Fraud programs set
The Oklahoma Insurance Department has scheduled Senior Fraud Conferences this month in Ponca City and Durant. The Ponca City event will be Sept. 14 at the Pioneer Technology Center. The Durant conference will be Sept. 26 at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Center. On-site registration and breakfast begin at 8 a.m. with presentations from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. “We've had a great response to these conferences,” Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak said. Conference topics include: Medicare fraud, funeral home trust fraud, contractor fraud and investment fraud. Participants will attend a “Fraud Fashion Show,” featuring utility workers, city workers and first responders in their official uniforms explaining what happens during a legitimate home visit. The conference is free for senior adults and includes breakfast. There is a $25 fee for insurance and law enforcement professionals seeking Continuing Education credit. Preregistration is encouraged and available online at www.ok.gov/oid/Public_Information/Eventsor by phone at (800) 763-2828.
to invest in W. Va.
TULSA — Tulsa-based Williams Partners LP plans to invest $1.34 billion in West Virginia by 2014, the partnership announced Thursday with state Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. Williams Partners expects to create 100 new long-term jobs as it develops midstream infrastructure in West Virginia. “Williams' commitment to Marshall County and the entire Northern Panhandle is an example of the growing opportunities Marcellus Shale development is bringing to West Virginia,” Tomblin said. “The investment and jobs will have lasting effects on the region as the workers needed will be operating and maintaining Williams' facilities and pipelines for many years to come.”
Louisiana biofuel plant survives Isaac
The Dynamic Fuels biofuel plant in Louisiana was not damaged by Hurricane Isaac, operator Syntroleum Corp. said Thursday. The plant, a joint venture of Syntroleum and Tyson Foods Inc., was shut down as the storm advanced on the state earlier this week. Workers are preparing to restart the facility, which turns animal waste into renewable diesel fuel.