Paul Monies
Energy Reporter

Paul Monies is an energy reporter for The Oklahoman. He has worked at newspapers in Texas and Missouri and most recently was a data journalist for USA Today in the Washington D.C. area. Monies also spent nine years as a business reporter and database editor for The Oklahoman. He is a native of Scotland who graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and has a master’s degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

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  • Oklahoma bills would ask electric customers to fund upgrades for electromagnetic disturbances

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Mar 11, 2014

    Upgrading the electric grid to better deal with disturbances from solar flares or electromagnetic pulse bombs could be before Oklahoma voters under proposed legislation.

  • Plenty of companies drilling in Oklahoma

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

    NewsOK energy reporters chatted with readers Tuesday morning about various companies drilling in Oklahoma. Below is an unedited transcript of the chat. NewsOK 9:28 a.m. Good morning. Our NewsOK energy team will be logging in at 10 a.m., but you can start submitting your questions now. Paul Monies 9:53 a.m. Hello, thanks for joining us. We'll get started in about 5 minutes. Paul Monies 10:00 a.m. OK, let's get started. We've already got a few questions in the queue. Mark 10:00 a.m.

  • Oklahoma Labor Department would inspect retail CNG pumps under House bill

    BY PAUL MONIES, Business Writer | Published: Fri, Mar 7, 2014

    House Bill 3297 passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives this week and would create a “one-stop shop” at the Labor Department for retail compressed natural gas inspections of fuel pumps and tanks.




Paul Thu, Apr. 24 2014 10:00:03 PM CST @caryaspinwall Baby-doll eyelashes would be my vote.
Paul Thu, Apr. 24 2014 06:02:33 PM CST @carriejacobs Lol. Busted. Please go up and say Hi!
Paul Thu, Apr. 24 2014 03:35:40 PM CST RT @heyitsgarrett: Everyone talks about the famous arrow in the FedEx logo, but WHAT ABOUT THE SPOON. What are you hiding, FedEx?! LINK
Paul Thu, Apr. 24 2014 03:29:59 PM CST @James_Stafford 10 PRINT "Hello World!" 20 GOTO 10
Paul Thu, Apr. 24 2014 02:19:53 PM CST @cafeboeuf Yep. @mecoy. :-)
Paul Thu, Apr. 24 2014 02:19:33 PM CST @briannabailey80 If Affliction opened a taco stand, it would look like this.
Paul Thu, Apr. 24 2014 02:17:15 PM CST @McNeill_Tweets @TheFoodDood No Sleep Til Brooklyn?
Paul Thu, Apr. 24 2014 02:15:05 PM CST RT @OKCwebster: @pmonies apparently it also applies to Professional Bull Riding, possibly even less fun than that one.
Paul Thu, Apr. 24 2014 02:13:21 PM CST @cafeboeuf Please cc my editor on this!
Paul Thu, Apr. 24 2014 02:12:45 PM CST @McNeill_Tweets It's been too long, friend! When you headed back down to the land you abandoned?
Paul Thu, Apr. 24 2014 02:07:44 PM CST Email subject line: pbr. Unfortunately, it's about performance-based ratemaking. Not an invite to a beer.
Paul Thu, Apr. 24 2014 01:06:37 PM CST Commodore Amiga FTW. My second real computer. // Lost Warhol artworks found on Amiga floppy discs from the 1980s LINK
Paul Thu, Apr. 24 2014 12:13:07 PM CST Coffee one hit home. // 30 Things Journalists Do That Piss Off Other Journalists LINK LINK
Paul Thu, Apr. 24 2014 11:04:42 AM CST Show your work. RT @MotherJones: Data journalism only matters when it's transparent: LINK LINK
Paul Thu, Apr. 24 2014 10:50:29 AM CST @Mister_Sommer @jimroth405 I believe that's the first time she's issued an EO along with a bill signing directing its implementation.
Paul Thu, Apr. 24 2014 10:44:27 AM CST @jimroth405 Executive Order was an odd complement to signing the bill, no?
Paul Thu, Apr. 24 2014 10:26:43 AM CST RT @OKenergybeat: Tom Ward's #TapstoneEnergy secures job incentives, funds to cover renovations. (by @stevelackmeyer) LINK
Paul Thu, Apr. 24 2014 10:26:35 AM CST RT @briannabailey80: Oklahoma City bike bar allows customers bike tour of downtown and beer flights LINK
Paul Thu, Apr. 24 2014 08:41:35 AM CST For all those talking about Oklahoma income tax cuts: A cut of 0.25 percent is *not* the same as a cut of 0.25 percentage points.
Paul Thu, Apr. 24 2014 12:18:13 AM CST True Detective vs. The Family Circus. LINK LINK