• Federal energy regulations criticized at GOP leadership conference in Oklahoma City

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Federal regulations on energy production are limiting investments and entrepreneurship, an oil executive and attorney told attendees at Friday’s Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City.

  • Boone Pickens celebrates 87th birthday in OKC

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    The Oklahoma-born oilman will celebrate with a full day of traveling, speaking to presidential candidates and scouring over oil and natural gas production and demand figures.

  • Plugging in business briefs for May 22

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Plugging in business briefs for May 22, 2015

  • Oil and gas prices for May 22

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $57.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $45.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted May 7: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Chesapeake Operating LLC; Hadwiger 4-26-11 No. 1H Well; N1/2 N1/2 NE1/4 NE1/4 (SL) of 04-26N-11W; 263 barrels oil per day 3,165,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 9,990. Carter: XTO Energy Inc.; Ginger No. 6-36H31X32 Well; SW1/4 SE1/4 NE1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 36-03S-03E; 105 barrels oil per day 269,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 16,014. XTO Energy Inc.; Ginger No. 7-36H31X32 Well; SW1/4 SE1/4 NE1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 36-03S-03E; 563 barrels oil per day 574,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD

  • At Southern Republican Leadership Conference, Oklahoma energy executives urge lifting of oil export ban

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Executives from Oklahoma City’s Devon Energy Corp. and Continental Resources Inc. made the case to Republicans for lifting the 40-year-old ban on exports of U.S. crude oil at the opening day of the Southern Republican Leadership Conference.

  • Energy woes spreading to manufacturing sector

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Fed’s regional survey shows manufacturing activity and expectations at lowest levels in 6 years.

  • T. Boone Pickens says natural gas use grows too slowly

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    The use of natural gas continues to grow, but not fast enough for Boone Pickens. The Pickens Plan called for the increased use of natural gas — along with wind and solar energy — in an attempt to reduce the country’s dependence on foreign oil.

  • Oklahoma Senate passes bill limiting local officials' control over oil operations

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Local officials in Oklahoma would be prohibited from banning oil and gas drilling in their cities and counties under a bill that won final legislative approval Thursday.

  • VIDEO: Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb, Devon Chairman Larry Nichols discuss state of energy industry

    From The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb sat down with Devon Energy Chairman Larry Nichols Thursday at the Southern Republican Leadership Convention in downtown Oklahoma City for a discussion on the state of the state's energy industry.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for May 21

    Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $55.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $43.50 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted May 6: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Midstates Petroleum Co. LLC; RIO 2612 No. 2H-16 A Well; NW1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 (SL) of 16-26N-12W; 69 barrels oil per day 888,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,078. Caddo: Maverick Brothers Resources LLC; Edith No. 1-8 Well; C W1/2 E1/2 SW1/4 of 08-11N-12W; 48 barrels oil per day 81,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,061. Grady: Continental Resources Inc.; Thurston No. 1-35H Well; SW1/4 SW1/4 SW1/4 SW1/4 (SL) of 35-06N-06W; 329 barrels oil per day 3,502,000 cu-ft gas per

  • Oklahoma conference: Energy producers, service companies focus on efficiencies in wake of lower oil prices

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    As energy companies deal with a lower price environment that has squeezed profits, they are searching for ways to make their operations more efficient, executives said Wednesday at the Oklahoma State University Energy Conference in Oklahoma City.

  • Gov. Mary Fallin signs Oklahoma wind energy bill

    BY RICK M. GREEN, Capitol Bureau | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    The bill ends an exemption that allows wind developers to avoid paying property taxes for five years. It has proven costly for the state at a time when Oklahoma is facing funding shortfalls.

  • Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm says he didn’t seek ouster of OGS staff

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm on Tuesday denied reports claiming he asked for Oklahoma Geological Survey staff to be removed because of the way they addressed the state’s ongoing earthquake swarm.

  • Stillwater, Oklahoma, officials refine proposed drilling regulations as they wait for Legislature

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    Officials in Stillwater continue to work on an update to the city’s oil and gas drilling code as the Legislature finalizes action on a bill stopping cities from enacting drilling bans.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for May 20

    Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $54.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $42.50 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted May 5: COMPLETION Alfalfa: SandRidge Exploration & Production LLC; Clark 2910 No. 2-15H Well; S1/2 S1/2 SE1/4 SW1/4 (SL) of 15-29N-10W; 146 barrels oil per day 962,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 9,136. SandRidge Exploration & Production LLC; Daisy 2411 No. 1-27H Well; SE1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 (SL) of 27-24N-11W; 157 barrels oil per day 80,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,202. SandRidge Exploration & Production LLC; Ranita 2610 No.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for May 19

    Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $56 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $44 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted May 4: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Chesapeake Operating LLC`; Dwight Wessels 13-27-11 No. 1H Well; S1/2 S1/2 SW1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 13-27N-11W; 193 barrels oil per day; 1,793,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,029. Garfield: Devon Energy Production Co. LP; Meyer 7/18-20N-3W No. 1WHX Well; SW1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 (SL) of 08-20N-03W; 324 barrels oil per day; 460,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 15,644. Payne: Devon Energy Production Co. LP; Combs 4-18N-3E No. 2WH Well; NE1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 (BHL) of 04-18N-03E; 104 barrels

  • 9 oil well deaths lead to warning about inhaling chemicals

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Mon, May 18, 2015

    DENVER — Federal officials are warning about the dangers of inhaling chemicals at oil wells following the deaths of nine workers over the last five years. All of the deaths involved workers at crude production tanks. Colorado and North Dakota each had three deaths and Texas, Oklahoma and Montana each had one death. A local newspaper reports that most were originally considered to be due to natural causes or heart failure. But the men were later found to have all inhaled toxic amounts of hydrocarbon chemicals after either taking measurements of oil or other byproducts in the tank or takings samples of oil for testing. The industry says the sudden rise in deaths could be linked to the number of inexperienced workers

  • Oklahoma property tax exemption program benefits power plants, wind farms

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Sun, May 17, 2015

    A power plant boom in Oklahoma after 2000 was helped by a property tax exemption in much the same way as wind farm expansion in the last decade. Lawmakers dropped power plants from the program in 2009 and recently passed a bill ending the incentive for wind farms after 2016.

  • Oklahoma Senate votes to end property tax exemption for wind developers

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    Senate Bill 498 cleared its final legislative hurdle on Friday and now heads to Gov. Mary Fallin. The bill would end the five-year ad valorem property exemption for new wind developers after Jan. 1, 2017.

  • SandRidge Energy Inc.'s credit rating is lowered

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, May 15, 2015

    Credit ratings firm Standard & Poors on Friday lowered its ratings for Oklahoma City-based SandRidge Energy Inc.




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