Entries by Naomi Lemon

Proposed change in conservation rules cause concern among vertical well operators

Mike Averill | Tulsa World Some vertical well operators are concerned about a proposed revision of oil and gas conservation rules determining the responsibility for environmental cleanup in cases involving horizontal drilling. Leaders of the Oklahoma Energy Producers Alliance, which represents vertical producers, believe the revisions would unfairly favor horizontal drillers. At the core of […]

Oklahoma’s Future Rests in the Hands of Two Very Different Oil Billionaires

Ben Steverman | Bloomberg Hailing from opposite ends of the ideological spectrum, George Kaiser and Harold Hamm have each invested heavily in the Sooner State. George Kaiser, a 76-year-old Oklahoma banker and oilman giving away almost his entire $10.5 billion fortune, wants higher taxes on his own industry. He’s bankrolling trendy neighborhoods in Tulsa, an early-childhood […]

Oil, gas associations consider merging organizations, message

Jack Money | NewsOK More than one election is planned in Oklahoma next week. On Tuesday and Wednesday, fewer than 2,000 members of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association will consider whether to combine their organization with the Oklahoma Oil and Gas Association. Together, the groups would represent more than 1,000 upstream and midstream companies that […]

Lunch & Learns Attract Huge Crowds

In an effort to increase awareness of OEPA and our mission of protecting the small conventional vertical producers and royalty owners, we have been offering a series of Lunch & Learn’s throughout the state in 2018. These luncheons bring together oil and gas producers, vendors and interest holders for a unique experience where they have […]

Point of View: The rest of the story about fracking

The Oklahoman Op-ed by Mike Cantrell, OEPA President   Let’s be clear, horizontal well drilling and fracking have been an economic boon for Oklahoma. It has provided a much-needed lifeline to the oil and gas industry and the Oklahoma economy over the last decade. No reasonable person can be against it as long as it […]

Cantrell: Right-of-way disputes

Journal Record Op-ed by Mike Cantrell, OEPA President   The Oklahoma Energy Producers Alliance supports the right of elected county commissioners to determine what is in the best interest of the residents in their respective counties when it comes to the use of the rights of way over which they have jurisdiction. There is a […]