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‘Why The Oil and Gas Industry is Not Giving to Trump’

Donald Trump is the keynote speaker at the annual Shale Insight conference in Pittsburgh this week, but the energy industry isn’t opening its wallets to the Republican nominee. In a typical they election they would, reports StateImpact Pennsylvania’s Susan Phillips: “So what’s going on here?” Why the oil and gas industry is not giving to [...]

‘Quake Frequency Declines, Seismic Energy in Oklahoma Increases’

Though the rate of earthquakes “has declined from its peak,” the 5.8-magnitude earthquake near Pawnee has made 2016 the most seismically active year on record “as measured by seismic energy release,” Oklahoma Geological Survey Director Jeremy Boak tells the Enid News‘ Sally Asher. Studying seismicity: Quake frequency declines, seismic energy in Oklahoma increases ENID, Okla. [...]

State Regulators Expand Limits on Disposal Wells Near Labor Day Weekend Quake

Oklahoma Regulators Expand Limits On Disposal Operations Near Labor Day Earthquake Federal and state regulators on Monday expanded and modified emergency orders limiting oil and gas activity at wells near a fault line that produced Oklahoma’s strongest earthquake on record. Regulators are targeting 67 disposal wells in two counties near the damaging 5.8-magnitude earthquake that [...]

Group Says Wind Credits Could Cost Billions, Industry Says Analysis Is Inaccurate

A NextEra Renewable Energy Resources wind farm site near Elk City, Okla.

An organization opposed to wind power incentives says payouts could total $5.2 billion by 2030 if Oklahoma’s zero-emissions tax credit continues, “an amount the wind industry said is highly inflated,” The Oklahoman’s Paul Monies reports: WindWaste, a group founded by Claremore businessman Frank Robson, said its latest estimates of future wind farm developments in Oklahoma [...]

The Oklahoma Oil Billionaire Shaping Donald Trump’s Bid to Win on Energy Issues

Donald Trump at a campaign stop at the Oklahoma State Fair in September 2015.

Donald Trump is wooing energy-state voters by promising a presidency that will champion coal, promote drilling and free frackers from federal regulations limiting oil and gas development. If the Republican candidate’s energy platform sounds like it was written specifically for fossil fuel companies, that’s because an Oklahoma oil billionaire helped craft it.

Oklahoma On Track to Top California in Wind Power Capacity

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Oklahoma remained No. 4 in the U.S. in installed wind power capacity during the second quarter of 2016, but a national industry group expects the state to move up the ranks by the end of the year. No new wind farms have been completed in recent months, according to a report from the American Wind [...]

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