Cushing, Okla. Energy News
Editor's note: This is one of a regular series of monthly columns titled "Oklahoma Now" by Governor Mary Fallin.
week, energy leaders, environmental experts, education professionals
and a host of other industry specialists will gather in Tulsa for the
Third Annual Oklahoma Governor's Energy Conference.
A highlight of the 41st Oilpatch Jamboree Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 will be the dedication of the Centennial Star Derrick at 10 a.m. Here's a little history, courtesy of the Drumright Historical Society, of how the derrick found its new home.
The partnership between the Grand River Dam Authority and its largest
Oklahoma municipal customer, Stillwater, will be extended, at least
Cushing Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Geeding
Construction Friday, July 19th at the company's new location on highway
33 just east of Drumright.
Beginning July 1, 2013, local governments can submit an application to
the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for funds aimed
at solid waste improvements. The Oklahoma Solid Waste Management Act
(Act) affords DEQ resources that can help local governments with things
such as cleaning up illegal dumps, hiring trash cops, and developing
centers to manage bulky waste. The Act created a system of state solid
waste fees that help fund DEQ\'s environmental protection programs. The
funds can also help local governments develop better methods of handling
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
In the true giving spirit, Enbridge Energy, Inc, made generous donations to 3 organizations within the Cushing community.
CVR Energy, Consolidated Oilwell Services, LLC and HOTCO held a customer appreciation lunch at the Cushing-Drumright Elk's Lodge Friday, Nov. 30th from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
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