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Marion County oil industry continues to pump needed funding for local schools

Seth Whitehead | Centralia Sentinel Most folks in the Sa­lem area are prob­ably familiar with the dozens of ‘.’nodding donkeys” that dot the coun­tryside throughout Marion County. After all, these iconic oilfield contraptions have been pumping “black gold” in Marion County for decades. But some folks may not be aware that they are also are literally […]

IDNR Report January 11, 2019

Active wells (does not include TA wells) Production                 22,022 Injection                       6,493 Total                           28,515   TA wells Production                 3,511 Injection                        381 Total                           3,892   Wells in Plugging & Restoration Fund […]

Veteran ‘oilmen’ show LCC museum

Tom Compton | Crawford County Daily News The newest class of Leadership Crawford County recently had the opportunity to learn about Illinois and Crawford County’s oil history at the Oblong Oil Field Museum. The visit included a personalized tour by longtime oil man John Larrabee of Larrabee OilCo., Oblong. Larrabee has been a longtime promoter and contributor to the museum. Also speaking […]

Energy Makes Holiday Season Bright

Edward Cross, President | Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association December 17, 2018 Before the holidays, many of us will search for the perfect gifts for loved ones. What many don’t realize, however, is that nearly every one of us will either give or receive the gift of petroleum this holiday season. When talking about […]

IDNR Report November 9, 2018

Active wells (does not include TA wells) Production                 22,030 Injection                       6,493 Total                           28,523   TA wells Production                 3,483 Injection                        378 Total                           3,861   Wells in Plugging & Restoration Fund […]

Lester D. Moore

Lester D. Moore, a leader, and advocate for the oil and gas industry on both the local and national level, passed away on October 27, 2018. Lester was born October 12, 1933, in the small hamlet of Ellery which is located in both Edwards and Wayne Counties, Illinois. He grew up on a small farm where life […]

A consequential moment for energy policy is at hand

Edward Cross | The Kansas City Star We stand at a critical juncture in the life of our nation and our state. We face what could be a very consequential election cycle. In addition, uncertainties in energy market dynamics create challenges for companies and citizens. Such developments have a profound impact on every American citizens. […]

Larry Dean Taylor Obituary

Larry Dean Taylor, 79, of Sesser passed away on September 26, 2018, at Parkway Manor in Marion.  He was born on May 24, 1939, in West Frankfort, IL, to Ralph Henry and Altha “Billie” (Clark) Taylor.  He married Bonnie Ellen (Legendre) Taylor on July 12, 1980, and she survives of Sesser. He graduated from Goode-Barren […]