energy http://kgou.org en Oklahoma Agrees To Keep Oil Train Shipments Secret http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-agrees-keep-oil-train-shipments-secret <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Surging oil production in states like North Dakota has outpaced pipeline capacity, and the energy industry has turned to railroads to transport oil from fields to refineries.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:25:13 +0000 Joe Wertz 32837 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Agrees To Keep Oil Train Shipments Secret Study: Climate Change Challenges Oklahoma’s Temperature-Sensitive Economy http://kgou.org/post/study-climate-change-challenges-oklahoma-s-temperature-sensitive-economy-0 <p>Future temperature changes pose serious risks to the climate-sensitive agricultural and energy industries in Oklahoma and other Great Plains states, a new study on the business and economic effects of climate change concludes.</p><p></p><p><iframe height="450" src="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/files/2014/06/ok-avgsumtemp.gif" width="590"></iframe></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:10:31 +0000 Joe Wertz 32125 at http://kgou.org Feds Target Oil And Gas Industry For Underpaying Workers http://kgou.org/post/feds-target-oil-and-gas-industry-underpaying-workers <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">In states with the most oil and gas drilling, including Texas, Oklahoma and North Dakota, the U.S. Department of Labor has won back pay for over 4,000 energy industry workers in just the past year.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:27:25 +0000 Dave Fehling 31984 at http://kgou.org Feds Target Oil And Gas Industry For Underpaying Workers Legal Challenge To New Drilling Incentive Could Raise Big Constitutional Questions http://kgou.org/post/legal-challenge-new-drilling-incentive-could-raise-big-constitutional-questions <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">A controversial bill setting the effective tax rate on new oil and gas wells was one of the capstones of the 2014 legislative session.</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:26:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 30715 at http://kgou.org Legal Challenge To New Drilling Incentive Could Raise Big Constitutional Questions To Get Permit In Earthquake Zone, Disposal Well Operator Agrees To Extra Monitoring http://kgou.org/post/get-permit-earthquake-zone-disposal-well-operator-agrees-extra-monitoring <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">An oil company seeking to build a&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/topic/earthquakes-2/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;">disposal well</a>&nbsp;in earthquake-prone Logan County has agreed to record additional pressure and volume measurements to get a permit from the state’s oil and gas regulator.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">The Oklahoma Corporation Commission on Thursday voted 2-0 to approve the disposal well for Kansas-based </span>Slawson<span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;"> Exploration. Commissioner Dana Murphy abstained from the vote “saying she wanted to wait until more seismic data was available,”&nbsp;</span><em style="font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(68, 68, 68); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">The </em><em style="font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; line-height: inherit; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Oklahoman</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">‘s</span><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://newsok.com/injection-well-operator-in-logan-county-earthquake-zone-agrees-to-additional-monitoring/article/4864659" style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;">Paul Monies reports</a><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">:</span></p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 22:43:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 30380 at http://kgou.org To Get Permit In Earthquake Zone, Disposal Well Operator Agrees To Extra Monitoring Wind Projects In Osage County Dividing ‘Neighbors And Families’ http://kgou.org/post/wind-projects-osage-county-dividing-neighbors-and-families <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Wind-energy companies have high hopes for Osage County. Thu, 29 May 2014 14:07:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 30254 at http://kgou.org Wind Projects In Osage County Dividing ‘Neighbors And Families’ U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Attorney General’s Challenge To Federal Haze Rule http://kgou.org/post/us-supreme-court-won-t-hear-attorney-general-s-challenge-federal-haze-rule <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">The U.S. Tue, 27 May 2014 20:04:30 +0000 Logan Layden 30122 at http://kgou.org U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Attorney General’s Challenge To Federal Haze Rule Environmental Groups Ask EPA To Regulate Air Pollution From Oil And Gas Wells http://kgou.org/post/environmental-groups-ask-epa-regulate-air-pollution-oil-and-gas-wells <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">An alliance of national and state environmental groups on Tuesday asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to set air pollution limits on oil and gas wells and production equipment.</span></p> Wed, 14 May 2014 18:11:47 +0000 Joe Wertz 29237 at http://kgou.org Environmental Groups Ask EPA To Regulate Air Pollution From Oil And Gas Wells Public Forum Questions Reveal Concern About Climate Change in Oklahoma http://kgou.org/post/public-forum-questions-reveal-concern-about-climate-change-oklahoma <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Last week, we hosted a public forum on how climate change affects Oklahoma. A panel of experts took audience questions on water and agriculture, and if the discussion is any guide,&nbsp;</span>Oklahomans<span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">&nbsp;are curious, frustrated and concerned about climate change.</span></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 12:11:23 +0000 Joe Wertz 28826 at http://kgou.org Public Forum Questions Reveal Concern About Climate Change in Oklahoma Drier, Hotter, More Extreme Weather: How Climate Change Is Already Affecting Oklahoma http://kgou.org/post/drier-hotter-more-extreme-weather-how-climate-change-already-affecting-oklahoma <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">A new federal report&nbsp;<a href="http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/report" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;">bluntly warns</a>&nbsp;that every region of the United States is already observing climate change-related affects to the environment and economy.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 18:12:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 28834 at http://kgou.org Drier, Hotter, More Extreme Weather: How Climate Change Is Already Affecting Oklahoma