Entries by Naomi Lemon

Coronavirus and the Corporation Commission

Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) offices statewide will be closed to the public until further notice. This includes the main office in the Jim Thorpe Building in Oklahoma City, the Regional Office in Tulsa and the District Field Offices around the State. A majority of OCC employees will be working […]


At this time the Oklahoma State Capitol is shut down due to COVID-19 and is undergoing an extensive, deep cleaning at this time. House and Senate staff are working remotely from their homes. A timetable has not yet been established for when they will return to the Capitol. When activity resumes, our understanding is that […]

Oklahoma producers on shaky ground as oil price war hits

Liz Hampton | WTVBAM Oklahoma’s oilfields face some of the highest costs in the U.S. shale industry, making the state a likely first victim of the crash that has seen crude fall to its lowest price in 18 years. Oil companies in Oklahoma were laying off workers and slowing activity even before the spread of […]

Proration Formula for Unallocated Gas Wells

The Corporation Commission recently adjusted the maximum permitted rates of production for unallocated gas wells. Currently the permitted rate of production for unallocated gas wells is 65% of the calculated absolute open flow, or 2,000 mcf/d, whichever is greater. By Order No. 709553 the Corporation Commission, for the period beginning April 1, 2020 and ending […]

2020 Bills OEPA Supports & Opposes Update

SB1615 by Darcy Jech creates a task force to study and make recommendations regarding the purge in Kingfisher Co. As a result of OEPA efforts, the bill was amended to include “two representatives from different relevant trade associations operating in this state”. The bill passed the Senate with the title on and it is headed to […]