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Timeline of 180k gallon brine spill questioned

Last week, large volumes of saltwater were spilled in the northwest corner of North Dakota due to a broken pipeline, reports the North Dakota Department of Health. The spill occurred about seven miles northwest of Crosby in Divide County, releasing over 4,000 barrels, or over roughly 179,000 gallons, of brine water. According to the Williston Herald, Oklahoma-based Samson Resources reported ...

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Midwest now ships more crude than it receives

The Midwest has become a net shipper of crude oil, reports the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Due to increased rail shipments and pipeline reversals, the Midwest region now ships out more crude oil than it receives. Without these rail movements, according to the EIA, the Midwest would still be a net recipient. Beginning in the first few months of 2013, ...

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‘Blood & Oil’ feels like a ‘Dallas’ cousin

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Call it “Dallas 3.0.” ABC’s Sunday night fall drama “Blood & Oil” (9 p.m. Sept. 27) follows in the footsteps of the 1980s “Dallas” and its more recent TNT reboot. “Blood & Oil” features a patriarch played by Don Johnson (shades of J.R. Ewing but less rascally) who has a bad boy son (not unlike John ...

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Officials fight vandalism on grasslands in west North Dakota

MEDORA, N.D. — Officials in western North Dakota are trying to combat an increasing amount of vandalism on the Little Missouri National Grassland. Cattle ranchers are seeing topsoil torn up, cattle that have been shot, calves that have been run over, and debris and beer bottles left behind, the Williston Herald reported. “A lot of these ranches are intertwined with ...

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Hearing set for proposed ethane pipeline in western ND

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Public Service Commission has slated a public hearing for a proposed $85 million ethane pipeline in Divide and Williams counties. The meeting is slated for Thursday in Williston for the planned 47-mile-long pipeline proposed by Vantage Pipeline US. The pipeline would start near Williston and connect to an existing Vantage ethane pipeline system near ...

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Top 5 Bakken stories of the week

In case you missed them, here are the top five stories from Bakken.com for the week of August 1st through August 8th. Enjoy! 5. With crude at $50, oil firms fear deeper crisis than in 1980s LONDON – After slashing spending by $180 billion to deal with one of the worst industry downturns in decades, oil companies are still bleeding cash ...

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EOG profit beats Street as cost cuts offset drop in oil prices

EOG Resources Inc reported a better-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit on Thursday as the oil producer successfully slashed well and transportation costs to offset plunging crude prices. The price drop has hamstrung nearly all of the energy industry this past year, forcing many companies to lay off staff and curb spending. While EOG is trimming its capital budget for the year ...

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Lee County firms join forces to inspect pipeline

MONTROSE — Another group has expressed interest inspecting construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. French Reneker Associates of Fairfield and Poepping, Stone, Bach and Associates Inc. of Keokuk presented a proposal to the Lee County Board of Supervisors during an informational meeting Tuesday at the sheriff’s office. The two organizations want to join forces to inspect the pipeline in the ...

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