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The Factors That Fueled Oklahoma’s Golden Age of Reservoir Building

Oklahoma Historical Society A postcard of Lake Atoka, a municipal reservoir built in 1964, the peak year for reservoir construction […]

Energy Industry Goes ‘Above and Beyond’ on Oil-Field Safety, Companies Say

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma Suzie Black and her daughter, Madison, of McAlester. Black, the “proud wife of a roughneck,” […]

Oil Espionage: Traders Spy on Oklahoma Hub With Satellites, Sensors and Infrared Cameras

Photo Illustration: Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma The bottleneck of crude stored in Cushing, Okla., has become the country’s “biggest […]

Wanna Prevent Protests? Protect the Environment, Oil Execs Tell Themselves

shannonpatrick17 / flickr The Keystone XL Pipeline in Nebraska, a state where environmental concern over the proposed pathway forced planners […]

Why Oklahoma Built More Lakes Than Any Other State

Oklahoma Historical Society Oklahoma Governor Robert S. Kerr, shown here when he was in office in the 1940s. Two giants […]

“Hobby Lobby Faces Backlash for Lawsuit”

Hobby Lobby is getting some heat over its Affordable Care Act lawsuit. “… it’s not always popular to take certain […]

Oklahoma Wind Will Power Google Data Center

Here’s a win for Oklahoma’s wind-energy industry, which has been battered by layoffs and uncertainty surrounding that soon-to-expire federal tax […]

Oklahoma’s Workforce in One Chart

Joe Wertz/StateImpact Oklahoma / Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics Last week we showed you the composition of Oklahoma’s economy by […]

Fallin and Romney Got ’99 Percent’ in Common, But This Tax Credit Ain’t One

Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Monday reiterated her support of the federal production tax credit […]

Rural Electric Cooperatives Straining to Power Oklahoma’s Oil and Gas Boom

Rural electric cooperatives are working “overtime” to meet increased power demand from Oklahoma’s oil patch, reports Electric Co-op Today. Officials […]

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