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Annual energy meeting will focus on global oil, gas outlook

BISMARCK, N.D. — Policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and industry leaders are expected at an energy conference in Bismarck this week. The ninth annual Great Plains and EmPower ND Energy Conference is scheduled Tuesday at the National Energy Center of Excellence at Bismarck State College. Speakers and panels will focus on the global oil and gas outlook, renewable energy integration, new technologies, ...

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Over 33K gallons of saltwater spill in western North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — The state Department of Health says more than 33,000 gallons of saltwater has spilled in western North Dakota. The department says the spill is at a site operated by Hillstone Environmental Partners LLC in McKenzie County. The department says it doesn’t appear surface waters have been impacted. The site of the spill, reported Wednesday, is still being ...

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Top 5 Bakken stories of the week

Here are the top five stories from Bakken.com for the week of October 4th through the 9th. Enjoy! 5. What oil spill? Company responsible for Yellowstone River spill gets Bakken pipeline approval The pipeline company responsible for the oil spills in the Yellowstone River and California Coast earlier this year has been granted permission from North Dakota state regulators to ...

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TrainND oil & gas education facility to celebrate grand opening

The official celebration ceremony for the opening of the new $7.5 million TrainND Northwest Center at Williston State College will take place this Tuesday, October 13, at 10:30 a.m. Although classes have been in session since August, there hasn’t been a proper display of accomplishment since the new training facility was completed. The TrainND Northwest Center combines classroom education with ...

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Judge to rule whether Iowa pipeline lawsuit can go forward

CHEROKEE, Iowa — A judge says he’ll rule soon on whether a lawsuit filed by three landowners in the path of a proposed oil pipeline can proceed against the Iowa Utilities Board. The Sioux City Journal reports the judge heard arguments from both sides Thursday in Cherokee, and will make a ruling within two weeks. The landowners are challenging the ...

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Zinke a key lawmaker in removing U.S. crude export ban

U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., is making his case for removing the national ban on crude exports. Zinke told journalists Wednesday the 1970s ban on exporting U.S. oil is hurting the economy, both nationally and in Montana. He estimated that increased Bakken activity resulting from oil exports would create 2,400 jobs in Montana, primarily in the Eastern Montana oil patch ...

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Prosecutors continue to recover money in oil patch fraud

FARGO, N.D. — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a man and his former wife accused of fraud and terror in the North Dakota oil patch to forfeit about $250,000 from bank accounts. U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland said the money in accounts listed under James Henrikson, Sarah Creveling and their former trucking company “shall be disposed of” by the ...

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