CountryMark Acquires East Region Continental Resources

first_img By Gary Truitt – Nov 9, 2012 Smith added that investing in the Illinois Basin has been and will continue to be strategic to the success of CountryMark. “Deploying advanced technologies in our exploration and production efforts, as well as our refining and logistics endeavors will be positive for our farmer owners, the Indiana oil and gas industry, the economic development opportunities of the tri-state area, and American energy security,” said Smith.CountryMark agreed to purchase the Continental East Region assets for $125 million. The transaction is expected to close prior to year-end and is subject to customary closing conditions and adjustments. On Thursday, Indianapolis-based CountryMark announced an agreement to purchase the crude oil and natural gas properties of the East Region of Continental Resources, Inc. With this purchase, CountryMark will add to its portfolio wells that produce an average of 1,100 barrels of equivalent crude oil per day. The majority of the oil and natural gas production is located in the geographic region known as the Illinois Basin, which encompasses much of southern Indiana and Illinois, and western Kentucky. CountryMark will also acquire from Oklahoma City-based Continental crude oil and natural gas properties in Michigan, Mississippi and Kansas. In total, the acquisition will give CountryMark interest in 121,000 acres across six states.  “For years, Continental has been an excellent operator in the Illinois Basin,” said CountryMark CEO Charlie Smith. “This purchase brings to our company established production with upside potential for continued development and exploration. Integrating this well-run oil production business into our operation is a great opportunity for our company to secure feedstock for our refinery, while providing a good economic return for our farmer owners.” Facebook Twitter CountryMark is a farmer-owned cooperative and is Indiana’s only American-owned oil exploration, production, refining and marketing company. As the largest buyer of Illinois Basin crude, CountryMark refines 26,800 barrels of crude oil per day at its Mt. Vernon, Indiana, refinery. Located in the southwest tip of the state, the refinery opened in 1940. CountryMark entered the oil exploration and drilling business in 2008. Facebook Twitter SHARE CountryMark Acquires East Region Continental Resources Home Energy CountryMark Acquires East Region Continental Resources SHARE Previous article2013 Indiana State Fair to Feature PopcornNext articleNovember WASDE Report from USDA Gary Truittlast_img read more

A suspect arrested in the investigation into the murder of a radio journalist

first_img News ColombiaAmericas ColombiaAmericas Follow the news on Colombia Help by sharing this information to go further —————–29.04.2009 – Radio reporter gunned down in Cauca department, probably in connection with his workReporters Without Borders urges the authorities to shed all possible light on the murder of José Everardo Aguilar, a reporter for the privately-owned regional radio stations Radio Super and Bolívar Estéreo, who was gunned down in his home in El Bordo, a town in the southwestern department of Cauca, on 24 April.“We offer our most sincere condolences to Everardo’s family,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The motive has yet to be established but the police should give priority to the possibility that it was linked to his work as he had accused certain local authorities of corruption. The investigation should also aim to explain why the departmental government had failed to react to the threats he had received.”The gunman, an apparent contract killer, entered Everardo’s home on the evening of 24 April on the pretext of bringing him information and photos. Once inside, he shot Everardo three times, killing him instantly.Very popular in the Cauca region, Everardo had often talked on the air about alleged corruption cases involving the departmental government. One of his sons told journalists that he had received threats, but the local authorities denied knowing anything about them.President Alvaro Uribe offered a reward of 50 million pesos (16,300 euros) to anyone who helps to track down the murderer. Reporters Without Borders cautions against any recourse to “parallel justice” in regions where gun law prevails.Everardo’s murder coincided with two other serious cases of violence against journalists in a part of the country that is prey to drug traffickers and armed groups. Gustavo Alvarez Gardeazabal, journalist of the programme “La Luciérnaga” on the privately-owned national radio station Caracol Radio, was kidnapped by six gunmen at his home in Tulúa (in the western department of Valle del Cauca) on 24 April and, under threat, was forced to hand over recordings, archives and computer material.A surveillance camera recorded the presence of an army vehicle near the scene of the kidnapping. “The military high command and the defence ministry must comply with all requests from the judicial officials investigating this case,” Reporters Without Borders said.The next day, a gunmen shot and wounded Hugo Cuartas as he left the local TV station where he was presenting a musical programme in the west central town of Mañizales, Agence France-Presse reported. He underwent an operation for the gun-shot injury he received to an arm.(Photo : Personal) Reports May 13, 2021 Find out more October 21, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Organisation 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies July 15, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A suspect arrested in the investigation into the murder of a radio journalist News Reporters Without Borders noted that progress that has been made in the investigation into the murder of radio journalist José Everardo Aguilar, on 24 April 2009 in the Cauca department in the south-west of the country. Police on 8 July pulled in Arley Manquillo Rivera alias “Huracán“, suspected of carrying out the killing.“This arrest should allow identification of the real instigators of this murder as well as the motives for it, which until now have been unclear,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “We hope that the investigation will make rapid progress since it appears most likely that he was killed because of his work”, it added. Police said a paramilitary criminal gang had paid the suspect 15 million pesos (about 5,000 euros) to kill Everardo Aguilar. April 27, 2021 Find out more News RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia RSF_en last_img read more

The Inaugural Relix Live Music Conference Starts Now, And You Can Watch From Home!

first_imgBack in March, Relix announced their first-ever Live Music Conference, a one-day event at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl that would bring together leading figures from the music industry to lead panels and discussions on the fast-paced and ever-changing nature of the live music business and how it pertains to venues, festivals, publicity, management, technology, non-profits, and more. We’ve been counting down the days until the inaugural Relix Live Music Conference, and finally that day has arrived.EXCLUSIVE: Brooklyn Bowl’s Talent Buyer Talks Relix Live Music Conference And Tricks Of The TradeModerators for the conference include Kirk Peterson (Brooklyn Bowl/ The Capitol Theatre/ LOCKN’), Mike Greenhaus (Relix Media Group), Jake Szufnarowski (Rocks Off), and Dean Budnick (Relix Media Group), with presentations from Andy Bernstein (Headcount), Justin Bolognino (META.is), and so many more. While speakers for today include include Michael Dorf (City Winery), John Moore (Bowery Presents), Jim Glancy (Bowery Presents), Don Strasburg (AEG), Josh Knight (Monterey International, INC), Ken Weinstein (Big Hassle Media), Emma Matthieson (Brooklyn Bowl/ The Capitol Theatre/ LOCKN’), Kevin Calabro (Calabro Music Media & Royal Potato Family), Rebecca Shapiro (Shore Fire Media), Jonathan Azu (Red Light Management), Mike Martinovich (Red Light Management), Mike Luba (Madison House Presents), Patrick Jordan (Red Light Management), Stef Scamardo (Hard Head MGMT), Dave Frey (LOCKN’), Jay Sweet (Newport Folk Festival), Dan Berkowitz (CID), Janine Small (Janine Small, PLLC), Robin McNicol (Superfly), and more.To close the evening, there will be a very special conversation with Relix founder Peter Shapiro (Dayglo Ventures) and Ron Delsener (LN NY) moderated by David Fricke (Rolling Stone), followed by a happy hour, and performance from The Meat Puppets and Mike Watt & The Secondmen.For those who don’t have a chance to make it to the sold-out conference in person, you can click here to order a live stream of the Relix Live Music Conference at the Brooklyn Bowl, courtesy of nugz.tv. See below for today’s full schedule (EST).Relix Live Music Conference Schedule9 AM – Doors (Light breakfast + Coffee)9:30 – 10:15 AM – Talent Buying Panel:– Moderator: Kirk Peterson (Brooklyn Bowl/ The Capitol Theatre/ LOCKN’)– Speakers: Michael Dorf (City Winery), John Moore (Bowery Presents), Jim Glancy (Bowery Presents), Don Strasburg (AEG), Josh Knight (Monterey International, INC)10:20 – 11:05 AM – Publicity Panel:– Moderator: Mike Greenhaus (Relix Media Group)– Speakers: Ken Weinstein (Big Hassle Media), Emma Matthieson (Brooklyn Bowl/ The Capitol Theatre/ LOCKN’), Kevin Calabro (Calabro Music Media & Royal Potato Family), Rebecca Shapiro (Shore Fire Media), Jonathan Azu (Red Light Management)11:10 – 11:25 AM – Activism: presentation by Andy Bernstein (Headcount) 11:30 – 11:45 AM – Ticketing: presentation by Josh Baron (Songkick) 11:45 – 12:45 PM – Break for lunch12:55 – 1:40 PM – Management Panel:– Moderator: Jake Szufnarowski (Rocks Off)– Speakers: Mike Martinovich (Red Light Management), Mike Luba (Madison House Presents), Patrick Jordan (Red Light Management), Stef Scamardo (Hard Head MGMT)1:45 – 2:00 PM – Technology: presentation by Justin Bolognino (META.is)2:05 – 2:50 PM – Festivals Panel: Presented by Ascend Insurance Brokerage– Moderator: Dean Budnick (Relix Media Group)– Speakers: Dave Frey (LOCKN’), Jay Sweet (Newport Folk Festival), Dan Berkowitz (CID), Janine Small (Janine Small, PLLC), Robin McNicol (Superfly)2:55 – 3:40 PM – Keynote: Presented by Access IndustriesA conversation with Peter Shapiro (Dayglo Ventures) and Ron Delsener (LN NY) moderated by David Fricke (Rolling Stone)4 – 6:00 PM – Happy Hour6:00 PM – All attendees are invited to attend The Meat Puppets and Mike Watt & The Secondmen at Brooklyn Bowllast_img read more