• LSB restarts its Alabama plant, Pryor facility still undergoing repairs

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Updated: Wed, Dec 30, 2015

    Oklahoma City-based LSB Industries Inc. said Wednesday its Cherokee, Ala., chemical plant restarted Christmas Eve after a hydrogen leak put it out of production earlier this month. The company's Pryor facility is still undergoing repairs. The company management estimates that its unplanned outage at the Cherokee plant will reduce operating income by about $2.5 million to $3 million.

  • Norman firm forecasts flooding locations for clients nationwide

    By Jim Stafford For The Oklahoman | Published: Wed, Dec 30, 2015

    A Norman-based engineering firm, Vieux & Associates Inc., assists municipalities and clients throughout the country in protecting people by predicting future flooding locations.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for Dec. 30

    From staff reports | Published: Wed, Dec 30, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for Dec. 30, 2015

  • Small Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma will launch international poker website after arbitrator's ruling

    By Brianna Bailey Business Writer bbailey@oklahoman.com  | Published: Tue, Dec 29, 2015

    The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma will launch an international gaming website, pokertribes.com, after an arbitrator ruled that the venture is not a violation of federal or state law and falls under the Oklahoma Tribal-State Gaming Compact.

  • New year is a time to seize momentum on diversifying Oklahoma's economy

    Published: Tue, Dec 29, 2015

    In fiscal year 2015, i2E provided assistance to 76 entrepreneurial companies, positioning 34 of those for funding, with 31 client companies obtaining more than $49MM in private equity capital.

  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission denies Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. request

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Dec 23, 2015

    Oklahoma Corporation Commission denies OGE request to modify rejection The Oklahoma Corporation Commission on Wednesday denied Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co.'s request to modify a previous rejection of the utility's $1.1 billion environmental compliance plan. The three-commissioner panel again voted 2-1 to reject the plan.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for Dec. 22

    Published: Tue, Dec 22, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for Dec. 22, 2015

  • More women are urged to follow entrepreneurial path via STEM education

    Published: Tue, Dec 22, 2015

    Kelly Tran, a Vietnamese immigrant, turned her STEM degree in computer science into a career as an entrepreneur in Oklahoma.

  • 3 in Oklahoma fall ill after eating at Chipotle, CDC reports

    AP | Updated: Mon, Dec 21, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it is investigating more recent cases of E. coli cases linked to Chipotle, and that it does not know yet if they are linked to a larger outbreak that began at the end of October. So far, the agency says five people have been identified in the new outbreak, including one in Kansas, one in North Dakota and three in Oklahoma. It says those illnesses started between Nov. 18 and Nov. 26, and all five said they ate at a Chipotle the week before they got sick. For the larger outbreak linked to Chipotle, the most recent case had been on Nov. 10. Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. has said it is implementing new standards to ensure food safety.

  • Eagle & Beagle

    Updated: Fri, Dec 18, 2015

    Don Mecoy: Eagle & Beagle is a weekly look at Oklahoma companies' top- performing (eagle) and low-performing (beagle) stocks.

  • Energy executives in Oklahoma City praise congressional repeal of oil export ban

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Dec 18, 2015

    Leaders of major oil and gas companies in Oklahoma City are pleased that Congress has acted to end a 40-year ban against exports of raw crude oil from the Lower 48. The executives say the ban's elimination should help oil prices stabilize and recover.

  • BP Lower 48 to buy Devon Energy assets in San Juan Basin in New Mexico and Colorado

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Dec 18, 2015

    BP's U.S. Lower 48 company announced Friday it will buy all of Devon Energy's assets in the San Juan Basin field for an undisclosed price. Devon has 480 producing wells over 33,000 gross acres there.

  • Oklahoma City-based LSB Industries discovers leak at Alabama chemical plant

    By Don Mecoy Business Editor dmecoy@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Dec 17, 2015

    LSB Industries, based in Oklahoma City, reported Thursday that it will have to shut down its chemical facility in Cherokee, Ala., after discovering a leak. The shutdown is expected to reduce LSB's fourth-quarter earnings by about $2.5 million to $3 million, the company said.

  • Oklahoma energy stocks slammed by falling oil prices, market slide

    By Don Mecoy Business Editor dmecoy@oklahoman.com | Updated: Thu, Dec 17, 2015

    Ten Oklahoma energy stocks fell to new 52-week lows on Thursday as oil prices continued to spiral downward during a down day for the stock.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for Dec. 18, 2015

    From Staff Reports | Published: Thu, Dec 17, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for Dec. 18, 2015

  • Oklahoma business briefs for Dec. 17

    Published: Thu, Dec 17, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for Dec. 17, 2015

  • The store Plastic Galaxy in northwest Oklahoma City is a "Star Wars" fan's dream come true

    By Matt Patterson Staff Writer mpatterson@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Dec 17, 2015

    “The Force, it’s calling to you. Just let it in.” Those words from the trailer to the new movie "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," might just as well describe Seth Hastings' life as owner of Plastic Galaxy in northwest Oklahoma City.

  • Chesapeake Energy expands debt exchange offer

    Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Wed, Dec 16, 2015

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. has updated and expanded its earlier announced debt exchange program. Earlier in December, the oil and natural gas producer said it would exchange up to $1.5 billion in existing senior notes for new 8 percent senior secured second lien notes due 2022.

  • SensiQ Technologies finds spot for making the right connections

    By Jim Stafford For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Dec 15, 2015

    The University Research Park has proved to be the right place for Oklahoma City's SensiQ Technology.

  • Oklahoma City is a growing source of technology talent, report finds

    By Brianna Bailey  Business Writer  bbailey@oklahoman.com | Published: Tue, Dec 15, 2015

    Oklahoma City is seeing growth in tech talent, and is an attractive place for technology companies to hire, according to a report by the global real estate firm CBRE. Oklahoma City's largest tech company, Paycom Software Inc., also has been a driving force behind the growth of tech talent in Oklahoma City.




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