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Meridian Energy receives Permit to Construct for the Davis Refinery

Meridian Energy Group, Inc., a developer of innovative and environmentally-compliant oil refining facilities, announced that the North Dakota Department of Health (“NDDoH”) – Air Quality Division has issued the Permit to Construct (“PTC”) for the Davis Refinery. The issuance of the PTC by the NDDoH comes 18 months after the initial application was filed by Meridian and is based on ...

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Meridian Energy, Target Logistics Sign Letter of Intent

Target Logistics' Williston Lodge North, North Dakota. (Image courtesy of Target Logistics)

Meridian Energy Group, Inc., the leading developer of innovative and environmentally-compliant oil refining facilities, signed a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) today with Target Lodging (“Target”) of The Woodlands, Texas to provide the workforce housing for the Davis Refinery project coming to Belfield, North Dakota. This LOI establishes the terms and conditions under which Meridian will be contracting for workforce housing ...

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Sen. Heitkamp Speaks at Williston Economic Development Conference on Record U.S. Oil Exports

Heidi Heitkamp, methane rule

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp addressed the Williston Economic Development Corporation’s conference with energy industry and community leaders from Midland, TX, to discuss issues in the oil and gas sector. She also talked about her work to successfully reach a deal to lift the 40 year-old ban on exporting domestic oil, which has led to record U.S. oil exports in recent ...

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Meridian Reaches Another Major Bakken Milestone, LOI Signed

Meridian Energy Group says the proposed refinery project in Belfield, North Dakota is on schedule. (Image: Rongy Benjamin via Flickr)

Meridian Energy Group, Inc. recently announced it has signed a letter of intent (“LOI”) with a specialty engineering, procurement and construction (“EPC”) solutions provider based in Houston, Texas (the “Contractor”) to initially complete a front end engineering and design (“FEED”) study for the Davis Refinery in Belfield, North Dakota. Additionally, the LOI establishes the terms and conditions under which Meridian ...

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EPA Awards ND as a Carbon Storage State, First in the Nation

North Dakota became the first state to receive final approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate geologic storage of carbon dioxide. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed North Dakota’s application this morning granting the state primay regulatory authority, also known as primacy, over Class VI injection of carbon dioxide for long-term storage. North Dakota will officially receive Class ...

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Bonanza Creek Energy Appoints New CEO

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. announced the hiring of Eric T. Greager as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Greager’s appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer will take effect on April 11, 2018. Greager, 47, will be assuming the role from R. Seth Bullock, a managing director of Alvarez & Marsal, who has served as the Company’s interim Chief Executive Officer since ...

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Local Support Continues for the Davis Refinery in Stark and Billings Counties

Meridian Energy Group, Inc. recently hosted an “Appreciation Meet and Greet” for the neighboring town of Belfield on Tuesday, March 27th regarding the Davis Refinery.  The Davis Refinery is being considered an innovative refinery project, and is being watched closely by the state, nation and even globe due to its proposed cutting-edge technology. More than sixty enthusiastic community members attended ...

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Rules Approved by Administrative Rules Committee in Bakken

Bakken shale play, administrative rules committee

The final step of proposed rule changes regulating the oil and gas industry were today unanimously approved by the Legislature’s Administrative Rules Committee (ARC). Changes to the administrative code include proposals to require sundry notices for spills not responded to with adequate resources, site assessments before and after reclamation if deemed necessary by the director, and changes to what information ...

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Velocity Midstream Completes Pipeline Loop

Velocity Midstream Partners, LLC (“Velocity”) announced that it has completed the construction of a 45-mile, 12″ crude oil pipeline loop of its existing condensate pipeline through the fairway of the South Central Oklahoma Oil Province (“SCOOP”). The crude oil loop project is supported by expanded commitments from Continental Resources Inc., an Oklahoma City-based exploration and production company, and CVR Refining, ...

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Goodnight Midstream Adds Bakken Operations

goodnight midstream

Goodnight Midstream, LLC will be adding five new saltwater disposal wells and 50 miles of produced water gathering pipeline to its network of produced water gathering and disposal facilities in North Dakota, according to Goodnight Midstream. Over the last year, Goodnight has drilled and completed four salt water disposal (SWD) wells – the Galaxy, Quale, Knoll and Boehm SWD wells. ...

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