Entries by Naomi Lemon

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 […]

Letter to Kingfisher County Commissioners

Dear Commissioners: On behalf of the Oklahoma Energy Producers Alliance (OEPA) we want to express our support of your right, as the duly elected County Commissioners of Kingfisher County, to determine what is in the best interest of the citizens and voters of Kingfisher County. As County Commissioners you have the authority and obligation to […]

Restore Oklahoma Now is withdrawing the initiative petition SQ 795

Restore Oklahoma Now is withdrawing the initiative petition SQ 795. OEPA is in concert with RON in withdrawing this petition. OEPA has been the driving force behind this effort; with a lot of support from many others. We know many will be disappointed with this action. However, we believe it is much preferable for our […]

Oklahoma Energy Producers Alliance Installs Dewey Bartlett Jr. as Chair

OEPA renews call for 7% GPT, Vertical Well Protections  TULSA, Okla. – The Oklahoma Energy Producers Alliance (OEPA) elected Dewey F. Bartlett Jr. as chairman at its January board meeting. Bartlett, owner of Keener Oil Company, is a small independent producer with operations mostly in eastern Oklahoma. Bartlett, the former mayor of Tulsa, is a […]

Oklahoma State University research concludes that tax incentives have had no effect on Oklahoma drilling activity.

Oklahoma State University research concludes that tax incentives have had no effect on Oklahoma drilling activity. “In this paper, we build on this existing literature by examining whether Oklahoma’s severance tax reduction has led to disparate effects for horizontal versus conventional drilling as compared with its neighboring states. These states, particularly Texas, share a similar […]

Damage caused by horizontal fracking

This is what it looks like when a vertical well is fracked into from a horizontal frac job. The well in this video is the Singer Oil Koetter 1-35. It’s located in 35- 17N-10W of Blaine County Oklahoma. Casing and tubing were shut in, and the pressure blew stuffing box rubbers out. Pride Energy was […]