Wildcatter Hall welcomes House
Tulsa oilman David House is the newest member of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association's Wildcatter Hall of Honor. House, president and chief financial officer of Jireh Resources LLC, was inducted Sunday at OIPA's fall conference in Tulsa. House is the 14th member of the hall, which includes OIPA members who have distinguished themselves in supporting independent producers.
Pipeline to grow
TULSA — White Cliffs Pipeline LLC has received sufficient commitments during its recent open season to move forward with an expansion project between Colorado and Cushing. White Cliffs, a subsidiary of SemGroup Corp., will double the capacity of a pipeline between Platteville, Colo., and Cushing to accommodate about 150,000 barrels of oil a day, pending regulatory approval. The project is expected to be completed in the first half of 2014.
Access declares distribution
Access Midstream Partners has declared a cash distribution of 43.5 cents per unit for the third quarter, the partnership announced Thursday. That is up 16 percent over the same period of last year. Access, which used to be known as Chesapeake Midstream Partners, will pay the distribution on Nov. 14.
Fluor receives OG&E contract
Texas-based Fluor Corp. has won a five-year contract to provide maintenance and construction services for all seven of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co.'s power generation plants in Oklahoma, the company announced this week. The value of the contract was not disclosed. “Fluor is one of the largest providers of maintenance and outage support services to the power generation industry in the United States.” President Dave Dunning said. “This new contract exemplifies our breadth and depth of maintenance and construction resources and provides us with the opportunity to deliver added value to this key client through a multisite, multiyear program.”
Glass plant wins energy award
SAPULPA — Verallia North America has earned ENERGY STAR plant certification at its local glass packaging facility, the company announced this week. The 100-year-old Sapulpa facility is one of only three container glass facilities in the United States to earn the designation for its energy efficiency efforts. All three are owned by Verallia. The Sapulpa plant, which employs 345 people, makes more than 3 million recyclable bottles each day.