• Oil and gas, livestock prices for April 22

    Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $51.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $39.75 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted April 7: COMPLETION Alfalfa: ARP Oklahoma LLC; Jackdaw No. 4-10H Well; NE1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 of 10-25N-09W; TD 632. Chesapeake Operating LLC; Pelter 24-25-12 No. 1H Well; SE1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4 (SL) of 13-25N-12W; 284 barrels oil per day 2,722,000 cu-ft gas per day: TD 11,306. Beckham: Enervest Operating LLC; Juanita No. 4-30HC Well; NE1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 (SL) of 30-11N-26W; 5,085,000 cu-ft gas per day 144 barrels oil per day: TD 17,760. Canadian: Newfield Exploration Mid-Con Inc.;

  • Gulfport Energy CEO rings opening bell for Nasdaq

    Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Mike Moore, CEO of Oklahoma City’s Gulfport Energy, led the bell-ringing ceremony Tuesday at Nasdaq.

  • Oklahoma sheds thousands of jobs in March

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    State continues to feel impact of low crude prices

  • GE Foundation donates $400,000 to Oklahoma math and science education program

    BY PAUL MONIES, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    GE, which is building an oil and gas research center in Oklahoma City, announced a $400,000 donation by the GE Foundation for a new program for science, math and technology education in Oklahoma.

  • GE CEO Jeff Immelt, while visiting Oklahoma City, says lower energy prices haven't dampened need for research in oil and gas industry

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt is in Oklahoma City this week for the company’s annual shareholders meeting.

  • Oklahoma Geological Survey issues strongest statement yet linking quakes to disposal wells

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Ongoing earthquake swarm is “very unlikely to represent a naturally occurring process,” according to a report from the Oklahoma Geological Survey.

  • Study links quake swarm in Texas to drilling for gas

    By SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press | Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    WASHINGTON — With real-time monitors, scientists have linked a swarm of small earthquakes west of Fort Worth, Texas, to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection. In 84 days from November 2013 to January 2014, the area around Azle, Texas, shook with 27 magnitude 2 or greater earthquakes, while scientists at Southern Methodist University and the U.S. Geological Survey monitored the shaking. It’s an area that had no recorded quakes for 150 years on faults that “have been inactive for hundreds of millions of years,” said SMU geophysicist Matthew Hornbach. When the volume of injections decreased significantly, so did the shaking.

  • Legislator calls for disposal well moratorium

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Rep. Cory Williams, D-Stillwater, on Tuesday called for a moratorium on water disposal wells in parts of the state after a report from the Oklahoma Geological Survey described a possible link between the wells and the state’s ongoing earthquake swarm.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for April 21

    Published: Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $52.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $40.75 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted April 6: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Chesapeake Operating LLC; Glynn 3-27-11 No. 2H Well; NW/4 SE/4 SE/4 SW/4 (SL) of 03-27N-11W; 221 barrels oil per day 1,225,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 9,902. Garfield: Blaik R E Inc.; Gracie No. 1-1 Well; C NE/4 SW/4 NE/4 of 01-20N-04W; 160 barrels oil per day 45,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 6,300. Hughes: Petroquest Energy LLC; Ark No. 1-30H Well; NW/4 NE/4 NE/4 NE/4 (BHL) of 30-07N-11E; 3,726,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,800. Kay: G A W Oil Co. LLC; Arnold No.

  • Dozens weigh in on Stillwater proposal to ban oil and natural gas drilling in city

    BY ADAM WILMOTH, Energy Editor | Published: Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Stillwater, Oklahoma, city council won’t vote on the measure until next month after the Oklahoma Legislature considers three bills.

  • Eagle & Beagle for Sunday, April 19, 2015

    By Don Mecoy, Business Editor | Published: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

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

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for April 18

    Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $52.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $40.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted April 3: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Chesapeake Operating LLC; Jeanne 13-25-12 No. 2H Well; SE/4 SW/4 SE/4 SW/4 (SL) of 13-25N-12W; 305 barrels oil per day 1,457,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,555. Garvin: Newfield Exploration Mid-Con Inc.; Ferguson No. 1H-14X Well; NE/4 NE/4 NW/4 NE/4 (BHL) of 14-03N-04W; 1073 barrels oil per day 3,412,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 23,262. Grady: Unit Petroleum Co.; Ellen No. 1-20H Well; NW/4 NE/4 NW/4 NW/4 (BHL) of 20-06N-07W; 3,086,000 cu-ft gas per day 103 barrels oil

  • High end are homes holding firm in Oklahoma City

    BY TIM FALL, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Konrad Keesee, longtime broker of luxury homes, has witnessed more than a half-century of steady demand for the top-of-the-market homes his company often lists in the Oklahoma City metro area.

  • Expansion of horizontal drilling in Oklahoma brings new headaches for vertical producers

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    The expansion of horizontal drilling into nonshale areas in Oklahoma has led to some conflicts between vertical and horizontal drillers. House Bill 2177 would address some of the issues, but it has split many in the oil and gas industry.

  • Oil industry decline to affect rural Oklahoma more than metro areas

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Despite tumbling oil prices, Oklahoma’s two largest metropolitan areas are well positioned to wade through the industry slowdown, University of Oklahoma economist Robert Dauffenbach said Thursday.

  • Rig count falls to less than half of November levels

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Less than half the drilling rigs searching for oil and natural gas throughout the country just five months ago are still in operation today.

  • Natural gas trade group calls for faster regulatory approval

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    The first new natural gas export terminals in the U.S. are preparing to become operational later this year. Leaders in the industry on Thursday called for a more streamlined process for gaining regulatory approval for additional projects.

  • Oklahoma's BancFirst profits up 10 percent

    Updated: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Loan demand has been affected by falling energy prices, BancFirst CEO says.

  • Oil and gas prices for April 17

    Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $53.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $41.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted April 2: COMPLETION Alfalfa: ARP Oklahoma LLC; Collie No. 4-18H Well; SE/4 SE/4 SE/4 SE/4 of 12-25N-09W; TD 634. ARP Oklahoma LLC; Roadrunner No. 1-12H Well; SE/4 SE/4 SE/4 SE/4 of 12-25N-09W; TD 619. Sandridge Exploration & Production LLC; Cummings 2812 No. 1-30H Well; N/2 N/2 N/2 NE/4 (SL) of 30-28N-12W; 1865,000 cu-ft gas per day 112.61 barrels oil per day; TD 9,815. Canadian: Devon Energy Production Co. LP; Cindy Lou 27-13N-9W No.

  • Plugging In business briefs for April 17

    Published: Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Plugging In business briefs for April 17, 2015




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