Oklahoma regulators heard more than five hours of testimony on Monday but no votes were taken on two proposals to aid struggling oil and natural gas producers, Kallanish Energy reports.
The Oklahoma Corporation Commission did not set a date or a plan for any future decisions, Reuters reported.
The three-member commission oversees oil and natural gas in Oklahoma.
One proposal from LPD Energy Co. LLC would have declared some oil production in Oklahoma to be waste.
The trade group, Oklahoma Energy Producers Alliance, is also seeking mandated production cuts by the state to help stabilize energy prices.
Last month, Oklahoma had adopted an emergency order that said some oil production could be considered economic waste. That allowed operators to shut-in money-losing wells without losing leases.
The measures were opposed by the powerful American Petroleum Institute and the Petroleum Association of Oklahoma.
They argued that production and Oklahoma drilling has been sharply cut in recent weeks by the coronavirus pandemic and the oil price rout and such state-imposed cuts are not necessary.
North Dakota is considering similar state legislation.
By a 2-1 vote, the Railroad Commission of Texas last week rejected a similar state production cut on oil and natural gas.
It would have been the first prorationing of oil and natural gas production in Texas since the early 1970s.
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