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Corporation Commission working on fees for those with alternative energy

Posted by Bob Sands

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has begun the complicated process of deciding if people who have solar, wind or geothermal energy should pay more to utility companies for whatever power they get from the general power grid.

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Big vs. Small oil companies battle it out in Oklahoma legislature

Posted by Bob Sands

House bill 2177 has sparked a battle between Oklahoma's major oil companies and the smaller firms that operate in the state. Opponents of the bill say it allows firms that drill horizontally to dip farther into vertical reservoirs, effectively pumping oil that has already been discovered by someone else. Changes in the proposal are considered likely.

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EPA releases information on fracking fluids

Posted by Bob Sands

An analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency finds kerosene, methanol and hydrochloric acid are the three most widely used additives in hydraulic fracturing fluids. The study also found that more than 1 in 10 ingredients were withheld from publication on the web-site FracFocus under claim of trade secrets.

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Lawsuit increases concerns for drilling company liabilities

Posted by Bob Sands

The energy industry is taking notice of a lawsuit in Oklahoma as a trend in the future that could seriously impact their operations. The suit against two energy companies' alleges drilling activities caused the Prague earthquake that damaged homes and injured one of the plaintiffs.

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Kansas agency orders disposal wells to cut back because of earthquakes

Posted by Bob Sands

Wells that dispose of oil and gas drilling waste in two counties in Kansas near the Oklahoma border have been ordered to cut their disposal rate by half. The Kansas Corporation Commission issued the order saying there is an immediate threat to public health and safety due to earthquakes in the area.

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