Continental Resources http://kgou.org en How Train Accidents Involving Northern Plains Crude Affect Oklahoma’s Oil Industry http://kgou.org/post/how-train-accidents-involving-northern-plains-crude-affect-oklahoma-s-oil-industry <p>http://youtu.be/scWkDGQrtl8</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 series of explosive train accidents has renewed concern about the safety of transporting crude oil by rail, especially the type of crude extracted from the Northern Plains.</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);">The most recent accident was the the fiery crash that&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/01/01/258822986/derailing-revives-calls-to-change-how-trains-haul-crude-oil" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;" target="_blank">occurred on Dec. 30 in North Dakota</a>. No one was injured, but dramatic fireballs erupted when the train with more than 100 cars collided with another train carrying grain in the small town of Casselton.</p><p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 17:46:32 +0000 Joe Wertz 20560 at http://kgou.org Oil Billionaire Harold Hamm To Lead AG Pruitt’s Re-Election Campaign http://kgou.org/post/oil-billionaire-harold-hamm-lead-ag-pruitt-s-re-election-campaign <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);">Oil billionaire Harold Hamm, the CEO and Chairman of Oklahoma energy giant Continental Resources has been tapped to lead state Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s re-election campaign.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:34:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 10637 at http://kgou.org Oil Billionaire Harold Hamm To Lead AG Pruitt’s Re-Election Campaign What’s the Difference Between Oklahoma and Arkansas? Oil http://kgou.org/post/what-s-difference-between-oklahoma-and-arkansas-oil <p></p><p>Many energy company executives are afraid to talk about oil, according to <a href="http://www.contres.com">Continental Resoures</a> <a href="http://www.contres.com/about/leadership/harold-g-hamm">CEO Harold Hamm</a>.</p><p>“Energy has treated Oklahoma so well,” said Hamm speaking at the <a href="http://msb.okcu.edu/news-events/events/governor-s-energy-conference/">Governor’s Energy Conference</a> last fall. “A third of production comes from Oklahoma. That’s tremendous.”</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Kurt Gwartney 3878 at http://kgou.org What’s the Difference Between Oklahoma and Arkansas? Oil