Advancing Energy Blog

OERB Restores Land to Enhance Safety for a Local Church

Coming from the oil and natural gas industry himself, Brother Larry Factor knew whom to call when he needed a concrete slab, left over from an abandoned well site, removed at his church in south Oklahoma City. Victory Baptist Church has been in OKC since 1944, but Factor’s congregation moved here in 1989. While the church welcomes all members,...

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OERB Restores Land Near New OKC Neighborhood

The OERB has restored an abandoned well site near a developing neighborhood in southwest Oklahoma City, making the property safe for nearby families. Joel Bryant called the OERB to clean up an abandoned gas compressor site on his property near Highway 152 and SW 59th Street in the Mustang school district. “I called the OERB for several reas...

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OERB Brings Math and Science Curricula to Jones Academy

The Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB) is working to bring new math and science curricula to Jones Academy in an effort to teach students about the oil and natural gas industry. OERB staff spent a day at the school on May 10 giving Petro Pro presentations to students in grades 1-6. The presentations demonstrate how oil and natural gas is fo...

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Celebrate Our State's Beauty On Earth Day Friday, April 22

Since it’s first observance in 1970, the purpose of Earth Day has remained the same: to demonstrate support for our environment. While Earth Day is officially celebrated on April 22, Oklahoma’s oil and gas industry works to preserve our state’s abundant natural resources every single day. We believe that providing the energy resources our nation de...

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OERB REACHES 15,000TH SITE AND $100 MILLION MILESTONE

The Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB) has achieved the restoration of 15,000 orphaned and abandoned well sites across the state, with a $100 million voluntary investment from Oklahoma’s oil and gas producers and royalty owners. OERB Chairman Danny Morgan made the announcement during a ceremony at the agency’s headquarters in Oklahoma City o...

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OERB Restores Land for Local Equine Veterinarian

A local equine veterinarian’s farmland is restored to its original beauty thanks to the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board’s (OERB) well site cleanup program. Dr. Larry Powers purchased 160 acres in Lincoln County near Wellston about 10 years ago to raise cattle and horses. He and his family enjoy a beautiful country setting but the property came...

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OERB Research Grant Funds State's Digital Data Collection System

Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment Michael Teague announced today that council partner Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB) has committed a research grant to fund a new digital system for collecting waste water disposal data. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission identified to the Coordinating Council on Seismic Activity that they wer...

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Stewardship Series: Worker Safety is a Top Priority

The heart of the oil and natural gas industry lies within each employee, from executives to rig workers, who spends each day working to achieve our energy goals. Employees are the driving force behind making Oklahoma a leading energy producing state. That’s why each oil and natural gas company makes safety a top priority. The oil and natural gas...

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Race to Meet Fuel Standards

2025 may seem like it’s a long way off. But, for car manufacturers, mandated to meet new fuel economy targets, it is just around the corner. New federal standards will require automakers to nearly double the average miles per gallon of passenger vehicles, hitting 54.5 mph by 2025. That may mean smaller, lighter cars and trucks, with turbo-charged e...

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Stewardship Series: Keeping Oklahoma’s Air Clean - 1/14/2015

Oklahoma’s oil and natural gas industry is committed to employing the best environmental practices possible, in order to protect Oklahoma’s natural resources. Keeping Oklahoma’s air clean is one area in which the industry goes above and beyond what is necessary to continue to make Oklahoma a great place to live, work and play. The industry follows...

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Protecting our Most Valuable Resource - 11/14/2014

Water is the most essential resource for human survival, and having clean, accessible water is essential to quality of life. The oil and natural gas industry knows how important clean water is to families all over Oklahoma. And because industry professionals live and work in this community and have families of their own, they often go above and bey...

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Communities across Oklahoma experiencing significant boost. - 11/13/2014

Beyond serving as a longtime integral part of Oklahoma’s economy, a new study quantifies exactly what the impact of the oil and natural gas industry is to the state. Released by the Meinders School of Business at Oklahoma City University in conjunction with the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board, the study shows 1 in 5 Oklahoma jobs is supported by th...

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Oklahomans work together bringing energy independence to America. - 11/13/2014

  With a unified commitment to energy independence, job creation and environmental stewardship, Oklahomans are proudly leading the nation to energy self-sufficiency. Years ago, Oklahomans took the lead in developing technology and processes to extract oil and natural gas from tight shale. Today, as the 4th largest producer of natural gas and the 5t...

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Increased Production and Fewer Imports Keep Gas Prices Steady - 10/20/2014

American’s are already reaping the benefits of increasing energy independence. People all over the U.S. are paying lower prices at the pump and it is thanks in part to hard work right here in Oklahoma. OIPA President Mike Terry explains why the energy boom is not only keeping more money in families’ pockets but also insulating the U.S. from effects...

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Oil and Natural Gas Industry Leading Oklahoma Toward Better Days - 9/18/2013

This week, the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board launched a new campaign called “Better Days,” which touts the benefits of energy independence, particularly to young women and mothers. The main message is that the oil and natural gas industry, and ultimately energy independence, will create a better future for their children. Research has shown that...

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