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  • Oklahoma’s New Bison License Plate Helps Conservation Charity

      Oklahoma City energy company executive Duke Ligon founded Mekusukey Oil Company, LLC, nearly 50 years ago and continues to direct its operations. In addition, Duke Ligon dedicates his time to serve as a board member for a range of other oil and natural gas concerns, including Blueknight Energy Partners and Panhandle Oil and Gas. 

    Mr. Ligon’s philanthropic contributions include board memberships with groups such as the Oklahoma branch of The Nature Conservancy, an organization that devotes its efforts to preserving and sustaining a variety of natural habitats and wilderness areas. In 2016, the group announced its promotion of a new customized Oklahoma state automobile license plate with a majestic depiction of a bison. 

    Supporters were placing orders for the plates from November 2016 through the summer of 2017. Sales will support The Nature Conservancy’s work in Oklahoma, a state known for the large herds of bison that once roamed its plains. A portion of the price will continue to benefit The Nature Conservancy each time a license plate holder submits an annual renewal.