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.


  • 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.

  • Florida utility to join drilling boom in Oklahoma

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    One of the nation’s largest electric utilities is investing in natural gas wells in Oklahoma in an attempt to secure a stable, low-cost resource source for its power plants.

  • Industry continues natural gas advocacy as Chesapeake steps back

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    The natural gas industry is still working to promote its product, even though one-time flag bearer Chesapeake Energy Corp. has taken a step back to focus on its business.

  • Geologist: History shows Oklahoma earthquakes not new phenomenon

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    The earthquake swarm shaking Oklahoma right now seems to be similar to one that affected state residents more than 60 years ago, according to a geologist at Continental Resources Inc.

  • Edmond earthquake town hall leaves attendees unsatisfied

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    Residents worried about the spate of earthquakes that have plagued parts of Oklahoma likely got little satisfaction Thursday night at a town hall on the subject, as experts said there is no way to know their cause.

  • Report: Pipeline injected $2.1B into Oklahoma economy

    By Jay F. Marks, Buisness Writer | Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    A report commissioned by the Consumer Energy Alliance indicates the Gulf Coast Project created more than $2 billion in new economic activity in Oklahoma while the pipeline was under construction.

  • Chesapeake faces additional charges in Michigan

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    Prosecutors in Michigan have filed another 12 counts of fraud against Chesapeake Energy Corp. for allegedly obtaining lease options by false pretenses.

  • Tall Oak to build gathering system in Payne County area

    By Jay F. Marks Business Writer jmarks@opubco.com | Updated: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    Tall Oak Midstream LLC plans to build 250 of natural gas gathering pipeline and a cryogenic processing plant to serve American Energy-Woodford and other producers in north central Oklahoma.

  • Devon Energy joins water research effort with five other oil companies in Canada

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Tue, Jun 24, 2014

    Devon Energy Corp. and five other companies active in Canada’s oil sands are teaming up to build a water research facility.

  • Horizontal drilling fuels Oklahoma's latest oil boom

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

    Drillers completed more than 2,600 oil and natural gas wells in Oklahoma last year, as applications for drilling permits exceeded 4,000 for the second year in a row.

  • Teachers spend part of summer learning about Oklahoma's oil industry

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Sat, Jun 21, 2014

    An Oklahoma Energy Resources Board program showed a group of state teachers how companies drill for oil and natural gas.

  • Aubrey McClendon getting back into midstream business

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Thu, Jun 19, 2014

    Aubrey McClendon’s American Energy Partners LP plans to form a midstream company with The Energy and Minerals Group.

  • McClendon's American Energy forming midstream company

    Jay F. Marks | Updated: Wed, Jun 18, 2014

    Aubrey McClendon’s American Energy Partners LLC is teaming with primary investor The Energy and Minerals Group to form a pipeline company American Energy-Midstream LLC will focus primarily in areas where affiliates of McClendon’s company have active upstream operations. American Energy has affiliates operating in Oklahoma’s Woodford Shale, west Texas’ Permian Basin, Ohio’s Utica Shale and […]

  • AAA reports higher gasoline prices likely in Oklahoma

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Tue, Jun 17, 2014

    Gasoline prices in Oklahoma reached their highest point in nine months Tuesday, with little hope for relief because of ongoing violence in Iraq, according to AAA.

  • Tulsa-based energy company Williams' stock soars on Access deal

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Mon, Jun 16, 2014

    The Williams Cos. Inc. saw its stock price rise nearly 19 percent Monday, a day after it announced a nearly $6 billion deal to take control of Oklahoma City-based Access Midstream Partners LP.

  • Williams poised to acquire Access Midstream in $6B deal

    Jay F. Marks | Updated: Sun, Jun 15, 2014

    The Williams Cos. Inc. has agreed to acquire the full general partners stake in Access Midstream Partners LP for nearly $6 billion, the Tulsa-based company announced Sunday. Williams intends to merge Access with its own pipeline master limited partnership, Williams Partners LP. “The proposed merger of Williams Partners and Access Midstream Partners, if consummated, would […]

  • Chesapeake shareholders approve reforms

    By Jay F. Marks, Staff Writer | Published: Sat, Jun 14, 2014

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. shareholders passed reforms Friday that will allow them to nominate their own candidates for board seats while forcing directors to stand for re-election every year.




Jay F. Marks Sat, Nov. 22 2014 03:00:16 PM CST Investigators look into embezzlement allegations at Oklahoma #electric cooperative. (by @pmonies) LINK on @NewsOK
Jay F. Marks Sat, Nov. 22 2014 11:01:11 AM CST Investigators look into embezzlement allegations at Oklahoma #electric cooperative (by @pmonies) LINK in @TheOklahoman ($)
Jay F. Marks Fri, Nov. 21 2014 10:00:08 PM CST .@awilmoth column: Cheaper #gasonline sends consumers back to big vehicles. LINK on @NewsOK
Jay F. Marks Fri, Nov. 21 2014 07:46:58 PM CST @jjhelsley Thanks. I knew I could count on you...
Jay F. Marks Fri, Nov. 21 2014 07:32:28 PM CST @jjhelsley Is tonight's game on TV?
Jay F. Marks Fri, Nov. 21 2014 03:22:54 PM CST RT @BloombergNews: World’s oldest continually producing oil well still going strong after 153 years: LINK LINK
Jay F. Marks Fri, Nov. 21 2014 03:08:24 PM CST #KeystoneXL or not, Canadian #oil already shipping out from U.S. LINK (via @StateImpactTX)
Jay F. Marks Fri, Nov. 21 2014 02:34:08 PM CST U.S. economy needs #wind energy, advocates say. LINK (via @thehill)
Jay F. Marks Fri, Nov. 21 2014 02:12:24 PM CST .@EIAgov tool gives closer look at #oil imports. LINK (via @fuelfixblog)
Jay F. Marks Fri, Nov. 21 2014 10:39:22 AM CST RT @Jmalewitz: As drilling booms, so do health complaints – & rumblings about TX regulators' response LINK via @neenarepo…
Jay F. Marks Fri, Nov. 21 2014 10:29:29 AM CST RT @MatthewDalyWDC: AP: EPA delays decision on ethanol in gas LINK
Jay F. Marks Fri, Nov. 21 2014 09:00:38 AM CST I've decided to answer @stevelackmeyer's call. LINK You should do the same for foster children in Oklahoma.
Jay F. Marks Fri, Nov. 21 2014 08:34:59 AM CST .@awilmoth column: Cheaper #gasoline sends consumers back to big vehicles. LINK in @TheOklahoman ($)
Jay F. Marks Fri, Nov. 21 2014 08:32:47 AM CST Report: #Wind power saves electricity customers in Oklahoma, nearby states $1.2B each year. (by @pmonies) LINK on @NewsOK
Jay F. Marks Thu, Nov. 20 2014 04:33:58 PM CST Exec: @generalelectric to target global #wind market, data analytics. LINK (via @reuters)
Jay F. Marks Thu, Nov. 20 2014 03:21:57 PM CST RT @LaurenFCarroll: My latest @PolitiFact: Obama says Keystone XL is for exporting oil outside the U.S. Mostly False. LINK
Jay F. Marks Thu, Nov. 20 2014 02:04:20 PM CST RT @rpenty: @transcanada's Energy East facing more scrutiny in Quebec with provincial conditions: LINK via @BloombergNRG …
Jay F. Marks Thu, Nov. 20 2014 01:24:00 PM CST RT @AmyAHarder: A Nebraska court ruling will guide when President Obama decides on the Keystone XL pipeline. LINK http://…
Jay F. Marks Thu, Nov. 20 2014 01:16:06 PM CST RT @NewsOK: Join @stevelackmeyer for a special #OKC Central Chat at 1:30 p.m. LINK Submit your questions now!
Jay F. Marks Thu, Nov. 20 2014 12:10:28 PM CST Why Google halted its research into #renewable #energy. LINK (via @voxdotcom)