oil http://kgou.org en Oil Train Workers Raise Questions About Safety http://kgou.org/post/oil-train-workers-raise-questions-about-safety Crude oil shipments by rail increased by more than 80 percent, nationally, last year. Most of it is coming from the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota. That crude is more flammable than other types of oil, and has been shown to catch fire and explode when trains derail.<p>More than 15 trains of Bakken oil move through some parts of the Northwest each week, en route to refineries and terminals in Washington and Oregon.<p>Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway transports the majority of that oil. The company regularly touts its commitment to safety. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:44:24 +0000 Jeremy Hobson 33085 at http://kgou.org Oil Train Workers Raise Questions About Safety A Boom In Oil Is A Boon For U.S. Shipbuilding Industry http://kgou.org/post/boom-oil-boon-us-shipbuilding-industry Scott Clapham peers down into a cavernous dry dock at the Aker Philadelphia Shipyard. He points to massive pieces of steel, some covered with a light dusting of snow. When assembled, they will form a 115,000-ton oil tanker.<p>It's one of two oil tankers being constructed for SeaRiver Maritime, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil, costing $200 million apiece. It takes roughly 1,000 workers more than a year to build, and the shipyard already has orders for four more tankers and two container ships, says Clapham, the senior vice president of Aker Philadelphia. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:46:39 +0000 Jackie Northam 25160 at http://kgou.org A Boom In Oil Is A Boon For U.S. Shipbuilding Industry OKC-Based SandRidge Sells Gulf Of Mexico Assets http://kgou.org/post/okc-based-sandridge-sells-gulf-mexico-assets <p></p><p><a href="http://www.sandridgeenergy.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">SandRidge Energy</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is selling all of its holdings in the Gulf of Mexico.</span></p><p>The Oklahoma City-based oil and natural gas company announced early Tuesday morning <a href="http://www.fieldwoodenergy.com/">Fieldwood Energy</a> will pay $750 million in cash and assume $370 million in abandonment liabilities for its Gulf and coastal properties.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 18:02:00 +0000 Brian Hardzinski 20637 at http://kgou.org OKC-Based SandRidge Sells Gulf Of Mexico Assets Kerr-McGee Was Wrong to Dump Polluted Sites Into Spinoff Company, Judge Rules http://kgou.org/post/kerr-mcgee-was-wrong-dump-polluted-sites-spinoff-company-judge-rules <div class="post-17648 post type-post status-publish format-standard hentry category-natural-resources tag-bankruptcy tag-natural-gas tag-oil tag-tronox clearfix post-content first last" id="post-17648" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: baseline; zoom: 1; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);"><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: 1.5; vertical-align: baseline;">Kerr-McGee, fo Fri, 13 Dec 2013 18:12:00 +0000 Logan Layden 19151 at http://kgou.org Kerr-McGee Was Wrong to Dump Polluted Sites Into Spinoff Company, Judge Rules Former Creek County Refinery Site Added To Superfund Priority List http://kgou.org/post/former-creek-county-refinery-site-added-superfund-priority-list <p></p><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 site near Bristow, abandoned decades ago by a pair of oil refiners, has been added to the Environmental Protection Agency’s list of most hazardous national cleanup priorities.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:15:59 +0000 Joe Wertz & Logan Layden 19076 at http://kgou.org Former Creek County Refinery Site Added To Superfund Priority List Railroads Emerge As 'Rolling Pipelines' In Scramble To Frack New Shale Plays http://kgou.org/post/railroads-emerge-rolling-pipelines-scramble-frack-new-shale-plays <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Some of the best new oil and gas plays are in some of the most remote areas of the country, where there’s little to no pipeline infrastructure to move freshly drilled crude out.</span></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:38:00 +0000 Logan Layden 18851 at http://kgou.org Railroads Emerge As 'Rolling Pipelines' In Scramble To Frack New Shale Plays GE Picks Site Near Downtown Oklahoma City For New Oil And Gas Research Center http://kgou.org/post/ge-picks-site-near-downtown-oklahoma-city-new-oil-and-gas-research-center <p>General Electric has picked a site near downtown Oklahoma City for the home of its new research center focused on the oil and gas industry.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The center is one of nine globally for the company. Former Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce Mike Ming is the general manager of the GE Oil and Gas Technology Center.</span></p><p>Published reports say the new 95,000-square-foot center will be built at NE 10th and N. Walnut Ave., near the University Research Park.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:48:18 +0000 KGOU Staff 18595 at http://kgou.org GE Picks Site Near Downtown Oklahoma City For New Oil And Gas Research Center Israel Dreams Of A Future As An Oil Producer http://kgou.org/post/israel-dreams-future-oil-producer There's an old joke that if Moses had turned right when he led Jewish tribes out of Egypt, Israel might be where Saudi Arabia is today — and be rich from oil. Consultant Amit Mor of Eco Energy says that joke is out of date.<p>"Israel has more oil than Saudi Arabia," he claims. "And it's not a joke."<p>But that oil will be difficult to reach, <a href="http://www.worldenergy.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/ser_2010_report_1.pdf" target="_blank">if it can be recovered at all</a>. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 13:45:13 +0000 Emily Harris 17999 at http://kgou.org Israel Dreams Of A Future As An Oil Producer Oklahoma Company Agrees To Pay Penalty For Oil Spill http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-company-agrees-pay-penalty-oil-spill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">An&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;company has agreed to pay a $1-million penalty for allowing thousands of gallons of oil to seep into an ephemeral creek south of Rawlins in 2011.</p> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 00:35:35 +0000 Associated Press 17776 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Company Agrees To Pay Penalty For Oil Spill As Oklahoma’s Oilfield Booms, State Tax Breaks Follow http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-s-oilfield-booms-state-tax-breaks-follow <p>The energy industry fuels Oklahoma’s economy, and the state is flush with active rigs and plentiful oil and natural gas production.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Oklahoma’s </span>oilfields<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are booming, as are state tax credits for drilling, which is leading some to question whether it’s sound fiscal policy to </span>incentivize<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> a thriving industry.</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:14:05 +0000 Joe Wertz 12089 at http://kgou.org As Oklahoma’s Oilfield Booms, State Tax Breaks Follow