Tri-State sponsors Thunder
Electrical services and energy infrastructure provider Tri-State Industrial Group has become the newest sponsor of the Oklahoma City Thunder. The sponsorship deal includes naming rights to the Tri-State Industrial Group Lounge and Reserve at the Tri-State Lounge, adjacent spaces on the Cox Club Level of the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Tri-State Lounge features two bars and two dining areas, along with a video wall above the center bar. The Reserve at Tri-State Lounge offers a place for groups to hold private pregame receptions or meetings, with the option of a private buffet. The Tri-State Lounge will also feature signature menu items named for the new partner, including Tri-State Souvenir Nachos and a Tri-State Hand-Carved Steak Sandwich. Tri-State is a privately held company based in Oklahoma City, with offices in Tulsa and Fort Worth and Odessa, Texas.
Pipeline interest period extended
TULSA — Magellan Midstream Partners LP is giving shippers more time to commit to a proposed extension of its refined petroleum products pipeline in Arkansas. Magellan announced Monday it is pushing the end of an open season on the project to Nov. 4. The partnership is assessing customer interest in the 160-mile pipeline expansion, which would transport up to 75,000 barrels of gasoline, diesel and jet fuel a day to Little Rock from Magellan's terminal in Fort Smith. The pipeline could be operational by the third quarter of 2015, subject to the results of the open season and necessary permits and regulatory approval.