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Donald Trump to speak at North Dakota oil expo in Bismarck

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has been tabbed as the keynote speaker for the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference that will be held later this month in Bismarck, an oil industry group said Wednesday. The Williston Basin Petroleum Conference is scheduled for May 24-26 at the Bismarck Civic Center. North DakotaPetroleum Council President Ron Ness said Trump is ...

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Gov. Jack Dalrymple to issue budget directive; agencies brace for cuts

In this file photo dated May 15, 2014, Gov. Jack Dalrymple speaks of the importance of the Watford City Bypass at the Groundbreaking for the Watford City SE Bypass. Director Grant Levi is in the background.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Jack Dalrymple is scheduled to issue his budget guidelines, and agency heads are bracing for potential reductions. Dalrymple is slated to address agency directors on Wednesday at the state Capitol. North Dakota Budget Director Pam Sharp says she expects the governor to ask state agencies to identify potential reductions when drafting spending plans for the ...

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Fracking related spills cause pervasive soil & water contamination

Brine spills from oil development in western North Dakota are releasing toxins into soils and waterways, sometimes at levels exceeding federal water quality standards, scientists reported Wednesday. Samples taken from surface waters affected by waste spills in recent years in the state’s Bakken oilfield region turned up high levels of lead, ammonium, selenium and other contaminants, Duke University researchers said. ...

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Meeting for proposed Bakken pipeline set in Killdeer

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Public Service Commission has slated a public hearing for a proposed oil pipeline in McKenzie and Dunn counties. The meeting is slated May 11 in Killdeer. The agency says BOE Pipeline LLC has submitted an application for a permit for the location of a new 42-mile long, 16-inch diameter crude oil pipeline. The ...

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Hurdles exist using CO2 to boost oil output in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Houston research firm says significant barriers exist in using carbon dioxide to enhance oil recovery in North Dakota. But HIS Inc. geologist Curtis Smith told the North Dakota Legislature’s interim Taxation Committee on Wednesday that the “long-term prize” for the state could be billions of extra barrels of oil. The interim legislative committee is considering ...

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