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North Dakota oil output drops 9,850 barrels daily in March

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Department of Mineral Resources says the state’s oil production decreased by about 9,850 barrels a day in March. The agency says the state produced an average of 1.09 million barrels of oil daily in March. North Dakota’s production record was set in December 2014 at 1.22 million barrels daily. North Dakota also produced a record 1.70 billion cubic ...

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Push to start Dakota Access pipeline construction meets firm opposition

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Opponents of a proposed oil pipeline slated to run through four Midwestern states pressed Iowa regulators Thursday to keep a Texas-based petroleum company from starting construction before all federal permits are approved. Dakota Access planned on beginning construction by now on the 1,150-mile pipeline that’s designed to carry a half-million barrels of oil a day ...

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Denmark’s Dong Energy planning IPO within months

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s DONG Energy, which focuses on wind power generation, says it plans an initial public offering of at least 15 percent of its shares on the Nasdaq Copenhagen stock exchange this summer. The state-controlled utility said the move would reduce the government’s stake in the company from 58.8 percent to 50.1 percent. Goldman Sachs currently holds ...

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Hundreds of bags of trash picked up along oil patch highway

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Officials say more than 1,800 bags of trash were picked up by hundreds of volunteers along the major north-south highway corridor in North Dakota’s oil patch. The Bismarck Tribune reports the cleanup of U.S. Highway 85 from Bowman to Williston occurred last week. State Department of Transportation district engineer Larry Gangl says the 169-mile stretch of the oil ...

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Texas lawmakers champion local control, to a point

DALLAS (AP) — Texas leaders have sued the federal government dozens of times, costing millions of dollars, for what they contend are policies that infringe on local control and states’ rights. But when cities across Texas have attempted to pass laws on issues from fracking bans to regulating ride-hailing companies, state lawmakers time and again have moved to quash those ...

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The Latest: Trump voter wants someone to support coal

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on the primary election in West Virginia, where voters have a full ballot including presidential contests, a Democratic showdown for governor and a winner-take-all state Supreme Court race (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Chris Wilder has worked for nine years as an electrician doing repair work at coal mines in West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio ...

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Half of Ohio city’s power to come from hydroelectric plant

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio city expects to produce nearly half its energy this year using hydroelectricity, now that a $685 million hydroelectric plant about 30 miles southeast of Cincinnati has become fully operational. The Meldahl Hydroelectric Facility at the Capt. Anthony Meldahl Locks and Dam on the Ohio river has been operating for more than two weeks, ...

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