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Oklahoma-related energy briefs, May 10

Oklahoma-related energy briefs, May 10
Modified: May 9, 2013 at 9:48 pm •  Published: May 10, 2013

Plugging In

Meeting set on Ponca City plant

— The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority will hold a meeting Tuesday in Ponca City for residents to learn more about a new power plant to be built north of the city. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Pioneer Technology Center, 2101 N Ash St. Construction on the Charles D. Lamb Energy Center is expected to begin in January 2014 and be complete by April 2015. The 103-megawatt, natural-gas fired plant will be used for peak demand times and be constructed on 160 acres about seven miles north of Ponca City. For more information on the meeting, call the authority's Edmond office at 359-2500.

Denise Bode changes jobs

— Former Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Denise Bode has taken a job in Washington with Cornerstone Government Affairs. Bode stepped down as CEO of the American Wind Energy Association in December. She will be a principal at Cornerstone, which specializes in state and federal government affairs and lobbying. “I am excited about the tax and energy practices at Cornerstone,” Bode said in a statement. “The stage is set for action on energy, as well as tax policy. From my experience helping to lead the business extenders' effort in the last Congress to representing various business interests in the last major tax reform bill, I am ready to contribute as part of the Cornerstone team.”

Honda Civic CNG event planned

— Don Carlton Honda will host the inaugural Honda Civic CNG Homecoming next week. The event will be in conjunction with the Tulsa Drillers' Friday night fireworks on May 24. Civic CNG owners who register at will receive two free tickets to the minor league baseball game, with preferred parking near the stadium, a gift bag and the chance to win a year of free fuel. Other fans at the game will be able to win prizes, including a 2012 Honda Civic CNG.

Raber joins New Source board

Former Copano Energy LLC executive John A. Raber has been appointed to the board of the general partner of New Source Energy Partners LP. Raber will serve on the board's audit and conflicts committees. He has 37 years of experience in the energy sector, including five years as an executive vice president at Copano.

Osage is pleased with production

Osage Exploration and Development Inc.'s latest Logan County well achieved peak one-day production of 557 barrels of oil equivalent on a gas lift, the California-based company announced this week. The Horizontal Mississippian well has produced an average of 466 barrels a day since that peak. “The Blevins 1-7H is further indicative that the decision to look to Logan County as the cornerstone of our Horizontal Mississippian and Woodford exploration was the correct one,” CEO Kim Bradford said. “While this is somewhat at odds with the conventional wisdom regarding the high variability of results to be expected in the Miss Lime, we are seeing a growing consistency across not only our entire area but also across operating teams and methods. This boosts our confidence even more.”

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