Advancing Energy Blog

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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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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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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Community Series: Industry's Impact on Small Towns - 5/6/2014

Much has been written and said about the economic benefits the oil and natural gas industry brings to Oklahoma, but nowhere is this more evident than in small cities all around the state. In fact, these cities, which were once “small towns”, are now quickly becoming booming hubs for business. In western Oklahoma, Cushing, Alva, Fairview and Woodwar...

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Community Series: Industry's Impact on Education - 2/5/2014

While much is said about the oil and natural gas industry’s impact on Oklahoma’s economy, the impact the industry has on education is often overlooked.  Millions of dollars in tax revenue from the industry goes specifically to fund education - an area the industry is proud to support, because by ensuring our kids are getting a quality education, we...

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Oklahoma No. 1 Worldwide for Oil and Natural Gas Investment

According to the Fraser Institute’s Global Petroleum Survey, Oklahoma ranks No. 1 globally for oil and natural gas investment and production. This is the second year in a row that Oklahoma has topped this list. The survey is based on a variety of governmental and regulatory factors, and is taken by oil and natural gas executives and managers around...

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Oil and Natural Gas Industry: Creating Future Jobs for our Children

Energy Independence means relying less on foreign oil and natural gas imports, and keeping more money at home. But what does Energy Independence mean for future generations in Oklahoma? It means more jobs, economic stability and growth and increased government revenue, both now and in the future. IHS, a global market and economic information compan...

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