• Aubrey McClendon structured new company to woo investors

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Former Chesapeake chairman remains bullish on natural gas

  • Business briefs for Sept. 5, 2014

    Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    Business briefs for Sept. 5, 2014

  • Consumer choice, flexibility key to dealing with rising electric bills

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    New federal environmental rules, transmission upgrades and reliability guidelines likely will increase electricity bills in the next few years, but consumers can benefit from technology and energy efficiency, panelists said at the Governor’s Energy Conference in Oklahoma City.

  • Oil companies call for end to export ban

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    A growing number of oil industry leaders say it’s time to start exporting American oil, even as the country continues importing foreign crude.

  • Fallin creates earthquake panel

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    Council designed to connect researchers with policymakers and energy industry experts.

  • Oklahoma regulators respond to labor commissioner on PSO environmental plan

    BY PAUL MONIES, Business Writer | Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality officials said the agency properly implemented a settlement for Public Service Co. of Oklahoma to deal with federal visibility rules. The process was questioned by Labor Commissioner Mark Costello, who said DEQ didn’t get the approval of the Legislature and the governor.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for Sept. 4

    Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    Oklahoma business briefs for Sept. 4, 2014

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for Sept. 4

    Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $92 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $80 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Aug. 15: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Chesapeake Operating Inc.; Bill Ginder 29-27-10 No. 1H Well; SW1/4 SW1/4 SW1/4 SW1/4 (SL) of 29-27N-10W; 292 barrels oil per day, 2,662,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,350. Canadian: Devon Energy Production Co., LP; Yager 31-13N-9W No. 4H Well; NW1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 (SL) of 01-12N-10W; 6 barrels oil per day, 1,718,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 17,945. Lincoln: Equal Energy US Inc.; Canyons No. 1-33H Well; NW1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 (SL) of 33-14N-05E; 58.39 barrels oil per

  • Grand River Dam Authority signs contract for more wind generation in Oklahoma

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    The Grand River Dam Authority in Oklahoma has signed a 20-year contract to take 100 megawatts of wind capacity from Apex Clean Energy Inc.’s Kay County wind farm.

  • American Energy Partners affiliate qualifies for millions in job creation incentives from Oklahoma

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Sep 2, 2014

    American Energy Management Services LLC, an affiliate of Aubrey McClendon’s America Energy Partners LP, could receive up to $26.7 million in jobs incentives from Oklahoma’s Quality Jobs Program.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for Sept. 3

    Published: Wed, Sep 3, 2014

    Oklahoma business briefs for Sept. 3, 2014

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for Aug. 30

    Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $92.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $80.50 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Aug. 13: COMPLETION Beaver: Snyder Partners; Semmel No. 2 Well; C SE1/4 SE1/4 NE1/4 of 24-05N-21E; 5 barrels oil per day; TD 6,000. Unit Petroleum Co.; Gift No. 1-10H Well; NW1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 (BHL) of 10-02N-20E; 85 barrels oil per day, 2,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,920. Unit Petroleum Co.; Naylor No. 1-16H Well; SW1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4 SW1/4 (SL) of 16-01N-22E; 181 barrels oil per day, 87,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 11,394. Unit Petroleum Co.; Seaman No.

  • Louisiana man sentenced in mineral rights scheme

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    A Louisiana man was sentenced to 32 months in federal prison for defrauding an Oklahoma woman in a mineral rights scheme.

  • Technology, tax credits drive down wind energy fuel costs

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    Improved technology and a renewed federal tax credit combined to drive the average price of new wind-generated electricity to record low levels last year, according to a report released this week from the U.S. Department of Energy.

  • Oil and gas prices for Aug. 29

    Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $91 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $79 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Aug. 12: COMPLETION Beckham: Apache Corp.; Puryear No. 2-19 Well; C SE1/4 of 19-11N-26W; TD 16,800. Samson Resources Co.; Mills No. 7-19H Well; NE1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 (SL) of 19-10N-26W; 117 barrels oil per day, 1,046,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 16,325. Samson Resources Co.; Mills No. 8-19H Well; NE1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 (SL) of 19-10N-26W; 63 barrels oil per day, 385,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 15,612. Dewey: Mewbourne Oil Co.; Leedey Heights 17 PA No.

  • Collaboration works to get electricity to remote Oklahoma oil field

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Thu, Aug 28, 2014

    A unique collaboration is making it easier for an Oklahoma electric cooperative to provide power for drilling operations in remote areas.

  • Oklahoma oil prices continue to fall

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    The average price for most Oklahoma oil has slipped nearly 12 percent since July 1.

  • Landowners file lawsuit against planned Oklahoma wind farm

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Landowners in central Oklahoma concerned about a wind farm planned by Apex Clean Energy Inc. want a federal judge to stop the development, claiming the turbines will affect their health and property values. A regional trade group for wind developers called the lawsuit frivolous and said similar cases have failed in other courts.

  • Attorneys general say federal regulators post incomplete data on proposed carbon dioxide rules

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is among 13 attorneys general who wrote a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency. The group took issue with how EPA came up with its proposed rules to cut carbon dioxide emissions from electric power plants.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for Aug. 27

    Published: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $90.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $78.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Aug. 8: COMPLETION Canadian: Devon Energy Production Co., LP; Yager 31-13N-9W No. 6H Well; SE1/4 SW1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 31-13N-09W; 2,909,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 17,517. Devon Energy Production Co., LP; Yager 31-13N-9W No. 8H Well; SE1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 31-13N-09W; 70 barrels oil per day, 2,002,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 17,542. Devon Energy Production Co., LP; Yager 31-13N-9W No. 9H Well; SE1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 31-13N-09W; 56 barrels oil per day, 3,072,000 cu-ft gas