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Federal drug bust nets 22 suspects in ND oil patch

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Federal authorities unsealed indictments Monday against 22 people charged with conspiracy to sell heroin and other drugs on an Indian reservation in the heart of the North Dakota oil patch. The first indictment in the investigation, dubbed “Operation Winter’s End,” was filed in March, but authorities didn’t make the case public until Monday because of the ...

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ND drillers to get tax breaks natural gas usage

Bakken Shale Rig near Watford City North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — New legislation offers North Dakota oil drillers tax breaks beginning Monday if they stop burning and wasting natural gas. The Republican-sponsored bills passed the Legislature this year. They offer oil companies tax incentives for capturing and using the byproduct of the state’s booming crude production. Records show 275 million cubic feet of natural gas goes up in ...

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ND drillers to get tax breaks for natural gas usage

Oil Pumpers

The Republican-sponsored bills passed the Legislature this year. They offer oil companies tax incentives for capturing and using the byproduct of the state’s booming crude production. Records show 275 million cubic feet of natural gas goes up in smoke each day in North Dakota, or enough to heat more than 1 million homes daily. Flaring also accounted for about 5 ...

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Powering up the oil patch – McKenzie County Farmer

Lonesome Creek Power Station

By Zach Stenberg Farmer Intern With the influx of people and businesses moving into northwest North Dakota, Basin Electric Power Cooperative of Bismarck is getting ready to go on line with enough power to provide electricity to 36,000 homes in this rapidly growing region of the state. The new Lonesome Creek Station 45-megawatt capacity power plant, which is estimated to ...

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