• Oil and gas, livestock prices for Nov. 15

    Published: Sat, Nov 15, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $72.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $60.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Oct. 29: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Chesapeake Operating, LLC; Leeper 9-25-12 No. 1H Well; NE1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 (SL) of 09-25N-12W; 328 barrels oil per day, 1,034,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,580. Dewey: JMA Energy Co., LLC; Bodkin No. 1-28H Well; SE1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 28-16N-19W; 232 barrels oil per day, 1,944,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 14,160. Ellis: Le Norman Operating, LLC; State No. 1H-36 Well; SE1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 25-20N-26W; 245 barrels oil per day, 1,111,000 cu-ft gas

  • Universities, companies join forces for research

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    A rapidly changing world with high demands for energy and technology has made research and innovation essential, according to speakers at this week’s National Energy Solutions Institute – Smart Energy Source Association conference.

  • House sends Keystone XL pipeline bill to Senate

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    Republican House easily clears bill to force construction of the controversial pipeline, setting up a key vote in the Senate next week. President Barack Obama and Oklahoma City oilman Harold Hamm downplay importance of pipeline.

  • Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductee Thomas H. McCasland Jr.

    By Paul Monies, Staff Writer | Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    Here is a look at Thomas H. McCasland Jr.

  • Plugging In business briefs for Nov. 14

    Published: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    Plugging In business briefs for Nov. 14, 2014

  • Harold Hamm's ex-wife to appeal $1 billion divorce

    BY JAY F. MARKS | Updated: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Continental Resources Inc. CEO Harold Hamm’s ex-wife Sue Ann Hamm intends to appeal Monday’s ruling by an Oklahoma County judge that she was entitled to about $995 million after being married to the billionaire oilman since 1988, her attorney told The Oklahoman on Friday.

  • Natural gas storage levels increase in time for winter weather

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    After record injection over the past six months, the country’s natural gas storage levels have increased to within 7 percent of the five-year average for the start of the winter season.

  • Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe scoffs at U.S.-China agreement on greenhouse gas emissions

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    The Republican will take over the Senate environmental committee in January. In a speech on the Senate floor, the Oklahoma senator said China didn’t actually agree to any real cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.

  • SandRidge Energy will miss reporting deadline

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    SandRidge Energy Inc. will not file its quarterly report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on time as it continues to talk to agency officials about its accounting practices.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for Nov. 13

    Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $73.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $61.75 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Oct. 27: COMPLETION Beckham: EnerVest Operating , LLC; Anderson No. 2-19HB Well; NE1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 (SL) of 19-11N-25W; 4,161,000 cu-ft gas per day, 23 barrels oil per day; TD 18,146. Ellis: Mewbourne Oil Co.; Miskel No. 14CN 2HT Well; NE1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 (SL) of 14-17N-22W; 365 barrels oil per day, 995,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 12,326. Garfield: SK Plymouth, LLC; Barr No. 1-5H Well; N1/2 NE1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 (SL) of 05-24N-05W; 911,000 cu-ft gas per day, 230 barrels oil per day;

  • American Energy affiliate buys stake in Oklahoma oil fields

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    American Energy-NonOp LLC has acquired working interests in the emerging South Central Oklahoma Oil Province and Stack plays.

  • Oklahoma utilities, energy companies work together on electricity for oil patch

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Thu, Nov 13, 2014

    Oil and gas development in Oklahoma has outpaced the ability of electric utilities to build infrastructure needed to serve new demand. Much of the slack has been picked up by distributed generation in the oil patch, according to panelists at the Strategic Energy Forum in Oklahoma City.

  • Oil and gas prices for Nov. 12

    Updated: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $74.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $62.50 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Oct. 24: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Chesapeake Operating, LLC; Buckles 4-25-12 No. 1H Well; NW1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 (BHL) of 04-25N-12W; 266 barrels oil per day, 1,100,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 11,211. Fairway Resources Operating, LLC; Lawilda No. 3-10H Well; N1/2 N1/2 NW1/4 NE1/4 (SL) of 10-27N-11W; 330 barrels oil per day, 1,321,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 9,956. Fairway Resources Operating, LLC; Reitz No. 2 SWD Well; NW1/4 SE1/4 NE1/4 SE1/4 (BHL) of 03-27N-11W; TD 7,929. Beckham:

  • Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy honors employees who served in military

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    Oklahoma City energy company was recognized as “Military Friendly Employer.”

  • Oklahoma energy briefs for Nov. 12

    Published: Wed, Nov 12, 2014

    Oklahoma energy briefs for Nov. 12, 2014

  • Gasoline prices dropping in Oklahoma, nation

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    Drivers in Oklahoma have seen gasoline prices drop more than in any other state in the nation over the past week, according to AAA.

  • Global demand drives oil prices

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

    NewsOK energy reporters chatted with readers Tuesday morning about oil prices. Below is an unedited transcript of the chat. Paul Monies 9:39 a.m. Good morning! We'll get started with our energy chat at 10 a.m., but you can start submitting your questions now. Jay F. Marks 10:00 a.m. Hello. We'll get started in a minute. Send us your questions. Andrew G 10:01 a.m. What are Aubrey McClendon's plans for Oklahoma, Texas, Ohio, all these new areas he's in? What's his focus? Jay F. Marks 10:03 a.m. It seems making money is his focus, just like most people in

  • Divorce to cost Harold Hamm nearly $1 billion

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    Continental Resources Inc. CEO Harold Hamm must pay almost $1 billion to complete his divorce, an Oklahoma judge has ruled.

  • Oil and gas prices for Nov. 11

    Published: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $73.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $61.75 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Oct. 23: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Sandridge Exploration & Production, LLC; IPT 2710 No. 1-6H Well; NW1/4 SW1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 (BHL) of 06-27N-10W; 664 barrels oil per day, 2,515,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,050. Sandridge Exploration & Production, LLC; IPT 2710 No. 3-6H Well; NW1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 (BHL) of 06-27N-10W; 841 barrels oil per day, 2,318,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,720. Garfield: SK Plymouth, LLC; Eddie No. 2-4H Well; N1/2 NW1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 (SL) of 04-23N-05W; 104 barrels oil

  • Chesapeake's veterans program aimed at benefiting company, employees

    By Adam Wilmoth, Business Writers | Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    As Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. has undergone a transition both in leadership and corporate focus over the past two years, it has relied heavily on a group of current and former military officers who are taking on increasing leadership roles that the company.