Entries by Naomi Lemon

HB 3568: Restoration of Oil & Gas Economic Incentives 

HB 3568: Restoration of Oil & Gas Economic Incentives Early last fall (2021) several members of the OEPA executive committee and lobbying team met with Senator Zack Taylor in his office in Seminole to discuss the draft language for a bill to restore economic incentives for new enhanced recovery projects and at-risk marginal wells. The incentives […]

Welcome New Board Member, Charles Teacle, III

We are thrilled to welcome Charles Teacle, III to the Oklahoma Energy Producers Alliance’s Board of Directors. Teacle is the current President of Ardmore Production & Exploration Co. in Ardmore, OK. A life-long Oklahoman, Teacle graduated from Ardmore High School before attending the University of Oklahoma where he graduated with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering […]

Energy Briefing 2022 Recap

On January 26, 2022, OEPA hosted their annual Energy Briefing for Legislators at the Oklahoma Capitol. This provided us a chance to present the latest issues to senators and representatives before the legislative session. Over 75 legislators and members joined us. It was a great time to interact before the session began. During this time, […]

OEPA’s Year in Review 2021 

We are thrilled that an organization as new as ours not only survived the past couple of years but continues to thrive, thanks to our members and community support! Here are some highlights of 2021. Reached over 500 people through OEPA and partner events.  We began the year with our annual Energy Briefing in January. […]

Letter to DCP from the OEPA Gas Committee

The OEPA Gas Committee has been meeting regularly via Zoom to discuss industry issues. We mailed a letter to DCP requesting a roundtable discussion regarding their fees among numerous other items. Read the full letter below, or click HERE. — Gentlemen, The Oklahoma Energy Producers Alliance was established in 2016 to represent traditional small business […]

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 […]