NPR’s “Morning Edition” aired a version of our piece on how low oil prices are spurring economic worries in Oklahoma.
The sign on the front door says “closed,” but Pecan Creek Catering in New Cordell, Okla., is open for business. Out back, a tractor-trailer is being unloaded. Giant cans of green beans, tomatoes and mushrooms are hauled inside, where they’re sorted and stacked on metal shelves.
Oklahoma’s five-fold surge of earthquakes in 2014 made it the most seismically state in the Lower 48, EnergyWire reports
The drought in southwest Oklahoma has lingered for more than four years now, and it will take more than a wet end to 2014 to stop it — a lot more.
Despite receiving above average December precipitation, the City of Duncan will ban all outdoor watering beginning next week. That’s because water levels in Waurika Lake, Duncan’s only current drinking water source, continue to drop. Continue Reading
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission will consider rules for the wind industry that outline proper procedures for landowner notification and turbine decommissioning, according to an order singed Tuesday. Continue Reading
The U.S. is expected to have added about 5 gigawatts of wind-generated electricity capacity in 2014, estimates from the federal Energy Information Agency show. Officials expect even more growth — up to an additional 11 GW — in 2015, with most of the added capacity coming from five states: Oklahoma, Texas, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota. Continue Reading
After vocal opposition that culminated in a rowdy public meeting on Dec. 18, Pedestal Oil has withdrawn its proposal to drill near Oklahoma City’s Lake Hefner.
About 60 demonstrators gathered in front of the Norman City Hall Wednesday evening before the city council’s oversight committee met to discuss changes to the Norman’s oil and gas drilling regulations.
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Pedestal Oil first proposed drilling at Lake Hefner in 2011, but the plan met stiff opposition from several groups.