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Company considers oil refinery at Devils Lake

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — A Canada-based energy company is considering building an oil refinery at Devils Lake.

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High-ranking state official blasts Laramie County oil development

High-ranking state official blasts Laramie County oil development

CASPER, Wyo. — Oil development in Laramie County is "devastating to the quality of life of residents who live within eye and earshot" of nearby drilling rigs, a high-ranking state health official wrote in a recent letter to local officials.

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Wyoming rig count up 25 percent since June

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s drilling fleet has grown 25 percent since June, with the state adding two more rigs last week to bring the total number to 62.

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Oil production in the Powder River Basin more than doubles in five years

CASPER, Wyo. — Oil production in the Powder River Basin more than doubled during the past five years, the U.S. Energy Information Agency reported Monday, confirming a trend many observers had long suspected.

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With Shell and Encana gone, what does the future hold for the Jonah Field?

With Shell and Encana gone, what does the future hold for the Jonah Field?

Before the Bakken. Before America's oil and gas revolution. Before fracking was a buzzword. Before all that, there was the Jonah.

September 15, 2014 8:00 am Photos

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Daily N.D. oil production hits record 1.1M barrels

WILLISTON, N.D. — The latest figures available show North Dakota's daily oil production reached more than 1.1 million barrels in July, a record high, state regulators announced Friday.

September 12, 2014 1:29 pmLoading…
North Dakota oil refinery about 3/4 constructed

North Dakota oil refinery about 3/4 constructed

DICKINSON, N.D. — Construction of an oil refinery near Dickinson is about three-fourths complete, and most of the jobs that will be created there have already been filled.

July 25, 2014 6:58 am Photos

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Bakken oil production up, flaring dips

Bakken oil production up, flaring dips

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota oil production ramped up by another 36,000 barrels per day in May, pushing daily production solidly above the 1 million barrel milestone it narrowly eclipsed the previous month.

July 15, 2014 10:36 am Photos

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Experts: Economy improving after winter drop

Experts: Economy improving after winter drop

Despite a recent report of a slowing national economy, two national investment experts said Thursday in Billings that they still see signs of improving markets and consumer demand.

May 29, 2014 5:25 pm Photos

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Oil official: Bakken threatened by safety missteps

BISMARCK, N.D. — The godfather of North Dakota's present oil bonanza predicted the state's crude production will double to 2 million barrels daily by decade's end but warned industry officials Thursday that future safety missteps would threaten that.

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BNSF: Future of crude by rail depends on safety

BNSF: Future of crude by rail depends on safety

BISMARCK, N.D. — The future of crude oil shipments by train depends on proving to the public that it can be done safely, the head of BNSF Railway Co. said Wednesday.

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About 270 wells account for 60 percent of flaring in North Dakota

About 270 wells account for 60 percent of flaring in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — A University of North Dakota researcher says that about 270 oil wells are responsible for 60 percent of all the natural gas flaring in the state.

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Industry: Bakken oil not more risky, federal rules 'sufficient'

Industry: Bakken oil not more risky, federal rules 'sufficient'

BISMARCK, N.D. — The U.S. oil industry pushed back Tuesday against tougher rules for rail cars carrying crude following a string of fiery accidents, asserting in a new report that oil from the Northern Plains is no more dangerous than some other cargoes.

May 20, 2014 1:41 pmLoading…
Study: N.D. oil worker death rate 6 times U.S. average

Study: N.D. oil worker death rate 6 times U.S. average

WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota has the country's highest death rate for workers in the oil, gas and mining sector, at more than six times the national average, and an even higher rate among construction workers, according to a new report from the nation's largest labor union.

May 13, 2014 10:50 am Photos

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Canadian railroad says it's committed to hauling fertilizer

BISMARCK, N.D. — Canadian Pacific Railway has told a federal oversight board that moving fertilizer for spring planting does not present a "significant challenge" for the railroad.

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N.D. rules aimed at illegal oilfield waste dumping

N.D. rules aimed at illegal oilfield waste dumping

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota's oil industry is backing new rules intended to crack down on the illegal dumping of radioactive oil filter socks, the tubular nets that strain liquids during the oil production process.

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Energy expert says Keystone XL Pipeline will enhance nation's energy security

Energy expert says Keystone XL Pipeline will enhance nation's energy security

A national energy expert says the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would help revive a sluggish national economy and enhance the nation’s energy security.

March 31, 2014 5:32 pmLoading…

'Personnel matters' on agenda for oil-gas meeting

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state commissioners who oversee oil and gas development have scheduled a conference call to discuss "personnel matters" and the state oil and gas supervisor says he's unaware of the details.

March 28, 2014 3:50 pmLoading…

Feds say they've busted a Montana-California meth ring

An investigation into drug crimes in the Bakken oil patch has led to the arrests of 11 people authorities linked to a ring that trafficked methamphetamine from southern California to the Northern Plains, according to court documents and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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Buffett says rail tank cars need upgrades for oil

OMAHA, Neb. — Investor Warren Buffett says it's clear that railroad tank cars carrying crude oil need to be updated because oil from certain regions has the potential to be more dangerous than previously thought.

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