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Vitesse Energy buys up Bakken assets for $186.5M

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Vitesse Energy, LLC has announced the successful acquisition of non-operated oil and gas assets in the Williston Basin from EnerVest Operating LLC valued at $186.5 million. A press release from Vitesse Energy stated that the assets acquired include a working interest in approximately 600 wells and over 19,000 net acres primarily in Williams, McKenzie and Mountrail counties. The initial price ...

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Oil boom doesn’t even come close to top ND greenhouse emitter

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The oil boom has definitely shoved its way into the limelight of North Dakota energy resources. But According to the federal Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP), coal-related burning is still number one in carbon emissions for the state. Above all other sources, power plant emissions make up the largest portion of greenhouse gas emissions for North Dakota. Data reported to ...

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EPA report: Methane emissions from fracking wells down 73 percent

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The Environmental Protection Agency has released its fourth year of Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program data which details greenhouse gas pollution trends and emissions from 2013 broken down by industrial sector, geographic region and individual facilities. The report states: “Climate change, fueled by greenhouse gas pollution, is threatening our health, our economy, and our way of life—increasing our risks from intense ...

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Farmers concerned about Dakota Access pipeline construction

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Land owners in the New Salem area attended an open house to learn about and discuss the Dakota Access Pipeline, reports Ben Smith for KXNews. The pipeline, a project undertaken by Energy Transfer Partners, isn’t slated to begin construction until 2016. But residents in the region are already concerned about how it will affect the area, and especially their land. ...

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Texas energy company releases more details on pipeline

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CEDAR RAPIDS — The Texas energy company that hopes to build a crude oil pipeline through Iowa released new information detailing the proposed project’s economic benefits, including a more than $1.35 billion capital investment in the state. But before construction can begin, the pipeline still has many hurdles to clear. The 1,100-mile-long pipeline would stretch from the Bakken supply area ...

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Enbridge delays ND oil pipeline at least a year

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Canadian company that wants to build the largest oil pipeline yet from western North Dakota’s booming oil patch is delaying the project for at least a year due to permitting problems in Minnesota. Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge Energy Partners LP disclosed the delay of the $2.6 billion Sandpiper pipeline in a filing Tuesday with the U.S. ...

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SM Energy buys Bakken assets, names new CEO

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SM Energy, an independent oil and gas exploration company, will appoint a new chief executive officer when the current company head retires early next year, according to a report by the Denver Business Journal. Javan D. Ottoson will take the position on Jan. 15 of next year. He was named SM’s president in October 2012 and had been serving as ...

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Ames Engineering of Williston Continues to Grow

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Press Release WILLISTON, N.D. – Ames Engineering & Development Services, LLC, one of Williston’s established civil engineering firms, is excited to announce the addition of five new employees this quarter. Kevin Ralphs, Serena Christianson, Cassie Klemetson, and Jacob Porter have joined Ames’ staff, expanding the services that Ames’ offers. This is a milestone for this company, as its one-year anniversary ...

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Sinner wants FBI, DEA to have a permanent presence in the Bakken

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Democratic congressional candidate George B. Sinner has recently advocated for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to create a permanent presence in the North Dakota oil fields. The Dickinson Press reported that in addition to a long-lasting office, Sinner proposed hiring more special prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office and more training for local law ...

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