• Apache will close its 160-person Tulsa office

    By Rod Walton
    Tulsa World |
    Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    TULSA — Houston-based oil and gas producer Apache Corp., which has maintained a robust presence in Tulsa for six decades, announced Monday that it is closing that office, which employs 160 people. The Tulsa regional office is shutting down permanently as part of a companywide restructuring. New CEO John Christmann, who came in earlier this year, completed a review of operations and decided the firm needed to consolidate from seven regional offices to three. The Tulsa office oversaw Apache drilling in the Anadarko Basin of western Oklahoma and the Texas Panhandle. The site, which employed more than 200 people at one point before the downturn in crude oil prices, has been

  • Oil and gas, livestock prices for June 2

    Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    OIL AND GAS PRICES Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $56.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $44.75 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted May 15: COMPLETION Garfield: SK Plymouth LLC; Younger No. 2-1H Well; SW1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4 SE1/4 (SL) of 01-23N-05W; 273 barrels oil per day 666,000 cu-ft gas per day; TD 10,217. U S Energy Development Corp.; Raccoon No. 1-27H Well; SE1/4 SE1/4 SW1/4 SW1/4 (SL) of 27-21N-08W; 44 barrels oil per day; TD 10,804. Grady: Vitruvian II Woodford LLC; Parks No. 1-14X23H Well; SE1/4 NW1/4 SE1/4 NE1/4 (SL) of 14-04N-06W; 6,748,000 cu-ft gas per day 410 barrels oil per day; TD 23,899. Kingfisher:

  • Time to use U.S. energy as a foreign policy tool

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    THE push to end the 1970s-era ban on oil exports is typically based on economic arguments, but the value of lifting the ban as a tool of foreign policy is becoming increasingly apparent. If you doubt it, just listen to any major Republican presidential candidate. Among those attending the recent Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City, there was near-unanimity on the need to end the ban. Foreign policy was the major reason. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry bluntly stated, “I would flood Asia and Europe with the United States’ liquefied natural gas to send a powerful message to Mr. Vladimir Putin. We need to send him a message: Mr. Putin, if you’re going to use energy as a weapon, the United States is

  • Oklahoma County public records for June 1

    Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Oklahoma County public records for June 1, 2015

  • Cal Thomas: The O'Malley Factor in the race for Democratic nomination

    By Cal Thomas | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Martin O’Malley, former Baltimore mayor and Maryland governor, announced his presidential candidacy on Saturday, and said some things that could be taken as criticism of President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “Today, the American dream seems for so many of us to be hanging by a thread,” said O’Malley, adding “We must save our country now. … Tell me how it is that you can get pulled over for a broken taillight in our country, but if you wreck the nation’s economy, you are untouchable.

  • Recent OK County jail update should grab taxpayers' attention

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Feds may be moving toward litigation

  • Your Life: Tech, variety draw sharp contrast between 'then and now'

    BY CHARLOTTE LANKARD
    For The Oklahoman |
    Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Charlotte Lankard: Technology changes make us reminisce as well as look forward to what is coming next.

  • Cal Thomas: The O'Malley Factor in the race for Democratic nomination

    By Cal Thomas | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Martin O'Malley, former Baltimore mayor and Maryland governor, announced his presidential candidacy on Saturday, and said some things that could be taken as criticism of President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “Today, the American dream seems for so many of us to be hanging by a thread,” said O'Malley, adding “We must save our country now. … Tell me how it is that you can get pulled over for a broken taillight in our country, but if you wreck the nation's economy, you are untouchable.

  • Recent OK County jail update should grab taxpayers' attention

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    THE update from an Oklahoma County assistant district attorney had to grab the attention of those working on solutions to problems with the county jail. It should have gotten taxpayers' attention, too. Assistant DA Aaron Etherington told a working group last week that federal Justice Department officials have indicated they're edging toward litigation to address jail deficiencies. “I cannot say when that will happen, but that's certainly the direction that they're headed,” Etherington said. This has been a possibility since 2008 when the Justice Department issued a report sharply critical of jail operations.

  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University's President's Leadership Class tours Altus area

    By Brian Adler, For The Oklahoman | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Thirty students from Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s President’s Leadership Class program in Weatherford were recent visitors to the Altus area for a tour of several sites in southwest Oklahoma.

  • Oklahoma news briefs for June 1, 2015

    Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Oklahoma news briefs for June 1, 2015

  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University's President's Leadership Class tours Altus area

    By Brian Adler
    For The Oklahoman |
    Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Thirty students from Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s President’s Leadership Class program in Weatherford were recent visitors to the Altus area for a tour of several sites in southwest Oklahoma.

  • Time to use U.S. energy as a foreign policy tool

    The Oklahoman Editorial | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    THE push to end the 1970s-era ban on oil exports is typically based on economic arguments, but the value of lifting the ban as a tool of foreign policy is becoming increasingly apparent. If you doubt it, just listen to any major Republican presidential candidate. Among those attending the recent Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City, there was near-unanimity on the need to end the ban. Foreign policy was the major reason. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry bluntly stated, “I would flood Asia and Europe with the United States' liquefied natural gas to send a powerful message to Mr. Vladimir Putin. We need to send him a message: Mr.

  • Oklahoma business briefs for June 2

    Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Oklahoma business briefs for June 2, 2015

  • Oklahoma news briefs for June 1, 2015

    | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Oklahoma news briefs for June 1, 2015

  • U.S. Supreme Court sides with Tulsa woman in Muslim headscarf case

    By Chris Casteel
    Washington Bureau |
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    In an 8 to 1 decision, the high court says employers can’t make a job applicant’s religious practices a factor in employment decisions. An Abercrombie & Fitch store declined to hire an Oklahoma teen wearing a headscarf in 2008.

  • OSBI reviews sheriff's office in Tulsa County

    By JARREL WADE
    Tulsa World |
    Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    TULSA — The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has opened an investigation into the Tulsa County sheriff's office, according to a statement from the state agency Monday. Also Monday, Tulsa County sheriff's Capt. Billy McKelvey was placed on administrative leave, pending an internal investigation into “personnel issues,” Sheriff Stanley Glanz said. The internal investigation appears to be separate from the OSBI investigation. The OSBI investigation will look at “allegations of misconduct,” and Okmulgee County District Attorney O.R. Barris will determine if any violations of state law occurred.

  • OSBI investigating Oklahoma state senator over BBB funds

    By Nolan Clay
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    Oklahoma state Sen. Rick Brinkley, R-Owasso, is cooperating with Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation but denies wrongdoing, his attorney said Monday.

  • Woman injured by gunfire in north Oklahoma City has died

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Montyana Richardson, 21, of Oklahoma City, died Friday after being shot earlier in the week, police reported Monday.

  • May marks wettest month on record in Oklahoma's history

    BY DARLA SLIPKE
    Staff Writer |
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    May marked the wettest month on record in Oklahoma’s history, with a statewide average of 14.40 inches. The previous rainiest month was October 1941, when the state saw an average of 10.75 inches of rain.




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