The Payne county commissioners’ regular weekly meeting was held on Monday morning at 9 a.m. Jessie Jones, First Deputy for District 1 met with Chris Reding, District 2 and Kent Bradley, District 3.
The commissioners approved 27 road crossings for Cimarron Express Pipeline to lay a 16-inch pipeline for crude oil transmission from the west side of Payne County to a connection in the Cushing vicinity for the oil to be placed in the Cushing oil tanks.
The crude oil tank farms around Cushing have approximately 85 million barrels of storage capacity. Bradley said the pipeline will roughly run parallel to 80th Street in a west to east direction. Oliver Sutton, a company representative, reported the pipeline will start in Kingfisher county and collect oil production from the STACK play.
The name STACK is derived from “Sooner Trend (oil field), Anadarko (basin), Canadian and Kingfisher (counties).”
The 65-mile pipeline will have an initial capacity of 90,000 barrels per day, expandable to more than 175,000 barrels per day.
A $250 fee is assessed by the county for each road crossing.
Road crossings were also approved for two rural water districts.
The bids for six months of 2019 supplies were tabled at the request of Cavett. Those bids are scheduled to be evaluated at the commissioner’s next meeting on Monday.
In other business, the Commissioners approved weekly purchase orders in the amount of $56,426.94. The largest purchase order was $17,653.29 for dyed diesel supplied by Lionel Harris Oil Co, Inc. of Cushing. Dyed diesel is used when the Oklahoma motor fuel tax is not imposed on the diesel. Oklahoma law exempts diesel from taxation when it is used exclusively in road machinery and equipment built for and being used on location in the construction, repair or maintenance of public highways roads and bridges by counties.