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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  • Trains are transporting more oil as production booms

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Mon, Jun 2, 2014

    Companies like Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources Inc. had no choice but to turn to rail, as booming production in North Dakota’s Bakken Shale has exceeded the capacity of available pipelines.

  • American Petroleum Institute study reports oil exports could bring jobs to Oklahoma

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Fri, May 30, 2014

    A new study by ICF International and EnSys Energy also indicates reversing ban on oil exports could save consumers $6 billion a year on average between 2015 and 2035.

  • SandRidge trying new drilling techniques to boost production

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, May 23, 2014

    SandRidge Energy Inc. is testing new drilling methods to reach multiple zones capable of producing oil and natural gas across its acreage in Oklahoma and Kansas.

  • Iowa company to buy rest of Syntroleum joint venture

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, May 22, 2014

    Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group Inc. is buying out the other half of Syntroleum Corp.’s Dynamic Fuels LLC joint venture with Tyson Foods Inc.

  • Chesapeake moving to slash debt

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Sat, May 17, 2014

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. is looking to slash its debt with a series of moves that would push the total value of this year’s sales and divestitures to about $4 billion.

  • Devon Energy executive to retire

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, May 16, 2014

    Devon Energy Corp. executive Vince White will retire in August after more than 20 years with the company.

  • Love's returns to Choctaw after 2010 tornado destroyed store

    By Jay F. Marks, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, May 16, 2014

    Love’s Travel Stop in back in Choctaw, four years after the original store there was destroyed by a tornado.

  • Chesapeake to slash debt with spinoffs

    Jay F. Marks | Updated: Fri, May 16, 2014

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. is poised to spin off its oil-field service division and other assets to help reduce debt.

  • Drilling tax still up for debate in Oklahoma

    BY PAUL MONIES, ADAM WILMOTH and JAY F. MARKS | Updated: Tue, May 13, 2014

    Our NewsOK Energy team chatted with readers Tuesday about a drilling tax. 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 9:35 a.m. Good morning. We'll get started at 10 a.m., but you can start submitting your questions now. Paul Monies 9:59 a.m. Good morning. Paul Monies 10:00 a.m. Let's get started here. I'm your moderator, Paul Monies. I cover renewable energy and

  • Oklahoma firm selling new drilling rig structure

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, May 9, 2014

    Tulsa-based Lee C. Moore, a Woolslayer Co., is marketing its latest drilling rig structure design. It has sold 29 so far to three different North American drilling contractors.

  • Looking up: Oklahoma City's biggest energy producers report improved earnings

    By Jay F. Marks and Adam Wilmoth, Business Writers | Published: Thu, May 8, 2014

    Backed by strong drilling activity and higher oil and natural gas prices, Oklahoma City’s most active energy producers on Wednesday all reported improved first-quarter earnings.

  • Continental Resources continues to hit production records

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Wed, May 7, 2014

    Continental Resources Inc. earned $226 million, or $1.22 a share in the first quarter, when it achieved record oil production for the 16th straight quarter.

  • SandRidge Energy beats expectations in first quarter

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    SandRidge Energy Inc. posted a net loss of $128 million, or 29 cents a share, in the first quarter, but officials are optimistic warmer weather will bring better results.

  • Chesapeake Energy posts first-quarter profit

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Wed, May 7, 2014

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. reported net income of $374 million, or 54 cents a share, for the first quarter.

  • Devon adds Oklahoma acreage

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Tue, May 6, 2014

    Devon Energy Corp. has struck a deal to buy an additional 50,000 net acres in western Oklahoma’s Cana Woodford Shale.

  • Chesapeake to continue fighting antitrust charges despite Encana settlement

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Mon, May 5, 2014

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. continues to contest antitrust charges in Michigan, even though co-defendant Encana Corp. reached a settlement in the case.

  • Waste Management making diesel, wax from landfill gas in Oklahoma

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Sat, May 3, 2014

    Waste Management Inc. has built facilities to produce diesel and wax from gas captured at a landfill that recently was removed from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund list.

  • New York-based Clean Coal Technologies takes wild ride after stock split

    BY JAY F. MARKS, Business Writer | Published: Sat, May 3, 2014

    Clean Coal Technologies Inc. saw its stock lose about half of its value after last week’s reverse stock split before rebounding a bit on Friday.

  • Devon, Chesapeake and Halliburton experts say the world faces challenges in quest to replicate U.S. shale boom

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Fri, May 2, 2014

    It is not going to be easy for the rest of the world to duplicate the United States’ shale oil and natural gas boom, according to panelists at the Oklahoma State University Energy Conference in Oklahoma City.

  • Tulsa-based WPX Energy selects Continental executive as new CEO

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Fri, May 2, 2014

    Rick Muncrief is leaving Continental Resources Inc. to become the new chief executive at WPX Energy. He will be replacing former CEO Ralph A. Hill, who stepped down in December.




Jay F. Marks Wed, Jul. 23 2014 11:35:56 PM CST RT @RyanHoleywell: Regulators can't settle natural gas fuel pricing measure LINK
Jay F. Marks Wed, Jul. 23 2014 07:29:45 PM CST RT @depps_SNL: The rail issues plaguing PRB #coal producers are not going away, Peabody Energy CEO says. "We're frustrated." LINK
Jay F. Marks Tue, Jul. 22 2014 12:04:23 PM CST RT @ErnestScheyder: If Dem wins ND's Ag Commish race, that could force @ContinentalOil & other #oil companies to slow down. Here's why: ht…
Jay F. Marks Tue, Jul. 22 2014 11:38:53 AM CST Executive Q&A: CEO Jerry Winchester excited about new company, @77Energy. LINK on @NewsOK
Jay F. Marks Tue, Jul. 22 2014 10:11:40 AM CST RT @CollinEatonHC: Natural gas vote leaves fueling stations without standard: LINK
Jay F. Marks Tue, Jul. 22 2014 10:04:26 AM CST RT @neelaeast: So Portland city council bans exports of crude from harbor, latest clash in fight over oil sands development: LINK
Jay F. Marks Mon, Jul. 21 2014 09:31:52 PM CST RT @DWBerkley: Energy infrastructure has to catch up with the shale gas boom, energy secretary Moniz says LINK via @PghBi…
Jay F. Marks Mon, Jul. 21 2014 09:31:21 PM CST RT @Revkin: In Norway test, power plant CO2 will be feedstock for omega-3-rich algae for fish-farm food. LINK via @climat…
Jay F. Marks Mon, Jul. 21 2014 07:49:26 PM CST Vacation lesson: Privacy costs extra. LINK
Jay F. Marks Sun, Jul. 20 2014 08:51:48 PM CST RT @ReutersUS: Oil trains, born of U.S. energy boom, face test in new safety rules LINK
Jay F. Marks Fri, Jul. 18 2014 11:00:13 PM CST #Fracking bans unlikely in Oklahoma, observers say, although some cities limit drilling. LINK on @NewsOK
Jay F. Marks Fri, Jul. 18 2014 10:15:47 PM CST RT @edmontonjournal: Pipeline proponent fires back at critics as hearing wraps up LINK
Jay F. Marks Fri, Jul. 18 2014 08:31:14 PM CST RT @stephaniemjoyce: 62% of WY crude pipe is 45+ years old. MT @NewsOKEnergy: Company: Corrosion caused Wyoming #oil pipe spill LINK
Jay F. Marks Fri, Jul. 18 2014 04:04:41 PM CST RT @Timothy_Cama: OPEC’s oil production, market share fall LINK
Jay F. Marks Fri, Jul. 18 2014 03:51:53 PM CST California drought triggers halt of #fracking waste injection to avoid aquifer contamination. LINK (via @ecowatch)
Jay F. Marks Fri, Jul. 18 2014 01:39:35 PM CST Mexico senate gives general approval to key #energy reform bill. LINK (via @reuters)
Jay F. Marks Fri, Jul. 18 2014 01:01:49 PM CST U.S. ranks near bottom on #energy #efficiency; Germany tops list. LINK (via @insideclimate)
Jay F. Marks Fri, Jul. 18 2014 12:07:50 PM CST RT @pmonies: Graphic: CEO cursing on conference calls spiked after the recession. See the saltiest CEOs. LINK
Jay F. Marks Fri, Jul. 18 2014 11:54:19 AM CST Oklahoma City-based @GulfportEnergy continues to dominate Ohio's #UticaShale. LINK (via @columbusbiz1st)
Jay F. Marks Fri, Jul. 18 2014 11:52:07 AM CST In U.S. #energy boom, who decides if #fracking comes to town? LINK (via @csmonitor)