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The $11 million science experiment

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Chickasha is an oil town. It was an oil town 50 years ago, and it’s an oil town today. Energy is linked to the city’s economy and its history. Over the last two years development of a shale province rich in petroleum and natural gas have created a resurgence and a new boom. Houses are being built, businesses are moving ...

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Enbridge considers oil train line from Cushing

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CUSHING, Okla. — A company that stores more than 20 million barrels at the Cushing crude oil hub is considering construction of a rail line from the town. The Journal Record newspaper of Oklahoma City reported Tuesday that Enbridge Energy Partners would work with Savage Services to operate a 120,000-barrel-per-day facility. Watco Cos. of Pittsburg, Kansas, would provide the rail line. ...

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EPA: Texas coal plants should spend $2B to cut emissions

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Federal regulators are proposing that the largest coal-powered plants in Texas invest $2 billion in new technology to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions, a measure energy companies are likely to resist. The plan released Monday would require that 15 units at eight coal-fired plants be retrofitted with controls to help clear the air near national parks ...

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Fracking forum experts talk about best practices, bust myths

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Oklahoma has fewer regulations than many other states governing certain aspects of the oil and gas industry and the best practices related to drilling operations. “Oklahoma is one of the states that doesn’t have predrill testing or very well defined setback systems,” said Dr. Robert Puls of the Oklahoma Water Survey. While many of the large drilling companies like Chesapeake, ...

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Water is the biggest output of U.S. oil and gas wells: Kemp

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LONDON, Nov 18 – The biggest product of the U.S. petroleum industry is not oil, gas or condensate but water — billions and billions of gallons containing dissolved salts, grease and even naturally occurring radioactive materials. In 2007, when the shale revolution was still in its infant stages, the U.S. oil and gas industry was already producing more than 20 ...

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Keystone XL work already completed in Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma leaders are praising the renewed momentum in Congress to approve construction of the northern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline, even though the project will have very little economic impact on the Sooner State. Construction of the Oklahoma portion of the pipeline is already finished. If approved, the 36-inch-diameter pipeline will carry crude oil from Canada ...

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US rig count up 2 to 1,929

HOUSTON — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by two this week to 1,929. The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report that 1,582 rigs were exploring for oil and 346 for gas. One was listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,742 ...

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Marathon stays committed to drilling

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Marathon Oil is in the process of building its budget plan for next year.  However, falling oil prices aren’t helping the company at all, but Marathon says it is in it for the long haul even though its third-quarter profits took a hit. Like many companies, Marathon is pushing through the process of figuring out how to spend its money ...

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Shale drilling operations a boost to AEP in Ohio

Production in various shale formations continues to be a boon for American Electric Power Company’s industrial sales, according to a recent report by Columbus Business First. In counties where shale drilling is occurring, the company has noticed double-digit growth of its industrial sales for the fifth straight quarter. Industrial sales in counties without shale drilling activity, however, continues to lag ...

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