• Oil and gas, livestock prices for Oct. 15

    Published: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $78.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $66.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Sept. 26: COMPLETION Beckham: Enervest Operating, LLC; Tommy No. 2-29HB Well; NW1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 (SL) of 29-11N-26W; 303 barrels oil per day, 4,325,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 15,919. Caddo: Continental Resources Inc.; Renew Chickasha No. 1-21H Well; S1/2 S1/2 SE1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 16-08N-09W; 7,199,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 19,210. Carter: Continental Resources Inc.; Dixon No. 1-10-15XH Well; SW1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 (SL) of 10-03S-03W; 3.3 barrels oil per day, 56,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD

  • Oklahoma environmental regulator acted appropriately in regional haze settlement, official says

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Oklahoma Secretary of State Chris Benge was asked to review the implementation of a settlement reached by Public Service Co. of Oklahoma that would phase out the utility’s coal units in the state. Labor Commissioner Mark Costello had questioned whether the Department of Environmental Quality properly followed the rules when it put the settlement in place.

  • Demand likely to keep oil prices from getting too low

    BY PAUL MONIES, ADAM WILMOTH and JAY F. MARKS | Updated: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    Our NewsOK Energy team chatted with readers Tuesday about oil prices. 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 9:41 a.m. Good morning! We'll get started with our energy chat at 10 a.m., but you can start submitting questions now. Paul Monies 9:50 a.m. We're about 10 minutes out, but eager for your questions... Jay F. Marks 9:51 a.m. Don't be shy. Any energy-related topic (within reason) is fair game.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for Oct. 14

    Published: Tue, Oct 14, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $82.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $70.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Sept. 25: COMPLETION Blaine: Valpoint Operating, LLC; Gene Bell No. 1H-2 Well; SW1/4 SW1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 02-19N-13W; 210 barrels oil per day, 968,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 14,068. Carter: Bend Petroleum Corp.; Brady No. 137 Well; NE1/4 SE1/4 NW1/4 SE1/4 of 05-02S-02W; 9 barrels oil per day; TD 2,785. Creek: CBL Resources, LLC; Jacobs No. 5-1 Well; C NW1/4 NW1/4 SE1/4 of 05-16N-08E; 22 barrels oil per day; TD 3,675. CBL Resources, LLC; Thurman No. 5-1 Well; SE1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 SW1/4

  • Executive Q&A: Canary LLC oil-field services company exec favors crude oil exports

    By Paula Burkes, Business Writer | Updated: Mon, Oct 13, 2014

    Executive Q&A: Dan Eberhart, chief executive of Denver-based Canary LLC oil-field services company, travels weekly to Oklahoma. About a quarter of his 400 employees nationwide work in Shawnee, where they manufacture wellheads, or in Oklahoma City, Canary’s distribution headquarters.

  • Eagle & Beagle for Sunday, Oct 12, 2014

    By Don Mecoy, Business Editor | Published: Sun, Oct 12, 2014

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

  • Oklahoma leads the nation in gypsum mining

    Mike Coppock, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Much of the state’s gypsum goes to energy industry, but some is used in food products

  • Harold Hamm's nine-week divorce trial hearings end

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    The case between Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm and attorney Sue Ann Hamm concluded Thursday. Oklahoma County Judge Howard Haralson is expected to file his conclusion by Oct. 23.

  • Groups call for halt to wastewater disposal in Oklahoma

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Sat, Oct 11, 2014

    Environmental groups are asking Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin for a one-year moratorium on the use of wastewater disposal wells linked to the state’s rise in earthquakes.

  • High-flying OKC earns headlines in United, American airline magazines

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    While city and state leaders continue their work to shed the flyover reputation, airline passengers can now see Oklahoma both by looking out the window and by opening the in-flight magazines on two of the country’s largest carriers.

  • SandRidge adds executive to oversee midstream operations

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    SandRidge Energy Inc. has selected SemGroup Corp. executive Kevin C. Clement as president of its saltwater gathering operations.

  • Entire class of wind technicians at Oklahoma's Canadian Valley Technology Center receive job offers in one day

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Wind industry is looking for workers.

  • Oil and gas prices for Oct. 10

    Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $82.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $70.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Sept. 23: COMPLETION Grady: Eagle Rock Mid-Continent Operating, LLC; Sterr Family No. 2-15 Well; NE1/4 NE1/4 SE1/4 NE1/4 (SL) of 15-05N-05W; 487 barrels oil per day, 1,057,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 12,938. EOG Resources Inc.; Morris No. 32-1H Well; NW1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 (SL) of 32-06N-07W; 8 barrels oil per day, 894,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 13,994. Newfield Exploration Mid-Con Inc.; Ratliff No. 1H-22X Well; NE1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 (BHL) of 22-07N-05W; TD 22,323. Jackson: GLB

  • Oklahoma energy briefs for Oct. 10, 2014

    Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Oklahoma energy briefs for Oct. 10, 2014

  • CEO says Chesapeake empowered by core values

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Doug Lawler said the company’s core values have helped it improve its image as executives chart a course for profitable growth.

  • SandRidge hires executive vice president

    Jay F. Marks | Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    SandRidge Energy Inc. has tabbed Kevin C. Clement as its executive vice president and president of saltwater gathering operations, the company announced Thursday. “We are excited to have Kevin join our senior management team,” SandRidge CEO James Bennett said. “He is a proven leader with broad midstream experience that positions SandRidge to leverage our valuable […]

  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission works to strengthen pipeline rules

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Commissioners and staff at the newly empowered Oklahoma Corporation Commission on Wednesday began studying how best to boost pipeline safety throughout the state.

  • Oklahoma's earthquake council discusses seismic swarm

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    Cooperation and coordination were the themes of the first meeting of the state’s new Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity, said Mike Teague, Oklahoma secretary of Energy and Environment.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for Oct. 8

    Published: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $85.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $73.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Sept. 19: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Chesapeake Operating, LLC; Caw 3-26-12 No. 1H Well; S1/2 S1/2 SE1/4 SW1/4 (SL) of 03-26N-12W; 80 barrels oil per day, 1,592,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,200. Chesapeake Operating, LLC; Hartwig 20-26-12 No. 2H Well; NW1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 (SL) of 20-26N-12W; 120 barrels oil per day, 836,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,020. Chesapeake Operating, LLC; Susan Kay 6-27-12 No. 2H Well; SE1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4 (SL) of 06-27N-12W; 306 barrels oil per day, 3,682,000 cu-ft

  • Oklahoma City landmark Gold Dome saga continues with financial problems, conflicting claims from buyer

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    The CEO of TEEMCO LLC said the company, which planned to renovate and occupy the Gold Dome on Classen, is having “financial stress.”