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December 26, 2014
ND oil and gas industry expected to face hurdles in 2015
BISMARCK - With oil prices slipping to their lowest point in more than five years, new state regulations slated to take effect and lawmakers proposing major investments in oil country, 2015 is shaping up to be a critical year for the oil and gas industry in North Dakota. Here’s...
December 26, 2014 - 9:27pm
Oil boom brings building boom to Dickinson in 2014
DICKINSON, N.D. – If 2011 was the year of the oil boom, 2014 could arguably be considered the year of Dickinson’s building boom. Construction dominated the city’s landscape, impacting everything from businesses to schools and community services. Over the past 12 months,...
December 26, 2014 - 8:44pm
December 24, 2014
Power failure hits 3,000 homes, electricity restored
FARGO – An estimated 3,000 homes lost electricity for several hours in several communities late Tuesday and early this morning. The outage began shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday and power was fully restored by about 7 a.m. this morning, according to Xcel Energy. Communities...
December 24, 2014 - 12:05pm
December 20, 2014
Fargo's new city hall could have geothermal heat
FARGO – City leaders here may seek to save some green by going green. Fargo City Hall Building Committee members will recommend that the City Commission approve a plan to install a geothermal heat pump underneath the new city hall, they decided in a meeting Friday. Geothermal...
December 20, 2014 - 11:14pm
December 19, 2014
North Dakota lignite industry pleased EPA labeled coal ash non-hazardous waste
BISMARCK – As environmentalists decried the decision, North Dakota’s lignite coal industry welcomed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision Friday to classify coal ash as non-hazardous waste. A hazardous waste designation would have cost each of the state’s...
December 19, 2014 - 9:47pm
Analysis: The reason oil could drop as low as $20 per barrel
How low can it go — and how long will it last? The 50 percent slump in oil prices raises both those questions and while nobody can confidently answer the first question (I will try to in a moment), the second is pretty easy. Low oil prices will last long enough...
December 19, 2014 - 10:47am
December 17, 2014
ND regulators approve $240 million wind farm
BISMARCK – State utility regulators approved a permit for a $240 million wind farm in western North Dakota on Wednesday. The state Public Service Commission voted unanimously to grant a permit for Antelope Hills Wind Project LLC of Santa Barbara, Calif., to erect up to 86 wind...
December 17, 2014 - 9:20pm
Hearing set on ONEOK natural gas plant in McKenzie County
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Public Service Commission has scheduled a public hearing for a proposed natural gas processing plant in McKenzie County that would be the largest of its kind in the state. Tulsa, Okla.-based ONEOK announced plans in July for the Demicks Lake Gas Processing...
December 17, 2014 - 8:55pm
Xcel, Otter Tail customers in ND to bear additional costs to pay for transmission lines
BISMARCK – Two utility companies will charge their North Dakota customers more next year to recover the cost of transmission line projects. The North Dakota Public Service Commission approved transmission cost recovery riders Wednesday for Otter Tail Power Co., Montana-Dakota...
December 17, 2014 - 8:50pm
December 11, 2014
Proposal would let ND landfills accept more radioactivity in oilfield waste
BISMARCK – Oilfield waste with elevated levels of radioactivity could be dumped in North Dakota’s landfills instead of having to be trucked out of state, under proposed rules being announced today by the state Department of Health. The rules strive to set a reasonable standard,...
December 11, 2014 - 8:26pm
December 9, 2014
ND regulators order oil industry to further separate volatile gases from crude
BISMARCK – North Dakota regulators foisted a new set of standards on the oil industry Tuesday aimed at further separating volatile gases from Bakken crude oil to make it safer for rail transport in the wake of several explosive train derailments. “I think the important point...
December 9, 2014 - 9:47pm
Study: U.S. fracking surge to lift GDP by 1 percent by 2040
WASHINGTON - A surge of oil and gas production will drive the U.S. economy 1 percent higher in 2040 than it would have otherwise grown, and energy exports will only stoke the expansion, an independent study on energy policy concluded on Tuesday. New drilling technologies such as...
December 9, 2014 - 4:31pm
December 8, 2014
ND Industrial Commission expected to decide on oil conditioning standards Tuesday
BISMARCK – Oil companies are urging North Dakota regulators to scale back proposed standards for treating crude oil to make it safer for shipment, warning the rules could increase natural gas flaring and emissions, damage equipment and add costs that could threaten some operations....
December 8, 2014 - 8:54pm
December 4, 2014
Fire knocks out operations at major ND power plant
BEULAH - No one was hurt at Coyote Station near Beulah after a major mechanical failure caused a fire at the power plant Thursday morning. According to a statement by Otter Tail Power Company, one of the power plant’s turbine-driven boiler pumps had a major mechanical failure...
December 4, 2014 - 9:16pm
November 28, 2014
Activists call for probe into ND's oil industry regulation, waste handling
BISMARCK – An activist group called Friday for a state investigation into what they say is North Dakota’s failure to enforce state rules and regulations for the oil industry as identified in a New York Times report last weekend. The Dakota Resource Council wants a special...
November 28, 2014 - 12:03pm