• Chesapeake leaves OKC job incentive program

    By Brianna Bailey, Business Writer | Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy will walk away from up to $1.57 million in city economic development money when it cancels its economic development agreement with the city early.

  • Enable Midstream to add 100 jobs

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    The Oklahoma City Economic Development Trust will consider $450,000 in jobs incentives for Enable Midstream Partners LP.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for Aug. 23

    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $90.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $78.25 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Aug. 6: COMPLETION Dewey: JMA Energy Co., LLC; Lauder No. 1-12H Well; NE1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 (SL) of 12-16N-20W; 385 barrels oil per day, 720,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 14,080. Payne: B & W Operating, LLC; B & W Oltmanns No. 1-14H Well; NE1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 (SL) of 14-19N-01E; 298 barrels oil per day, 829,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 8,908. INTENT TO DRILL Alfalfa: SandRidge Exploration & Production LLC; Ellis Talley North Place 2811 No. 3-11H Well; NE1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4

  • Country's energy diversification could benefit Oklahoma

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Natural gas use for power generation will grow throughout the country over the next 25 years, but for different reasons across different regions, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said this week.

  • EPA plan for power plant carbon dioxide cuts draw reliability concerns in Oklahoma

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    Proposed federal rules to cut carbon dioxide emissions at electric power plants could affect reliability in the regional grid, policymakers and industry officials heard at a meeting organized by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.

  • Oklahoma energy briefs, Aug. 22

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Oklahoma energy briefs, Aug. 22

  • Four are injured in pipeline fire near Lindsay

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Four contract workers were injured in fire Thursday at a natural gas pipeline in Garvin County, in southern Oklahoma.

  • SandRidge exec David Lawler is chosen to lead new BP unit

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    David Lawler, an executive for Oklahoma City-based SandRidge Energy Inc., has been named CEO of industry giant BP’s new business managing its onshore oil and natural gas assets in the continental U.S.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for Aug. 21

    Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $92.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $80.50 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Aug. 4: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Midstate Petroleum Co. LLC; Avard 2612 No. 3H-30 C Well; SE/4 SW/4 SE/4 SW/4 (SL) of 30-26N-12W; 237 barrels oil per day, 1,036,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 8,664. Sandridge Exploration & Production LLC; Ann 2610 No. 2-29H Well; NE/4 NW/4 NE/4 NE/4 (SL) of 29-26N-10W; 365 barrels oil per day, 1,216,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,472. Garfield: Sandridge Exploration & Production LLC; Gray 2406 No. 1-18H Well; SE/4 SW/4 SE/4 SE/4 (SL) of 18-24N-06W; 280.

  • Oklahoma City-based Love's brings CNG fueling to Dallas

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Thu, Aug 21, 2014

    Oklahoma City-based Love’s Travel Stops celebrated the opening in Dallas of its latest location offering compressed natural gas fueling for heavy-duty trucks and passenger vehicles. The company plans to open 10 more by early next year.

  • Major transmission line planned across Oklahoma, Arkansas receives federal approval for sales

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved plans to sell capacity on a $2 billion, 700-mile electricity transmission line that would take wind energy from the Oklahoma Panhandle to Tennessee. If it clears several more regulatory hurdles, the Plains and Eastern Clean Line could be in operation by 2018.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for Aug. 20

    Published: Wed, Aug 20, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $91 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $79 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Aug. 1: COMPLETION Beaver: Chaparral Energy LLC; Anderson No. 4H 27-34 Well; NW1/4 SW1/4 SW1/4 SW1/4 (SL) of 27-01N-20E; 8 barrels oil per day, 11,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 11,560. Garfield: Plymouth Exploration LLC; Toews No. 2-17H Well; SW1/4 SW1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4 of 17-24N-04W; 190 barrels oil per day, 611,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,237. Kingfisher: Hinkle Oil & Gas Inc.; Bollenbach No. 2-29H Well; SW1/4 SW1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4 of 29-17N-05W; 365 barrels oil per day, 368,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD

  • Chesapeake reaches tentative deal with city of Arlington on royalties

    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    The city of Arlington contended Chesapeake improperly calculated its royalties by deducting post-production costs and sales to affiliates, but the sides appear to have reached a settlement, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

  • BrightSource solar plant sets birds on fire as they fly overhead

    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the concentrated beams of solar energy focused upward by the plant's 300,000 mirrors — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair, reports CBC Canada from AP. Federal wildlife investigators who visited BrightSource Energy's Ivanpah plant last year and watched as birds burned and fell, reporting an average of one "streamer" every two minutes, are urging California officials to halt the operator's application to build a still-bigger version. The investigators want the halt until the full extent of the deaths can be assessed. Estimates per year now range from a low of about a thousand by BrightSource to 28,000 by an expert for the Center for Biological Diversity environmental group.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for Aug. 19

    Published: Tue, Aug 19, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $93 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $81 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted July 31: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Chesapeake Operating Inc.; Lodge Trust 18-27-10 No. 2H Well; NE1/4 NE1/4 NE1/4 SW1/4 (BHL) of 18-27N-10W; 58 barrels oil per day, 653,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 7,786. SandRidge Exploration & Production LLC; Bernard Trust 2412 No. 2-24H Well; SE1/4 SW1/4 SW1/4 SW1/4 (SL) of 24-24N-12W; 557.7 barrels oil per day, 1,144,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 11,361. Carter: XTO Energy Inc.; Eva Mae No. 1-35H Well; NE1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4 (SL) of 35-03S-03E; 194 barrels oil per day,

  • Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources stock to split

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Published: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Continental Resources Inc. will conduct a two-for-one stock split next month.

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for Aug. 16

    Published: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $93.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $81.75 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted July 30: COMPLETION Alfalfa: Chesapeake Operating Inc.; Linda Marie 19-27-10 No. 1H Well; NW1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 (SL) of 19-27N-10W; 80 barrels oil per day, 590,000 cu-ft gas per day; Chesapeake Operating Inc.; Linda Marie 19-27-10 No. 2H Well; NW1/4 NW1/4 NE1/4 NW1/4 (SL) of 19-27N-10W; 82 barrels oil per day, 647,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 9,898. Chesapeake Operating Inc.; Lodge Trust 18-27-10 No. 1H Well; SE1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4 NW1/4 (BHL) of 18-27N-10W; 130 barrels oil per day, 782,000 cu-ft

  • Norman meeting on fracking draws hundreds

    By Adam Wilmoth, Energy Editor | Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Hundreds of people filled a meeting room at the Norman Public Library this week to discuss hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and whether Norman and other cities in Oklahoma and other states have the right to regulate the process.

  • Oklahoma City area real estate briefs, Aug. 16

    Published: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Oklahoma City area real estate briefs, Aug. 16

  • Oklahoma oil company achieves production milestone

    By Jay F. Marks, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Oklahoma City-based Chaparral Energy Inc. reached a production milestone in May, when it produced 1 million barrels of oil equivalent in a month for the first time.