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Meeting for proposed Bakken pipeline set in Killdeer

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Public Service Commission has slated a public hearing for a proposed oil pipeline in McKenzie and Dunn counties. The meeting is slated May 11 in Killdeer. The agency says BOE Pipeline LLC has submitted an application for a permit for the location of a new 42-mile long, 16-inch diameter crude oil pipeline. The ...

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Gasoline prices take another big jump in North Dakota

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gasoline prices continue to rise in North Dakota by more than a dime a week. GasBuddy.com reports the average retail price of a gallon of gas rose about 11 cents per gallon in the last week, after rising nearly 11 cents per gallon the previous week and more than 12 cents the week before that. The average ...

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Fund suspended for communities affected by oil development

Due to the oil price and drilling decline, North Dakota communities impacted by oil and gas development will not be receiving financial assistance from the state. (Image: A.G. McQuillan via Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A program aimed at helping North Dakota communities deal with the effects of energy development has been suspended due to slumping oil activity. North Dakota’s Board of University and School Lands also voted Thursday to put on hold millions of dollars of projects that have receive grants but work hasn’t started. Trust Lands Commissioner Lance Gaebe (GAY’-bee) says ...

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Pipeline spill leaks 149 barrels of briny oil wastewater

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — State Health Department officials say a pipeline leak in Dunn County spilled more than 6,250 gallons of oil and saltwater, a byproduct of oil production. State environmental scientist Bill Suess (sees) says Marathon Oil reported the 149-barrel spill Tuesday at a well it owns about 6 miles north of Killdeer. The Houston-based company did not immediately ...

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This week in ND jobs

Despite the downturn, there are still oilfield jobs available if you're willing to work hard! Photo: Pixabay.

Although many companies have cut positions or laid off employees over the last eighteen months, oilfield jobs haven’t dried up completely. Listed below are seven jobs in ND still open and waiting for your application. KLJ Solutions has a number of engineer positions open and recently posted with start dates immediately to early May. One position is located in Bismarck and requires two ...

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Dunn County resident group still fights for landfill voice

In this Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 photo, Mark Kovash stands to make a case for consideration of the citizens when the county makes decisions regarding special landfills for oil and gas waste during a meeting of the Dunn County Commission in Manning, N.D. The commissioners voted against the citizens' proposal. (Lauren Donovan/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

MANNING, N.D. — Dunn County residents who have been fighting for months to have a say in the siting of oil and gas waste landfills have lost another battle. The group that wears bright orange T-shirts reading “We Are Dunn County” earlier this year unsuccessfully tried to get the County Commission to reinstate an old zoning rule that said landfills ...

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Work beginning on $30 million highway bypass around Killdeer

In this Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 photo, North Dakota State Transportation Director Grant Levi discusses the Killdeer bypass project as Gov. Jack Dalrymple looks on during the groundbreaking ceremony for the $30 project west of Killdeer, N.D. The project will divert traffic around the west side of the oil patch town of Killdeer.  (Lauren Donovan/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

KILLDEER, N.D. — Construction is beginning on a $30 million bypass to route truck traffic around the western North Dakota oil patch town of Killdeer. Ground was broken for the project on Tuesday and work was beginning Wednesday on the 4-mile, two-lane project that will move traffic around the west side of the community, connecting state Highways 200 and 22, ...

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Exxon Mobil donates $5 mln to North Dakota housing fund

Watford City, North Dakota. Looking west on Route 85. Temporary housing and road constructed for oil and gas workers. (Image: National Parks Conservation Association via Flickr)

WILLISTON, N.D. – A subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corp donated $5 million on Monday to a North Dakota government housing fund that subsidizes construction of low-cost apartments for teachers and emergency personnel in the state’s oil patch. XTO Energy will receive a 100 percent tax write-off for its donation to the North Dakota Housing Incentive Fund, which will be used ...

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Energy company paying to move hiking, horse-riding trails

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KILLDEER, N.D. — The energy company that developed the biggest drilling unit in western North Dakota’s Bakken oil patch says it will move some hiking and horse-riding trails away from its operations. ConocoPhillips created the 47-square-mile Corral Creek Unit in 2011. It has now pledged $100,000 to move two trails in the Little Missouri State Park area away from an ...

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ND regulators holding work session on proposed pipeline

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BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Public Service Commission is holding an informal work session on a $3.8 million pipeline from western North Dakota to Illinois. The three-member panel recently completed public hearings in Mandan, Killdeer and Williston on the Dakota Access project, which is the biggest-capacity pipeline proposed to date to move North Dakota crude. The PSC will talk about ...

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