• Oil prices rebound for second straight day

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Despite news that the country's drilling activity has slowed, those in Oklahoma's energy industry had to be heartened as prices rose 16 percent Thursday and Friday.

  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission reviews other states' opt-outs for smart meters in Public Service Co. of Oklahoma case

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Published: Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Public Service Co. of Oklahoma is seeking approval to charge customers a one-time fee of $183 and $28 per month to opt-out of using its smart meters. After that, the utility's one-time fee for opting out would rise to $261.

  • Adam Wilmoth column: Pipeline safety is essential for the industry and the country

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Pipeline failures today are more damaging and more costly to repair. Increased regulations can mean pipelines could be shut down for months or years after an incident, clogging up transmission throughout the county’s pipeline system.

  • Jump in oil prices, economic news provide boost to Oklahoma stocks

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    The Dow Jones industrial average gained 369.26 points, or 2.3 percent, to 16,654.77 on Thursday.

  • OIL AND GAS PRICES FOR AUG. 28

    Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $39.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $27.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Aug. 13: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Sandridge Exploration & Production LLC; Rusty 2710 No. 2-13H Well; NE/4 NW/4 NW/4 NW/4 (SL) of 13-27N-10W; 468 barrels oil per day, 3,231,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 11,421. Garvin: Newfield Exploration Mid-Con Inc.; Whitt No. 2H-25X Well; NW/4 NW/4 NE/4 NW/4 (BHL) of 25-03N-04W; 1,169 barrels oil per day, 2,361,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 23,263. Newfield Exploration Mid-Con Inc.; Whitt No. 3H-25X Well; NW/4 NE/4 NE/4 NW/4 (BHL) of 25-03N-04W; 1,300 barrels oil per

  • Oklahoma business briefs: Plugging in, Aug. 28

    Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs: Plugging in, Aug. 28, 2015

  • Squealing 'pigs' work to keep pipelines safe

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Named in part for the squeal they shriek as they squeeze through the pipes that crisscross the country, pipeline pigs are used for variety of purposes, including safety inspections, cleaning, applying coatings to the inside of the pipe and separating different blends of crude oil or other product.

  • Customers blast PSO's smart meter opt-out fees at Oklahoma Corporation Commission hearing

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    PSO is installing smart meters at the rate of about 7,500 customers per week and has installed 157,750.

  • OIL AND GAS PRICES FOR AUG. 27

    Published: Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $35.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $23.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Aug. 12: COMPLETION Carter: Laws Operating Co. LLC; Hammer No. 1 Well; SW/4 SE/4 NW/4 NE/4 of 05-04S-01E; TD 650. Garfield: Sandridge Exploration & Production LLC; Liming 2408 No. 2-3H Well; SW/4 SW/4 SE/4 SW/4 (SL) of 03-24N-08W; 98 barrels oil per day, 473,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,599. Sandridge Exploration & Production LLC; Sonya 2407 No. 1-19H Well; NW/4 NE/4 NE/4 NE/4 (SL) of 19-24N-07W; 101 barrels oil per day, 831,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 13,000. Sandridge Exploration &

  • President Obama gives a shoutout to OG&E SmartHours program

    Paul Monies | Updated: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co.'s SmartHours program got a mention by President Obama on Tuesday evening in a speech he gave on clean energy in Nevada. From the remarks published on the White House website: Now, the good news is some utilities recognize this; they see what’s happening.  They’re adapting their business model to seize the opportunities of this emerging energy reality.  We have to lift up some of those success stories and the innovations that are taking place.   So San Antonio’s municipal utility is standing up its own rooftop solar program.  Southern Company is partnering with Nest and Tesla on power storage so we can use renewable energy better.

  • Budgets for oil drilling likely to decline again in 2016, according to experts at Oklahoma conference

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    Experts on oil and natural gas at the Pipeline and Energy Expo in Tulsa said they think production budgets will decrease again in 2016. A professor at Oklahoma State university thinks prices may not rebound until 2017.

  • OIL AND GAS PRICES FOR AUG. 26

    Published: Wed, Aug 26, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $35.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $23.75 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Aug. 11: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Chesapeake Operating LLC; Hague 31-26-11 No. 1H Well; NW/4 NE/4 NE/4 NW/4 (SL) of 31-26N-11W; 687,000 cu-ft gas per day, 27 barrels oil per day; TD 10,704. Midstates Petroelum Co. LLC; Murrow 2612 No. 4H-10 C Well; S/2 S/2 SE/4 SW/4 (SL) of 10-26N-12W; 331 barrels oil per day, 1,986,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,621. Carter: Continental Resources Inc.; Howry Trust No. 1-20H Well; S/2 S/2 SE/4 SE/4 (SL) of 20-03S-03W; 167 barrels oil per day, 93,000 cu-ft gas per

  • Gasoline prices fall in Oklahoma

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    Oklahoma's drivers appear to be in line to get relief at the pumps as gasoline's price fell to it's lowest level in more than a decade.

  • Harold Hamm legal team surprised by ex-wife's Bakken lawsuit

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Updated: Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    Harold Hamm's legal team has replied to a lawsuit filed by his ex-wife, Sue Ann Arnall, who claimed a company the couple owned sold its assets to Continental Resources Inc. for below-market value. Arnall filed a lawsuit Friday in Oklahoma County District Court, claiming Continental's $4.5 million purchase of Minerals Acquisitions in 2005 wasn't made at market value.

  • Stocks, oil take wild ride down in volatile day for Wall Street

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    Plunge of oil remains bigger concern for Oklahoma than overall stock market's health.

  • Eagle & Beagle

    Published: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

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

  • Futures File: Falling price of Kansas City wheat shocks traders

    Published: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    Walt and Alex Breitinger: For wheat traders, Kansas City wheat’s 30-cent discount is especially jarring, as KC is typically valued at 35 cents more than Chicago due to its higher protein content.

  • Oil companies in Oklahoma spending millions of dollars to reduce risk of earthquake activity

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    In an effort to reduce growing earthquake activity in the state, oil companies have spent more than $35 million to adjust disposal well depths and reduce volumes which could be causing increased seismicity in "areas of interest." The Corporation Commission has praised the spirit of cooperation and coordination of oil companies.

  • Still-falling oil prices weigh on Oklahoma energy companies

    By Adam Wilmoth Energy Editor awilmoth@oklahoman.com | Updated: Sat, Aug 22, 2015

    The extended downturn in oil and gas prices is taking a toll on Oklahoma energy companies. Over the past two weeks, Tulsa-based Samson Resources Corp. said it plans to file for bankruptcy protection next month and Midstates Petroleum Co. Inc., PostRock Energy Corp. and SandRidge Energy Inc. all received warnings that they could be dismissed from their respective stock exchanges.

  • Former wife sues Harold Hamm over oil investments

    By Paul Monies Business Writer pmonies@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Aug 21, 2015

    One of Harold Hamm's first successful investments in the Bakken oil field came through leases using a company called Jolette Oil (USA) LLC he owned with his then-wife Sue Ann Arnall. That company is a central part of a lawsuit filed Friday by Arnall.




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