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Energy taxes could help the state in the future needs

Lower Energy Taxes

State Senate President Jeff Kessler, D-Marshall, will lead a legislative delegation to North Dakota later this summer to take a firsthand look at how that state has managed its energy boom.Specifically, Kessler is interested in North Dakota’s Legacy Fund.In 2010, North Dakota voters approved the dedication of 30 percent of oil tax collections into an interest-bearing fund. The money cannot ...

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ND tops nation in taps, housing rate

North Dakota housing

If one were to adopt power rankings for each state, North Dakota would be in pole position. Leading the nation in several categories, the state already has the lowest unemployment rate, is second in oil production and tops all other states in economic growth. Last week two more honors were bestowed upon the Peace Garden State, which now leads the ...

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North Dakota oil relies on rail: Deadly derailment involved train carrying

Rail being layed in North Dakota

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Bakken crude involved in the deadly train derailment and explosion in Quebec represents only a fraction of the oil shipped by rail from North Dakota each day. About 675,000 barrels of Bakken crude leaves North Dakota rail facilities daily, according to the most recent figures from Justin Kringstad, director of the North Dakota Pipeline Authority. That ...

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North Dakota gets $9.6 million for oil patch law enforcement

North Dakota State Police Cruiser

North Dakota Gets $9.6 million for oil patch law enforcement Posted 7/10/13 (Wed) The need for increased law enforcement help in western North Dakota is finally being recognized. The increase in population has inevitably led to a rise in crime. Slowly, but surely, counties including McKenzie County have increased law enforcement numbers. Yet, there are still many problems that need ...

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$71 million approved for Oil Patch communities

71 Million Approved for Infrastructure Projects

BISMARCK – Twenty Oil Patch communities will receive $71 million in energy impact grants for assistance with water-related projects. Grants approved Thursday by the Board of University and School Lands include:• $5 million to expand Crosby’s water supply and wastewater treatment systems.• $10 million to expand New Town’s water treatment plant, water and sewer system upgrades and street improvements. • ...

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Incendiary Investment – Montana Energy Review

Amid grass-laden prairie and craggy Badlands, oil wells beam like giant medieval torches in the cerulean North Dakota sky. These candles of industry produce upwards of 700,000 barrels of oil each day from the shale reservoirs deep beneath the earth. Simultaneously, these North Dakota rigs are burning off an estimated 30 percent of their natural gas byproduct into the air, ...

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US Oil reserves rise 45%

The Bakken petroleum system and other tight, unconventional plays were largely responsible for a 45 percent rise in U.S. oil reserves over the past five years, according to a recent study by accounting firm Ernst & Young. Investments in the U.S. oil and gas sector also reached their highest level in almost a decade, the study revealed. The Ernst & ...

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