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Perfect coordination is needed to continue growing oil production profits, this executive says.

Companies that provide drilling, completion and other related services to well owners have to get evermore coordinated to keep...

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Surface owners have rights regarding oil and gas development

Surface owners have rights regarding oil and gas development Q: Why should surface owners be concerned about the development of...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 22, 2018

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Earthquake lawsuit gains class-action status

A lawsuit claiming oil company New Dominion LLC is responsible for damage caused by the 2011 earthquakes near Prague has gained...

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Industry and business groups support Supreme Court action

Oklahoma industry and business leaders Monday praised a U.S. Supreme Court decision to consider a case that could affect law...

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Crop problems elsewhere could produce bounty for US corn farmers

A need for corn leads this week's edition of Futures File, our weekly commodities wrap-up. Global corn shortage looms Corn...

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Don Mecoy: Eagle & Beagle for Sunday, May 20, 2018

Don Mecoy: Eagle & Beagle for Sunday, May 20, 2018.

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Chesapeake shareholders reject executive pay plan

Chesapeake Energy Corp. shareholders on Friday rejected the company's executive compensation plan in a nonbinding, advisory...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Saturday, May 19, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 19, 2018

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Oklahoma business briefs

National rig count increases by one The number of rigs searching for oil and natural gas grew this week by one nationally,...

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Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for May 18

Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for May 18.

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A Pennsylvania-based sand provider to the oil and gas industry is opening a mine near Watonga.

A company that sells frack sand to operators is opening a mine near Watonga. Officials say the operation will provide product...

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Energy executives to lead local universities

Jim Gallogly's appointment in March to lead University of Oklahoma was among a series of people with ties to the energy...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Friday, May 18, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 18, 2018

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PSO customer expects twofold benefits from Wind Catcher project

Tim Hanvey is a vocal supporter of the proposed Wind Catcher Energy Connection project, and he's in a unique position to share...

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Cushing's oil storage is about to grow again.

A Canadian midstream company hired an Oklahoma-based company to build it a crude oil storage and blending operation at Cushing,...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Thursday, May 17, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 17, 2018

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 16, 2018

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SandRidge sells Parkside Building for $10.75 million

SandRidge Energy has sold its Parkside Building, empty since it was completed two years ago, for $10.75 million to a limited...

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Regulators say they still oppose a preapproval request filed by Public Service Co. of Oklahoma for its Wind Catcher project.

Oklahoma's Attorney General and the director of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission's Public Utility Division filed a joint...

The OK -- The Food Issue

LifeFeb 4, 2018

Peanut butter. If I have one go-to food, that's it. Crunchy or smooth? Doesn't matter. Jif, Skippy or Peter Pan? Don't care. Love them all. On toast, on a cracker. Plain or with a pickle, like my mom taught me. Even on a hamburger. If you...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 15, 2018

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Futures File: Scrapping of Iran deal sends oil, gasoline prices higher

Futures File: Scrapping of Iran deal sends oil, gasoline prices higher

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Oklahoma business briefs

Oklahoma business briefs for May 12.

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Saturday, May 12, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 12, 2018

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Icahn nominates two more SandRidge directors

Activist investor Carl Icahn on Friday nominated two more directors to SandRidge Energy Inc.'s board, further escalating the...

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Crews investigate Oklahoma City oil spill

Oklahoma Corporation Commission crews are investigating a spill that spread crude oil across a quarter mile of northwest...

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Oklahoma energy briefs

Energy theme briefs for May 11, 2018

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STACK pipeline project planned

Booming oil and natural gas drilling in northwest Oklahoma's STACK play has attracted another pipeline system. The planned...

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Chaparral Energy records $11.4 million first-quarter loss as production grows

Chaparral Energy Inc. generated a loss of $11.4 million in the first quarter as the company boosted production by more than 50...

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Oil producers adapt to new Wall Street demands

Speaking at the Oklahoma State University Energy Conference, Devon executive Tony Vaughn said shareholders no longer are...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Friday, May 11, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 11, 2018

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Are oil and natural gas prices going to improve? Readers are asking.

Readers asked how oil prices and increased gross production taxes will impact future drilling in Oklahoma. They also asked...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Thursday, May 10, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 10, 2018

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More injection reductions are being required to address earthquakes in northwest Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission directed operators of 23 saltwater disposal wells near Covington in northwest Oklahoma to...

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State of Employment: Oklahoma needs greater variety of jobs and job skills, experts say

State of Employment: Oklahoma needs greater variety of jobs and job skills, experts say

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 9, 2018

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Oklahoma City-based Gulfport profit falls as production soars

Gulfport Energy Corp. production surged more than 50 percent even as profits slipped in the first quarter, the Oklahoma...

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Oklahoma business briefs

Arkansas OKs Wind Catcher project The Arkansas Public Service Commission determined Southwestern Electric Power Co. and Public...

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Production decline, layoffs contribute to Oklahoma City-based SandRidge's $41 million loss

Oklahoma City-based SandRidge Energy Inc. on Tuesday reported a first-quarter loss of $41 million, led by declining production...

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Recap: Energy chat with Adam Wilmoth and Jack Money

We answer questions from readers in the monthly energy chat.

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 8, 2018

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Panhandle Oil and Gas posts $1 million profit

Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. has used growing free cash flow to pay down 20 percent of its debt over the first seven months of...

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SandRidge directors expand board, support two Icahn-backed nominees

SandRidge Energy Inc. directors approved a plan to expand the board after activist investor Carl Icahn rejected a compromise...

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Phone records link wind industry group to political consultant who had Oklahoma legislator tracked

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation continues to follow up leads to determine who wanted a legislator tracked and why....

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Oklahoma's best and worst state stocks last week

Eagle Oil prices are near three-year highs, and local public oil and gas firms are generally profitable. So it should come as...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Saturday, May 5, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 5, 2018

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Oklahoma business briefs

Active rig count increases again The number of rigs drilling for oil and natural gas increased again this week, both in...

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Three KidWind teams headed to Chicago

Three teams that competed at the recent University of Oklahoma KidWind Challenge qualified for the National KidWind Challenge...

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NW Oklahoma pipeline project expanded

Dallas-based Cardinal Midstream III LLC announced a pipeline upgrade this week, saying Oklahoma City-based Camino Natural...

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Oklahoma oil industry gains new focus

Oklahoma oil companies are focused on drilling only the best-return wells and are using cash from operations and asset sales to...

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This decision could impact grid expansion plans.

A group of Rocky Mountain electrical generators and utilities has been working on integrating itself into the Southwest Power...

Dozens of schools built safe rooms following Moore tornado

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At least 65 school districts across the state have constructed safe rooms since 2013, according to a survey conducted by The Oklahoman.

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Oklahoma energy briefs

Plugging in: Oklahoma energy briefs for April 4.

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Friday, May 4, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 4, 2018

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OKC energy company sees lower maintenance costs with mild weather

OGE Energy Corp. CEO Sean Trauschke told analysts and investors the Oklahoma City-based utility company has benefited from...

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Oklahoma City-based Enable Midstream sets transportation record

Booming oil and natural gas activity throughout central and northwestern Oklahoma led to record transportation volumes for...

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Continental Resources begins 350-well development in south-central Oklahoma

Continental Resources Inc. will drill 350 wells in a 70-square mile area of south-central Oklahoma, the Oklahoma City-based oil...

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CEO: Devon Energy focuses on cash flow, production growth, debt reduction

Devon Energy Corp. CEO Dave Hager met with The Oklahoman this week following the oil and natural gas company's first-quarter...

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Oklahoma business briefs for May 3

Oklahoma business briefs for May 3.

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Mammoth profits surge on Puerto Rico contract

A power restoration contact and a series of other expansions helped Mammoth Energy Services Inc.'s profits and revenues balloon...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Thursday, May 3, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 3, 2018

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OKC-based Chesapeake Energy posts $268 million first-quarter profit

Chesapeake Energy Corp. on Wednesday reported a first-quarter profit of $268 million as the company increased production while...

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Devon posts $197 million loss

Strong wells in Oklahoma and New Mexico helped boost first-quarter oil production at Devon Energy Corp. even as accounting...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 2, 2018

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Oklahoma business briefs

Free marketing kits available for small businesses Leading up to Grow with Google's National Small Business livestream on...

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Don't look for these as a landmark in west Oklahoma City any more.

A combined cycle generating station Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. operated for decades no longer is being used. On Saturday, a...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 1, 2018

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Public spaces: A yearlong effort to bring life back to downtown Oklahoma City's Kerr Park will be unveiled in June

Public spaces: A yearlong effort to bring life back to downtown Oklahoma City's Kerr Park will be unveiled in June

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Oklahoma rig count soars

Drilling activity surged this week in central and northwestern Oklahoma.

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Saturday, April 28, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 28, 2018

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PLUGGING IN: Oklahoma energy briefs for Apr. 27, 2018

PLUGGING IN: Oklahoma energy briefs for Apr. 27, 2018.

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Upgrades at these OG&E's coal-fired generating stations will help keep affordable, reliable electricity in Oklahomans' future, officials say.

Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co.'s work to upgrade its coal-fired generation stations near Red Rock and Muskogee are proceeding...

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Devon Energy completes most layoffs

Devon Energy Corp. executives said Thursday they have completed most of the company's previously announced layoffs of about 300...

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Oklahoma business briefs

Workers who were killed on job honored Labor Commissioner Melissa McLawhorn Houston on Thursday honored Oklahoma workers who...

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Electricity prices rise nationwide, fall in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. residential customers this month began receiving an average monthly savings of $13.34 because of...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Friday, April 27, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 27, 2018

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Pruitt tells Congress 'I have nothing to hide' as he faces ethics controversies

“Those who have attacked the EPA and attacked me are doing so because they want to attack and derail the president’s agenda....

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A settlement that would propel the Wind Catcher project ahead has been revised and is likely headed to regulators for another hearing.

A revised settlement agreement proposed by Public Service Co. of Oklahoma to gain approval for its Wind Catcher project is...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Thursday, April 26, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 26, 2018

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Environmentalists opposed to a coal plant's upgrade have won their fight to invalidate a regulatory decision that allowed the project to proceed.

The Oklahoma Supreme Court issued a ruling Tuesday that vacates an order the Oklahoma Corporation Commission granted in late...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 25, 2018

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Edmond energy firm posts $2.4 million 2017 loss

EDMOND — Sales revenue jumped 90 percent, but Edmond-based Energy and Environmental Services recorded a net loss of $2.39...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 24, 2018

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The 7-percent GPT campaign pivots away from state question

The group who planned to seek a statewide vote on a 7-percent gross production tax rate for teacher pay won't collect...

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Oklahoma business briefs for April 21, 2018

Oklahoma business briefs for April 21, 2018

A KC-46A Pegasus is no car. But when it comes to maintenance, it helps to think of it as one.

BusinessMay 13, 2018

The KC-46A Pegasus is about to become part of the U.S. Air Force's fleet, and when it does, Tinker Air Force Base will help it stay in the air.

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Oklahoma's about to get a boost in available public charging stations for electric vehicles.

Volkswagen Group of America announced this week it will build at least four electric vehicle charging stations at Walmart...

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Oil companies donate to fight Oklahoma wildfires

Oil and natural gas companies operating throughout western Oklahoma are dodging raging wildfires and helping crews battle the...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Saturday, April 21, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 21, 2018

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Trump says he will not accept high oil prices; crude dips

U.S. President Donald Trump criticized OPEC on Friday for output curbs that have helped raise global oil prices and said...

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Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for April 20, 2018

Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for April 20, 2018

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Oil industry group's cover photo highlights tax vote

The Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association this week released its monthly WellHead magazine with a large cover image...

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Regulators are restricting saltwater disposal in northwest Oklahoma, again.

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission and the Oklahoma Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity have directed the operator of a...

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When it comes to wind energy, Oklahoma is gusting right along.

Oklahoma maintained its Number 2 spot in the nation in 2017 in its capacity to produce electricity from wind. It also is among...

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Carefully consider your options before paying your utility bill online.

Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. is urging its online bill payers to be careful after getting complaints from some that they are...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Friday, April 20, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 20, 2018

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Oklahoma City-based SandRidge chairman steps down

Oklahoma City-based SandRidge Energy Inc. shuffled its board Wednesday as directors appealed to shareholders in the midst of an...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Thursday, April 19, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 19, 2018

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Oklahoma business briefs for April 18

Oklahoma business briefs for April 18.

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 18, 2018

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 17, 2018

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Icahn nominates directors to SandRidge board

Activist investor Carl Icahn on Monday nominated five directors for SandRidge Energy Inc., furthering his ongoing proxy fight...

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Oklahoma's best and worst stock last week

Eagle & Beagle: Best and worst Oklahoma stocks last week

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Renewed Oklahoma oil field finds success

A revival of drilling activity is restarting one of Oklahoma's oldest oil fields, promising to flood billions of dollars of...

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Futures File: Trump's saber rattling sends oil prices higher

Futures File: Trump's saber rattling sends oil prices higher

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The energy industry in Oklahoma and surrounding states continued its growth the past three months, an index shows.

The latest index calculated by the Federal Reserve for the 10th District shows the area's energy industry continues to grow. It...

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Climate control goes high tech at Metro Tech

The Climate & Energy Control Technologies Center of Excellence is not only the latest pride and joy of Metro Technology...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Saturday, April 14, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 14, 2018

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Gasoline prices likely to rise

Gasoline prices likely will climb to multiyear highs this summer, backed largely by higher oil prices, government and industry...

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Energy theme briefs for April 13, 2018

PLUGGING IN: Oklahoma energy briefs for April 13, 2018

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This power plant is designed to meet fluctuations in wind provided power.

The Stillwater Energy Center's designer recently was recognized for its work on the project, and the city, which owns the...

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US natural gas production, exports set records

Surging shale drilling has led companies in the United States to top records for both natural gas production and exports.

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Friday, April 13, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 13, 2018

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Thursday, April 12, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 12, 2018

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We will have to wait and see if an increased gross production tax impacts oil and gas activity in Oklahoma.

Participants in Tuesday's Energy Chat at NewsOK asked how recently approved increases in gross production taxes might impact...

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Energy industry changes leading to layoffs

Rising oil prices and improving profits have not been enough to prevent layoffs in Oklahoma City and throughout the oil patch.

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 11, 2018

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Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy to lay off 300 employees

Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy Corp. on Tuesday announced plans to lay off 300 employees as the company continues to remake...

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Regulators have told a saltwater disposal well operator to cut back on injections at one of its wells after a string of earthquakes.

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has directed the operator of a saltwater disposal well east of Enid to cut back on its...

Oklahoma motorcycle crashes on the rise with temperatures

NewsMay 6, 2018

As motorcyclists hit the roads as the weather warms, so do the number of crashes on Oklahoma roads, data shows.

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 10, 2018

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Royalty payment interest rates adjusted

Oil and natural gas producers soon will pay a market-based interest rate when there is a problem with a mineral owner's title....

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SandRidge Energy responds to Icahn's proxy threat

SandRidge Energy Inc. directors said Monday they welcome all shareholder input, but that activist investor Carl Icahn so far...

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1 of 16,000 success stories: Saltwater erosion no longer a scar on ranchers' land

When ranchers Doyle and Brenda Burden of Weeletka purchased their land over two decades ago, they noticed a big area of...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Saturday, April 7, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 7, 2018

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Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for April 6.

Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for April 6.

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Oil price volatility returns

Over the past two months, volatility has returned both to the oil market and the broader stock market, led in part by...

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Planning for failures is part of the plan at one drilling location

Tool failures at oil field locations can be costly. One Oklahoma firm created a testing facility to help operators avoid those...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Friday, April 6, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 6, 2018

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Icahn to nominate directors to SandRidge board

Billionaire investor also willing to make an cash offer to buy the Oklahoma City energy company.

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Thursday, April 5, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 5, 2018

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Tom Ward-led firm buys properties from Chesapeake Energy

Oklahoma City-based BCE-Mach LLC has completed the purchase of oil and natural gas-producing properties in northwest Oklahoma's...

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Kaiser: More state tax hikes needed

Legislation signed by Gov. Mary Fallin last week was a good start toward meeting the state's financial needs, but doesn't go...

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Former TEEMCO CEO charged with felony failure to pay taxes

The former president and CEO of TEEMCO was charged Tuesday for failing to pay taxes during a five-year span from 2010 to 2015.

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 4, 2018

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Monday, April 3, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 3, 2018

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Teacher pay raises approved by the Legislature last week will rely heavily on oil and gas production tax revenue, which has varied greatly in recent years.

Teacher pay hikes approved last month will depend partly on revenue that has varied greatly over the last few years.

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Mammoth Energy tops Oklahoma stocks in first quarter

A highly volatile market led to both sharp gains and sharp losses for Oklahoma companies in the first quarter.

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Saturday, March 31, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 31, 2018

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OG&E continues to explore whether it should add more solar capacity to its generating portfolio.

Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. announced in March it had brought a solar generating facility with a 10 megawatt capacity online....

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Ballot initiative proponents evaluate options

Organizers of a ballot petition to boost the state's gross production tax are evaluating their options after Gov. Mary Fallin...

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Oklahoma energy briefs

Plugging In: Oklahoma energy theme briefs for March 30, 2018.

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Energy executive focuses on carbon reduction

Oil and natural gas companies have an increasing obligation to focus on climate issues along with energy production, BP Lower...

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Chaparral details its transformation in its latest financial report.

Chaparral looks forward to a bright 2018, officials say. The company release its financial and operational results for 2017 on...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Friday, March 30, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 30, 2018

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Statewide poll shows Oklahomans support Wind Catcher

Oklahomans want to see more development of renewable energy in the state of Oklahoma – and the Wind Catcher Energy Connection...

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Wind energy advocates rally to support industry in Oklahoma

As part of Wind Day at the state Capitol on Wednesday, The Wind Coalition, its members and other industry advocates promoted...

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Senate approves military wind energy setbacks

The Oklahoma Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill that would restrict wind turbine construction near military...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Thursday, March 29, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 29, 2018

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Your OG&E electric bill is about to get cheaper

Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. announced Tuesday it will cut its customers' bills in April to reflect lower costs. The company...

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The Oklahoma Corporation Commission is proposing various fee increases to help balance its budget.

Elected Oklahoma Corporation Commissioners supported sending Oklahoma's Governor and Legislature various fee increases to help...

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Oil industry rallies against tax increase plan

Oil and natural gas company employees, executives and trade associations rallied at the Capitol on Tuesday in support of the...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 28, 2018

The U.S. Air Force is getting close to receiving its next generation aircraft tanker.

BusinessMay 13, 2018

SEATTLE — Boeing Co. brought more than a dozen reporters to various production and testing facilities here earlier this month to update progress it has made toward delivering its first group of KC-46A Pegasus tankers to the U.S. Air Force. The...

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Getting to know OU's next president

James "Jim" Gallogly was named the 14th president of the University of Oklahoma on Monday. The OU College of Law graduate and...

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German delegation learns about Oklahoma industry

Oklahoma is known internationally for oil and agriculture, but a delegation of German businessmen and diplomats have spent the...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 27, 2018

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Oklahoma business briefs

Oklahoma business briefs for March 24, 2018

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Kimray helps former employee with Central Oklahoma Habitat home

Kimray helps former employee with Central Oklahoma Habitat home

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Saturday, March 24, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 24, 2018

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Thursday, March 22, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 22, 2018

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Oklahoma Supreme Court allows oil-field workers to sue well operators

Injured oil-field workers can sue well operators for injuries suffered on a drilling rig, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled in a...

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Oklahoma's Corporation Commission heard concerns and reassurances on Wednesday about a utility's plan to build the nation's largest wind farm.

Oklahoma's elected corporation commissioners asked Wednesday for Public Service Co. of Oklahoma to make another attempt to...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Thursday, March 15, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 15, 2018

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Midstates promotes SandRidge merger proposal

A proposed merger between Tulsa-based Midstates Petroleum Co. and Oklahoma City-based SandRidge Energy Inc. would benefit...

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Oklahoma business briefs

Business briefs for March 14, 2018

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Walmart has announced it will support PSO's $1.36 billion plan to own part of the nation's largest wind farm.

A major retailer in Oklahoma announced Friday it has reached an agreement with Public Service Co. of Oklahoma to support the...

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Oklahoma court to hear claims against Chesapeake Energy

A lawsuit against Chesapeake Energy Corp. can proceed in state court, the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals ruled Friday.

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Mar. 10, 2018

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The Oklahoma Energy Resources Board continues to restore abandoned oil sites in the state.

The Oklahoma Energy Resources Board did some impressive things during 2017, and expects to continue that momentum into this...

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Southeast Oklahoma's Arkoma Basin expands again

Southeast Oklahoma's Anadarko Basin continues to develop rapidly, this week adding another nine-figure investment to the more...

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Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for March 9, 2018

Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for March 9, 2018

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Friday, Mar. 9, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Mar. 9, 2018

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Devon to sell acreage, buy back stock

Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy Corp. will sell part of its Barnett Shale natural gas field and use the money to help pay for...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Thursday, Mar. 8, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Mar. 8, 2018

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Oklahoma's wind rocks when it comes to generating power, an analyst says

An analyst who looks at sustainable energy efforts across the globe visited Oklahoma this week to tell legislators and...

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Edmond's Tall Oak to build natural gas pipeline in SE Oklahoma

Oklahoma's newest oil and natural gas hot spot is growing again with another natural gas pipeline from Edmond-based Tall Oak...

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Water main is broken in downtown Oklahoma City

Water gushed from a broken 20-inch water main Tuesday in downtown Oklahoma City near Chesapeake Energy Arena. City officials...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Mar. 7, 2018

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Widow of worker killed in Oklahoma rig explosion files wrongful death lawsuit

Parker Waldridge, 60, of Crescent died Jan. 22 when an uncontrolled release of natural gas during a drilling operation ignited...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Mar. 6, 2018

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Command and Control

Halliburton's Remote Operations Control Center in El Reno boosts efficiency throughout the region.

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Eagle & Beagle: Oklahoma's best and worst stocks last week

Eagle & Beagle: Oklahoma's best and worst stocks last week

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Local energy services firm's contract to restore power in Puerto Rico has grown again.

A subsidiary of Oklahoma City-based Mammoth Energy Services has been granted yet another expansion of a power restoration...

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Texas judge refuses to order 'Dr. Dirt' to appear before Oklahoma grand jury next week

Oklahoma's multicounty grand jury is investigating who wanted a state legislator followed last year. The OSBI has determined...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Saturday, Mar. 3, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Mar. 3, 2018

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Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for March 2, 2018

Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for March 2, 2018

One thing women are putting off longer these days

NewsMay 13, 2018

More women are delaying motherhood. The median age of new mothers in the U.S. is 26 years old, compared to 23 in 1994, according to a recent report by the Pew Research Center.

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Gasoline prices likely to increase this spring

Motorists are likely to pay more for gasoline this spring than over the past two years, but prices are unlikely to surge to...

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Oklahoma Supreme Court hears ballot initiative complaints

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Thursday heard two challenges to a proposed ballot initiative that would raise taxes on oil and...

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When it comes to oil and natural gas, you can't produce one without producing the other.

Oklahoma's SCOOP and STACK plays continue to be one of the top three regions where oil and natural gas wells are being drilled...

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If you liked T. Boone Pickens' energy plan, here's a chance to invest in a new fund inspired by his philosophies.

Investors are being invited to put money into an exchange traded fund that follows the financial performance of Brent Oil,...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Friday, Mar. 2, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Mar. 2, 2018

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Oklahoma's Corporation Commission is considering fee changes to help pay for its operations.

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission will vote in March on a proposed package of new and increased fees that could generate an...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Mar. 1, 2018

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Is legendary political consultant known as "Dr. Dirt" linked to The Wind Coalition?

Oklahoma multicounty grand jury wants to hear from Texas political consultant who hired private investigators to gather...

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Grant to fund coal mine cleanup

A $2.8 million federal grant will allow state officials to continue their efforts to clean up abandoned coal mines in eastern...

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Oklahoma's oil and gas regulators are looking to tamp down fracking-related shakes further.

Oklahoma oil and gas regulators have released an updated protocol that operators must use when they complete oil and gas wells...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 28, 2018

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 27, 2018

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Oklahoma business briefs

SemGroup Corp. reports earnings TULSA — SemGroup Corp. attributed positive fourth-quarter results to ongoing Canadian...

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SandRidge Energy lays off 80 OKC employees

Company down to 189 employees in Oklahoma City.

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Eagle & Beagle: Best and worst Oklahoma stocks last week

Eagle & Beagle: Best and worst Oklahoma stocks last week

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Futures File: Oil prices surge as demand grows

FUTURES FILE: Oil prices surge as demand grows

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Oklahoma business briefs for Feb. 24, 2018

Oklahoma business briefs for Feb. 24, 2018

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 24, 2018

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Executives express optimism

Oklahoma City energy executives were decidedly optimistic this week as they boasted about 2017 efforts and described even...

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Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for Feb. 23, 2018

Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for Feb. 23, 2018

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Wind Catcher could catch a positive breeze if regulators approve.

One of two utilities seeking preapproval to recover costs related to the Wind Catcher wind project in Oklahoma's Panhandle and...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 23, 2018

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Chesapeake Energy's stock price jumps

Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp. shares surged nearly 22 percent Thursday after the company reported a...

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Oklahoma City-based SandRidge executives continue to evaluate options, including layoffs

Oklahoma City-based SandRidge Energy company expects layoffs.

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This company disclosed how it benefited from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

OGE Corp., parent of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co., discussed plans on Thursday to begin upgrading the grid the utility uses to...

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Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources posts $842 million fourth-quarter profit

Oklahoma City-based Continental Resources Inc. generated a profit of $842 million in the fourth quarter, boosted by federal tax...

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Earnings: Oklahoma companies report quarterly, annual earnings

Earnings: Oklahoma companies report quarterly, annual earnings

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Tulsa-based ONEOK Inc. to spend $2.3 billion on natural gas infrastructure

Tulsa-based ONEOK Inc. will spend $2.3 billion over the next three years to build new natural gas and natural gas liquids...

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New CEO announces 'revised strategy'

SandRidge Energy Inc. on Wednesday posted a fourth-quarter net loss of $19 million as new CEO Bill Griffin said he is working...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 21, 2018

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Oklahoma City-based Devon executives detail spending plan as stock falls

Devon Energy Corp. executives used a Wednesday morning analyst conference call to try to calm investor jitters after the...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 21, 2018

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What would happen to SandRidge's headquarters in downtown Oklahoma City if Midstates Petroleum acquired it?

Readers asked questions about the futures of SandRidge, Chesapeake and other Oklahoma City-based energy companies in the...

Residents near an old Oklahoma refinery started feeling sick. Now work there has stopped

NewsMay 5, 2018

“It rolls in like a cloud. Then, when the wind blows, it gets worse,” Monique Timmons said of the odorous gas that she and her neighbors blame for their sudden onset of troubled breathing, headaches, nausea and stomach pains.

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Enable Midstream posts profit

Natural gas gathered volumes have increased for eight consecutive quarters at Oklahoma City-based Enable Midstream Partners LP...

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Devon Energy unveils plan to reward shareholders

Oil production will grow by more than 25 percent per year in Devon Energy Corp.'s two largest oil fields while the company...

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Oklahoma business briefs for Feb. 17.

Oklahoma business briefs for Feb. 17.

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OKC office market running low on energy

The Oklahoman's coverage of energy and the office market give regular readers a good handle on the ups and downs and ins and...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 17, 2018

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Continental boosts production, spending

Continental Resources Inc.'s oil and natural gas production surged 37 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017 and is likely to...

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Oil prices show volatility

It's been a volatile week for oil and natural gas prices as Oklahoma companies and analysts sift through production results and...

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Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for Feb. 16, 2018.

Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for Feb. 16, 2018.

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Tax credit restoration eases headwinds faced by this alternative energy industry

The market for the small wind energy industry has been facing some stiff headwinds, the owner of one company says. A tax credit...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 16, 2018

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Oklahoma utility workers found some challenges when they went to Puerto Rico.

A restoration crew sent by Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. to Puerto Rico has returned to Oklahoma after working for 20 days to...

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Oklahoma's oil and gas industry continues its recovery, this index reports.

The Oklahoma Energy Index shows the oil and gas industry posted its seventh consecutive month of growth. The only blemish on...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 15, 2018

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 14, 2018

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EPA holds public comment hearing

Several Oklahomans expressed concern about funding, focus and community protection at a public hearing Tuesday held by the U.S....

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Merger of two Oklahoma energy firms could leave a hole in OKC's downtown

Tell me if you've heard this story before. A major Oklahoma City energy company with downtown headquarters draws the critical...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 13, 2018

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Oklahoma business news briefs

Oklahoma business news briefs

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Q&A with Brad Thompson

Steady growth predicted for regional commercial business Q: In the fourth quarter of 2017, middle market companies nationwide...

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Wind project to bring power to Tulsa gets negative recommendation

An administrative law judge at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission recommends denial of PSO's request to be allowed to recover...

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Wind industry pours almost $80,000 into Senate race

Republican Casey Murdock and Democrat Amber Jensen are on the ballot Tuesday in a special general election for the Senate...

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Futures File: Volatility returns to stock market in a big way

Futures File: Volatility returns to stock market in a big way

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Gasoline, diesel prices climb

Strengthening oil prices have boosted Oklahoma's economy and helped support the state's oil companies, but they also have led...

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Rig count surges as oil price falls

The number of rigs drilling for oil and natural gas throughout the country grew at its fastest pace in three years this week...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 10, 2018

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Former SandRidge CEO to receive $26.6 million in dismissal

Former SandRidge Energy Corp. CEO James Bennett will receive about $26.6 million in severance after he was fired without cause,...

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Global energy demand projected to grow through 2050

The United States likely will become a net energy exporter by 2022 as domestic production and global demand continue to grow...

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An electric cooperative in Oklahoma generated more than 40 percent of power it put on the grid in November using renewable energy sources.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has said that if current trends hold, power generated by the nation's wind farms...

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Plugging In: Oklahoma energy business briefs for Feb. 9, 2018.

Plugging In: Oklahoma energy business briefs for Feb. 9, 2018.

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Oklahoma business briefs

Business briefs for Feb. 9, 2018

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Friday, Feb. 9, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 9, 2018

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Tax Commission letter refutes claims of wind industry

Analysis of wind power incentives shows companies will continue to receive millions in refundable state tax credits.

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Embattled SandRidge Energy CEO is out

James Bennett is out as CEO of SandRidge Energy Inc. Thursday, an apparent casualty of shareholder action.

Oklahoma Baptists weigh in on beleaguered seminary leader

LifeMay 13, 2018

Oklahomans are among those weighing in for and against Southwest Baptist Theological President Paige Patterson, a prominent and influential Southern Baptist Convention leader who is currently embroiled in controversy surrounding past remarks he...

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Valiant Midstream to build natural gas system

Executives from Oklahoma City-based Valiant Midstream LLC said Wednesday the company has begun construction on a 100-mile...

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Oklahoma energy stocks fall

Most Oklahoma energy stocks fell Wednesday as Wall Street worked through both a sharp drop in oil prices and continued...

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The tech billionaire Elon Musk sent one of his Tesla electric cars into space yesterday, a day before the company that built it...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 8, 2018

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SandRidge responds to merger proposal

Oklahoma City-based SandRidge Energy Inc. said Wednesday it is considering a merger plan proposed by Tulsa-based Midstates...

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Chesapeake Energy to sell Oklahoma assets for $500 million

Chesapeake Energy Corp. has reached three separate deals to sell wells and leases in Oklahoma for a total of $500 million, the...

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Oklahoma City-based Ascent Resources Marcellus files for bankruptcy protection

Oklahoma City-based Ascent Resources Marcellus Holdings LLC and its subsidiaries on Tuesday filed for bankruptcy protection to...

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Oklahoma Corporation Commission fee increase proposal would address funding shortfalls.

Oklahoma's Corporation Commission is considering increasing numerous fees to generate additional dollars to support its...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Wednesday, Feb. 7 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 7, 2018

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Midstates proposes merger with SandRidge

Tulsa-based Midstates Petroleum Co. on Tuesday publicly announced a proposed all-stock merger with Oklahoma City-based...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 6, 2018

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WPX Energy sells assets for $700 million

TULSA — WPX Energy Inc. has agreed to sell its remaining assets in northwest New Mexico's San Juan Basin for $700 million, the...

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Training, education opportunities part of Wind Catcher promise

The project will cost roughly $4.5 billion to build and is slated to create about 4,400 jobs along the way as well as 80...

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OSHA standards moot in Quinton rig explosion due to oil-and-gas industry exemption

While industry standards do exist, a U.S. Chemical Safety Board report says “serious incidents continue to occur” and urged...

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Drought in Oklahoma, other regional states delivers shock to wheat prices

A weather-induced boost in wheat prices leads this edition of Futures File, our weekly commodities wrap-up. Wheat market rises...

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Oklahoma business news briefs

Oklahoma business news briefs for Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018.

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PSO finally knows how much it can increase its base rate.

Public Service Co. of Oklahoma said Friday it's finished calculating how much it can raise its base rate based upon a...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 3, 2018

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Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for Feb. 2.

Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for Feb. 2.

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U.S. oil production approaches record high

U.S. oil production continues to surge, topping 10 million barrels per day in November for the first time since 1970, according...

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OG&E continues to help Puerto Rico authorities restore power.

A group of 50 OG&E workers is about halfway through its stint of working on Puerto Rico to help restore power to residents...

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Family-owned, Tulsa-based D&L Oil Tools competes with ability to make custom oil well products

D&L Oil Tools offers a large catalog of downhole oil and gas tools it manufacturers in far west Tulsa.

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Friday, Feb. 2, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 2, 2018

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Public Service Co. of Oklahoma has been cleared through a rate case to recover costs related to environmental upgrades and transmission fees. How much the...

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission on Wednesday authorized the Public Service Co. of Oklahoma to recover costs and boost...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 1, 2018

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Oklahoma's wind sweeps most other states off the table when it comes to renewable energy development.

Oklahoma now has more wind-powered electrical capacity available than any other state in the nation except Texas. The Sooner...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Jan. 31, 2018

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Chesapeake layoffs include 330 workers in OKC

About 400 employees at Chesapeake Energy Corp. were laid off Tuesday as part of an ongoing effort to cut costs and focus the...

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Mammoth Energy's Puerto Rico contract expanded

A subsidiary of Oklahoma City-based Mammoth Energy Services Inc. has more than doubled its workforce in Puerto Rico as part of...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Jan. 30, 2018

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Shedding some light on downtown OKC's dark streets

If anyone needs a primer on how to get the attention of not just City Hall but also a major utility, look no further than to...

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Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 27, 2018

Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 27, 2018

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The King of Beer helped make one Oklahoma wind energy producer tops in the state.

Enel Green Power North America says its commissioning of two new wind projects in Oklahoma makes it the largest producer of...

A new Cold War? Depends on who you ask.

NewsMay 7, 2018

With tensions between Russia and the U.S. heating up, we talk to a Russian living in Oklahoma and Oklahomans living in Russia.

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Jan. 27, 2018

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Oklahoma's Attorney General is taking his tax relief argument for utility customers to the federal regulator that oversees energy wholesalers.

Oklahoma's Attorney General is asking the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to require energy wholesalers to immediately...

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Oil prices continue to rise

Oil prices continue to surge, briefly topping $66 a barrel Thursday as storage shrinks and oil and natural gas companies...

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H&P posts $500 million first-quarter profit

Helmerich & Payne Inc. on Thursday posted a fiscal first-quarter profit of $500 million, or $4.55 a share.

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Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for Jan. 26, 2018

Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for Jan. 26, 2018

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An Oklahoma utility continues to look for an inexpensive way it can get wind power into its grid.

Public Service Co. of Oklahoma has announced it will hold additional community meetings as it continues to seek a doable path...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Friday, Jan. 26, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Jan. 26, 2018

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Baker Hughes to close some operations in OKC

Some Oklahoma City employees will lose their jobs and others will be transferred to Claremore or other offices as the new Baker...

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French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to shut all of his country’s coal-fired power plants by 2021. “We've also...

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Moore celebrates CNG facility to fuel sanitation vehicles

MOORE — Moore city leaders this week celebrated a new compressed natural gas refueling facility for the city's sanitation...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Jan. 25, 2018

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Supreme Court: Employees can sue oil and gas companies

The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously ruled that oil and natural gas companies can be sued when a worker is killed...

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Libertarian candidates oppose tax hikes for teacher pay raises

Two Libertarian candidates for governor say state tax increases are unnecessary to fund teacher pay raises.

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Jan. 24, 2018

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Oklahoma City energy company directors reject Icahn demands

SandRidge Energy Inc. directors on Tuesday rejected activist investor Carl Icahn's calls to shake up the board.

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The Oklahoma Corporation Commission released an incident report Tuesday afternoon on the fatal well fire near Quinton.

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission released an incident and complaint investigation report Tuesday afternoon on Monday's fatal...

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Study: Oklahoma's total energy industry tax rates above average

When considering adjusting the tax rate on the state's oil and natural gas industry, legislative leaders should look at the...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Jan. 23, 2018

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Emergency official: 5 missing after Oklahoma rig explosion

QUINTON, Okla. (AP) — Five people are missing after a fiery explosion ripped through an eastern Oklahoma drilling rig on...

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Eagle & Beagle: Last week's best and worst local stocks

Eagle & Beagle: Last week's best and worst local stocks

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Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 20.

Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 20.

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Kimray to donate $45,000 to Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity

Kimray Inc. is helping pay tor a home for a former employer buying a home from Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity.

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Chesapeake Energy cheated by vendor, federal grand jury alleges

Justin Lane Foust, 41, pleaded not guilty in Oklahoma City federal court to eight counts of wire fraud, two counts of...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Jan. 20, 2018

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Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for Jan. 19, 2017

Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for Jan. 19, 2017

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Natural gas price faces pressure from oil production

Oil prices have had a strong eight months, and natural gas prices have gained ground because of unusually cold weather so far...

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An Oklahoma City-based energy executive highlighted the state's next big thing in a speech he gave this week.

The hottest plays in Oklahoma today are the STACK and SCOOP in northwestern, west-central and south-central parts of the state....

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Friday, Jan. 19, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Jan. 19, 2018

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Jan. 18, 2018

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Legislator suspected wind industry behind tracking device

"He advised me of the possibility of a wind farm corporation being connected to placing the GPS on his vehicle," a Moore police...

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Natural gas consumption breaks record

Plunging temperatures over the past few weeks have led Americans throughout the country to crank up the thermostat and burn...

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More wind power is coming, thanks to a deal announced Tuesday.

Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners announced Tuesday its locked in the financing it needed to join a partnership that will build...

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Energy Chat: Higher oil prices are helping independent energy producers

Readers of The Oklahoman's monthly energy chat asked about where the prices of oil and natural gas are headed and about where...

Oklahoma schools plagued by low funding as student needs increase

NewsMay 6, 2018

Oklahoma schools have struggled through a decade of per-student funding decreases, resulting in larger class sizes and fewer classroom resources. But it has come at the same time the rate of students dealing with a slate of social challenges have...

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Tax reform is expected to keep your OG&E residential electricity bill flat, company says.

Oklahoma Gas & Electric is asking the Oklahoma Corporation Commission for a $72 million annual rate increase to pay for...

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Oil groups support Step Up Oklahoma

Leaders of two Oklahoma oil and gas associations on Tuesday announced their support for a slate of reform and revenue measures...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Jan. 17, 2018

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Renewable energy investment helps Oklahoma attract businesses and create jobs

Kinnee Tilly, an economic development expert, said an investment in renewables of this magnitude will also make the state more...

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LIVE: Energy chat with Adam Wilmoth and Jack Mondy

Chat live today about all things Oklahoma energy with energy writers Adam Wilmoth and Jack Money

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A little exposure's illuminated some dark places.

Cody Lusnia's social media posts exposed ongoing issues with lighting outages. His work's prompted Oklahoma City and Oklahoma...

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Oil company executives optimistic about industry

Energy industry activity continued to grow in the fourth quarter of 2017 and is likely to expand more this year, according to...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Jan. 13, 2018

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Citing health concerns, T. Boone Pickens shutters energy hedge fund

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens is closing his Dallas energy-focused hedge fund after what he describes as...

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Plugging in: Oklahoma energy briefs for Jan. 12.

Plugging in: Oklahoma energy briefs for Jan. 12.

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Oklahoma sweet crude tops $60 a barrel

Oklahoma oil producers celebrated a key benchmark Thursday as the price for Oklahoma sweet crude oil topped $60 a barrel for...

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Earthquake scientists see something sweet in this device.

The Oklahoma Geological Survey is introducing the availability of a small, inexpensive computer to boost awareness about...

Business

Oil-field sand safety rules affirmed

While the new sand regulations could increase costs for some oil and natural gas services companies, it also creates additional...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Friday, Jan. 12, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Jan. 12, 2018