Entries by Naomi Lemon

Cantrell: Good policy benefits all

Mike Cantrell | The Journal Record Number four of the Rotary Club’s Four-Way Test – whether something is beneficial to all concerned – comes to mind when observing the ongoing dispute between a segment of the state’s oil and gas industry and the state’s county commissioners and municipal governments. The Oklahoma Energy Producers Alliance, made up of […]

Rule would place burden on operators of vertical wells

Daisy Creager | The Journal Record The Oklahoma Corporation Commission will consider a rule proposed by Devon Energy that would require vertical drilling operators to take action to reduce environmental impact of horizontal drilling prior to and during the drilling process. The rule will need to receive two out of three votes to progress to […]

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 […]