Entries by Naomi Lemon

Legislative Update 5-21-21

Legislative Update  Legislative Committee Chairman David Guest SB 632: Added additional oil and gas interests to be protected in bankruptcy under the Oklahoma Oil & Gas Lien Act. Passed and signed by Governor Stitt. This bill was a request from an OEPA member. This represents the first piece of legislation proposed AND passed on the […]

Legislative Update: March 26, 2021

David Guest, OEPA Legislative Chairman OEPA requested bills continue to move forward. Approximately 450 Senate bills and 400 House bills remain active, although the House did not hold any committee meetings for the second week in a row, which is unusual. Legislative Chairman David Guest, along with Greg Piatt and Sydney Hill, met with Sen. […]

Legislative Update: March 11, 2021

David Guest, OEPA Legislative Chairman OEPA requested bills include the following: SB 632 Modify the Oklahoma Oil & Gas Lien Act to include oil & gas proceeds as priority claims in bankruptcy. PASSED Senate floor on 03-10-21 with 44-0 vote. SB 1034 SOER bill to rename the committee to Legacy Oil & Gas Well and Innovation Committee. Allow […]

Oklahoma experts: Oil and gas here to stay

Kathryn McNutt | The Journal Record OKLAHOMA CITY – Given recent political events, it would be easy to believe Big Energy is under attack. But Oklahoma industry experts say that the Biden administration’s plan threatening to ultimately shut down oil and gas production, instead powering the nation with renewable energy, is utter fantasy and a […]

Feb. 12, 2021 Legislative Update

Senator President Pro Tempore Greg Treat & Speaker of the House Charles McCall On Wednesday February 10th, Legislative Chairman David Guest and Regulatory Affairs Chairman Parker Bowles along with OEPA’s lobby team of Greg Piatt and Sydney Hill participated in meetings with Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat and staff and then met with Speaker […]

Several issues covered during OEPA legislative briefing

Dawnita Fogleman | Crossville Chronicle The Oklahoma Energy Producers Alliance (OEPA) held it’s third energy briefing via Zoom on Wednesday, Jan. 27th with 46 in attendance. Attorney General Mike Hunter joined along with several Oklahoma State legislators, including Northwest Oklahoma District 59 Representative Mike Dobrinski. “The vertical producers pay at 7 percent GPT (Gross Production […]

McGirt decision impact on state oil and gas industry examined during OEPA briefing with state legislators

Rhett Morgan | Tulsa World The McGirt decision’s impact on the oil and gas industry was a major topic Wednesday at a briefing held for state legislators by the Oklahoma Energy Producers Alliance. OEPA President Dewey Bartlett Jr. presided over the roughly 100-minute online event, during which Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter spoke at length […]

House committee assignments made 2021

Office of House Speaker Charles McCall Note: Corrections were made to assignments to the Business and Commerce, Common Education, County and Municipal Government, Energy, General Government, and Transportation committees; the Insurance Committee was added to the committee schedule. OKLAHOMA CITY – House of Representatives committee assignments and schedules for the 58th Oklahoma Legislature were made Friday. The House will operate with 30 standing committees and 10 appropriations and budget subcommittees for the two-year session beginning […]