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 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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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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Advanced technology is giving America the opportunity to be energy independent.

The surge in natural gas production is luring key industries to the United States. Advancements in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling have lowered natural gas prices to a fraction of those in other countries, making the U.S. an appealing place to produce goods. Natural gas costs $3.55 per million British thermal units in the U.S. compared...

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Perks of Petroleum

The oil and natural gas industry is moving America toward abundant and secure energy supplies. For Oklahomans, this can mean a more stable economy, better jobs, even lower heating and cooling bills. Hart Energy provides a simple guide to help you and your family discover the benefits of petroleum, and better understand the exploration and productio...

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