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June 22, 2016
Landslide concerns prompt change in Dakota Access pipeline's N.D. route
BISMARCK — Concerns about a possible repeat of a 2011 landslide in western North Dakota led state utility regulators to approve a route...
June 22, 2016 - 5:06pm
June 3, 2016
Supreme Court rejects appeal on flared gas royalty payments
BISMARCK — Legal challenges over flared natural gas hit a roadblock this week when the North Dakota Supreme Court ruled that a mineral...
June 3, 2016 - 7:05pm
Train carrying Bakken oil derails in Oregon
A Union Pacific train carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire outside Portland, Oregon, on Friday, forcing the closure of an interstate highway and evacuation of a school in the first rail accident involving crude in a year. Union Pacific Corp, which owns the line, said 11 rail...
June 3, 2016 - 6:32pm
March 1, 2016
Emulsion spill leaks into Billings County stock pond
BISMARCK -- A pipeline leak in Billings County released about 40 barrels of brine and 8 barrels of oil at a site operated by White Rock Oil and Gas about 18 miles northwest of Belfield, according to a statement by the North Dakota Department of Health. An undetermined amount of this...
March 1, 2016 - 12:43pm
February 28, 2016
Back to the '80s: Despite ND budget cuts, some don't expect repeat
BISMARCK – Falling commodity prices and state budget cuts may be prompting some North Dakotans to fear a case of deja vu is coming on.
February 28, 2016 - 7:00pm
February 25, 2016
BNSF to pay fines for oil, diesel spills
WILLISTON, N.D. – BNSF Railway will pay $600,000 in fines as part of a settlement agreement for oil and diesel spills in North Dakota and other states, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday. The agreement with the EPA and the Department of Justice also addresses...
February 25, 2016 - 6:11pm
ND land board suspends oil impact grants as oil tax revenues fall short
BISMARCK — With oil tax revenues falling far short of earlier projections, the North Dakota Board of University and School Lands voted unanimously Thursday to suspend future oil impact grant rounds and put a hold on reimbursements for about $7.4 million in grants for projects...
February 25, 2016 - 3:03pm
February 24, 2016
ND's largest oil producer suspends fracking, slashes budget after big loss
North Dakota oil producer Whiting Petroleum Corp said on Wednesday it will suspend all fracking and spend 80 percent less this year, the biggest...
February 24, 2016 - 5:56pm
ND to charge $100,000 more for oversight of huge pipeline project
BISMARCK – North Dakota regulators were granted a rare request Wednesday to charge an additional fee to oversee construction of what will be the largest crude oil pipeline out of the state’s prolific Bakken oilfield. The state Emergency Commission voted 6-0 to give the Public...
February 24, 2016 - 3:23pm
ND Department of Health responds to brine spill in Dunn County
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Department of Health is responding to a spill involving 6,258 gallons of brine released from a pipeline in Dunn County. The department was notified Tuesday that 149 barrels of brine -- a byproduct of oil and gas production -- was released from a pipeline...
February 24, 2016 - 12:53pm
February 23, 2016
Domestic oil production expected to reach record high by 2021
Oil production in the United States will reach record high by 2021 as efficiency gains help domestic producers to combat the low prices that...
February 23, 2016 - 3:14pm
February 21, 2016
After life in Oil Patch, people choosing to retire elsewhere
BISMARCK – Ardell Horob is a happy man, hanging out at jam sessions in the warm Arizona sunshine in the winter and with family at his new Bismarck...
February 21, 2016 - 9:14pm
February 17, 2016
ND oil production drops 2.5 percent in December
BISMARCK — North Dakota oil production fell 2.5 percent in December to 1.15 million barrels per day, according to preliminary numbers released...
February 17, 2016 - 2:17pm
February 16, 2016
Survey: Most out-of-state oil workers not interested in moving to ND
BISMARCK – More than 80 percent of nonresidents working in North Dakota's oil and gas industry don't want to put down roots in the state, while...
February 16, 2016 - 7:19pm
Saudis and Russia agree to oil output freeze, although Iran still an obstacle
DOHA - Top oil exporters Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed on Tuesday to freeze output levels but said the deal was contingent on other producers...
February 16, 2016 - 2:02pm