Jay F. Marks
Business 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.


  • Love's opens CNG station in Ohio

    By Jay F. Marks, Staff Writer | Published: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    Oklahoma-based Love’s Travel Stops keeps expanding its network of compressed natural gas fueling stations, as it opened its first station in Ohio on Monday.

  • Keystone pipeline fading into background in Oklahoma

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    TransCanada has worked diligently to restore the Oklahoma landscape after building crude oil pipelines that run all the way through the state, officials say.

  • Harold Hamm's ex-wife to appeal $1 billion divorce

    BY JAY F. MARKS | Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Continental Resources Inc. CEO Harold Hamm’s ex-wife Sue Ann Hamm intends to appeal Monday’s ruling by an Oklahoma County judge that she was entitled to about $995 million after being married to the billionaire oilman since 1988, her attorney told The Oklahoman on Friday.

  • American Energy affiliate buys stake in Oklahoma oil fields

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    American Energy-NonOp LLC has acquired working interests in the emerging South Central Oklahoma Oil Province and Stack plays.

  • Gasoline prices dropping in Oklahoma, nation

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    Drivers in Oklahoma have seen gasoline prices drop more than in any other state in the nation over the past week, according to AAA.

  • Global demand drives oil prices

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

    NewsOK energy reporters chatted with readers Tuesday morning about oil prices. Below is an unedited transcript of the chat. Paul Monies 9:39 a.m. Good morning! We'll get started with our energy chat at 10 a.m., but you can start submitting your questions now. Jay F. Marks 10:00 a.m. Hello. We'll get started in a minute. Send us your questions. Andrew G 10:01 a.m. What are Aubrey McClendon's plans for Oklahoma, Texas, Ohio, all these new areas he's in? What's his focus? Jay F. Marks 10:03 a.m. It seems making money is his focus, just like most people in

  • Chesapeake's veterans program aimed at benefiting company, employees

    By Adam Wilmoth, Business Writers | Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    As Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. has undergone a transition both in leadership and corporate focus over the past two years, it has relied heavily on a group of current and former military officers who are taking on increasing leadership roles that the company.

  • Divorce to cost Harold Hamm nearly $1 billion

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    Continental Resources Inc. CEO Harold Hamm must pay almost $1 billion to complete his divorce, an Oklahoma judge has ruled.

  • U.S. Justice Department eyeing Chesapeake Energy Corp.

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    Oklahoma City energy company reveals investigations in regulatory filing.

  • Chat recap: Oil industry offers wealth of job opportunities

    BY PAUL MONIES, ADAM WILMOTH and JAY F. MARKS | Updated: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    The NewsOK Energy team hosted a special live chat at Francis Tuttle's Portland campus in Oklahoma City Thursday night. Below is an unedited transcript from the chat.  NewsOK 5:10 p.m. Hey everyone. Our NewsOK Energy team is hosting a special energy industry chat tonight, focusing on jobs and careers. We'll get started at 6 p.m., but you can start submitting your questions now. NewsOK 5:11 p.m. Oklahoma Energy Resources Board Chairman Tim Munson will field questions from online participants and a live audience of OERB Petro Tech students who are training for jobs in the state’s growing oil and natural gas industry.

  • Live energy chat at 6 p.m. Thursday

    Published: Thu, Nov 6, 2014

    Live energy chat set for Thursday at 6 p.m.

  • Chesapeake beats expectations with third-quarter earnings

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Wed, Nov 5, 2014

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. exceeded analysts’ estimates with adjusted earnings of $82 million, or 38 cents a share, in the third quarter.

  • Oklahoma Inc.: Matrix Service Co. achieving growth goals

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Sun, Nov 2, 2014

    Matrix Service Co. in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is thriving after company leaders met to chart its future growth opportunities.

  • Oklahoma Inc.: ONEOK prospering in new incarnation

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    ONEOK Inc. is making the most of its simpler business model after spinning off its natural gas utility business.

  • Oklahoma Inc.: Rose Rock Midstream growing out of parent's shadow

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    Rose Rock Midstream Partners LP is building its footprint beyond the assets passed down to it by parent company SemGroup Corp.

  • Oklahoma Inc.: Oklahoma City-based Gulfport Energy makes strides in Utica Shale

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Sun, Nov 2, 2014

    Gulfport Energy Corp. is growing production for its leading position in the Utica Shale of Ohio and West Virginia.

  • Oklahoma Inc.: Magellan Midstream benefits from oil boom

    By Jay F. Marks, Staff Writer | Published: Sun, Nov 2, 2014

    Magellan Midstream Partners LP is thriving thanks to a timely move into the crude oil transportation business.

  • Oklahoma Inc.: Unit Corp. prospering as it eyes new headquarters

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Sun, Nov 2, 2014

    Unit Corp. is building a new headquarters to accomodate its growth in all segments.

  • Upgrades coming for Oklahoma turnpike CNG station

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Sat, Nov 1, 2014

    The compressed natural gas fueling station at the Turner Turnpike’s travel plaza near Stroud, Oklahoma, has been shut down so it can be upgraded to refuel cars and trucks faster.

  • American Energy adds Permian acreage for $726 million

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    American Energy-Permian Basin LLC is spending more than $700 million to add acreage in its West Texas’s Wolfcamp Shale.




Jay F. Marks Mon, Jan. 26 2015 03:52:23 PM CST @carolineduke I don't think such a place exists, except maybe in Atlantis or Oz.
Jay F. Marks Mon, Jan. 26 2015 03:06:16 PM CST RT @CProctorDenBiz: WPX Energy hits pause button in Colorado natural gas field LINK
Jay F. Marks Mon, Jan. 26 2015 02:49:17 PM CST RT @stephen_ewart: BP freezes pay of 84,000 staff globally as oil price drop bites LINK via @guardian
Jay F. Marks Mon, Jan. 26 2015 02:06:01 PM CST #AmericanEnergy hires former @Chesapeake exec Jennifer Grigsby. LINK on @NewsOK
Jay F. Marks Mon, Jan. 26 2015 11:41:23 AM CST RT @Jason_Plautz: How low gas prices can spike a pillar of Obama's climate plan. LINK
Jay F. Marks Mon, Jan. 26 2015 10:24:29 AM CST RT @MarieCusick: Falling oil prices bring slowdown in shale drilling LINK via @Maykuth
Jay F. Marks Mon, Jan. 26 2015 10:07:23 AM CST RT @ReutersBiz: Oil prices slip after smooth Saudi transition: LINK LINK
Jay F. Marks Mon, Jan. 26 2015 10:04:17 AM CST RT @Asjylyn: Oil Slides to Near 6-Year Low; Saudi Arabia Holds Firm Despite Supply Glut LINK via @business
Jay F. Marks Mon, Jan. 26 2015 09:42:54 AM CST RT @mariagallucci: Falling oil prices lead to a 16% drop in the # of active drilling wells in lower 48 states LINK @EIAgov
Jay F. Marks Mon, Jan. 26 2015 09:18:29 AM CST RT @jaredgilmour: Once-booming Crosby, N.D. hunkers down as cheap oil threatens its livelihood: LINK @csmonitor LINK
Jay F. Marks Mon, Jan. 26 2015 09:17:59 AM CST RT @DBJNicholas: BREAKING NEWS: Energy Transfer Partners just purchased $18 billion competitor in the Permian and Eagle Ford Shale LINK
Jay F. Marks Mon, Jan. 26 2015 09:12:42 AM CST RT @RichardStubbe: For Saudis, Falling Demand for Oil Is the Biggest Concern LINK via @business
Jay F. Marks Mon, Jan. 26 2015 08:49:19 AM CST RT @GDBlackmon: Good analysis from Dan Yergin: Who Will Rule the #Oil Market? LINK
Jay F. Marks Sun, Jan. 25 2015 10:53:33 PM CST RT @nytimesbusiness: As Oil Prices Fall, Alaska’s New Governor Faces a Novel Goal: Frugality LINK
Jay F. Marks Sun, Jan. 25 2015 09:12:18 PM CST RT @ZivaBranstetter: Prague earthquake survivor who sued oil companies: "I don't feel safe in my house anymore." Supreme Court to weigh in …
Jay F. Marks Sun, Jan. 25 2015 08:56:05 PM CST RT @WSJheard: Oil, Dollar a Thorn in Rosy Wall Street Forecasts LINK
Jay F. Marks Sun, Jan. 25 2015 12:39:39 AM CST RT @WSJ: The world’s largest traders are buying oil while it is cheap and storing it in supertankers LINK LINK
Jay F. Marks Sat, Jan. 24 2015 11:31:03 PM CST RT @ZivaBranstetter: Can oil companies be sued in state courts for earthquake damage? Supreme Court takes up Prague case. LINK
Jay F. Marks Fri, Jan. 23 2015 05:26:15 PM CST .@WoodMackenzie report: U.S. land rig count could fall 30 percent this year. LINK (via @fuelfixblog)
Jay F. Marks Fri, Jan. 23 2015 03:49:26 PM CST Rail tank-car orders threatened by collapse of #oil prices. LINK (via @business)

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