— Agriculture plays a huge role in the Enid area’s economy.
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Wind energy developers are hoping the moratorium is lifted this coming fiscal year, which begins in July.
In 2009, Autry installed a wind turbine on its campus not only to provide wind energy to the facility but to offer an educational tool for students looking to go into the wind energy field or who just want to learn more about wind energy.
“Our No. 1 asset is our employees." — Joe Griffin, president and chief executive officer of Hiland Partners
While announcing Continental Resources is moving to Oklahoma City last week, Hamm told the News & Eagle he sees some of his other companies in the same position for growth Continental witnessed about five years ago.
Local city officials are bracing for the challenges the company’s move poses to economic development efforts.
Ward Petroleum is drilling horizontal wells and using fracturing technology to get further production from wells in Oklahoma.
“I was working for our company for just over a year, I began in 1986 and in the summer of 1987 they asked me to move to Enid for a while and work in our district office out there.” — Greg Phillips, Oklahoma Natural Gas president
With the public crying for cheaper gasoline, Terry said whatever can be done to increase production should be considered.
The company began in Wakita, moving to Enid 25 years ago. It celebrates 50 years in November. The name takes the first three letters from its hometown and the O from Oklahoma, Bland said.