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The Rough Waters of Western North Dakota

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The first in a 5-part series on the controversial water industry of western North Dakota. Reprinted with permission.  The state of North Dakota is now experiencing a serious crossroads situation regarding the Western Area Water Supply Authority (WAWSA) and its future path.  Uncertainty is nothing new to WAWSA and its project as controversy, a questionable business plan and forceful government ...

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Hearing set in Tioga on proposed $4.5 million oil pipeline

TIOGA, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators have scheduled a public hearing in Tioga later this month on a proposed $4.5 million oil pipeline in Williams County. Hess North Dakota Export Logistics LLC is seeking a permit for the new Energy Transfer Partners Pipeline project. The proposed 12-inch diameter, 1.1-mile-long pipeline would transport crude from the Ramberg Truck Facility to ...

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32K gallons of saltwater spilled, recovered near Tioga

TIOGA, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Oil and Gas Division says more than 32,000 gallons of what is known as produced water spilled and was cleaned up at an oil field site in Mountrail County. Produced water is a mixture of saltwater and oil that can contain drilling chemicals. Hess Bakken Investments II LLC reported the spill at a tank ...

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Gasoline prices take another big jump in North Dakota

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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In North Dakota, donations slip as oil slides

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BISMARCK, N.D. — Thousands of layoffs from the oil industry’s slide have taken a toll on donations in western North Dakota’s oil patch, just as charities say their need is increasing. Donations to the Salvation Army were down by more than 60 percent in Williston, in the heart of oil country, as of mid-December. And energy companies that used to ...

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North Dakota regulators approve $249M wind farm near Tioga

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Public Service Commission has approved a $249 million wind farm in Williams County. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the Lindahl Wind Project planned by Kansas-based Tradewind Energy Inc. 4 miles north of Tioga is to include up to 75 turbines on 13,000 acres. The wind farm will produce 150 megawatts of power that will be sold ...

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