Oklahoma

Court Rejects Industry, Wyoming Challenge to Biden Administration’s Oil, Gas Lease Pause

Court Rejects Industry, Wyoming Challenge to Biden Administration’s Oil, Gas Lease Pause

The Biden administration’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has broad authority to postpone oil and gas lease sales to address environmental concerns, a federal judge ruled in tossing one of several lawsuits filed by industry groups and GOP-led states. U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl of the District of Wyoming last Friday (Sept. 2) ruled…

September 7, 2022
Oneok Investigating Fire at Oklahoma’s Medford NGL Fractionator

Oneok Investigating Fire at Oklahoma’s Medford NGL Fractionator

Tulsa-based Oneok Inc. on Monday was working with Oklahoma emergency responders and regulatory authorities to evaluate the damage at its Medford natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionation facility following a fire on Saturday. All of the midstream operator’s personnel were accounted for, according to spokesperson Brad Borror. The company was continuing to “prioritize the safety of…

July 11, 2022
EnLink Expects Permian, Oklahoma to Lead Natural Gas Supply Growth in 2023

EnLink Expects Permian, Oklahoma to Lead Natural Gas Supply Growth in 2023

Higher commodity prices are driving double-digit natural gas volume growth in the Permian Basin for EnLink Midstream LLC, but the turnaround in Oklahoma production is “perhaps the most impressive,” according to management. “The volume story out of Oklahoma continues to brighten as producers have responded to the improved pricing environment,” said EnLink COO Ben Lamb…

May 25, 2022
Anadarko-Focused E&P Rebrands to Canvas from Chaparral

Anadarko-Focused E&P Rebrands to Canvas from Chaparral

Independent Chaparral Energy Inc. has been rebranded as Canvas Energy Inc., still privately held and still based in Oklahoma City. “Our new brand represents a renewed sense of purpose, enthusiasm and commitment to our employees, stakeholders, vendors and local communities to name a few,” said Canvas CEO Chuck Duginski. The company held about 231,000 net…

April 21, 2022
TC Testing Support to Expand Marketlink Oil Transport from Oklahoma to Texas Coast

TC Testing Support to Expand Marketlink Oil Transport from Oklahoma to Texas Coast

TC Energy Corp. is gauging customer interest in oil transportation services that would connect Oklahoma crude supply with downstream refining markets on the Texas coast. The binding open season to solicit firm commitments for oil transportation service on the Marketlink Pipeline System was launched Friday. Marketlink has a capacity of 750,000 b/d and connects to…

April 8, 2022
Oklahoma Orders Oil, Natural Gas Wastewater Disposal Wells Shut After Tremor

Oklahoma Orders Oil, Natural Gas Wastewater Disposal Wells Shut After Tremor

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) on Tuesday ordered oil and natural gas wastewater disposal wells operating within six miles of a 4.5 magnitude earthquake that rocked central Oklahoma on Monday to be shut down indefinitely. The OCC’s Oil and Gas Conservation Division issued the formal directive as part of its continuing response to the quake…

February 2, 2022
Oklahoma Natural Gas Customers to See Smaller Hike in Winter Storm Uri-Related Charges

Oklahoma Natural Gas Customers to See Smaller Hike in Winter Storm Uri-Related Charges

Weeks away from the one-year anniversary of Winter Storm Uri, Oklahoma regulators have approved a plan that would lower and extend the natural gas costs incurred by consumers following the deadly storm. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) order issued earlier in January allows the costs to be securitized under a law passed by the state…

January 28, 2022
U.S. OFS Employment Swings Back to Growth Mode

U.S. OFS Employment Swings Back to Growth Mode

The U.S. oilfield services (OFS) and equipment sector added an estimated 7,450 jobs in December, according to the Houston-based Energy Workforce & Technology Council. “As oil demand has pushed higher, it’s heartening to see continued job growth in the sector,” said Council CEO, Leslie Buyer. “The sector has recovered more than half of the jobs…

January 13, 2022
Oil, Gas Execs Looking to Texas, Oklahoma for Top Investments, Eschewing Canada

Oil, Gas Execs Looking to Texas, Oklahoma for Top Investments, Eschewing Canada

Policies and regulations in the U.S. oil and natural gas patch, led by Texas, are viewed as substantially more favorable to investment than in Canada, according to the latest survey by the Fraser Institute. The 2021 Canada-US Energy Sector Competitiveness Survey by the Vancouver-based think tank asked 71 senior executives in the petroleum sector to…

December 6, 2021
Xfuels to Acquire Oil, Gas Wells in Kansas and Oklahoma

Xfuels to Acquire Oil, Gas Wells in Kansas and Oklahoma

Alberta-based Xfuels Inc. reported Monday that it plans to expand into the United States by adding 516 Midcontinent oil and gas wells to its holdings. The new assets come via a letter of intent (LOI) to purchase 100% of the common stock of Jubilee Exploration LLC, which controls the wells across 10 counties in northeastern…

November 29, 2021
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