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    4 U.S. States With 30+ Percent Wind Power

    4 U.S. States With 30+ Percent Wind Power

    Four U.S. states generated 30 to 37 percent of their energy from wind power in 2017. That’s just one of the findings of the Department of Energy (DOE)’s annual Wind Technologies Market Report, released August 22. Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas and South Dakota were the leaders in terms of how much wind contributed to their state’s […]

    Pipeline Spews Raw Crude Oil in Oklahoma City

    Pipeline Spews Raw Crude Oil in Oklahoma City

    Raw crude oil spewed from a ruptured Sunoco pipeline in Oklahoma on Thursday. The Oklahoma City Fire Department and hazmat crews responded to the situation after receiving reports of a “yellow liquid” shooting into the air near an oil and gas well site in Edmond, a suburb outside of Oklahoma City. Officials briefly closed off […]

    Four Earthquakes Rattle‬ Northern ‪Oklahoma in 24 Hours

    Four Earthquakes Rattle‬ Northern ‪Oklahoma in 24 Hours

    A 4.3 magnitude earthquake that rattled Northern Oklahoma early Monday morning was the fourth temblor to strike the region in the past 24 hours. In fact, a dozen-plus earthquakes, ranging from magnitudes of 2.5 to 4.6, have been recorded in the Sooner State since Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There have been 8 […]

    Two 4.2-Magnitude Earthquakes Rattle Northern Oklahoma in a Single Evening

    Two 4.2-Magnitude Earthquakes Rattle Northern Oklahoma in a Single Evening

    Two 4.2-magnitude earthquakes struck near Enid in northern Oklahoma Sunday at 5:17 p.m and 9:40 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). They are the largest recorded this year so far and even felt in neighboring Kansas. The large quakes were followed by two smaller ones around the same area early Monday. The first […]

    Nation’s Largest Wind Farm Coming to Oklahoma

    Nation’s Largest Wind Farm Coming to Oklahoma

    The Wind Catcher Energy Connection project, which includes a massive 800-turbine wind farm under construction in the Oklahoma panhandle, is getting closer to lift-off. Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), a subsidiary of major utility American Electric Power, announced this week a settlement with various parties, including Walmart, allowing the $4.5 billion project to move forward. […]

    Oklahoma Quakes Linked to Wastewater Injection Depth

    Oklahoma Quakes Linked to Wastewater Injection Depth

    The alarming string of earthquakes that have shaken Oklahoma for years has long been tied to the large volume of fracking wastewater dumped into the state’s injection wells. And while state regulators have taken numerous measures to reduce wastewater disposal volumes to prevent such “induced” earthquakes, they might want to consider another measure—restricting how deep […]

    Driller in Oklahoma Explosion Has History of Deadly Accidents, Safety Violations

    Driller in Oklahoma Explosion Has History of Deadly Accidents, Safety Violations

    The drilling company involved in Monday’s natural gas rig explosion in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma that killed five workers has a long record of deadly accidents and numerous safety violations. Ten workers have died within the past ten years at well sites linked to Houston-based Patterson-UTI Energy, the Associated Press reported, citing data from the Occupational […]