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ND official: Natural gas liquids spill at gathering pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Health Department says about 42 gallons of natural gas liquids spilled at a gathering pipeline and entered a tributary to the Green River in Billings County. North Dakota Water Quality Director Karl Rockeman says Monday’s spill of about one barrel of condensate into Spring Creek was reported by pipeline operator Oneok Rockies Midstream. ...

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Enbridge pipeline replacement gets conditional approval

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Canada’s National Energy Board has granted conditional approval to a massive Enbridge Inc., project to replace a pipeline that would enable more Canadian crude to flow into the U.S. The $7.5-billion Line 3 Replacement project involves rebuilding a 1031-mile (1,660-kilometer) pipeline that’s nearly a half-century old and has had several ruptures over the years. The pipeline ...

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North Dakota tax collections continue falling below forecast

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota continues to see bleaker-than-expected state tax revenue collections from declining oil activity in the state. Office of Management and Budget Director Pam Sharp says revenues for March totaled $98.8 million. That’s $13.8 million less than what had been projected. Tax collections already are down more than $20 million since a new revenue forecast was done ...

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Top 5 Bakken news stories: April 16-22

Just in case you missed something last week, here is a recap of what articles Bakken.com readers found the most engaging from April 16 to 22. In addition to the recap, we’ve thrown in a bonus article about the Green River shale formation that appears to have resurfaced from the depths of old content. Enjoy! 5. Montana oil and gas lease ...

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North Dakota oil patch trash clean-up effort to begin

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Petroleum Council’s annual Pick Up the Patch campaign is slated to begin in Minot and New Town on Friday. The effort is aimed at cleaning up garbage that’s littering the oil patch in western North Dakota. It’s being organized by community leaders and oil and gas companies operating in the area. Similar clean-up ...

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Oil tanker laden with North Dakota crude reaches Netherlands

North Dakota crude reached the Netherlands at the Port of Rotterdam. The Bakken crude shipment, sold by Hess Corp. is the first light crude to be shipped out from the U.S. since the oil export ban was lifted last December. (Image: Bart via Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A petroleum tanker laden with 175,000 barrels of North Dakota crude was being offloaded in Europe on Wednesday, the first such overseas shipment of the state’s oil since Congress lifted a 40-year ban on crude exports in December. North Dakota’s congressional delegation and industry officials hailed Hess Corp.’s shipment as a milestone that could open more markets in ...

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