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Meridian Reaches Another Major Bakken Milestone, LOI Signed

Meridian Energy Group says the proposed refinery project in Belfield, North Dakota is on schedule. (Image: Rongy Benjamin via Flickr)

Meridian Energy Group, Inc. recently announced it has signed a letter of intent (“LOI”) with a specialty engineering, procurement and construction (“EPC”) solutions provider based in Houston, Texas (the “Contractor”) to initially complete a front end engineering and design (“FEED”) study for the Davis Refinery in Belfield, North Dakota. Additionally, the LOI establishes the terms and conditions under which Meridian ...

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EPA Awards ND as a Carbon Storage State, First in the Nation

North Dakota became the first state to receive final approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate geologic storage of carbon dioxide. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed North Dakota’s application this morning granting the state primay regulatory authority, also known as primacy, over Class VI injection of carbon dioxide for long-term storage. North Dakota will officially receive Class ...

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Local Support Continues for the Davis Refinery in Stark and Billings Counties

Meridian Energy Group, Inc. recently hosted an “Appreciation Meet and Greet” for the neighboring town of Belfield on Tuesday, March 27th regarding the Davis Refinery.  The Davis Refinery is being considered an innovative refinery project, and is being watched closely by the state, nation and even globe due to its proposed cutting-edge technology. More than sixty enthusiastic community members attended ...

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Bakken is Back on Track in 2018

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Despite a few tenuous years for our industry, the Bakken is back on track. In 2017, our petroleum industry stared down world markets, and we are emerging stronger and better poised to succeed in 2018. This is thanks largely to the ingenuity and innovation on behalf of the Bakken’s leading men and women, and we’re excited to be featuring many ...

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Rules Approved by Administrative Rules Committee in Bakken

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The final step of proposed rule changes regulating the oil and gas industry were today unanimously approved by the Legislature’s Administrative Rules Committee (ARC). Changes to the administrative code include proposals to require sundry notices for spills not responded to with adequate resources, site assessments before and after reclamation if deemed necessary by the director, and changes to what information ...

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Velocity Midstream Completes Pipeline Loop

Velocity Midstream Partners, LLC (“Velocity”) announced that it has completed the construction of a 45-mile, 12″ crude oil pipeline loop of its existing condensate pipeline through the fairway of the South Central Oklahoma Oil Province (“SCOOP”). The crude oil loop project is supported by expanded commitments from Continental Resources Inc., an Oklahoma City-based exploration and production company, and CVR Refining, ...

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Goodnight Midstream Adds Bakken Operations

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Goodnight Midstream, LLC will be adding five new saltwater disposal wells and 50 miles of produced water gathering pipeline to its network of produced water gathering and disposal facilities in North Dakota, according to Goodnight Midstream. Over the last year, Goodnight has drilled and completed four salt water disposal (SWD) wells – the Galaxy, Quale, Knoll and Boehm SWD wells. ...

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President Trump endorses Kevin Cramer for Senate seat

President Donald Trump endorsed Congressman Kevin Cramer in his bid for U.S. Senate, according to Kevin Cramer’s office. “I am deeply honored to have earned President Trump’s endorsement for my Senate campaign,” said Rep. Kevin Cramer. “President Trump has had a huge impact on North Dakota in many ways and continuing this work for the benefit of my constituents is ...

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Continental Resources adds Sabino to Investor Relations

Continental Resources, Inc. announced it has named Rory R. Sabino as Vice President of Investor Relations, effective March 12, 2018. Mr. Sabino has more than two decades of institutional equity experience, most recently serving Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) as a financial advisor and Senior Energy Sector Specialist.  Mr. Sabino has more than 13 years of energy sector experience. ...

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Vine Oil & Gas and GEP Haynesville Exchange Haynesville Basin Assets

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Vine Oil & Gas LP (“Vine”) and GEP Haynesville, LLC (“GEP”) exchanged non-operated working interests in the majority of Vine and GEP’s joint venture assets located in Red River, DeSoto and Sabine parishes in Northwest Louisiana (the “Exchange”). The Exchange unwinds a material portion of the joint venture area of mutual interest and allocates to each party the entirety of ...

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