• Drop in oil prices creates international game of chicken

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    Falling oil prices have set up a global, geopolitical game of chicken with each country or producer hoping someone else will balk first in reducing production. Harold Hamm, CEO of Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources Inc., said he expected the Saudis to announce a cut on Thanksgiving and has since said he still expects them to call an emergency OPEC meeting and announce a production cut.

  • Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission adopts wind tower rules

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission has adopted emergency rules designed to protect low-flying aircraft from towers used to measure and record wind speed. The rules are a result of legislation passed by state lawmakers earlier this year. They must be approved by Gov. Mary Fallin before they go into effect. The legislation directed the commission to promulgate rules requiring the marking of anemometer towers to ensure their visibility to pilots in order to minimize the risk of collisions. Anemometer towers can reach heights of about 200 feet and are regularly used by the wind power industry to help determine locations for future wind farm development.

  • Oil and gas prices for Dec. 12

    Updated: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $56.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $44.50 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Nov. 25: COMPLETION Beckham: Enervest Operating, LLC; Tommy No. 3-29HA Well; SW1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 (SL) of 29-11N-26W; TD 15,320. Carter: Butkin Oil Co., LLC; Burton B No. 5 Well; NW1/4 NW1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 of 31-01S-02W; 10 barrels oil per day; TD 2,801. Butkin Oil Co., LLC; Laura Lynn No. 17D-A Well; SW1/4 SW1/4 NE1/4 SE1/4 of 31-01S-02W; 10 barrels oil per day; TD 2,390. Kodiak Oil & Gas Inc.; Byrd No. 149 Well; SE1/4 SW1/4 SW1/4 SW1/4 of 04-02S-02W; 22 barrels oil per day; TD

  • Oklahoma business theme briefs for Dec. 12, 2014

    Published: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Oklahoma business theme briefs for Dec. 12, 2014

  • Oklahoma State University commits to using CNG

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Oklahoma State University is broadening its investment in compressed natural gas by purchasing its own fueling station. The university will have its entire transit fleet running on natural gas by next year.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for Dec. 11

    Published: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    Oklahoma business briefs for Dec. 11, 2014

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for Dec. 11

    Published: Thu, Dec 11, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $57.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $45.50 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Nov. 24: COMPLETION No postings. INTENT TO DRILL Alfalfa: Chesapeake Operating, LLC; JBH 11-27-11 No. 1H Well; SW1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4 (SL) of 02-27N-11W; TD 10,800. Chesapeake Operating, LLC; JBH 11-27-11 No. 2H Well; SW1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4 (SL) of 02-27N-11W; TD 10,800. Chesapeake Operating, LLC; Morgan Family 2-27-11 No. 1H Well; SW1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4 (SL) of 02-27N-11W; TD 10,800. Chesapeake Operating, LLC; Morgan Family 2-27-11 No. 2H Well; SW1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4

  • Sliding oil prices continue to ding Oklahoma energy stocks

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    Oil’s continued slide affected Oklahoma energy stocks again Wednesday, as several companies stock prices reached lows for the year.

  • Federal officials say gasoline will average $2.60 a gallon next year

    FROM STAFF AND, WIRE REPORTS | Published: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    The price of gasoline continues to drop thanks to lower oil prices.

  • GE sets annual shareholder meeting for Oklahoma City

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    General Electric Co. said Tuesday its 2015 shareholder meeting will be held in Oklahoma City, site of the company’s new oil and gas research center.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for Dec. 10

    Published: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $60.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $48.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Nov. 21: COMPLETION Coal: Pablo Energy II, LLC; Eddings No. 2H-20 Well; NW1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 (BHL) of 20-01N-10E; 36 barrels oil per day, 3,516,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 13,010. Pablo Energy II, LLC; Gravitt No. 3H-21 Well; NW1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 (BHL) of 21-01N-10E; 31 barrels oil per day, 3,291,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 13,020. Pablo Energy II, LLC; Gravitt No. 4H-21 Well; SW1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 (BHL) of 21-01N-10E; 63 barrels oil per day, 4,388,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD

  • Low oil prices could hurt Oklahoma’s economy

    BY PAUL MONIES, ADAM WILMOTH and JAY F. MARKS | Updated: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    NewsOK energy reporters chatted with readers Tuesday morning about low oil prices in Oklahoma. Below is an unedited transcript of the chat. NewsOK 9:28 a.m. Good morning! We'll get started with our energy chat at 10 a.m., but you can start submitting your questions now. Paul Monies 9:29 a.m. Keep the questions coming! Paul Monies 9:47 a.m. We're about 15 minutes away. Get your questions in. We can talk oil prices, natural gas, EPA, whatever's on your mind. Paul Monies 10:01 a.m. OK, folks we're about to get started here. I'm your moderator, Paul Monies.

  • Oklahoma attorney general denies 'secretive alliance'

    BY RANDY ELLIS, Staff Writer | Updated: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Monday took strong exception to a weekend New York Times article that characterized him as participating in a “secretive alliance” with energy companies to push back against the Obama administration’s regulatory agenda.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for Dec. 9

    Published: Tue, Dec 9, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $59.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $47.50 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Nov. 20: COMPLETION Beckham: Enervest Operating, LLC; Heinsohn 6-10N-25W No. 1H Well; SW1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 (SL) of 06-10N-25W; TD 15,635. Carter: BNK Petroleum (US) Inc.; Wiggins No. 11-2H Well; NW1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 (BHL) of 11-04S-03E; 345 barrels oil per day, 648,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 16,049. BNK Petroleum (US) Inc.; Wiggins No. 11-2H Well; NW1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 (BHL) of 11-04S-03E; 345 barrels oil per day, 648,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 16,049. BNK Petroleum (US) Inc.;

  • Timing considered in Devon Energy Corp. CEO's retirement announcement

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    When Devon Energy Corp. CEO John Richels this week said he will retire at the end of July, timing was one of the key points of his message.

  • Oklahoma income tax reduction trigger could be blocked by oil tax revenue declines

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    The law requires growth in state revenue, which is provided in part by tax collections that rise and fall with the price of oil. “It’s iffy at best as to whether we will see that growth,” Oklahoma Secretary of Finance and Revenue Preston Doerflinger said.

  • Top Workplaces: Chicken fingers and cowbells get high marks for Raising Cane's

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    For employees at restaurant chain Raising Cane’s, it’s all about “One Love.” And more cowbell.

  • Oklahoma's Meridian Technology Center takes top ranks among providing training for employees

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    Meridian Technology Center in Stillwater specializes in providing training and education for students, job seekers and employees looking to advance in their careers. The emphasis on training and education is not limited to the customers the technology center serves.

  • How the Top Workplaces in Oklahoma were determined

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Wed, Nov 26, 2014

    The Oklahoman partnered with Philadelphia-based WorkplaceDynamics, the employee survey firm, to determine the state’s Top Workplaces. Beginning in June, The Oklahoman ran articles and advertisements encouraging employees in the region to nominate their companies as Top Workplaces. WorkplaceDynamics then invited those companies, as well as other organizations in the state, to participate in the program. Anyone could nominate a company. The only requirement was that the organization employs at least 35 people in Oklahoma. The company could be public, private, nonprofit or governmental. To pick the Top Workplaces, WorkplaceDynamics went straight to the experts — the employees. In total, the firm invited 959

  • Harold Hamm's ex-wife appeals divorce award

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

    Sue Ann Arnall, the ex-wife of Continental Resources Inc. CEO Harold Hamm, is asking the Oklahoma Supreme Court to review her award in their divorce case, claiming it is not sufficient.