Oklahoma energy briefs, March 1

Oklahoma energy briefs, March 1
Modified: February 28, 2013 at 6:46 pm •  Published: March 1, 2013
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OERB announces new member

Former state Rep. Danny Morgan has been appointed to the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board. Morgan, a former Prague mayor who spent 10 years in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, is president of Morgan Well Service Inc. and Digger Oil and Gas Co. He joins 20 other members of OERB's board. “Mr. Morgan has already dedicated so much of his time to helping share the industry's message,” OERB Executive Director Mindy Stitt said. “His strong background in the industry and time in public office makes him a good fit for our forward-thinking board of directors. I look forward to having his input.” Morgan is a former board member of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, former chairman of the Marginal Well Commission Advisory Committee and past state president of the Association of Energy Service Companies.

Blueknight seeks crude shippers

Blueknight Energy Partners LP will launch an open season next week to solicit shipper commitments to transport crude oil from southern New Mexico to Crane, Texas. Blueknight is proposing a 95-mile extension to its previously announced Pecos River Pipeline, which is expected to begin operating in the second quarter. “The Pecos River Pipeline extension establishes a critical link to the attractive Gulf Coast market hubs for producers and shippers actively drilling in the area,” CEO Mark Hurley said. “The proposed 95-mile extension will afford shippers and producers in the rapidly developing production area of New Mexico and around Pecos, Texas, a similar opportunity to efficiently and affordably move their crude to markets where they can optimize the price.” The extension's transportation capacity could reach up to 100,000 barrels of oil a day, depending on the response from producers and shippers. It could be in service by the first quarter of 2015.

Gas processors add 2 directors

The Gas Processors Association has added two new directors, the nonprofit trade group announced this week. The association named Debbie Beaver as director of technical services and Crystal Myers to the newly created position of director of communications. Beaver spent 25 years with The Williams Cos. Inc. “Debbie has brought with her a wealth of industry knowledge to GPA, along with invaluable organizational, analytical and research skills. We are pleased that she'll be leading these important efforts,” Executive Director Mark Sutton said. Myers joined the association after six years as a contract associate with Dollahon Public Relations. “Our increased advocacy efforts have continuously heightened GPA's visibility, especially during the last five years,” Sutton said. “Crystal's communications expertise and her knowledge of our association and industry will further strengthen GPA's identity with our stakeholders.”

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