Chesapeake Energy Corp. signed a 10-year agreement to transport 375 million
cubic feet of natural gas from its growing operations in Arkansas.
You’ve seen the commercials on TV and online. And you’ve seen the print ads. Chesapeake is promoting its clean energy efforts. In today’s Energy update, Chesapeake CEO Aubrey McClendon provides the quote of the day:
“We’re the guys with the gas. We’re the guys who have gone out and spent billions of dollars to develop reserves that are out there.” – Aubrey McClendon
Where the Seattle Supersonics will play basketball next year could be decided by 6 p.m. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman is scheduled to release a ruling then on whether the Sonics must stay in Seattle two more seasons or be allowed to move to Oklahoma City. Stay with NewsOK for the very latest updates.
Chesapeake Energy Corp. announced Tuesday a joint venture in the Haynesville Shale natural gas field that will make the Oklahoma City-company more than $3 billion.
The tornado-ravaged town of Picher appointed a new mayor Tuesday. Tim Reeves inherits a town that at the beginning of his term is looking for ways to close down for good.
The Mayo Hotel in Tulsa, a once-proud landmark turned eyesore, is getting a long-awaited makeover that will result in 72 apartments and 100 hotel rooms being added to downtown.
In OKC today: Mostly sunny. High near 94. South-southwest winds 11 to 18 mph, gusting to 25 mph.
Seattle’s mayor said Monday he’s hoping the Oklahoma City-based owners of the NBA team will sell the team if they’re forced to honor the last two years of a lease at a city arena. Mayor Greg Nickels was the key witness in the first day of a trial that could determine whether the SuperSonics must play here for two more seasons or can move to Oklahoma City this year.
In Picher last night, Angry words over whether insurance proceeds should be deducted from federally funded buyout offers were exchanged Monday evening during a Tar Creek buyout trust meeting. Most residents voiced disapproval of the trust’s position over the buyout protocol of residences destroyed in the May 10 tornado that destroyed 114 homes and caused severe damage to 30 others.
Chesapeake Energy Corp. announced a $178 million deal on Monday that will give it more access to the Haynesville Shale natural gas field in northwest Louisiana.
Thunderstorms will continue to develop and move across parts of Oklahoma this morning.
Some of the stronger storms will contain hail, strong winds and heavy rain, according to the National Weather Service. Rain may cause flooding of low-lying or poorly-drained areas, especially where repeated thunderstorms occur.
Today: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid-80s. Easterly winds about 10 mph. Fifty percent chance of thunderstorms.
1) It’s another very cool event for Oklahoma City. When you see the Olympic rings on the hillside across the Oklahoma River you realize it’s a big time event.
2) Good people. The local officials we spoke with were very gracious and talked happily about their sport and the wonderful facilities of the Chesapeake Boathouse. I ran into Shane Hamman, two time Olympian and American record holder in weight lifting. Also ran into Hal McKnight from Wheeler Dealer fame and a big time proponent of the local trails system. Great to catch up with both of those guys.
3) And I’ll give you a huge reason I was disappointed this morning with the Olympic trials: ridiculously limited media access. Cameras were not allowed to shoot the trials themself. Cameras could not enter the area under the bridge nor access the Olympic Village area with the athletes. In fact we were told the athletes were so focused we would have to schedule an interview through the officials and it was unlikely they would want to talk until later.
It’s for the Olympics, I get that.
But the only video we could shoot was of the boats floating on the other side of the bridge, the non-competitive side, some cutaway shots of athletes from a distance and the regular people in the Olympic Experience area.
Seriously. It was frustrating and silly. Good thing MSNBC is airing highlights from these trials later this summer.
UPDATE: Here’s the vid from Friday morning. Wish there were more we could shoot…