Syntroleum sells pilot plant
TULSA — Syntroleum Corp. has completed the sale of its pilot-scale facility used to convert natural gas into liquids products utilizing a Fischer-Tropsch process. The sale to Sasol Corp. is for almost $5.8 million, according to a regulatory filing. Sasol has been leasing the Tulsa pilot plant since 2008, with Syntroleum supplying technical, engineering and operational support. Syntroleum will continue to provide services to Sasol after the sale, which was completed March 1.
PSO's Energy Star work honored
TULSA — Public Service Co. of Oklahoma has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for its efforts to promote energy efficiency. PSO will receive a 2013 Energy Star Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award at a ceremony this month in Washington, D.C. PSO, an Energy Star partner since 2008, has been a leader in promoting Energy Star new homes. “PSO is committed to increasing energy efficiency through the home and business programs we offer,” said Eric Raines, PSO's consumer programs manager. “Our partnership with Energy Star enables customers to learn more about energy conservation and to make wise purchasing decisions, and we continue to receive positive customer comments regarding increased home comfort, improved business efficiency, and lower utility costs due to participation in these programs.”
TEEMCO is finalist for awards
EDMOND — Environmental services company TEEMCO is a finalist for three industry awards for its consultancy and environmental initiatives. The Edmond-based company said the Rocky Mountain Awards in Denver, Gulf Coast Oil and Gas Awards in Houston and Northeast Oil and Gas Awards in Pittsburgh allow the industry to celebrate its accomplishments. “TEEMCO's dedicated staff of professionals gets the credit for our phenomenal growth and for these award nominations,” CEO Greg Lorson said. “We are both humbled and honored to have been selected as a finalist, setting us apart from literally hundreds of competitors.”
Enerlabs to acquire testing lab
Enerlabs Inc. has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire a California energy and environmental testing laboratory for $2.25 million. The unidentified lab is a full-service analytical laboratory with 25 employees. The deal is expected to close within the next 90 days.
OU plans energy-focused MBA
The University of Oklahoma's Price College of Business this week announced its new Energy Executive Master of Business Administration program. The mostly online program is considered the first of its kind. “This program represents a true partnership between the university and the energy community,” said Dipankar Ghosh, director of the college's Energy Institute. “It will give energy executives the opportunity to hone their knowledge and skills as the industry progresses, making sure they are prepared for industry advancements, capable of leading innovation and more.” The program, which is designed for energy industry employees with technical backgrounds, is scheduled to begin in the 2013-2014 school year.
From Staff Reports