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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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Colorado lawmakers pass dramatic drilling rule changes

DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to a measure that would dramatically change the way the state...

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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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...

Catholic Charities offers new employee loan program

BusinessApr 3, 2019

As executive director of the Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, Patrick Raglow is all too familiar with the perils of payday loans. Many of the low-income families his nonprofit serves fall prey to the typical two-week, exorbitantly...

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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...

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Oil rebounds as Russia signals commitment to cuts

Oil surged Tuesday as Russia's energy minister said the country is on track to meet its pledged output cuts, keeping crude on...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 27, 2019

Oil and Gas prices Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $56.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 26, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $55.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $43.25...

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Science Museum Oklahoma announces Schlumberger matching grant for energy exhibit renovation

Science Museum Oklahoma has announced that Schlumberger will provide a matching grant of $90,000 to help renovate the museum’s...

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Oklahoma business briefs for March 23, 2019

Acquisition announced Tenaris announced Friday it has signed a $1.2 billion cash-free debt-free deal to acquire IPSCO Tubulars...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 23, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $55.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $43.50...

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Ascent Resources reports growth in Utica Shale field during 2018

Oklahoma City-based Ascent Resources continues its rise in Ohio’s Utica Shale field. This week, the company’s latest published...

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Devon nominates two to board Devon Energy announced Thursday that Ann G. Fox and Keith O. Rattie have been nominated to join...

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Oil, natural gas production grow despite lower rig count

Oil and natural gas production continues to increase in Oklahoma even as the number of rigs drilling new wells falls. Oil and...

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Spring generally brings increased pollen counts and increased gasoline prices

Spring has sprung. You can tell by increasing amounts of airborne pollen, and you can tell by what you’re paying to fill your...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 22, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $56.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $44.50...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 21, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $56.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $44.25...

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Roan Resources posts fourth quarter, 2018 annual results

Roan Resources is “an entirely different company from where we started,” CEO Tony Maranto said this week in remarks related to...

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Saudi-Russia oil alliance shows signs of strain

The partnership at the heart of the OPEC+ alliance showed further signs of strain after Russia pressured the Saudi-led group to...

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Chaparral Energy stock surges Chaparral Energy Inc. shares jumped more than 26 percent on Tuesday on higher-than-average...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 20, 2019

Oil and Gas prices Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $55.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco...

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Plaintiffs ask for ruling to return oversight of coal ash disposal to the EPA

The plaintiffs in a lawsuit that seeks to void the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to allow Oklahoma to...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 19, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $55.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $43.50...

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Oil, gas industry may challenge Kingfisher County's revised permit requirements for temporary line

Kingfisher County’s board of county commissioners has revised completely its temporary pipelines permitting requirements. On...

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Encana to bring cube development to STACK wells in April

Oklahoma’s prairie landscape is about to take on a little bit different look. In April, a new player in the state’s STACK play...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 16, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $55 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $43 Oklahoma oil...

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Mammoth Energy Services posts quarterly, annual results after Thursday's market close

Mammoth Energy Services experienced a slowdown in business during the final quarter of 2018, but not enough to derail...

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Public Service Co. of Oklahoma obtains approval of settlement in rate case before Corporation Commission

Oklahoma’s Corporation Commissioners on Thursday unanimously approved a rate case settlement agreement with Public Service Co....

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Chaparral reports financial, operational results

Chaparral Energy highlighted growing production numbers and improved margins when it announced its 2018 results Thursday. The...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 15, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $55.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $43.25...

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Oklahoma business briefs for March 14, 2019

Energy expert to speak at OCU Energy expert Scott Tinker is scheduled to give a presentation titled “Sustainable Energy...

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Mid-Con Energy Partners reports quarterly, annual results

TULSA — Mid-Con Energy Partners’ top executive this week said the company is making progress in turning around its operations....

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Midstates earns net incomes in final quarter of 2018, full year

TULSA — Midstates Petroleum Co. earned net incomes both for all of 2018 and the final quarter of the year, the company reported...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 14, 2019

Oil and gas prices Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $54.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco...

Oklahoma bill challenges alcohol distribution model

BusinessApr 4, 2019

Alcohol distribution is a point of contention — again. Oklahomans voted to change a decades-old distribution model as part of sweeping changes to the state’s alcohol industry included in State Question 792. Now, nearly six months since...

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House approves measure to protect mineral rights owners from governmental takings, sends to Senate

Oklahoma’s House of Representatives sent along a proposed law to the Senate this week that could allow mineral rights owners to...

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US consumer prices rose 0.2% in February

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in February, pushed up slightly by higher gasoline and housing costs even as...

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Oklahoma Corporation Commission backs electric cooperative in dispute over a large power agreement

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission on Tuesday short-circuited ONEOK’s hopes to have Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. supply power...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 13, 2019

Oil and Gas prices Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $53.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 12, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $53.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $41.50...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 9, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $52.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $40.50...

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Business cover brief for March 9, 2019

Rig count increases by 1 in Oklahoma The number of working rigs climbed by one in Oklahoma this week while it fell again...

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Historic preservation brings an old Oklahoma oil field to mind

EDMOND — Brainstorming before — and at — last Tuesday's meeting of the Edmond Historic Preservation Trust, the West Edmond...

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Oklahoma Business cover briefs for March 8, 2019

Panhandle Oil and Gas board updated Panhandle Oil and Gas announced Thursday the company's shareholders at its annual meeting...

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Public Service Co.'s pending rate case includes a reliability feature, regulators say

The proposed settlement of Public Service Co. of Oklahoma’s pending rate case isn’t performance-based, as initially proposed....

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 8, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $53 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $41 Oklahoma...

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US trade gap jumped to 10-year high; record gap with China

WASHINGTON — The U.S. trade deficit jumped nearly 19 percent in December, pushing the trade imbalance for all of 2018 to widen...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 7, 2019

Oil and gas prices Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $52.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco...

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Gulfport continues to be pressured by hedge fund to return value to its investors

An investor that owns about 8 percent of Gulfport Energy Corp. stock continues to exert pressure on the Oklahoma City-based...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 6, 2019

Oil and gas prices Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $53 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc....

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SandRidge's top executive outlines new strategy company intends to follow

SandRidge Energy Inc. is operating under a refined business strategy as it heads into 2019. Paul McKinney, the firm’s recently...

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Devon confirms 200 layoffs, more expected

Devon Energy Corp. is cutting loose about 200 of its employees in February and March as it works on plans to either sell or...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 5, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $53.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $41.25...

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Encana to roll back active rigs in STACK

Encana will significantly cut the number of rigs it is running in Oklahoma’s STACK play of the Anadarko Basin during the second...

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SandRidge posts quarterly, annual results

SandRidge Energy Corp. reported it earned a net income of about $54.2 million, or $1.53 a share, during the fourth quarter of...

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Midship announces the start of work on a key natural gas pipeline in Oklahoma

Midship Pipeline Co. announced Friday work is underway on its project. When finished, the 1.44 billion-cubic-feet-per-day...

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Oklahoma Business Cover briefs for March 2, 2019

Rig counts fall again in state, U.S. The number of working rigs dropped this week both in Oklahoma and nationally, Baker Hughes...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 2, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $52.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $40.25...

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Corporation Commission adopts rule change that will require wind facility operators and developers to pay annual fees

Oklahoma’s Corporation Commission on Thursday adopted updated rules that include a new provision to require wind developers to...

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Oil, gas operators required to notify regulators on temporary line plans

Oklahoma’s Corporation Commission on Thursday adopted rules that aim to help it keep track of where temporary lines for...

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Oil, gasoline prices continue rise

Oil prices continued climbing Thursday, backed in part by global production drops and a dip in U.S. storage levels. The price...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for March 1. 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $53.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $41.75...

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Chesapeake Energy reports 2018 fourth quarter, full year results that feature increasing oil production

Chesapeake Energy Corp. officials highlighted Improved margins, reduced debt and growing percentages of oil in the production...

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Gulfport highlights value building efforts as it reports 2018 fourth quarter and full year results

Gulfport Energy Corp. officials on Wednesday highlighted several recent steps the company has taken to improve shareholder...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 28, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $53.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $41.25...

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PSO reaches proposed settlement on rate increase request

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission announced Wednesday evening its Public Utility Division and Public Service Co. of Oklahoma...

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PSO reaches proposed settlement on rate increase request

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission announced Wednesday evening its Public Utility Division and Public Service Co. of Oklahoma...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 27, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $51.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $39.75...

Downtown blooms in April

BusinessApr 2, 2019

For a moment, let’s step back, take a breath, and maybe celebrate our community. It’s not to say we’re done discussing serious issues of creating safer streets, addressing the needs of the less fortunate and those struggling just to get by day...

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FBI insider trading probe results in criminal charge in Oklahoma City federal court

The FBI has been conducting an insider trading investigation of the former chairman of Marathon Oil Corp., The Oklahoman has...

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House, Senate committees advance several oil and gas measures

Several bills seeking to address issues related to the ongoing development of Oklahoma’s shale fields advanced Tuesday in House...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 26, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $52 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $40 Oklahoma oil...

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ONEOK posts strong earnings as it maintains a growth posture heading into 2019

TULSA — ONEOK already is looking forward to this year after putting together a set of solid fourth-quarter and full-year...

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

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $53.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $41.75...

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Oil production climbs as budgets are cut

Oil production is set to increase in Oklahoma and throughout the country even as companies cut their drilling budgets. Oil and...

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OGE Energy posts profits slip as operational goals are met

OGE Energy Corp. reported Thursday it accomplished several notable achievements through its utility subsidiary Oklahoma Gas and...

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Judge won't sidetrack OG&E rate case

The Sierra Club tried unsuccessfully Thursday to convince an administrative law judge at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 22, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $53.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $41.50...

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

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $53.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $41.50...

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ONE Gas reports quarterly, annual results

Colder weather, increased costs associated with refund obligations related to the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and increased...

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Devon Energy announces asset sales plans

Devon Energy is moving on. The firm announced Tuesday it intends either to sell or spin off its Canadian and Barnett Shale...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 20, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $52.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $40.75...

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Enable Midstream Partners reports operational and financial results for fourth quarter, year

Enable Midstream Partners gathered and processed record amounts of natural gas and gathered record crude oil and condensate in...

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Continental Resources profits surge to nearly $1 billion in 2018

Continental Resources raked in a profit of nearly $1 billion in 2018, officials said Monday. The company posted net income for...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 16, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $52.00 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $40.00...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 15, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Thursday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $51 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $39 Oklahoma...

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Commission seeks line notifications

Oklahoma’s Corporation Commission aims to map out where temporary lines that support ongoing oil and gas operations are getting...

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Oklahoma Senate's Energy Committee sends wind-related bills along

Several wind energy-related bills proposed by lawmakers worked their way through the Oklahoma Senate’s Energy Committee on...

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Chesapeake partners with technology firm to boost its performance

Chesapeake Energy Corp. announced Thursday it has made a deal with a technology firm to boost its data science and artificial...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 14, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $50.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $38.50...

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Continental announces $2.6B budget for 2019

Continental Resources isn’t slowing down. On Wednesday, company officials said they plan to run an average of 25 drilling rigs...

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Shareholders sign off on $7.7 billion Encana, Newfield merger

Encana Corp. took its world-class portfolio of assets and made it better Tuesday by adding some of Oklahoma’s best. Its...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 12, 2019

Oil and Gas prices Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Monday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $48.75 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 9, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Friday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $49.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $37.25...

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State rig count falls Oklahoma rig count falls by two The number of working rigs dropped by two over the week in Oklahoma while...

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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. — $49.25 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $37.25...

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Panhandle Oil and Gas reports its first-quarter results for 2019

Panhandle Oil and Gas earned a net income of $12.7 million during the first quarter of its fiscal year for 2019, the company...

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Oklahoma City University announces it will move its energy master's degree programs online

Oklahoma City University’s Meinders School of Business is broadening its hunt for new students to fill slots in its energy...

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

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Wednesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $50.50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $38.50...

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Oklahoma oil prices and drilling report for Feb. 6, 2019

Oklahoma crude oil prices as of 5 p.m. Tuesday: Oklahoma Sweet: Sunoco Inc. — $50 Oklahoma Sour: Sunoco Inc. — $38 Oklahoma oil...

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Jury convicts man of cheating Chesapeake Energy out of $4.3 million

The former president of a now-defunct well servicing company was found guilty Tuesday of cheating Chesapeake Energy out of more...

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Enable Midstream signs 20-year supply agreement with export terminal operator

Enable Midstream Partners’ plans to build a pipeline from northern Louisiana to Texas’ Gulf Coast were made golden Tuesday....

'Safety-sensitive' medical marijuana changes may be delayed

HealthApr 4, 2019

Gov. Kevin Stitt recently signed the “Unity Bill” into law, but a new lawsuit could delay its effective date. What is the Unity Bill? The Unity Bill became law after House Bill 2612 was signed by Gov. Stitt on March 14. This new law provides...

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WPX trims 2019 spending plan

TULSA — WPX Energy announced Monday it has cut its capital expenditure plans for 2019 by more than $350 million. Officials with...

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Studies continue to evaluate Oklahoma's seismic events

The top seismologist in Oklahoma welcomes recent research that looks at how injection rates might shake Oklahoma's seismic...

Senior centers' success has board in a quandary

BusinessDec 24, 2018

The surprising success of Oklahoma City's new senior centers has the voluntary MAPS 3 Citizens Advisory Board grappling with the question of how many centers to build, and where. "I think it's a mistake" not to build all the centers promised to...

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Former OU coach Billy Tubbs knows that times have changed in college hoops

SportsApr 6, 2019

I ran into Billy Tubbs back in February at the OU-Texas basketball game. We did a little commiserating. Earlier that week, we each independently had stumbled upon the Purdue-Indiana game. Final score: Purdue 48, Indiana 46. We talked about...

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Paul George reinvented his diet before the best season of his career

SportsApr 5, 2019

The buttery smell of popcorn drew Paul George to the open side door of the concession stand after practice in Toronto last week. He lingered, talking to the person inside, who was presumably preparing for the Raptors game that night. The...

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Thunder’s success in halfcourt imperative to playoff success

SportsApr 4, 2019

The questions poured in about momentum, a galvanizing moment, an instance of joy that the Thunder could use as a springboard to consistency or a dream run in the playoffs. There were slivers of hope in the Thunder’s 119-103 win against the...

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Both resting and playing Paul George has its drawbacks as Thunder approaches playoffs

SportsApr 2, 2019

Luka Doncic didn’t make the trip to Oklahoma City with the Mavericks on Saturday. LeBron James won’t take the floor at Chesapeake Energy Arena with the Lakers on Tuesday. It’s that time of year when some of the NBA's best players rest due to...

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Local storm chaser charged with child molestation

NewsApr 3, 2019

An Oklahoma storm chaser and photographer has been charged with inappropriately touching a 15-year-old boy. Lawrence Robert McEwen, 28, of Noble, is facing three counts of lewd molestation or indecent proposal to a child and one count of...

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