Home / News / Local Energy News / Tioga (page 3)


Nearly 19,000 gallons of saltwater spills north of Tioga

BISMARCK, N.D. — The state Department of Health says a pipeline has leaked nearly 19,000 gallons of saltwater in northwest North Dakota. The pipeline owned by Continental Resources ruptured after it was struck by equipment excavating at the site about 16 miles north of Tioga. The 450-barrel saltwater, or brine, spill was contained to the excavated area near the pipeline. ...

Read More »

320 barrels of brine released, contained near Tioga

BISMARCK, N.D. — The state oil authorities say all but five barrels of brine have been cleaned up from a spill that occurred near Tioga this weekend. The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division says the Hess Corporation reported on Saturday that 320 barrels of brine were released and contained at the BLDU central tank facility in Williams County. Brine ...

Read More »

Sinner says Republican wave too much to overcome


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Democratic candidate for North Dakota’s lone U.S. House seat said his loss to Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer by 30,000 votes shows that the outcome was “meant to be.” George Sinner says he believed the race would be closer, but his campaign was outspent as the election drew near and Cramer rode the Republican wave to ...

Read More »

Polls opening across ND for midterm election

vote poll

BISMARCK, N.D. — Polls are opening across North Dakota for the midterm election. Polling sites are open in most counties from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time Tuesday. Lines had formed by opening time in Fargo, the state’s largest city. The National Weather Service forecast indicates favorable conditions, with highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s. Voters will ...

Read More »

One year later, the Jensen family continues to cope with oil spill cleanup


Last year, one of North Dakota’s largest recorded oil spills happened in Tioga. Roughly 20,600 barrels of crude polluted the wheat-field cropland of Patty and Steve Jensen. Now, one year later, the Jensens are doing their best to roll with the unstoppable Bakken oil boom. The Dickinson Press reported that San Antonio-based Tesoro Logistics claimed the clean-up is far from ...

Read More »

Pembina buys pipeline to tap into Bakken shale production

Reuters Pembina Pipeline Corp, which operates regional pipelines in western Canada, said on Tuesday it has agreed to pay $650 million to acquire Vantage pipeline system, which carries up to 40,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquids from North Dakota’s Bakken shale field to southern Alberta. Pembina is also buying Mistral Midstream Inc’s interest in a Saskatchewan ethane processing ...

Read More »

Boomtown Babes Espresso sees success


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ I smell sex and coffee, yeah. Nyssa Grey, originally from Seattle, moved to Williston, ND a year ago with the hopes of starting her own business. Known for its “babe-ristas” wearing sexy clothing, Boomtown Babes Espresso has definitely been successful in the rapidly expanding oil town. The small coffee stand (soon to be stands) ...

Read More »

U.S. Energy secretary to visit N.D. oil rigs

energy sec

Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ Heidi Heitkamp announced Thursday that the U.S Energy Secretary, Ernest Moniz, will tour oil and gas sites in Tioga next week. This will be his first time in North Dakota. Moniz and U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx are coming to the state to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy policy meeting at Bismarck ...

Read More »