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Author discusses oil, gas shale revolution leaders in Friday talk

Innovative efforts that sparked the oil and gas industry’s shale revolution share some commonalities that also show up in the...

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Oklahoma business briefs for May 25, 2019

OGE Energy Foundation awards scholarships The OGE Energy Corp. Foundation recently presented 2019 Positive Energy scholarships...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 25, 2019

Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted May 15: Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Not available. COMPLETION...

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Oklahoman Business Cover briefs for May 25, 2019

State rig count unchanged at 103 this week Oklahoma’s rig count remained at 103 this week as the number of working rigs...

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Oklahoma Gas and Electric reaches proposed deal with regulators to leave its rates unchanged

Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. reached a proposed agreement with regulators and other interested parties in a pending rate case...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 5, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $54.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $42.50...

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Technology was Thursday's topic at OSU's annual energy conference

Technology and its effect on the electrical and oil and gas industries was featured Thursday morning at Oklahoma State...

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Gasoline prices slip before Memorial Day

Memorial Day travelers likely will find a bit of a break at the gas pump after months of price increases. Gasoline prices have...

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Oklahoma Corporation Commission approves previously denied reimbursements

Elected members of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission on Thursday followed direction from Oklahoma’s Supreme Court and...

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Oklahoma Gas and Electric acquires AES Shady Point after federal approval

Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. on Wednesday received the last approval it needed to proceed with plans to spend about $27...

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ConocoPhillips settles contamination lawsuit with OKC homeowners

A lawsuit alleging water contamination in northwest Oklahoma City has reached a settlement between a neighborhood of homeowners...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 23, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $58 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $46 Oklahoma...

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Oklahoman Business Cover briefs for May 22, 2019

Project to upgrade system An Oklahoma electric cooperative has hired a worldwide renewable energy company to oversee work to...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 22, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $59.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $47.50...

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Roan Resources hires bankers to determine best path forward

Roan Resources announced Monday two firms will help it evaluate strategic alternatives that could end with its merger, sale or...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 21, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $59.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $47.50...

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Streets around Devon Tower remain closed Monday with threat of severe weather ahead

Areas around the Devon Tower, damaged by a window-washing accident last week, remained closed Monday. A window-washing...

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Utility's Silver Energy Sweep initiative helps OKC seniors

Energy efficiency improvements and “honey-do” list eliminations work together as part of Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co.’s...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 18, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $59.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $47.25...

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Oklahoma business briefs for May 18, 2019

EDMOND Chemical maker closes deal in buyout Energy and Environmental Services acquired Patriot Chemicals & Services in a...

Diverse districts: Here's a look at Oklahoma City's growing destinations

BusinessApr 14, 2019

Neal Horton was a visionary, someone who early on saw the potential of historic urban districts and risked everything in launching Bricktown. Even as Bricktown was still just barely getting started, Horton shared a vision of an expanding a...

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EDMOND Bankers schedule annual convention, trade show The Oklahoma Bankers Association's 122nd annual convention and trade show...

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NextEra Energy Resources scraps wind farm plans because of airspace concerns

Plans were dropped Friday to build two west-central Oklahoma wind energy projects, including one that had been paused by...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 17, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $59.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $47.25...

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Top OGE exec recaps company's 2018 performance at annual shareholder meeting

OGE Energy is "strong and built for the long term." Sean Trauschke, chairman, president and CEO, told shareholders that and...

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Ponca Nation of Oklahoma to host environmental summit May 17-18

Organizations concerned about oil and gas activities in Oklahoma and nationwide plan a summit Friday and Saturday in Ponca City...

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OKC firefighters rescue window washers near top of Devon Tower

Oklahoma City firefighters made a quick rescue Wednesday morning of two window washers who took a wild, glass-smashing ride...

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Roan Resources posts first-quarter net loss

Roan Resources' stock value fell Wednesday by more than 19%, or 99 cents a share, in the first full day of trading after it...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 16, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $58.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $46.50...

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Firefighters rescue workers from lift on Devon Tower in downtown Oklahoma City

Firefighters have rescued two workers who were trapped in the basket of a lift that malfunctioned and swung atop the Devon...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 15, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $58.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $46.25...

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OERB marks 25-year anniversary of abandoned well restoration program

You can measure the success of the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board’s abandoned well-site cleanup a variety of ways. One way is...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 14, 2019

Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted May 2: COMPLETION Custer: XTO Energy Inc.; Ruby No. 1-2H11X14 Well; SW1/4 SE1/4...

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Regulators approve Oklahoma Gas and Electric's plant acquisition plan

Members of Oklahoma’s Corporation Commission on Monday approved an order that will allow Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. to spend...

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Sanders highlights opposition against fracking in push to Oklahoma Democratic voters

A Democratic candidate for president who carried Oklahoma in a primary three years ago is making energy a top issue and...

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Gulfport Energy maintains production as it works on bottom line, first quarter results show

Gulfport Energy is holding the line on its production and expects it to grow later this year. Earlier this month, the Oklahoma...

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Oklahoma business briefs for May 11, 2019

BC Clark 'hides' jewelry for Mother's Day Five Mother's Day presents will be left in random public places around the Oklahoma...

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State rig count climbs by 2 Oklahoma’s rig count increased to 105 this week as the number of working rigs nationally continued...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May11, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $58.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $46.25...

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Oklahoma City's Corken Inc., compressor and pump maker, moving to new, larger plant

Corken Inc. is moving to a larger manufacturing plant under construction in north Oklahoma City, completing the first phase of...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 10, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $58.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $46.25...

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Chaparral Energy highlights cube project production in first quarter operational and financial results

Chaparral Energy Corp. on Thursday highlighted strong initial production results from a cube-style development project it...

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Panhandle records $1.9 million loss Panhandle Oil and Gas on Thursday reported a net loss of about $1.9 million, or 11 cents a...

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Coal usage projected to fall again

The country's electricity mix likely will continue its drift away from coal and toward natural gas and renewables, a government...

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Oklahoma Corporation Commission approves universal service fund assessment increase on phone bills

Oklahoma Corporation Commissioners on Wednesday voted unanimously to increase by more than 500% a fee charged on phone service...

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SandRidge Energy posts results that show 'early progress,' top executive says

While SandRidge Energy on Wednesday posted a first-quarter net loss, that loss was substantially improved from what company...

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PSO executive sees increasing amount of renewable energy in the future

TULSA — Several trends guiding the energy industry seem to set a path toward modernizing infrastructure and increasing the...

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Chesapeake Energy posts Q1 results

Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s leadership team said Wednesday it couldn’t be happier with its acquisition of WildHorse Resource...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 9, 2019

Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $58.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $46.50 Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Apr....

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Oklahoma business briefs for May 8

OKLAHOMA CITY BancFirst named to KWB Bank honor roll For the seventh consecutive year, BancFirst has been named to the KBW Bank...

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Oklahoma business briefcase for May 8

Oil, gas company gets capital Ventana Exploration and Production II announced Tuesday it has received a new round of capital...

Questions & answers: India native overcomes poverty to become successful thoracic surgeon

BusinessApr 21, 2019

Dr. Subrato J. Deb oversees the growth and development of the only comprehensive thoracic oncology program in Oklahoma. He was instrumental in starting the thoracic cancers tumor board at the Stephenson Cancer Center, the state’s only...

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Stitt signs bill clarifying wind project permit process

Oklahomans are poised to harness the wind’s power to support the military. Gov. Kevin Stitt on Tuesday signed House Bill 2118,...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 8, 2019

Oil and Gas prices Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $57.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco...

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Governor Stitt approves measure to extend CNG tax credit

A measure that redefines and extends tax credits related to compressed natural gas vehicles and to the infrastructure used to...

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Oklahoma business cover brief for May 7, 2019

Court OKs class action in Chaparral lawsuit An appeals court in Denver has upheld a federal judge’s order that defines members...

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Midstates Petroleum announces deal to merge with Houston-based energy company

Midstates Petroleum, a company that came to Oklahoma when it acquired another firm’s Mississippian Lime holdings in Oklahoma...

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Oklahoma City-based Bison annonces new acquisitions to boost services across Anadarko Basin

Oklahoma's Bison is on the move. The Oklahoma City-based company, which delivers water services to oil and gas producers,...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 7, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $58.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $46.75...

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Business cover brief for May 4, 2019

State rig count climbs by 1 Oklahoma’s rig count increased to 103 this week as the number of working rigs nationally continued...

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Oklahoma business briefs for May 4

Advisory board to study state's IT service An advisory committee will oversee advances at the state's information technology...

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OGE Energy quarterly results show customer growth, improved service

2018 was a bookend type of year of sorts for OGE Energy Corp., parent company of Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. and OGE Energy...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 3, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $58.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $46.25...

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TULSA WPX Energy posts first-quarter results WPX Energy announced this week it boosted cash flows but lost $48 million during...

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TULSA ONEOK posts Q1 results Improved transportation volumes in natural gas and natural gas liquids boosted ONEOK’s bottom line...

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Oklahoma business briefs for May 2

NBC Oklahoma names directors Banking company NBC Oklahoma has appointed three new members to its board and said good-bye as...

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Beetle's protected status to be downlisted

After three decades on the endangered species list, the American burying beetle is thriving, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...

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Enable's results show positive effects from deal to acquire oil gatherer in Anadarko Basin

Enable Midstream Partners LP’s deal to acquire a crude oil and condensate gathering system in the Anadarko Basin paid off when...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 2, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $60 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $48 Oklahoma...

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Mammoth results off, year-over-year

Mammoth Energy Services' posted revenues and earnings for the first quarter of 2019 shows the effect of discontinued work the...

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Devon highlights production growth in first quarter results

Devon Energy Corp.’s light-oil production during the first three months of this year was the highlight of its first-quarter...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 1, 2019

Oil and Gas prices Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $60.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco...

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Roan Resources is exploring a sale or merger after receiving unsolicited offers

Is this a seller’s market? Better oil prices caused in part by a renewed commitment from the U.S. to keep Iranian oil off the...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 30, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $60 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $48 Oklahoma oil...

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Continental Resources highlights oil production growth in first quarter

Continental Resources reported Monday it earned a first-quarter net income of $187 million, or 50 cents per share, on earnings...

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Oklahoma business briefcase for April 27

OK rig count unchanged Oklahoma’s rig count remained unchanged at 102 this week as the number of working rigs nationally...

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FERC orders SPP to eliminate exit fees for independent power producers

At 546,000 square miles, the Southwest Power Pool is big. When it comes to its roster of voting members, though, rather the...

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Oklahoma business briefs for April 27

Western Land Services names Oklahoman as president Land brokerage firm Western Land Services has hired Shawn Fields as...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 27, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $60 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $48 Oklahoma oil...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 26, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $61.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $49.75...

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Research shows water can aid production of plant-based fuel

Making gas out of grass isn’t easy. But researchers at the University of Oklahoma and University of Tulsa have discovered a way...

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Oil, gasoline prices rise

Oil prices have continued to surge over the past few weeks, likely boosting energy company cash flow and possibly affecting...

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Oklahoma business briefcase for April 26

MidFirst Bank receives J.D. Power Award For the second consecutive year, Oklahoma City-based MidFirst Bank has received the...

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Oklahoma business briefs for April 26

TULSA Helmerich & Payne posts quarterly results Helmerich & Payne announced Wednesday it earned a net income of about...

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Oil, gas industry could help address world's climate

Oil and gas companies have a job to do when it comes to addressing global warming. But a renowned geophysics professor who...

Traditional grocers offer pickup and delivery options

BusinessApr 14, 2019

Grocery shopping has gone relatively unchanged for decades, but that is changing. Traditional grocers are offering pickup and delivery options, and many patrons across the country are skipping the store altogether in favor of online ordering...

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Judge recommends approval of plans for Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. to acquire AES Shady Point

An administrative law judge at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission is recommending elected commissioners approve a stipulated...

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Oklahoma business briefs for April 25

OKLAHOMA CITY Stockyards hires new manager The Oklahoma National Stockyards’ directors announced Wednesday Kelli Payne is the...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 25, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $62.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $50.50...

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OU Energy Symposium aims to move energy backers toward creating sustainable plans

Debates are happening throughout the country and around the globe about the world’s environmental future and how energy choices...

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Oklahoma's Attorney General seeks a reduction in utility's rate hike request

Oklahoma’s attorney general isn’t on board with Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co.’s request to increase customer rates by $77.6...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 24, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $62.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $50.50...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 23, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $61.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $49.75...

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'The Great Gutowsky' and West Edmond Field are worthy of Hollywood, oil man's granddaughter says

EDMOND — What a cinematic stew: World War II and the home front, Oklahoma oil gushers, a go-for-broke wildcatter, a...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 20, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $ Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $ Oklahoma oil and...

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Golf course designer incorporates solar towers

TULSA — As a golf course designer, Randy Heckenkemper prefers incorporating as much of the natural environment as possible...

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Oklahoma business briefcase for April 20

Student art to promote oil field safety Twenty-one elementary school students throughout the state have been selected to...

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Sustaining Oklahoma's Energy Resources gives marginal well owners opportunities to ask oil and gas veterans about production issues

So, you have an older well in Oklahoma that’s dependably produced oil or natural gas, but lately is showing its age. Who are...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 19, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $60.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $48.50...

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Natural gas storage levels drop

The United States finished the winter with the lowest natural gas storage levels since 2014 amid changing national and global...

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The nation's rig count was less this week than it was a year ago

For the first time since early 2015, the number of working rigs in the U.S. is lower this week than it was the same time the...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 18, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $60.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $48.50...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 17, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $60.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $48.75...

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Green energy isn’t really green, geologist explains

A growing global population is energy poor. "Energy poverty doesn’t just affect them," said Scott Tinker, a geologist and...

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Oklahoma City Indian Clinic receives donation Oklahoma City Indian Clinic, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit clinic providing health and...

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Roan Resources appoints interim leader after CEO resigns

Roan Resources announced Monday its top executive who led it through the process of becoming a public company has departed....

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Oklahoma business briefcase for April 16

OKLAHOMA CITY Chaparral board member named Chaparral energy announced Monday it appointed Marcus Rowland to serve as an...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 16, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $60 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $48 Oklahoma oil...

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25 years of restoring land for Oklahomans

For the past 25 years, the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB) has been cleaning land like Gale and Don Maces’.

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Chesapeake, Devon aim to boost bottom lines using inclusiveness and diversity programs

Publicly-traded oil and gas companies headquartered in Oklahoma City are among many with inclusion and diversity programs. But...

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The Greater Oklahoma chapter of Women's Energy Network broadens diversity, inclusiveness through outreach efforts

The Women’s Energy Network is broadening its outreach efforts, both at home and abroad. April Jorgensen, programming director...

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Chevron announces $33B Anadarko acquisition

Chevron is buying Anadarko Petroleum for $33 billion, energizing its oil and gas drilling capabilities in Texas and the Gulf of...

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Wind energy sets new record on the Southwest Power Pool's grid

Hold on to your hat. Another wind energy penetration record was set this week on the electrical grid that serves Oklahoma and...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 13, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $60.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $48.25...

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Federal Reserve Bank's energy index up, compared to three months ago

Improved oil prices haven’t necessarily stopped the slide in the number of rigs drilling in Oklahoma and the nation. But oil...

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Oklahoman business cover brief for April 13

Rig count continues decline in state, nation The number of working rigs resumed its fall nationally this week as it continued...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 12, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $60 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $48 Oklahoma...

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Oklahoma business briefs for April 12, 2019

Blueknight Energy Partners adds CFO Blueknight Energy Partners announced Thursday that Andrew Woodward will join the company on...

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Individuals and groups continued reacting to President Trump's executive orders that should make pipelines easier to build

Reactions continue to executive orders President Donald Trump's signatures this week on executive orders that aim to make it...

What's next for home design in Oklahoma City?

BusinessApr 14, 2019

Mainstream home design in Oklahoma City basically breaks down like this by decade (although oil booms drive upscale in different directions): • 1940s-1950s: Post-World War II/G.I. Bill cottages, midcentury modern. • 1960s: Midcentury modern,...

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Petroleum engineering school celebrates centennial

It is hard to imagine where the world would be today without the impact of petroleum engineers on the nation's oil and gas...

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Oklahoma business briefs for April 10, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY Choctaw Nation job fair scheduled Choctaw Nation Career Development is hosting its first job fair at Oklahoma...

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Briefcase for April 11

Love’s appoints president Love’s Travel Stops has promoted Shane Wharton to president, the company said Monday. Wharton...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 11, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $61 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $49 Oklahoma...

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Oil, gas rights balanced against local ones in committee debate Tuesday

A proposed law that could allow mineral rights owners to sue municipalities or other local jurisdictions because of overly...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 10, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $60.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $48.50...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 9, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $61 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $49 Oklahoma oil...

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OG&E partners with communities to preserve jobs, grow regional economies

For Oklahoma, businesses that power a town's local economy are significant not only in the tangible jobs and economic...

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Well produces history, even after plugging

The Park-O-Tell No. 1 well produced thousands of barrels of oil and about 1.8 billion cubic feet of natural gas during the...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 6, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $59.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $47.50...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 5, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $58.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $46.75...

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Enable Midstream Partners pays to equip innovation space at John Rex Charter School with STEM gear, curriculum

Enable Midstream Partners’ CEO joined students at John Rex Charter School on Wednesday to unveil the Enable Innovation Space...

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Natural gas prices fall to negative in the Permian Basin

Some producers in the prolific Permian Basin are so deluged with natural gas that they are having to pay companies to take it...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 4, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $59 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $47 Oklahoma...

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Oklahoma business briefs for April 3, 2019

TTCU announces OKC branch Construction is underway on a new TTCU Federal Credit Union branch in Oklahoma City at 15104 N...

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Oil, gas industry backs bill to boost Oklahoma Corporation Commission funds

Legislators on Tuesday advanced a measure that would provide the Oklahoma Corporation Commission’s Oil and Gas Conservation...

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Oklahoma-based oil, gas firm announces strategic review

Another oil and gas company tied to Oklahoma announced Tuesday it will undergo a strategic review to explore ways it might...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 3, 2019

Oklahoma oil and gas drilling activity posted Mar. 22: COMPLETION Hughes: Trinity Operating (USG) LLC; Gentry No. 1-31/30H...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for April 2, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $58 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $46 Oklahoma oil...

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Meet Oscar: A dedicated Oklahoman impacting global change

Melendez sees firsthand how the contributions of a small town can play an important role far beyond city limits.

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Oklahoma companies show growth in opening quarter

It was a strong start to 2019 for most of Oklahoma's publicly traded companies. As markets closed Friday, all but seven...

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Ameripointe ready to ship, receive by rail and air from Ardmore, Oklahoma

Shovel-ready is one thing, but Ameripointe is also ready to roll rail and ready for air — big selling points for NAI Global...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 30, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $56.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $44.75...

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Meet Oscar: a dedicated Oklahoman impacting global change

Small town pride is alive and well in Ringwood, Oklahoma. Just ask one of its most devoted residents, Oscar Melendez. “We have...

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Shale oil to continue to lead U.S. production

Oil recovered from shale and other tight-rock layers over the past decade revolutionized the country's oil industry, allowing...

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Energize for Safety Coalition's collaborative approach produces results

An “energized” effort to boost safety awareness within communities along a busy thoroughfare in Oklahoma’s STACK play already...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 29, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $55.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $43.75...

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Oil, gas impact on Oklahoma economy, tax revenues examined

You can’t judge the oil and gas industry’s impact on Oklahoma’s economy and state government revenues using just gross...

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Group takes oil refinery fight to North Dakota's high court

BISMARCK, N.D. — An environmental group is taking its battle against an oil refinery being developed near Theodore Roosevelt...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 28, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $55.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $43.75...

Diversity in real estate is slim nationally, so individual efforts stand out in Oklahoma City

BusinessApr 14, 2019

Women have the edge among real estate brokers and sales agents, but racial diversity is slim, national statistics show. Women made up 55.2 percent of brokers and agents in 2016, the most recent year for which statistics are available, according...

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Gender representation improving in traditional workplace roles

BusinessApr 14, 2019

As the American workforce marches toward the end of the second decade of the 21st century, the face of traditional workplace gender roles is blurring. There can be many explanations why stereotypes of the “male” or “female” job is diminishing:...

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Boeing's top executive in Oklahoma City works to include diverse workforce through inclusion

BusinessApr 14, 2019

With the right talent, skills and a little bit of help, you can climb your way to the heavens. Nancy R. Anderson, Boeing’s vice president of Aircraft Modernization & Modification, knows from experience. Anderson recently returned to...

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A firm commitment: OKC law offices seek to continue boost in female leadership

BusinessApr 14, 2019

Three of Oklahoma’s biggest law firms have more women in leadership positions than the state and national average, a sign that gender equality in the Sooner State is growing stronger, some say. The women are shareholders, or equity partners in...

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Need grows for more work opportunities for those with different abilities in central Oklahoma

HealthApr 21, 2019

For adults who live with different abilities, their needs for a better quality of life continue to grow, especially during their adult years, advocates said. Those who work to help such adults see a growing need in central Oklahoma, not just...

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Interest in medical marijuana isn't waning, so state looks to adapt

BusinessApr 14, 2019

Oklahoma’s cannabis industry is still a debated topic as the state adjusts to life post-medical marijuana legalization. Successes in the industry have not come without challenges. Oklahoma saw an influx of tax dollars resulting from the...

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