Oklahoma Corporation Commission http://kgou.org en 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 Oklahoma Is No. 2 In Oil Spills http://kgou.org/post/oklahoma-no-2-oil-spills <p>There were 951 oil spills reported in Oklahoma last year, more than every other major energy state state except North Dakota, <a href="http://www.eenews.net/stories/1059984342"><em>EnergyWire</em> reports</a>.</p><p>The news service has been trying to count the number of spills in the U.S. and measure their impact, but has been stymied by haphazard reporting of spills, which “are scattered amid databases, websites and even file drawers of state agencies across the country”</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:45:00 +0000 Joe Wertz 9676 at http://kgou.org Oklahoma Is No. 2 In Oil Spills