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  • MidFirst Bank buys four Oklahoma City office buildings from Chesapeake Energy

    By Brianna Bailey, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Terms of sale were not disclosed for the four Oklahoma City office buildings that MidFirst Bank purchased from Chesapeake Energy.

  • Oil's price falls 1.6 percent

    By The Associated Press | Updated: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Oil’s price falls about 1.6 percent on Chinese factory data, U.S. supply forecast.

  • Oklahoma City Thunder, OG&E team up for renewable energy

    BY PAUL MONIES, Business Writer | Published: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Thunder and Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. expand their partnership under a new agreement to provide the NBA team with renewable energy credits.

  • Oklahoma oilman John A. “Jack” Taylor is remembered as pioneer

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Retired oilman John A. “Jack” Taylor, who died Saturday, was one of the founders of the Oklahoma Commission on Marginally Producing Oil and Gas Wells.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for April 2

    Published: Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $96.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $84.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted March 13: COMPLETION Canadian: Devon Energy Production Co. LP; Crothers 2-13N-10W No. 9H Well; SE1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 02-13N-10W; 2,828,000 cu-ft gas per day, 97 barrels oil per day; TD 17,605. Grady: Sheridan Production Co. LLC; N.E. Verden Unit No. 46-4 Well; NE1/4 SE1/4 NE1/4 SW1/4 (SL) of 08-08N-08W; 71 barrels oil per day, 18,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,235. Kingfisher: Hinkle Oil & Gas Inc.; Lincoln North Unit No.

  • Enable Midstream offers terms of IPO

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Enable Midstream Partners has begun selling 25 million common units representing limited partner interests.

  • Oklahoma House committee passes new utility charge for residential solar

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Residential and small businesses who install rooftop solar panels or small wind turbines would be assessed a new surcharge for the infrastructure costs needed to feed excess electricity back into the grid. Senate Bill 1456 now goes to the full House for consideration.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for April 1

    Published: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $98 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $86 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted March 12: COMPLETION Logan: Devon Energy Production Co. LP; Lil Jake 23-18N-3W No. 1WH Well; NE1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 15-18N-03W; 188 barrels oil per day, 234,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,623. INTENT TO DRILL Carter: Chaparral Energy LLC; Fox Deese Springer Unit No. 14-3 Well; E1/2 W1/2 W1/2 NW1/4 (SL) of 29-02S-03W; TD 5,915. Chaparral Energy LLC; Fox Deese Springer Unit No. 27A-5A Well; SE1/4 SE1/4 NW1/4 NW1/4 (SL) of 29-02S-03W; TD 4,700. Chaparral Energy LLC; Fox Deese

  • Norman weather company forecasts growth, qualifies for state job incentives

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Published: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Three companies have qualified for up to $9 million in Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program incentives.

  • Oil steady above $101 after U.S.-Russia talks

    By The Associated Press | Published: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Benchmark U.S. crude fell just 9 cents to $101.58 a barrel.

  • Exxon says fossil fuel use will span far into future

    By JONATHAN FAHEY, Associated Press | Published: Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    On the same day the world’s scientists issued their latest report on climate change and the risks it poses to society, Exxon Mobil, the nation’s biggest oil and gas company, said world’s climate policies are “highly unlikely” to stop it from selling fossil fuels far into the future.

  • Oklahoma energy companies work on water recycling

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    Oil and natural gas companies increasingly are looking for alternatives to using freshwater in fracking operations.

  • Oklahoma scientists study increase in quakes, water injection oil wells

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    Scientists are studying whether there is a connection between oil and natural gas activity and the state’s earthquake swarm over the past few years.

  • Drought continues in Oklahoma's oil patch

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    Over the past 130 years, Oklahoma generally has seen about a decade of rain followed by a decade of drought. The pattern changed with almost 30 years of rain before the current drought, causing a generation of farmers, city leaders and others to rise up with little knowledge of how to operate in drought conditions.

  • Oklahoma oil industry uses less than 2 percent of state's water

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    Oil and natural gas operations use less than 2 percent of the state’s freshwater, far less than is used for agriculture and municipal uses. One key difference is that oil and gas companies usually dispose of their water by removing it from the ecosystem and flushing it deep underground. The industry points out that burning natural gas creates water vapor and that the increased use of natural gas has displaced coal-fired power plants, which uses large amounts of water.

  • Water disposal system is key for SandRidge

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Published: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    Since 2010, Oklahoma City-based SandRidge Energy Inc. has spent nearly $500 million to build a network of 160 saltwater disposal wells along the Oklahoma-Kansas border. The system is pumping underground about 41 million gallons of saltwater every day and has a capacity of more than twice that amount.

  • TEEMCO calls new college sports agreement a victory

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    Environmental engineering firm TEEMCO has inked a sponsorship deal with Oklahoma’s three largest universities.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for March 29

    Published: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $98.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $86.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted March 11: COMPLETION Carter: Charter Oak Production Co. LLC; Heavenly Valley No. 1-28 Well; W1/2 E1/2 NW1/4 SW1/4 of 28-03S-03W; 79 barrels oil per day, 280,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 8,949. Garfield: ARP Oklahoma LLC; Otterhound No. 3-8H Well; NE1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 (BHL) of 08-24N-07W; 254 barrels oil per day, 1,186,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,613. Payne: Brittany Energy LLC; Grip No. 1-12 Well; SE1/4 SE1/4 SE1/4 NW1/4 of 12-17N-01E; 5 barrels oil per day; TD 5,080. Texas: Scout

  • Solar advocates worry about Oklahoma legislation for surcharge

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Sat, Mar 29, 2014

    Customers who install solar panels or erect small wind turbines that generate electricity could be subject to an infrastructure surcharge from Oklahoma utilities under a bill pending at the Legislature.

  • Investigation is far from complete in Houston oil spill

    By PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press | Published: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

    The barge operator that spilled nearly 170,000 gallons of tar-like oil into the Houston Ship Channel, closing one of the nation’s busiest seaports for several days, will be fined by Texas regulators regardless of the outcome of state and federal investigations.