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US Oil reserves rise 45%

The Bakken petroleum system and other tight, unconventional plays were largely responsible for a 45 percent rise in U.S. oil reserves over the past five years, according to a recent study by accounting firm Ernst & Young. Investments in the U.S. oil and gas sector also reached their highest level in almost a decade, the study revealed. The Ernst & ...

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Mayor: $10 million won’t go far in meeting Watford City’s needs

By Neal A. Shipman Farmer Editor Source Article from http://www.watfordcitynd.com/?id=10&nid=2265 With the city of Watford City looking at needing over $195 million in infrastructure improvements to meet the needs of a rapidly growing city, Brent Sanford, Watford City mayor is less than pleased to see that his city is only going to be receiving $10 million in North Dakota Oil Impact ...

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Oil Patch drinking water violations prevalent

WILLISTON, N.D. – Crew camps, RV parks and other water systems in oil-producing counties dominate a list released Monday of drinking water violations issued last year, but officials say most issues have been corrected. The North Dakota Department of Health issued 236 major violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act in 2012, primarily for public water systems that failed to ...

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Name of victim in fiery oil tanker crash released

STANLEY, N.D. – One of three people killed last week in a multiple-vehicle crash involving an oil tanker that exploded was identified Tuesday as Tyler Fischer, 23, of Minot, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. Authorities withheld the release of his name until receiving positive confirmation from the medical examiner, said Capt. Gary Orluck.Heavy fog contributed to a five-vehicle crash ...

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ND drillers to get tax breaks natural gas usage

Posted: Monday, July 1, 2013 8:59 am Updated: 7:17 am, Tue Jul 2, 2013. ND drillers to get tax breaks natural gas usage Associated Press | BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — New legislation offers North Dakota oil drillers tax breaks beginning Monday if they stop burning and wasting natural gas. The Republican-sponsored bills passed the Legislature this year. They offer oil ...

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ND AG to meet with oil patch law enforcement

Wayne Stenehjem Attorney General

Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 7:18 am BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is slated to meet with law enforcement officers from oil-producing counties. Stenehjem says the meeting in Watford City on Tuesday is to discuss funding needs for laws enforcement in the state’s booming oil patch. Stenehjem has said that organized crime and other illegal ...

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Federal drug bust nets 22 suspects in ND oil patch

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Federal authorities unsealed indictments Monday against 22 people charged with conspiracy to sell heroin and other drugs on an Indian reservation in the heart of the North Dakota oil patch. The first indictment in the investigation, dubbed “Operation Winter’s End,” was filed in March, but authorities didn’t make the case public until Monday because of the ...

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