Governor Mary Fallin announced the third annual Governor's Energy
Conference will be Oct. 9 at the Tulsa Convention Center. The
conference annually brings together top policy makers, energy industry
executives and other stakeholders from all across the energy industry.
This year, the Governor's Energy Conference will focus on the issues of
workforce development and research in the energy industry.
Koch Nitrogen Company, LLC is moving forward with plans to build a new
urea plant at its Enid, Oklahoma facility. In addition, the company is
revamping existing production processes at the facility. Combined, the
investments are estimated at $1 billion and are expected to increase
fertilizer production at the facility by more than 1 million tons per
year. The improvements to existing processes will be implemented in
stages from 2014-2016. Construction on the new plant, which will include
additional storage and enhanced loading facilities, is expected to
begin in the fourth quarter of 2014. The plant is projected to be
operational in 2016.
Oklahoma Secretary of Energy Michael Ming announced today that he will
step down from his cabinet-level position by the end of the month to
assume leadership of GE's new Global Research Center in the Oklahoma
New center to develop innovative technologies in oil and gas sector Strengthen GE's Oil & Gas business, capitalizing on $11 billion in recent investments Continued GE investment in U.S. R&D jobs, totaling nearly 2,300 since 2009
Governor Mary Fallin and Secretary of Transportation Gary Ridley today
announced the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) has added 160
compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles to the department's statewide
fleet. The vehicles will primarily be used by field division offices
across the state. The department has four Honda Civics, which are ready
for use by the agency, and 156 three-quarter ton Dodge Ram pickups,
which the agency expects to receive in January and put into use
Oklahoma and 20 other states today released a Request for Proposal (RFP)
to auto manufacturers in the United States asking them to produce
affordable and functional compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles for use
in state automobile fleets.
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, Oklahoma Secretary of Energy
Michael Ming, and Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce Dave Lopez will visit
Detroit on Monday to pitch a multi-state, bi-partisan compressed natural
gas (CNG) vehicle initiative to U.S. auto manufacturers.
According to Cushing Chamber of Commerce director Brent Thompson, 2012 was a record setting year for BBQ n Blues.
Thompson reported the Pipeline Appreciation Golf Tournament set a new
record with 79 teams of four playing in the day and one-half
tournament. "We had pipeline company vendors at every hole on the
Cushing Country Club course giving away food and drinks along with
company brochures," Thompson said. "The comments we are getting back has
been extremely positive."
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, along with Oklahoma Energy Secretary
Michael Ming, will lead a delegation of eight Oklahoma oil and gas
companies to the Global Petroleum Show (GPS), taking place in Calgary,
Canada, June 12-13, 2012. Officials from the Oklahoma Department of
Commerce (ODOC) will also attend.
Governor Fallin today signed into law Senate Bill 1096, a bill that
directs all state agencies and higher education institutions to achieve
at least 20 percent improvement in energy efficiency and conservation by
the year 2020. The governor first outlined the initiative in her
Oklahoma First Energy Plan and asked the Legislature this year in her
State of the State address to write the plan into law.
Governor Mary Fallin today joined governors from 13 states in inviting
auto manufacturers in the United States to partner in making more
affordable Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles available to both state
automobile fleets and private sector consumers.
President Barack Obama says he will order his administration to cut the
red tape to get a portion of the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline
built between Cushing and refining markets on the U.S. Gulf coast.
***BREAKING NEWS***(Cushing, Okla.)The Cushing Police Department
released information to KUSH this afternoon concerning road closings.
From 8:30 am until noon, beginning at the Cushing Airport
continuing north on Little Street through Highway 18 ending at
Highway 51, the Cushing Police Department advises this designated
route will not be accessible to vehicles.
Due to the President's visit on
Thursday, things will be popping at KUSH Radio Station. The Donna
and Molly Show, airing from 7 to 10 am weekdays, will kick off a
"Two Stepping Thursday" that could be one for the history books during a morning that will long be remembered by area residents. KUSH Radio Station owner and manager, Sean Kelly will attend the President's event, scheduled to begin at 10 am just outside of the Cushing area.
Plains All American Pipeline LP has announced plans to construct a new
pipeline from Medford, Okla. to Cushing, Okla to transport oil from
northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas to the trading hub at Cushing.
The Cushing Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a luncheon on Tuesday,
January 31st at 12:00 Noon at the Steer Inn to inform the community
about the Keystone XL Project and why it is important that President
Obama approve the project.
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin sent a letter to President Barack Obama
asking him to immediately approve the development of TransCanada's
Keystone XL Pipeline, a project which would transport oil from Canada to
multiple points within the United States including the Gulf of Mexico.
Under current law, the president has until February 21 to declare the
pipeline "not in the national interest" or it is automatically approved.
Enbridge Inc. announced today that it has secured
sufficient capacity commitments from shippers to proceed with its Gulf
Coast Access project offering crude oil transportation from its terminal
at Flanagan, Illinois, to the U.S. Gulf Coast.
Enbridge, Inc generously donated $10,000 to the Cushing Regional
Hospital Foundation to be used to improve the healthcare for the people
in Cimarron Valley. It was ironic that just a few weeks prior to their
donation, the Cushing Fire Department called inquiring about the
possibility of purchasing a computer server that would make
communication between the ambulances and the ER a possibility. The
Cushing Fire Department purchased the soft ware for installation, but
they were unable to use it without the server.
TransCanada representatives Virgil Pfennig, West River Area Manager, Great
Plains Region and Jon Case, Cushing tech, visited the Cushing Fire Department
Wednesday to present a check in the amount of $25,000 to support the department's
work to construct an industrial response trailer that will house the necessary
tools, fittings, nozzles and equipment needed at emergency scenes -
particularly those involving the oil industry.