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OIPA comments on Democratic budget proposal to increase oil and gas taxes

March 24, 2017

The oil and natural gas industry accounts for one-third of our state’s gross domestic product, generates more than 25 percent of all taxes paid in the state and employs half of the state’s non-farm workers. This industry defines Oklahoma and does more than its fair share to spur our economy forward. Full Story >>

OIPA presents awards to industry leaders

March 22, 2017

The Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association bestowed its highest honors during the association’s Wildcatters Gala on March 21 at the Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City. Full Story >>

Energy Index growth continues

March 22, 2017

The Oklahoma Energy Index continues to show signs of oil and natural gas industry growth, with increased rig activity and the employment associated with it driving the most recent index upward. Full Story >>

Oil and Gas Roundup — March 3

March 03, 2017

A roundup of oil and natural gas industry news from around the state, nation and world:
State rig count falls, still up one-third over last year
House GOP to prioritize ethanol, pipeline legislation
U.S. Geological Survey predicts fewer big earthquakes
Stanford unveils new software developed to help reduce risk of induced seismicity Full Story >>

EPA withdraws information request for the oil and natural gas industry

March 02, 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is withdrawing its request that owners and operators in the oil and natural gas industry provide information on equipment and emissions at existing oil and gas operations. The withdrawal is effective immediately, meaning owners and operators – including those who have received an extension to their due dates for providing the information – are no longer required to respond. Full Story >>