• Oklahoma still attractive to drillers

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

    Our NewsOK Energy team chatted with readers Tuesday about drilling. 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. We'll get started with our energy chat at 10 a.m., but you can start submitting your questions now. NewsOK Sports 9:59 a.m. Hello. Let's get started in a few. Paul Monies 9:59 a.m. OK. Correct name now. Paul Monies 10:02 a.m. OK, folks.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for Sept. 9

    Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $89.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $77.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Aug. 20: COMPLETION Alfalfa: SandRidge Exploration & Production, LLC: Brower 2611 No. 4-10H Well; SE1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 10-26N-11W; 214 barrels oil per day, 2,049,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 9,968. SandRidge Exploration & Production, LLC: Lidia SWD 2710 No. 1-7 Well; NW1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 (SL) of 07-27N-10W; TD 7,689. SandRidge Exploration & Production, LLC: Margaret 2710 No. 1-2H Well; SW1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4 (SL) of 02-27N-10W; 103 barrels oil per day, 356,000 cu-ft gas

  • Oklahoma Supreme Court declines to reopen telephone case tainted by corruption

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    Former customers of Southwestern Bell wanted the Oklahoma Supreme Court to set aside an earlier decision that forbid review of a Corporation Commission case that involved the vote of a bribed commissioner. Justices voted Monday not to reopen the case from 1989.

  • Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation wins design award

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation recently won a design award for its new research tower.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for Sept. 6

    Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $89.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $77.75 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Aug. 19: COMPLETION Alfalfa: SandRidge Exploration & Production, LLC; Hague 2711 No. 4-35H Well; S/2 S/2 SW/4 SE/4 (SL) of 35-27N-11W; 371 barrels oil per day, 1,278,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,010. Carter: XTO Energy Inc.; Miller No. 2-2H35 Well; SW/4 NE/4 NE/4 NE/4 (BHL) of 35-03S-02E; 225 barrels oil per day, 735,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 17,551. XTO Energy Inc.; Miller No. 5-2H35 Well; NW/4 NW/4 NW/4 NE/4 (BHL) of 35-03S-02E; 170 barrels oil per day, 370,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD

  • Oklahoma business briefs for Sept. 6

    Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Oklahoma business briefs for Sept. 6, 2014

  • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin creates seismic activity council

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Sep 5, 2014

    Gov. Mary Fallin on Thursday announced the creation of a Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity designed to help researchers, policymakers, regulators and oil and natural gas industry study the state’s ongoing earthquake swarm.

  • 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.

  • Electric vehicle sales are running out of gas

    Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    Electric car sales are not charging the marketplace. A new study by online automotive research company Edmunds.com suggests the segment may have run out of gas. Sales of electric drive vehicles are stuck at about 3.6% of all new car sales for 2014, Edmunds senior analyst Jessica Caldwell said.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.