:48:15 PM CST RT @E2Wire: Former EPA chief: ‘Irresponsible’ if US takes nuclear off the table LINK
Jay F. Marks Fri, Oct. 24 2014 12:26:07 PM CST .@ContinentalOil. @DevonEnergy, @Chesapeake join peers to lobby for #oil exports. LINK (via @fuelfixblog)
Jay F. Marks Fri, Oct. 24 2014 12:06:36 PM CST Sen. @JimInhofe blasts Obama administration for not supporting #fracking, #natgas boom. LINK (via @thehill)
Jay F. Marks Fri, Oct. 24 2014 12:04:28 PM CST RT @E2Wire: Average US gas price set to drop below $3 LINK
Jay F. Marks Fri, Oct. 24 2014 11:58:23 AM CST RT @fuelfixblog: Contractor: Freeport LNG to break ground within weeks LINK
Jay F. Marks Fri, Oct. 24 2014 11:51:11 AM CST RT @KateGalbraith: In Benicia, CA, a huge debate over #oil trains LINK #fracking #bakken by @jvanderbeken
Jay F. Marks Fri, Oct. 24 2014 08:15:11 AM CST Oklahoma #oil production set to pass Alaska, California. (by @awilmoth) LINK on @NewsOK
Jay F. Marks Fri, Oct. 24 2014 07:44:49 AM CST RT @LauraGoldbergHC: Oil producers unite to lobby for crude exports: LINK
Jay F. Marks Fri, Oct. 24 2014 07:44:11 AM CST .@awilmoth column: Relative #energy costs trend downward. LINK in @TheOklahoman ($)
Jay F. Marks Fri, Oct. 24 2014 07:40:17 AM CST #PowerPlay blog: @SandRidgeEnergy to spin off wastewater business. LINK on @NewsOK
Jay F. Marks Fri, Oct. 24 2014 07:37:51 AM CST Oklahoma station is cleared to sell #gasoline again amid fraud allegations. LINK on @NewsOK
Jay F. Marks Fri, Oct. 24 2014 07:36:20 AM CST .@ContinentalOil pleased with yield from latest wells in new Oklahoma #oil play. LINK on @NewsOK
Jay F. Marks Thu, Oct. 23 2014 05:33:47 PM CST Reports: U.S. insurers meet #climate risk with "deeply troubling" silence. LINK (via @InsideClimate)
Jay F. Marks Thu, Oct. 23 2014 05:32:11 PM CST Big #utilities push into booming home #solar market, @reuters reports. LINK (via @sciam)