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Northwest Landowners Association addresses pipeline issues

300 landowners and state officials met in Stanley for the Northwest Landowners Association expo and discussed the new state pipeline program.

Kevin Connors, pipeline program supervisor for the Department of Mineral Resources, claims his goal is that large pipeline spills will be a thing of the past, reports AgWeek. 300 Landowners as well as state officials and oil company representatives met in Stanley for a Northwest Landowners Association expo where Connors outlined the new state pipeline program. New rules will take ...

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Source water spill reported in Bowman County


BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has been notified of a 200 barrel source water spill used for enhanced oil recovery that occurred Saturday, Feb. 6, as a result of a pipeline leak. The spill occurred at a well owned by Denbury Onshore located in Bowman County, approximately eight miles south of Marmarth. Released fluids entered ...

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Iowa Utilities Board begins deliberating Bakken pipeline

Iowa is set to make a decision on the Dakota Access Bakkken pipeline. South Dakota was the first of the four states to approve construction of the Energy Transfer Partners-owned Bakken oil pipeline.

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Utilities Board is meeting to consider whether to approve a hazardous liquid pipeline permit for an oil pipeline that will stretch 346 miles across the state diagonally from the northwest to the southeast. Texas-based Dakota Access is building the so-called Bakken pipeline to carry a half-million barrels of oil per day from North Dakota ...

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Regulators looking at proposed electricity rate increase

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A proposed steep hike in electricity rates for 26,000 homes and businesses in eastern Montana is up for consideration by state regulators who have aired prior concerns. Montana-Dakota Utilities is seeking a 21 percent increase to cover costs that include its share of $400 million in pollution controls at coal plants in Montana and South Dakota. ...

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PSC holding hearings in Watford City on 2 pipeline projects


WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators are holding public hearings in Watford City on two proposed pipelines in McKenzie County. Both Public Service Commission hearings are Tuesday at Teddy’s Residential Suites. ONEOK (WHUN’-ohk) Bakken Pipeline LLC is seeking a permit for a $19.5 million, 14-mile natural gas liquids pipeline. It would connect with the existing Garden Creek Pipeline to expand ...

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Public hearing scheduled in Watford City for proposed crude oil pipeline

High pressure gas pipes awaiting instalation. (Image: Bryan Hindle via Flickr)

BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a public hearing in Watford City on Thursday, Feb. 11, regarding a proposal for a crude oil pipeline in McKenzie County. Tesoro High Plains Pipeline Company, LLC, has submitted an application for a permit for the Targa Antelope Lateral Pipeline Project. The new 1.4-mile long, 12-inch diameter crude ...

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