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Oklahoma City, OK – Oil and gas companies to add nearly 250 Okla. jobs

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Oklahoma Department of Commerce says two new oil and gas companies are expected to create 248 new jobs in northeast Oklahoma.

SERVA Group LLC and Dover Fluid Management both were approved Friday to participate in the state's Quality Jobs Program, which provides cash rebates to qualifying companies.

A manufacturer of oil and natural gas equipment, SERVA is expected to add 148 new jobs at its Catoosa facility. Dover Fluid Management plans to add 100 new jobs in Tulsa.

Dover manufacturers sucker rods, a device used in oil and gas production.

To qualify for the rebates, companies must meet certain criteria, including offering basic health insurance coverage to all employees, and 80 percent of its workers must work at least 30 hours per week.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.