• Oil and gas prices for Aug. 15

    Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $92 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $80 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted July 29: COMPLETION Canadian: Cimarex Energy Co.; Bomhoff No. 1H-11X Well; SE11/4 NW11/4 NE11/4 NW11/4 (BHL) of 02-14N-10W; 229,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 21,363. Cimarex Energy Co.; Bomhoff No. 2-11H Well; NW11/4 SW11/4 SW11/4 SE11/4 (SL) of 11-14N-10W; 70 barrels oil per day, 912,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 15,877. Cimarex Energy Co.; Leota No. 1-19H Well; SE11/4 SW11/4 SW11/4 SW11/4 (SL) of 19-13N-08W; 250.8 barrels oil per day, 1,001,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 16,349. Newfield

  • Oklahoma energy briefs

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Oklahoma energy briefs

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for Aug. 14

    Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $94 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $82 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted July 28: COMPLETION Carter: XTO Energy Inc.; Herriot No. 2-33H34 Well; E1/2 SE1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 33-03S-03E; 458 barrels oil per day, 2,429,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 17,020. XTO Energy Inc.; Sammie No. 4-33H Well; E1/2 SE1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 of 33-03S-03E; 560 barrels oil per day, 2,838,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 17,346. XTO Energy Inc.; Sammie No. 5-33H Well; E1/2 SE1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 of 33-03S-03E; 470 barrels oil per day, 2,658,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 17,089. Marshall: Merit Energy Co.;

  • Report: Diesel still used in hydraulic fracturing in dozen states

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    The Environmental Integrity Project claims companies in 12 states illegally used diesel fuel in hydraulic fracturing operations on more than 350 wells, an accusation denied by the industry.

  • Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Dana Murphy sets meeting to discuss new solar, wind bill

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Dana Murphy is organizing a meeting in September to study how to implement Senate Bill 1456, which allows utilities to set up a new category of customers with rooftop solar panels or small wind turbines.

  • Oklahoma Corporation Commission approves wind farm study

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    The Oklahoma Corporation Commission will study wind farm siting, decommissioning and landowner notification in the coming months as part of a notice of inquiry requested by the Legislature.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for Aug. 13

    Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $93.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $81.75 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted July 25: COMPLETION Garvin: Ranken Energy Corp.; Cooper No. 1-9 Well; SE1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 of 09-03N-02W; 93 barrels oil per day; TD 7,390. Hughes: PetroQuest Energy LLC; Wanda No. 1-4H Well; SW1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4 (BHL) of 04-06N-11E; 5,064,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 11,318. Kay: Range Production Co. LLC; Teton No. 10-28H Well; SW1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4 NE1/4 (SL) of 28-25N-01W; 136 barrels oil per day, 355,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 7,744. Payne: American Energy-Woodford LLC; Clary 1 18N 2E

  • Weakest oil demand growth since 2012 allays supply risk, IEA says

    By Grant Smith, Bloomberg News | Published: Wed, Aug 13, 2014

    The International Energy Agency cut estimates for oil demand growth this year and next after the annual expansion in fuel consumption slowed to 700,000 barrels a day in the second quarter, the lowest level since early 2012.

  • Refinery issues cause Oklahoma gasoline prices to rise

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    Gasoline prices have jumped up a bit in Oklahoma, likely because of issues that have slowed production at four refineries in the region.

  • Oklahoma oil production could surpass California, Alaska

    BY PAUL MONIES, ADAM WILMOTH and JAY F. MARKS | Updated: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    Our NewsOK Energy team chatted with readers Tuesday about fracking. 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 9:34 a.m. Good morning. Our NewsOK Energy team will be logging on at 10 a.m., but you can start submitting your questions now. Jay Marks 9:56 a.m. We're still about 5 minutes from getting underway, but we've already got a few questions in the queue. Keep them coming. Jay Marks 9:59 a.m.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for Aug. 12

    Published: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $94.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $82.50 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted July 24: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Chesapeake Operating Inc.; Baldwin 2-25-12 No. 2H Well; SE1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 (BHL) of 02-25N-12W; 981,000 cu-ft gas per day, 32 barrels oil per day; TD 10,940. Chesapeake Operating Inc.; WSJ Trust 17-25-10 No. 1H Well; NE1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 (SL) of 17-25N-10W; 2,550,000 cu-ft gas per day, 127 barrels oil per day; TD 10,755. Midstates Petroleum Co. LLC; Glass 2512 No. 4H-6 B Well; NE1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 (BHL) of 06-25N-12W; 1,755,000 cu-ft gas per day, 83

  • Bill becomes law, opens Mexico's natural gas, oil to foreign, private companies

    By MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press | Published: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    The rules governing of Mexico’s state-run oil, gas and electricity industries changed dramatically Monday as President Enrique Pena Nieto signed a bill into law opening investment in them to foreign and private companies.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for Aug. 12

    Published: Tue, Aug 12, 2014

    Oklahoma business briefs for Aug. 12, 2014

  • Out of options, OG&E must comply with federal environmental rules

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: Mon, Aug 11, 2014

    Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. fought a federal plan to reduce coal emissions that affected visibility at national parks and wilderness areas. Now the utility wants to spend $1.1 billion under a plan to comply with environmental rules and to replace an old natural gas plant. Residential customers could see increases on their monthly bills starting in 2015 if Oklahoma regulators approve OG&E’s plan.

  • Eagle & Beagle for Aug. 10, 2014

    Published: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    Eagle & Beagle for Aug. 10, 2014

  • Deepwater fracking next frontier for offshore drilling

    By David Wethe, Bloomberg News | Published: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    Fracking is widely condemned as a source of groundwater contamination. The question now is how will that debate play out as the equipment moves out into deep ocean waters.

  • Oklahoma's energy sector continues to grow

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Aug 8, 2014

    The oil and natural gas industry continues to represent a significant portion of Oklahoma’s economy, and that stake in the economy continues to grow, according to a report released Thursday from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

  • Continental Resources builds two water recycling centers

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Aug 8, 2014

    Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources Inc. will become the latest oil and natural gas producer to build a water recycling and processing facility in the state next month.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for Aug. 9

    Published: Fri, Aug 8, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $94.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $82.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted July 23: COMPLETION Beaver: Unit Petroleum Co.; Cowan B No. 1-9H Well; NW1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 (SL) of 09-01N-20E; 68 barrels oil per day, 21,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,800. Unit Petroleum Co.; Frantz No. 1-30H Well; NE1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 (SL) of 30-02N-23E; 25 barrels oil per day, 95,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 11,072. Unit Petroleum Co.; Gift No. 1-15H Well; NW1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 (SL) of 15-02N-20E; 43 barrels oil per day, 17,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,290. Beckham: Apache Corp.;

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for Aug. 8

    Updated: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $93.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $81.75 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted July 22: COMPLETION Carter: Charter Oak Production Co. LLC; Homewood Resort No. 1-34 Well; N1/2 S1/2 NE1/4 NE1/4 of 34-03S-03W; 5 barrels oil per day; TD 8,687. Charter Oak Production Co. LLC; Oklahoma Gold No. 1-20 Well; E1/2 W1/2 SE1/4 NW1/4 of 20-03S-02W; 813,000 cu-ft gas per day, 21 barrels oil per day; TD 9,007. Garvin: Continental Resources Inc.; Condit No. 2-5-32XH Well; NW1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 NE1/4 (BHL) of 32-03N-04W; 152 barrels oil per day, 2,938,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD