Entries by Naomi Lemon

The Double “Chumping” of Oklahoma

Big oil companies CEOs fly into OKC in their corporate jets and their $5000 Armani suits and hold press conference after press conference boasting about getting 2000-6000 barrel per day wells. They talk about how the Stack and the Scoop are the best plays in America with the lowest breakeven cost ($24.40 per barrel) and […]

What the 2% rate is costing Okla in tax revenue

Article  in the IHS Drilling Wire Here is an example of what the 2% rate is costing Okla in tax revenue in just 2 sections,- and that’s at $45 oil. This is almost criminal!! It also demonstrates how difficult this is to put in plain language every day Oklahomans can understand. Oklahoma reminds me of the brother Esau […]

OIPA demands Dewey Bartlett Jr.s Resignation

The Disintegration of a Petroleum Association   Dewey F. Bartlett Jr. Is a lifetime OIPA board member, former mayor of Tulsa, Former Chairman of OIPA, Former Chairman of the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board, former Chairman of the National Stripper Well Association and a leader in the Oil and Gas industry in America. For OIPA to […]

It’s Not Fake News. It’s Just Not Quite Accurate News.

Recently Adam Wilmoth at the Daily Oklahoman wrote a very well written piece on the landmark benefits of legislation (SB867) that allows horizontals drillers to drill laterally for more than a mile, for the first time ever: Oklahoma oil fields gain recognition.   The article touts as facts two assertions that we question.   The first […]

Another Battle is Indeed Looming

  OIPA calls for Campaign for 2% rate As posted below, the OIPA has a new call to their membership to fund a campaign to make sure they keep the “special 2% “ rate on new wells. They say they want to raise money to put a new face on the industry! They’ve put a […]

Hydraulic Fracturing

HYDRAULIC FRACTURING Small producer wins verdict against Devon in ‘frack hit’ case An Oklahoma jury has awarded $220,000 to a company that says hydraulic fracturing of a horizontal oil well damaged its conventional oil well. Advocates for vertical well owners called the verdict against Devon Energy Corp. a significant victory in the bitter fight between […]

Sharing Our Thoughts

OEPA: This is a message from one of the 3000+ small Oklahoma oil and gas producers that we are trying to protect. He asked to remain anonymous because he doesn’t want to offend the handful of companies doing this work that will even consider negotiations to pay for the damage they have done. Most say […]

Commentary – Being a good neighbor in STACK, SCOOP

Commentary regarding article in Journal Record – Being a good neighbor in STACK, SCOOP Article in reference: http://ow.ly/2vci30e1uWn If the big oil associations really want to be good neighbors they should stop the destruction of the hundreds of vertical wells with their horizontal frack jobs around those communities. While they are at it they should join […]