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With Pruitt Leading EPA, Oklahoma Oil Firm Gains Ground in Fight Against Regulation

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt testifying at a Jan. 18 confirmation hearing on his nomination as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Shortly after taking over as head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt started a roll-back of Obama-era environmental regulations, an effort that has provided big benefits to one of his home state’s largest independent oil and gas companies, the New York Times reports. Pruitt has long maintained a close [...]

Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt Says ‘Alliance’ With Energy Industry Wasn’t Secret

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt shakes hands at the state capitol after the 2014 State of the State address.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt confirmed Monday that he has worked with the energy industry to push back against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Obama administration’s regulatory agenda, but denied how The New York Times characterized those efforts, which were detailed in a story published over the weekend. Pruitt’s alliance with energy companies [...]

Three of Oklahoma’s Largest Oil Companies’ Plan for How the State Should Tax Them

An Oklahoma pump jack.

Executives at Chesapeake Energy, Continental Resources and Devon Energy have proposed a plan for Oklahoma’s taxes on oil and natural gas production. The proposal comes as legislators are debating state oil and gas taxes, which include an incentive for horizontal drilling that expires next year. The Oklahoman‘s Adam Wilmoth reports: The newest proposal would change [...]

Devon Energy Moving Hundreds of Houston Workers to OKC

Devon Energy is shuttering its Houston operations center and moving hundreds of workers to Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma City company currently has about 500 workers at the Houseton office, The Oklahoman‘s Adam Wilmoth reports: Most of the Houston administrative and support positions will be eliminated, but the engineers, geologists, geophysicists and other technical positions will [...]

Wanna Prevent Protests? Protect the Environment, Oil Execs Tell Themselves

The Keystone XL Pipeline in Nebraska, a state where environmental concern over the proposed pathway forced planners to reroute the pipeline away from ecologically sensitive areas.

Executives and experts with oil and natural gas companies met in Oklahoma City earlier this week to talk shop. And while the desire for more pipelines dominated much of the discussion — Keystone XL is just the beginning, apparently — the Journal Record‘s Sarah Terry-Cobo reports that maintaining the public trust over environmental issues was [...]

Why Oklahoma Natural Gas Producers Are Reinventing Themselves

Oklahoma Oil

Low prices, warm weather and abundant production are forcing natural gas companies to refocus on oil. This is an important shift for Oklahoma, an epicenter of the natural gas industry. The Oklahoman ran a great profile of how Oklahoma natural gas companies are trying to reinvent themselves as oil outfits. In many ways, natural gas [...]

For Oklahoma Companies on Fortune’s ‘Best’ List, It’s Not Just About Big Salaries

Four Oklahoma Companies made Fortune’s annual “100 Best Companies to Work for” list. What do Chesapeake Energy, Devon Energy, American Fidelity Assurance and QuikTrip have in common? Not surprisingly: great pay and cool perks. But there’s something else at work here. And it’s not just super-sized salaries, corporate campus coffee shops or on-site dry cleaners.

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