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$250 million wind farm dedicated in northern North Dakota

The North Dakota Public Service Commission will hold hearings regarding the proposed Stark County wind farm. (Image: Duke Energy via Flickr)

ROLLA, N.D. (AP) — Officials have dedicated a $250 million wind farm in northern North Dakota that was more than a dozen years in the making. Xcel Energy’s Border Winds Farm north of Rolla has 75 turbines spread across 30 square miles of farmland. It employs 11 people and can produce 150 megawatts of electricity — enough to power more than 78,000 ...

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Enbridge to pay $61M penalty for 2010 Michigan oil spill

Louisiana oil spill

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge Energy Partners will pay a $61 million penalty for the costliest inland oil spill in U.S. history — a pipeline rupture in southwestern Michigan that polluted a nearly 40-mile stretch of the Kalamazoo River, federal officials said Wednesday. The settlement between U.S. government agencies and the Canadian company concluded years of negotiations following the ...

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Survival in today’s oil and gas climate means changing with the times and being an innovator

diesel generator, Light Tower Rentals, natural gas

It’s tough being in the oil and gas industry right now. But the companies who have survived, and in many cases flourished during this most recent downturn, have relied on simple, straightforward and time-tested approaches to their business to weather the storm.  They have also been innovators in their field, offering distinctive new environmentally friendly products with a smaller carbon ...

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US rig count up 7 this week to 447

oil rig, rig count, Baker Hughes

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by seven this week to 447. A year ago, 857 rigs were active. Depressed energy prices have sharply curtailed oil and gas exploration. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 357 rigs sought oil and 89 explored for natural gas ...

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