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Regulator says Tesoro should have been warned

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Company should have been warned of ND pipeline trouble, regulator says BISMARCK – A federal regulator says preliminary test results showing a problem with the oil pipeline that leaked more than 20,000 barrels of Bakken crude should have been available to the company before the leak was discovered.By: Mike Nowatzki, Forum News Service, INFORUM Reul BISMARCK – A federal regulator says ...

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$60 million from the US Energy Department dedicated to solar energy

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WASHINGTON – Building on President Obama’s broad-based plan to cut carbon pollution and support clean energy innovation across the country, Energy Secretary Moniz announced today about $60 million to support innovative solar energy research and development. As part of the Department’s SunShot Initiative, these awards will help lower the cost of solar electricity, advance seamless grid integration and support a ...

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration puts out Drilling Productivity Report

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Lynn Westfall and his team at the U.S. Energy Information Administration have been working for the past year on a new way to track oil production in the U.S. Westfall, director of energy markets, spoke with The Bakken magazine regarding the work put into the EIA’s Drilling Productivity Report and why the new report better reflects the country’s oil production. ...

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Questions still remain over ND oil spill

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That was Sept. 29; Jensen contacted authorities immediately. At least 20,600 barrels of oil leaked onto the Jensens’ land from a pipeline owned by Tesoro Logistics, one of the largest land-based spills in recent history. Neither the pipeline company nor the state informed the public of the spill for 11 days. Since then, why there was a delay in disclosure ...

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Oil production in the Bakken to stay on the raise (perspective)

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  Photo credit: ConocoPhillips   Oil continues to flow out of North Dakota’s Bakken Shale at an incredible pace. The latest data available is from August, where production topped 910,000 barrels of oil per day. That has the state’s Mineral Resources Department seeing oil production topping one million barrels per day by early next year at the latest. That’s great ...

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Bakken oil numbers will keep steady

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Oil continues to flow out of North Dakota’s Bakken Shale at an incredible pace. The latest data available is from August, where production topped 910,000 barrels of oil per day. That has the state’s Mineral Resources Department seeing oil production topping one million barrels per day by early next year at the latest. That’s great news for oil producers, especially ...

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