Oklahoma Corporation Commission http://kgou.org en Town Hall Turns Testy As Oklahomans Seek Action And Answers On Earthquakes http://kgou.org/post/town-hall-turns-testy-oklahomans-seek-action-and-answers-earthquakes <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Oklahomans</span><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;"> rattled by a surge of earthquakes on Thursday packed a contentious town hall meeting in Edmond and demanded answers and action from public officials.</span></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:40:43 +0000 Joe Wertz 32208 at http://kgou.org Town Hall Turns Testy As Oklahomans Seek Action And Answers On Earthquakes 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 Gov. Mary Fallin Signs Distributed Electricity Generation Bill http://kgou.org/post/gov-mary-fallin-signs-distributed-electricity-generation-bill <p><iframe border="no" height="400" scrolling="no" src="https://www.sos.ok.gov/documents/executive/938.pdf" width="590"></iframe></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:18:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 27760 at http://kgou.org Solar And Wind Surcharge Bill Passes Legislature, Awaits Governor’s Signature http://kgou.org/post/solar-and-wind-surcharge-bill-passes-legislature-awaits-governor-s-signature <p></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:31:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 27684 at http://kgou.org Solar And Wind Surcharge Bill Passes Legislature, Awaits Governor’s Signature Red Tape, Not Rules, Used To Manage Disposal Wells In Oklahoma's Earthquake Country http://kgou.org/post/red-tape-not-rules-used-manage-disposal-wells-oklahomas-earthquake-country <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">As earthquakes continue to&nbsp;</span><a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2013/11/14/oklahomans-live-with-shaking-as-researchers-study-earthquake-swarm/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">shake the state</a><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, s Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:35:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 27429 at http://kgou.org Red Tape, Not Rules, Used To Manage Disposal Wells In Oklahoma's Earthquake Country Small And Large Drillers Square-Off Over Well-Spacing Rules http://kgou.org/post/small-and-large-drillers-square-over-well-spacing-rules <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);">Horizontal drilling has revolutionized the energy industry, and helped unlock oil and gas trapped in tight shale formations that had, for decades, eluded petroleum producers.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 21:08:34 +0000 Joe Wertz 23683 at http://kgou.org Small And Large Drillers Square-Off Over Well-Spacing Rules Accidents Rising, But State Law On Digging Near Pipelines Unenforced And ‘Riddled’ With Exemptions http://kgou.org/post/accidents-rising-state-law-digging-near-pipelines-unenforced-and-riddled-exemptions <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Most pipeline accidents in Oklahoma are caused by digging, and the state’s rate of digging-related pipeline accidents — which have resulted in eight deaths and 10 injuries — is on the rise.</span></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:33:38 +0000 Joe Wertz 21050 at http://kgou.org Accidents Rising, But State Law On Digging Near Pipelines Unenforced And ‘Riddled’ With Exemptions Oklahoma No. 2 For Earthquakes In Recent Years, Analysis Shows http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-no-2-earthquakes-recent-years-analysis-shows <p></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 20:49:52 +0000 Joe Wertz 18314 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma No. 2 For Earthquakes In Recent Years, Analysis Shows Oklahoma Regulator: The Federal Government Is ‘Coming After Natural Gas’ http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-regulator-federal-government-coming-after-natural-gas <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">Supporters of the oil and gas industry ‘blasted’ environmental regulations and a campaign against fossil fuels at an Oct. 17 energy policy&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.energypolicyconference.com/iepc-2013-event/" 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;">conference</a><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">&nbsp;in downtown Tulsa, the&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; vertical-align: baseline;">Tulsa World</em><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px;">’s&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.tulsaworld.com/business/energy/energy-conference-speakers-blast-regulations/article_ed5b5b83-453c-55c6-a086-799cfbdd24c4.html" 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;">Susan Hylton 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 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);">Conference speakers included Bob Tippee, editor of the&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-variant: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Oil &amp; Gas Journal</em>, who assailed President Barack Obama’s “extremist” environmentalist supporters, and William Yeatman, an energy policy analyst for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, who went after&nbsp;<a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2013/08/05/oklahomas-two-largest-electric-utilities-on-different-paths-for-coal-plants/" style="color: rgb(23, 78, 130); -webkit-transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; transition: all 0.2s ease-in-out; font-weight: bold;">federal regional haze</a>&nbsp;rules.</p><p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 15:36:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 15816 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Regulator: The Federal Government Is ‘Coming After Natural Gas’ Corporation Commission Sets Phone Records Privacy Policy http://kgou.org/post/corporation-commission-sets-phone-records-privacy-policy <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15px; line-height: 15px;">The&nbsp;<font color="red">Oklahoma</font>&nbsp;Corporation Commission has decided to determine whether the records of telecommunications companies are confidential on a case-by-case basis.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 13:48:00 +0000 Associated Press 9948 at http://kgou.org Corporation Commission Sets Phone Records Privacy Policy