• In Pennsylvania, Employment Booms Amid Oil And Natural Gas Bust

    Published: Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    Lower oil and natural gas prices have the petroleum industry laying off tens of thousands of workers . It looks like a decade-long trend of job growth in the U.S. oil business may end. But NPR says there are parts of the country where those job numbers are still rising. Pennsylvania is one of them.

  • Survey details grim outlook for energy job market

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    Energy companies across Oklahoma and throughout the region continued to slash drilling budgets and lay off employees in the first quarter, and the pattern is likely to continue, according to a survey released Friday by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

  • Futures File: Prices at the pump expected to cool this summer

    Published: Sun, Apr 12, 2015

    Walt and Alex Breitinger: Gasoline futures are pointing toward the cheapest summer driving season since 2009, with wholesale prices projected to be near $1.75 per gallon.

  • Nation's rig count drops below 1,000

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    The number of drilling rigs searching for oil and natural gas throughout the country this week fell to less than 1,000 for the first time in more than five years.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for April 11

    Published: Sat, Apr 11, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $48 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $36 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted March 27: COMPLETION Carter: XTO Energy Inc.; Gordon No. 1-10H14 Well; SW1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 10-03S-03W; 3,863,000 cu-ft gas per day 142 barrels oil per day; TD 16,745. Dewey: Lighthouse Oil & Gas LP; Marlin No. 1-12HC Well; SE1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 (BHL) of 12-17N-19W; 301 barrels oil per day 1,439,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 13,906. Lighthouse Oil & Gas LP; Scissortail No. 1-13HC Well; NE1/4 SE1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 (BHL) of 13-16N-19W; 259 barrels oil per day 398,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD

  • Oklahoma lawmakers, wind industry get close to deal on tax incentives

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer, pmonies@oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Under Oklahoma lawmakers and wind industry representatives’ tentative agreement, a five-year property tax exemption for new wind farms would end after 2016, but a zero-emissions tax credit would remain in place. Another incentive that isn’t used much by wind developers, the investment tax credit, would end Jan. 1, 2017.

  • National energy decisions are often based on unclear projections

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    It’s hard to predict the future, especially in an industry undergoing as much transformation as oil and natural gas, Oklahoman Energy Editor Adam Wilmoth writes.

  • Oil and gas prices for April 10

    Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $47.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $35.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted March 26: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Aexco Petroleum Inc.; McDaniel SWD No. 1-18 Well; SE1/4 SW1/4 SW1/4 SW1/4 of 18-25N-11W; TD 8,175. Midstates Petroleum Co. LLC; DK 2512 No. 4H-08 D Well; S1/2 S1/2 SE1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 08-25N-12W; 129 barrels oil per day 581,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,787. Sandridge Exploration & Production LLC; Fellers 2710 No. 1-9H Well; NW1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 05-27N-10W; 422.49 barrels oil per day 2,547,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 12,470. SandRidge

  • Oklahoma Geological Survey adds analyst to research increased earthquake activity

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    At an energy and earthquakes panel at the University of Central Oklahoma, the state’s seismologist said the Oklahoma Geological Survey will get some help to better analyze smaller earthquakes.

  • Oklahoman energy briefs, April 10

    Published: Fri, Apr 10, 2015

    Oklahoman energy briefs, April 10, 2015

  • Rise in oil storage helps send prices down

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Wednesday’s decline in West Texas Intermediate crude prices gave back all the gains that it had made so far this year.

  • Study suggests fracking could release radon from ground

    Published: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Levels of cancer-causing radon gas in Pennsylvania homes have increased as the fracking industry has expanded, USA Today reports from a new study. The study is a preliminary "first look" into a possible connection between fracking and radon, a naturally occurring radioactive gas, says co-author Joan Casey. While the study doesn't conclusively prove that fracking releases radon from the ground, the findings are concerning, says Casey, a researcher at the University of California-Berkeley and University of California-San Francisco.

  • Testimony complete in $1 billion Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. rate case

    BY PAUL MONIES, Business Writer | Published: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    Utility’s plan could hike residential customers’ bills by 15 percent by 2019

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for April 9

    Published: Thu, Apr 9, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $47 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $35 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted March 25: COMPLETION Alfalfa: SandRidge Exploration & Production LLC; Goeken 2711 No. 2-17H Well; SE1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 08-27N-11W; 2,439,000 cu-ft gas per day 135.24 barrels oil per day; TD 10,615. Ellis: Apache Corp.; Cross 5-16-24 No. 1H Well; NE1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 (SL) of 05-16N-24W; 387 barrels oil per day 650,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 13,814. Jones Energy LLC; Buccaneers 11 No. 3H Well; NE1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 (BHL) of 11-20N-26W; 191 barrels oil per day 1,410,000 cu-ft gas

  • State revenue will fall by 'Dust Bowl proportions' if local ordinances governing drilling aren't curbed, lawmaker says

    BY RANDY KREHBIEL, Tulsa World | Published: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    State revenue will fall by “Dust Bowl proportions” unless local ordinances governing oil and gas drilling are curbed, the chairman of a key House committee said Tuesday. “We need this bill to preserve the tax base, preserve the drilling, etc.,” said Rep. Kevin Calvey, R-Oklahoma City, in debating for Senate Bill 468 , by Sen. Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward, during a meeting of the House Environmental Law Committee that Calvey chairs. When Rep. Cory Williams, D-Stillwater, protested that the bill would repeal a local ordinance provision in place since at least 1935, Calvey said: “You hear a lot about local control. It’s used as kind of a shibboleth around here. Folks, I believe in states’ rights, not some amorphous local control.” Read the rest of this story at TulsaWorld.com.

  • Oklahoma City businesses play catch-up on big data

    BY DON MECOY, Business Editor | Updated: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business hosted a conference to discuss digital evaluation of massive amounts of information.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for April 8

    Published: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $50.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $38.50 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted March 24: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Sandridge Exploration & Production LLC; Charis 2811 No. 1-9H Well; SW1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 09-28N-11W; 35.33 barrels oil per day 237,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 9,775. SandRidge Exploration & Production LLC; Fred 2712 No. 2-30H Well; SE1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 19-27N-12W; 575,000 cu-ft gas per day 27.14 barrels oil per day; TD 10,612. Sandridge Exploration & Production LLC; Graham 2811 No. 2-1H Well; NE1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 (BHL) of

  • Bill giving Oklahoma attorney general, Legislature input on EPA carbon rule advances

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    A bill giving Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt and the Legislature oversight of any state response to the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan passed a House committee Tuesday. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan would require carbon dioxide cuts of 30 percent by 2030 at electric power plants.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for April 7

    Published: Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $48.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $36.50 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted March 23: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Midstates Petroleum Co. LLC; Keltner 2512 No. 5H-8A Well; NW1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 (BHL) of 08-25N-12W; 447 barrels oil per day 1,889,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 11,585. SandRidge Exploration & Production LLC; Fellers 2710 No. 1-9H Well; NW1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 05-27N-10W; 422.49 barrels oil per day 6,029.02,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 12,470. Caddo: Citation Oil & Gas Corp.; West Cement Unit No. 9-23 Well; NE1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4 NE1/4 of 35-06N-10W; 68

  • Oklahoma production tax collections from oil companies lowest in 12 years

    By Rick M. Green, Capitol Bureau | Updated: Mon, Apr 6, 2015

    In another sign of a deepening slump for Oklahoma’s leading industry, gross production tax revenue in March dropped to its lowest level in more than a dozen years, according to data released Monday.




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