Thursday , September 19 2019
Home / OK Energy News

OK Energy News

Alliance says a fracking ban would put environmental goals out of reach

by John Bargas, senior vice president of government and public affairs for The Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma.   Oklahoma’s oil and natural gas industry is dedicated to reducing air emissions, while continuing to increase oil and natural gas production. In the United States, greenhouse gas emissions have fallen to their lowest …

Read More »

Devon Energy to help Cal Ripken Foundation build new STEM center

The 2019-2020 school year might be the best one yet for one lucky school in western Oklahoma. Devon Energy has partnered with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation to build a state-of-the-art science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) Center for elementary students. The STEM Center will feature interactive, hands-on tools such …

Read More »

Different stands on energy issues

Across the country, local governments are taking stands on energy issues. Some controversial. Some anti-fossil fuel in nature. In Durango, Colorado some of the residents of La Plata county voiced opposition to the county considering adopting so-called 1041 regulations that under the 1974 law give local governments more control over …

Read More »

Report—a fracking ban would halt new economic growth ‘instantly’

Oil and gas leaders know that if Sen. Elizabeth Warren is elected President and follows through with her pledge to ban fracking on her first day in office, she can’t do it without Congress.  Still, the very subject no doubt has those leaders shaking their heads in disbelief. Energy and …

Read More »

Oil prices drop while US talks with Saudi Arabia following drone attack

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to discuss the attack on 2 important Saudi oil facilities on Saturday and to “coordinate efforts to counter Iranian aggression in the region,” per a statement. Where it stands: Saudi officials said Tuesday …

Read More »

Record oil and gas production in North Dakota

Flaring in North Dakota continues to exceed the state’s goals, but was still less than posted in last month’s oil and gas production report — despite the fact crude oil and natural gas production reached new heights. The monthly oil production report released Monday, Sept. 16, shows a 1.2 percent …

Read More »

Another Iowa ethanol plant stops operations

Uncertainty from the Trump administration about the future of ethanol production has resulted in a second Iowa ethanol plant shutting down production. The Siouxland Energy, a farmer-owned cooperative in Sioux Center. Its board of directors “decided to halt production” and a written statement blamed the Trump Administration’s waivers so ethanol …

Read More »

Groups planning ‘Climate Crisis’ day in Tulsa on Friday

Organizers of an event to bring more attention to what they call the “Climate Crisis” are hoping hundreds or more students walk out of their classes in Tulsa on Friday. “If everyone pulls their weight, Friday’s strikes will be the biggest day of climate action yet on our home planet!” …

Read More »

Oil and Gas Expo only a few weeks away in OKC

The 23rd annual Oklahoma Oil and Gas Expo sponsored by SOER, Sustaining Oklahoma’s Energy Resources, is only a few weeks away in Oklahoma City.  More than 250 exhibitors have signed up to take part. “We still have three weeks and normally, we get a pretty good push in the final …

Read More »