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U.S. oil production hits 11 million barrels a day

U.S. oil production reached 11 million barrels a day last week, hitting a key benchmark and continuing a trend of surging...

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Oil operators rely on water from several sources

Oil and natural gas operations are heavily water-dependent, forcing producers to constantly look for new and better ways to...

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Water fight heats up in Kingfisher County

A growing fight in the heart of Oklahoma's oil patch pits local control against state regulators, private property owners...

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Futures File: Trade war sends pork prices plummeting

Futures File: Trade war sends pork prices plummeting

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Oklahoma business briefs

Oklahoma business briefs for July 21.

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

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for July 21, 2018

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This measured acquisition grows Panhandle's holdings in North Dakota, Oklahoma and other places.

Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. has announced it is spending about $9 million to acquire mineral rights and producing wells in North...

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This Sonic includes some green stuff you won't see on its menu.

A franchisee for Sonic Corp. has built a new store in northwest Oklahoma City that aims to save its owner future electricity...

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Revenue raised through a golden chance to snare mineral rights will go a long way toward retiring a bankrupt Oklahoma school's debt.

The amount of money raised during a three-day-long auction involving mineral rights owned by the bankrupt St. Gregory's...

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Oklahoma energy briefs

Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs

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

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for July 20, 2018

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Oklahoma City-based Chaparral Energy to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange

Oklahoma City-based Chaparral Energy Inc. next week will meet a long-awaited goal by joining the New York Stock Exchange.

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Devon completes sale of EnLink Midstream

Devon Energy Corp. on Wednesday completed the previously announced sale of its stake in the EnLink Midstream companies for...

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

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for July 19, 2018

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Kingfisher County well mishap hurt three, emergency management director said.

Kingfisher County's emergency management director said Wednesday afternoon that a fire at a saltwater disposal well in...

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Q&A with Paul Munding: Vapor recovery can have positive impact on wellhead operators' business and public image

Q&A with Paul Munding: Vapor recovery can have positive impact on wellhead operators' business and public image

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Tuesday, July 18, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for July 18, 2018

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Gulfport Energy production jumps

Gulfport Energy Corp. production surged 28 percent in the second quarter as drilling expanded in Oklahoma and Ohio, the company...

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

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for July 17, 2018

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Opinions differ on what medical marijuana regulations should include

NewsJul 1, 2018

The medical marijuana election is over, but jousting continues over the shape of proposed regulations. Some would like to see major changes in the law before it takes effect. Others would like to see just minor tweaks and the adoption of...

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Futures File: Oil prices stay above $70 a barrel even as US production soars

Futures File: Oil prices stay above $70 a barrel even as US production soars

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Oklahoma region shows more oil activity

Most energy firms in the region reported increased revenues, total profits and wages and benefits, according to the Federal...

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

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for July 14, 2018

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Trade war fears depress oil prices

Oil prices slid this week as global production increased and the trade war with China heated up.

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Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for July 13

Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for July 13

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Natural gas is getting used and exported at record-setting rates, but prices are still capped by ballooning production.

Natural gas is expected to once again generate much of the electricity consumers will use this summer as natural gas-fired...

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

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for July 13, 2018

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Oklahoma business briefs for July 12, 2018

Business briefs for July 12, 2018

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

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for July 12, 2018

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

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for July 11, 2018

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Here's an answer on how the price of oil might impact drilling in Oklahoma.

Participants in the June edition of the energy chat on NewsOK.com had questions about future tax issues, how steel tariffs...

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Recap: Energy chat with Adam Wilmoth and Jack Money

Energy Editor Adam Wilmoth and reporter Jack Money hosted their monthly chat with readers on Tuesday morning. This is an...

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

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for July 10, 2018

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Oklahoma business briefs

Oklahoma business briefs for July 7, 2018

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

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for July 7, 2018

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This local company makes deals to continue its growth in Ohio's Utica Shale field.

Ascent Resources has made agreements to spend $1.5 billion to acquire about 113,400 net lease acres to its holdings in the...

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Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for July 6, 2018

Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for July 6, 2018.

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

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for July 6, 2018

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Customer protections were discussed during Tuesday's corporation commission hearing.

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission concluded a hearing spanning the better part of two days that examined whether or not...

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

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for July 4, 2018

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Saturday, July3, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for July 3, 2018

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Parties were allowed on Monday to express their thoughts about Public Service Co. of Oklahoma's Wind Catcher proposal.

Members of Oklahoma's Corporation Commission heard testimony on Monday from a Public Service Co. of Oklahoma executive about a...

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Wind Catcher project: ‘Green for the environment, green for the wallet’

The proposed Wind Catcher project promises significant savings for Public Services Company of Oklahoma customers. Savings are...

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Futures File: Politics fuels crude price gains

Futures File: Politics fuels crude price gains

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Energy stocks top second quarter in Oklahoma

The shares of 14 Oklahoma oil and natural gas companies recorded double-digit gains in the second quarter as rising commodity...

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Echo Energy set to move 100 employees to new downtown headquarters

Echo Energy, a northwest Oklahoma City company, is set to move its 100 employees downtown once it builds out the Parkside...

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Business briefs for June 30, 2018

Oklahoma business briefs for June 30, 2018

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Saturday, June 30 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for June 30, 2018

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Oklahoma City-based SandRidge Energy expands bidding process

The new SandRidge Energy Inc. directors have expanded their effort to seek and evaluate offers to buy the company or partner in...

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Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for June 29, 2018

Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for June 29, 2018.

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The OG&E rate agreement the Corporation Commission recently approved is mainstreaming solar-generated power.

As part of its recent rate settlement with Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co., the Oklahoma Corporation Commission allowed the...

Federal pay prevents Oklahoma City VA from filling some doctor positions

NewsJul 9, 2018

There are 21 job openings at the Oklahoma City VA Medical Center and many of them may never be filled.

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Elected members of Oklahoma's Corporation Commission will consider a proposal on Monday to allow Public Service Co. of Oklahoma to become part-owner of what...

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission will consider two potential settlement agreements on Monday that could clear the way for...

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Oil prices climb on storage declines

U.S. oil prices surged to a more than three-year high Thursday, fueled by a large decline in U.S. crude storage and continued...

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Judge recommends PSO return $428 million to customers

An administrative law judge that heard testimony in PSO's pending rate case before the Oklahoma Corporation Commission is...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Friday, June 29 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for June 29, 2018

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OU to participate in environmental partnership

The University of Oklahoma will partner with universities in Mexico and Canada to study ways to develop and promote...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Tuesday, June 28 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for June 28, 2018

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While it may have not seemed like it to some, OG&E says getting the lights back on after recent storms went better than it has before.

A spokesman for Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. said the utility did a better job of handling these recent outages than they did...

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Oklahoma business briefs

Oklahoma business briefs for June 27.

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North American environmental leaders meet in Oklahoma City

Environmental leaders from throughout North America met in Oklahoma City on Tuesday to discuss trends and concerns affecting...

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Corporation Commissioner Bob Anthony must survive a runoff before seeing what Democrat he'll face in the November general election.

Voters got to pick their favorite candidates in the Republican and Democratic primaries for a seat on the Oklahoma Corporation...

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

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for June 27, 2018

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Icahn nominee named SandRidge chairman

Activist investor Carl Icahn's nominees have claimed control of key leadership positions on the SandRidge Energy Inc. board,...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for June 26, 2018

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New innovations are expected thanks to an expanded mission at an oil and gas technologies center in Oklahoma City.

The Oil & Gas Technology Center in Oklahoma City owned by Baker Hughes, a GE company, is changing names, getting a new...

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Business briefs for June 23, 2018

Business briefs for June 23, 2018

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Saturday, June 23, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for June 23, 2018

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Chesapeake honored a Vietnam Veteran during a recent family event.

Chesapeake Energy took the time to honor a Vietnam Veteran during its recent Bring Your Child to Work Day.

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Oil, gas extraction doubles productivity in 5 years

Oil and natural gas exploration and production companies' record-setting production numbers are setting some impressive...

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A proposal to carry power from the Panhandle to the Tulsa area is continuing to encounter resistance

The community of Bixby on Tulsa's south side wants an opportunity to be heard when it comes to where Public Service Co. of...

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Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs

Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for June 22, 2018

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Friday, June 22, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for June 22, 2018

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Oklahoma business briefs for June 21, 2018

Business briefs for June 21, 2018

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Thursday, June 21, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for June 21, 2018

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SandRidge Energy expanded its board by one after an election to fill directors positions closed at the firm's annual meeting on Tuesday.

Activist investor Carl Icahn reached an agreement with SandRidge Energy late Tuesday that expands its board by one member....

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Enable moving forward with move into BOK Park Plaza

Enable Midstream notified employees Tuesday the company is proceeding with a move from Leadership Square to BOK Park Plaza...

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Carbon sequestration work is getting embraced by Gov. Fallin.

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin announced Tuesday that Oklahoma is joining a task force involving governors from other states that...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for June 20 2018

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Summer won't seem as hot for OG&E customers

Members of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission unanimously approved a rate adjustment involving Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co....

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Carl Icahn takes control of SandRidge board

Activist investor Carl Icahn has gained control of SandRidge Energy Inc., claiming a majority of the company's directors during...

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SandRidge urges shareholders to affirm its board picks as it and Icahn trade last barbs before Tuesday meeting

Final barbs were exchanged between corporate raider Carl Icahn and SandRidge Energy's board of directors on Monday, a day...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for June 19 2018

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Thunder Launchpad graduates first class

Entrepreneurs from 10 young businesses recently concluded the 12-week Thunder Launchpad accelerator program by pitching their...

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Wind group leader gets out of testifying before Oklahoma grand jury

Texas judge ruled Jeff Clark, president of The Wind Coalition, and George Shipley, a political consultant, did not have to appear.

Rural hospitals fight to remain fiscally viable

Health52 minutes ago

A community's physical and economic health is at stake as rural hospitals across Oklahoma and the United States struggle to remain viable. The largely rural Sooner State is particularly at-risk as changes in technology, insurance coverage and...

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SandRidge updates strategic review, draws criticism

Activist investor Carl Icahn and Tulsa-based Midstates Petroleum Inc. said Friday SandRidge's ongoing bid review process is too...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Friday, June 15, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for June 15 2018

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Judge recommends approval of OG&E rate cut

An administrative law judge on Friday recommended Oklahoma Corporation Commissioners approve a proposed $64 million rate cut...

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Consumers to pay more for summer gasoline

Oklahoma County motorists on average are spending about $65 a month more on gasoline this year than last summer, according to...

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Plugging in: Oklahoma energy briefs for June 14, 2018

Dodgers to host Kimray Kids Nights The Oklahoma City Dodgers and Kimray Inc. have partnered this season to create a new program...

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U.S. oil production hits another record high

U.S. oil production surged to another record high this week and is quickly approaching 11 million barrels a day, according to a...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Friday, June 15, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for June 15 2018

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SandRidge directors and shareholder continue attacks

SandRidge shareholders are scheduled to vote on the company's directors at the company's annual meeting at 9 a.m. June 19 at...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Thursday, June 14, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for June 14, 2018

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OG&E agrees to $64 million rate cut

OG&E residential customers to receive average monthly savings of $4.44.

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Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association president resigns

Tim Wigley has resigned as president of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, the association confirmed Tuesday.

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for June 13, 2018

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Asset sales and oil prices lead Oklahoma energy chat

ENERGY CHAT COMMENTARY: Asset sales and oil prices lead Oklahoma energy chat

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Corporation Commission candidate seeks transparency, public access

Editor's note: This article is the third installment in a series of articles about candidates running for Oklahoma Corporation...

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Energy chat with Adam Wilmoth

Today's Energy chat with Adam Wilmoth and Jack Money kicks off at 10 a.m. but feel free to submit questions now!

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Enable Midstream considering move to BOK Park Plaza

Enable Midstream, which employs about 480 people downtown, is considering a move from Leadership Square to the recently opened...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for June 12 2018

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Oklahoma's energy economy has this year's Democratic corporation commission candidates energized.

Contenders for the Democratic nomination for this year's Oklahoma Corporation Commission race are discussing a wide range of...

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Oklahoma business briefs for June 8

Oklahoma business briefs for June 8

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Saturday, June 9, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for June 9 2018

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Oklahoma energy briefs for June 8, 2018

Plugging In: Oklahoma Energy briefs for June 8

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Shareholders earning more attention from energy firms

Shareholders have gained extraordinary attention from their own companies this year as oil and natural gas firms increasingly...

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This project aims to connect East and West Coast consumers to affordable, renewable power.

A project studying the feasibility of getting affordable, renewable power onto grids serving the East and West Coasts will be...

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Lamb all in for energy industry, while gubernatorial rivals offer varying levels of support

At an energy forum in Oklahoma City, Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb blasts the recent tax hike on production and vows to protect the...

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Both sides claim endorsements from SandRidge report

SandRidge Energy Inc. and dissident activist shareholder Carl Icahn this week both have praised independent proxy advisory...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Friday, June 8, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for June 8 2018

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Police warn of OG&E scam

Oklahoma City police warned the public Thursday of a scam involving the OGE Energy Corporation. The scam involves a man who...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Thursday, June 7, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for June 7 2018

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Better pricing produces expansion in Oklahoma's oil and gas industry, according to the Oklahoma Energy Index.

The Oklahoma Energy Index is up by more than 10 percent during the past year. An economist involved in the index's compilation,...

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Devon Energy shareholders elect directors

Devon Energy Corp. shareholders on Wednesday elected John Krenicki Jr. as a director. Krenicki, 56, is a senior operating...

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Devon to sell stake in EnLink Midstream for $3.125 billion

Devon Energy Corp. shares soared Wednesday after the company said it will sell its stake in its pipeline subsidiary for $3.125...

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Proxy firm endorses SandRidge directors

Independent proxy advisory firm Glass, Lewis & Co. recommends SandRidge shareholders reelect the company's five directors,...

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Research provides new clues about Oklahoma's potential faults related to earthquakes.

A project involving the U.S. Geological Survey and the Oklahoma Geological survey used a specially equipped aircraft to collect...

Shortage of doctors can have deadly consequences

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Access to a primary care doctor is inadequate for a majority of Oklahomans. The Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences trains, places and supports physicians in rural area where the shortage can have deadly consequences.

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for June 6 2018

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for June 5, 2018

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Icahn again slams SandRidge board

Activist investor Carl Icahn on Monday challenged SandRidge Energy Inc. directors over the severance they paid to ousted CEO...

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Republicans will weigh experience against a promise of change when they go to the ballot box on June 26.

Republicans are being asked to weigh experience against change when it comes to evaluating their candidates for the Oklahoma...

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Vertical well operators seek options

The inaugural annual meeting of the Oklahoma Energy Producers Alliance was held in Oklahoma City on Friday.

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Advances in drilling and production techniques are paying off for Oklahoma's leaner oil and gas companies, data shows.

Oklahoma produced a record 16.8 million barrels of crude oil in March. Meanwhile, its drilling rig count continues to slowly...

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Here's why Oklahoma's GDP increased so much in 2017

Oklahoma had a large increase in gross domestic product in the fourth quarter of 2017 despite having the second largest decline...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Friday, June 2, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for June 2, 2018

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War of words heats up between SandRidge and Icahn

The conflict between SandRidge Energy Inc. and activist investor Carl Icahn continued Thursday as Icahn responded...

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Norman is getting greener

Norman city leaders approved a resolution earlier month that commits it to transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050....

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Tariffs could drive oil-field costs in Oklahoma

Some oil and natural gas projects could soon become more expensive due to tariffs on steel and aluminum the Trump...

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Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for June 1

Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for June 1

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Thursday, June 1, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for June 1, 2018

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Wind Catcher gets more support.

Public Service Co. of Oklahoma announced Wednesday it had secured additional backers on its plan to recover $1.36 billion in...

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A waivers on renewable fuels standards involving an Oklahoma refinery has resulted in a lawsuit challenging the EPA.

Renewable fuel proponents have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals for...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Thursday, May 31, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 31, 2018

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Oklahoma City-based Mammoth Energy gains $900 million Puerto Rico contract

Oklahoma City-based Mammoth Energy has received another massive contract in its ongoing effort to help restore electricity in...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Wednesday May 30, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 30, 2018

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Oklahoma City-based SandRidge directors, shareholder trade attacks

Three weeks before a planned showdown at the SandRidge Energy Inc. shareholder's meeting, the Oklahoma City company's board and...

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Oklahoma business briefs

Active drilling rigs increase by 13 The number of rigs searching for oil and natural gas throughout the country surged by 13...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Saturday, May 26, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 26, 2018

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Oklahoma has added a review requirement before a wind farm can be built.

A bill signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin earlier this month requires wind farm developers to get the military’s approval on...

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STACK drilling spurs new pipeline development

EnLink Midstream Partners is building a $40 million Redbud pipeline system to gather and transport crude oil from Marathon Oil...

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Oklahoma energy briefs

Plugging In: Oklahoma energy briefs for May 25

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Friday, May 25, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 25, 2018

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Regulators are taking additional steps as Oklahoma keeps shaking

Regulators at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission have directed operators of four saltwater disposal wells near recent stronger...

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Holiday travel, gasoline prices both expected to climb

Memorial Day travel is expected to be at 12-year highs this weekend even as gasoline prices soar to their highest level in...

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Alternative fuel vehicle demand grows despite low gasoline prices

Representatives from the state's alternative fuel industry met Wednesday for the Clean Cities Vision Awards, which recognize...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Thursday, May 24, 2018

Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for May 24, 2018

GOP House members who opposed tax package for teachers defend their position in runoff primaries

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Most of the state House incumbents in runoff primaries are having to defend their votes against tax hikes for teacher pay raises.

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Will voters elect more female senators?

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In a state where only seven of 47 state senators are female, two women and seven men entered the District 30 primary. Both women and one man advanced. Historically, few women run for Oklahoma's Legislature. Those who do are elected at a...

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Justice and mercy: Young adults tour Oklahoma County jail

LifeJul 14, 2018

A local pastor recently took a group of young adults from his church for a tour of the Oklahoma County jail to learn about some of the systemic problems plaguing the jail and the criminal justice system that feeds into it.

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In one OKC neighborhood, how much hip is too much?

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As area around NW 23 in OKC as revived, some residents weary of noise and traffic

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Oklahoma camp offers help for childhood trauma victims

NewsJul 1, 2018

Camp Hope offers help for childhood trauma victims

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These dogs are helping change lives.

NewsJul 7, 2018

Program at Mabel Basset Correctional Center lets women inmates train dogs

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