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.

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  • McClendon's company eyes Oklahoma acreage

    Updated: Mon, Feb 24, 2014

    American Energy Partners LP is buying into the combined Woodford Shale/Mississippi Lime play in Oklahoma, armed with $680 million in loans and equity commitments.

  • Chesapeake looking at alternatives for service company

    | Published: Tue, Feb 25, 2014

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. is exploring the possible sale of its oil-field service company.

  • Chesapeake looking at alternatives for its service company

    Jay F. Marks | Published: Mon, Feb 24, 2014

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. could spin-off or sell its oil-field services company, the Oklahoma City-based oil and natural gas producer said Monday.

  • Tom Ward's Tapstone Energy to buy Kansas acreage

    | Published: Thu, Feb 20, 2014

    Tom Ward’s Tapstone Energy LLC has struck a deal to buy Shell’s assets in Kansas, the companies confirmed.

  • Devon Energy reports record oil production, asset sale

    Updated: Wed, Feb 19, 2014

    Devon Energy Corp. of Oklahoma City rode record oil production to fourth-quarter earnings of $207 million, or 51 cents a share. The company also has reached a deal to sell the bulk of its conventional Canadian assets for about $2.8 billion.

  • Devon to sell Canadian assets for $2.8B

    Jay F. Marks | Updated: Wed, Feb 19, 2014

    Devon Energy Corp.  is selling most of its conventional assets in Canada for about $2.8 billion, the company announced Wednesday morning.

  • Books in brief: Thriller novels

    BY JAY MARKS | Published: Sun, Feb 16, 2014

    The Oklahoman's Jay Marks reviews three thrillers.

  • Oklahoma appeals court sides with Chesapeake in royalties suit

    Updated: Fri, Feb 14, 2014

    The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals has reversed a decision that turned a Beaver County mineral owner’s case alleging underpayment of oil and natural gas royalties by Chesapeake Energy Corp. into a class action lawsuit.

  • CNG spreading to 'regular customers,' Oklahoma dealer says

    BY JAY F. MARKS | Updated: Fri, Feb 14, 2014

    The Ford F-150 designed to run on compressed natural gas has broader appeal than previous CNG vehicles, auto dealers say.

  • Ex-bookkeeper charged with fraud, filing false tax returns

    | Updated: Wed, Feb 12, 2014

    Tamera Housley is faces 31 counts of wire fraud and filing false tax returns. She is accused of embezzling more than $50,000 from Electrical Technologies Inc., in Chickasha, for whom she worked as a bookkeeper between 2006 and 2011.

  • Propane prices falling again

    | Published: Tue, Feb 11, 2014

    Warmer temperatures seems to be bringing lower propane prices, which is good news for the estimated 400,000 Oklahoma residents who rely on it for their primary source of heat.

  • Crude exports unlikely to cause shortage

    BY PAUL MONIES, ADAM WILMOTH and JAY F. MARKS | Updated: Tue, Feb 11, 2014

    Our NewsOK Energy team chatted with readers Tuesday about crude exports. 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 companies and developments across the state. Below is an unedited transcript of Tuesday's chat. NewsOK 9:33 a.m. Good morning everyone. We'll get this chat started at 10 a.m., but you can start submitting your energy or oil and gas questions now. Paul Monies 9:54 a.m. Hello, everyone. We'll get started here in five minutes. Paul Monies 9:56 a.m. We've already got a couple of questions ready in the queue.

  • Continental Resources boosts proved reserves to record level

    Updated: Mon, Feb 10, 2014

    Continental Resources Inc. has increased its proved reserves, and continues to boost oil production.

  • Oklahoma History Center to open oil, gas exhibit

    Published: Fri, Feb 7, 2014

    The Oklahoma History Center will unveil a new exhibit next week, featuring an interactive look at the oil and natural gas industry in Oklahoma.

  • Chesapeake to slash spending, boost production

    | Updated: Thu, Feb 6, 2014

    A transformed Chesapeake Energy Corp. will spend significantly less money this year while still increasing its oil and natural gas production, CEO Doug Lawler said Thursday.

  • Democrats want state to help with rising propane costs

    | Published: Wed, Feb 5, 2014

    Lawmakers should dip into the state’s Rainy Day Fund to help Oklahoma residents struggling with higher propane costs, several Democratic lawmakers said.

  • American Energy builds on position in Ohio’s Utica Shale

    By Jay F. Marks | Updated: Tue, Feb 4, 2014

    American Energy-Utica LLC is doubling the size of its leasehold in Ohio’s Utica Shale with three deals to acquire about 130,000 net acres.

  • ONEOK completes spinoff of utility business

    Jay F. Marks | Published: Mon, Feb 3, 2014

    ONE Gas Inc. is here. The company, which includes three natural gas utilities, split from parent company ONEOK Inc.

  • American Energy builds leading position in Utica Shale

    Jay F. Marks | Updated: Mon, Feb 3, 2014

    An affiliate of American Energy Partner LP has amassed an industry-leading 260,000 net acres in the southern Utica Shale, the Oklahoma City-based company announced Monday.

  • Manufacturer to replace CNG tanks because of leak potential

    BY JAY F. MARKS jmarks@opubco.com | Updated: Fri, Jan 31, 2014

    Some tanks used to fuel vehicles that run on compressed natural gas may be subject to low-level leaks, according to one of the state's leading conversion companies.




Jay F. Marks Today at 4:30 PM .@awilmoth column: Oklahoma universities offer post-graduate #energy education programs. LINK on @NewsOK
Jay F. Marks Today at 3:16 PM RT @SimonesNews: The likely new timeline for Keystone XL: LINK Both sides are calling latest #KXL delay political, unnec…
Jay F. Marks Today at 3:05 PM .@ENERGY: Larger turbines could drive development into new lower #wind areas. LINK (via @CBJnewsroom)
Jay F. Marks Today at 3:03 PM China #wind turbine makers face consolidation as glut lingers. LINK (via @BW)
Jay F. Marks Today at 2:16 PM RT @thehill: @StateDept pushes back #KeystoneXL decision. LINK LINK
Jay F. Marks Today at 1:57 PM State AGs take up #oilandgas boom as IPCC, feds lean green. LINK (via @denverpost)
Jay F. Marks Today at 1:55 PM #Electric industry's proposal to avoid another grid attack lack power, critics say. LINK (via @WSJ)
Jay F. Marks Today at 1:54 PM .@POLITICO's @AndrewRestuccia lays out the green case against #KeystoneXL: LINK
Jay F. Marks Today at 1:40 PM RT @jendlouhyhc: On #KXL, @statedeptspox says "there will be a review of 2.5 million comments" & "agencies need time" given Nebraska court …
Jay F. Marks Today at 1:22 PM Gulf Coast refineries put U.S. on track to make more #gasoline, #diesel than it needs. @jendlouhyhc reports. LINK
Jay F. Marks Today at 1:13 PM RT @DarrenGoode: Congressional sources confirm State Department extending Keystone XL comment period for agencies to wait on Nebraska Supre…
Jay F. Marks Today at 12:59 PM #Fracking sand spurs grain-like silos for rail transport. LINK (via @BloombergNews)
Jay F. Marks Today at 12:55 PM Studies: Links between #fracking, smog pollution in Texas stronger than state claims. LINK (via @TexasObserver)
Jay F. Marks Today at 12:14 PM Automaker offering free @NissanLEAF charges to lift U.S. battery car sales. LINK (via @BloombergNews)
Jay F. Marks Today at 12:12 PM Study chides U.S. over loan default by #solar business. LINK (via @nytimes)
Jay F. Marks Today at 12:11 PM Ukraine seeks #renewable-energy boost to counter Russia. LINK (via @BloombergNews)
Jay F. Marks Today at 11:40 AM Aubrey McClendon leasing drilling rigs from @Chesapeake in Ohio. LINK on @NewsOK
Jay F. Marks Today at 11:30 AM .@awilmoth column: Oklahoma universities offering post-graduate #energy education programs. LINK in @TheOklahoman
Jay F. Marks Today at 11:12 AM Tulsa billionaire George Kaiser buys Tom Ward's stake in @OKCThunder. LINK on @NewsOK
Jay F. Marks Today at 11:00 AM .@SeaboardFoods, subsidiary in Oklahoma Panhandle embracing #CNG. LINK on @NewsOK