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SD landowners prepare for Dakota Access oil pipeline

CORRECTIONS: South Dakota Public Utilities staff attorney Kristen Edwards provided the quotes and information in this Dakota Access pipeline story. The quotes were misattributed. Mike Timpson was hired to provide expertise in ag mitigation on the pipeline project. Timpson’s last name was misspelled in the article. This story has been changed to reflect the right information. We regret the errors. NORTHEASTERN SOUTH ...

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Top 5 Bakken stories of the week

Just in case you missed them, here are the top headlines from Bakken.com for the week of November 8th through the 14th. Have a great weekend! 5. Obama’s Keystone XL decision irks North Dakota US lawmakers BISMARCK, N.D. — Members of North Dakota’s congressional delegation say President Barack Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline is disappointing. Obama says he’s ...

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North Dakota oil well backlog eclipses 1,000 for first time

The number of oil wells in North Dakota that have been drilled but not fracked eclipsed 1,000 for the first time in September, as producers delayed turning them on in hopes crude prices will soon recover. The milestone, which was widely expected around the second-largest oil producing state, highlights the immense cost pressure companies have come under in the past ...

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North Dakota oil output slides 2 percent in September

WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota’s daily oil production fell 2 percent in September as slipping crude prices again weighed on the state’s energy industry and forced cuts in the use of drilling rigs and fracking crews. The state produced 1,162,253 barrels of oil per day (bpd) in September, compared with 1,187,631 bpd in August, according to the Department of Mineral ...

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Rallies, protests begin Bakken pipeline hearing

BOONE — Rallies marked the beginning of a highly anticipated Bakken crude oil pipeline permit hearing today before Iowa utilities regulators on a windy, late fall morning at the Boone County Fairground. About 150 union workers, many wearing orange LIUNA (Laborers’ International Union of North America) shirts huddled at the entryway to the fairground. “Our stance is when you build ...

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Editorial: Bakken pipeline hearing: Iowans deserve to be heard

More than 200 people will appear before the Iowa Utilities Board today in Boone for public comments on a proposed 1,134-mile pipeline carrying Bakken crude oil from North Dakota, across South Dakota and Iowa, to a terminal in Illinois. The three-member board set a cap on its public commenting period and required advance sign-up late last week. Each speaker will ...

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Pipeline opponents unable to sway county supervisors

While Kathy Holdefer and her associates didn’t seem surprised by the Jasper County Board of Supervisors taking no action at Tuesday’s weekly meeting on a proposed resolution to locally reject the Bakken Oil Pipeline Project, she said she was surprised by two other things that happened. Holdefer said she was pleasantly surprised to see and hear from other Jasper County ...

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