Okemah, OK – Okla. wellhead equipment company adding 15 jobs
OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) Wellhead gas compression equipment manufacturer Sertco Industries Inc. says it's expanding its operations in Okemah and plans to add 15 new workers by the end of the year.
The company says it's working with the city of Okemah on the $2.25 million expansion, which will add 12,100 square feet of assembly space, 3,600 square feet of office space and 2,000 square feet of paint booth space.
Tulsa, OK – Federal funding for the Arkansas River study may be in limbo, but work on the Zink Dam to improve the urban lake in Tulsa is moving forward.
Step One is to raise the low-water dam three feet to lengthen and deepen Zink Lake. Riverparks Board Chairman Ken Leavit says while there are questions about the future of the federal funds, the state of Oklahoma has already provided about $25-million to make improvements to the Zink Dam and Lake, so there's a consensus to move forward on that aspect of the improvements.
Tulsa, OK – Traffic is snarled on the outbound Broken Arrow Expressway for awhile. A truck, carrying food products for a Tulsa Food Bank, overturned on the expressway at Lewis. That backed-up traffic on the BA past the Utica exit.
No one was seriously injured. Police say the driver of the truck lost control when he served to miss a trailer that had come detached from another vehicle.
Houston, OK – Oil giant ConocoPhillips to split into 2 companies
NEW YORK (AP) ConocoPhillips, the nation's third-largest oil company, says it will split itself into two separate publicly traded companies and its CEO and Chairman Jim Mulva plans to retire once the transaction is complete.
Its shares jumped almost 5 percent in premarket trading.