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.


  • Chesapeake facing new charges in Michigan

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, Jun 5, 2014

    Prosecutors in Michigan have filed nine felony charges against Chesapeake Energy Corp. stemming from its dealings with Michigan landowners during 2010 lease negotiations.

  • Devon shareholders reject reporting proposals Wednesday

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Thu, Jun 5, 2014

    Devon Energy Corp. shareholders voted down a pair of proposals that would have required the company to prepare reports on climate change.

  • Oklahoma oil producers worry about impact of new horizontal drilling

    By Jay F. Marks, Staff Writer | Updated: Wed, Jun 4, 2014

    Some oil producers around Seminole are worried that new drilling could impact the output from their wells.

  • Aubrey McClendon's company adds former Chesapeake, Devon execs

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

    American Energy Partners has hired former Chesapeake Energy Corp. executive Jeff Mobley and former Devon Energy Corp. executive Jeff Agosta.

  • 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.




Jay F. Marks Today at 8:00 PM .@LovesTravelStop to add Arkansas location to growing #CNG network along Interstate 40. LINK on @NewsOK
Jay F. Marks Today at 1:49 PM RT @fuelfixblog: Libya says OPEC must cut daily output LINK
Jay F. Marks Today at 11:05 AM RT @fuelfixblog: Commentary: Solar to be leading source of electricity by 2050? LINK
Jay F. Marks Today at 8:50 AM @briannabailey80 Translation: Got drunk while baking, again.
Jay F. Marks Today at 8:43 AM .@LovesTravelStop to add to growing #CNG network along Interstate 40 with Arkansas location. LINK in @TheOklahoman ($)
Jay F. Marks Tue, Oct. 21 2014 07:16:34 PM CST RT @fuelfixblog: Total board could vote for new CEO as soon as Wednesday LINK
Jay F. Marks Tue, Oct. 21 2014 07:05:13 PM CST @mattc77 But did they show any attacking flair?
Jay F. Marks Tue, Oct. 21 2014 03:57:48 PM CST #Oil at $80 a barrel muffles forecasts for U.S. #shale boom. LINK (via @BloombergNews)
Jay F. Marks Tue, Oct. 21 2014 03:53:35 PM CST RT @fuelfixblog: TransCanada’s Keystone stand-in faces $1 billion gas feud LINK
Jay F. Marks Tue, Oct. 21 2014 03:12:26 PM CST RT @ByMarkJaffe: Energy as a share of consumer spending has declined since 1960 LINK
Jay F. Marks Tue, Oct. 21 2014 01:55:22 PM CST RT @carltoncarroll: Who owns Big Oil companies? You probably do, according to a new study LINK
Jay F. Marks Tue, Oct. 21 2014 01:10:32 PM CST RT @SilverVasquez: Shale boom weans U.S. from foreign oil, creates new opportunities LINK
Jay F. Marks Tue, Oct. 21 2014 01:08:19 PM CST RT @UtilityDive: Nevada regulators are investigating whether smart meters in the state are causing house fires: LINK
Jay F. Marks Tue, Oct. 21 2014 12:45:27 PM CST RT @E2Wire: US energy-related carbon emissions rose in 2013, feds say LINK
Jay F. Marks Tue, Oct. 21 2014 12:05:51 PM CST Private sector meteorology sees boost from #energy companies. LINK (via @pittsburghpg)
Jay F. Marks Tue, Oct. 21 2014 11:49:35 AM CST RT @Jmalewitz: Really cool: Amid an energy crisis, Michigan's UP is looking at using abandoned mine shafts for geothermal energy LINK
Jay F. Marks Tue, Oct. 21 2014 11:45:34 AM CST .@ENERGY looking at changes to SPR amid U.S. crude production growth. LINK (via @PlattsOil)
Jay F. Marks Tue, Oct. 21 2014 11:44:19 AM CST #Oil price decline could be U.S. move to hurt Russia, analysts say. LINK (via @CNBC)
Jay F. Marks Tue, Oct. 21 2014 11:41:55 AM CST RT @climateprogress: The clever way scientists are determining if water contamination comes from fracking LINK LINK
Jay F. Marks Tue, Oct. 21 2014 11:33:53 AM CST RT @MWenergynews: Wind power could push Iowa beyond EPA carbon reduction targets LINK