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Flaring policy after-effects raise concern


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ Nick Smith of the Bismarck Tribune recently released a report detailing the immediate after-effects of North Dakota’s new flaring policy. The policy itself sets limits on how much gas can be flared per well. It specifically sets goals to reduce the gas flared to 5% by 2020. Alison Ritter, a Department of Mineral ...

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Bakken shipper argues rail is the way to ship crude

Railroad Oil Cars

Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ On Monday Eric Slifka, the head of a Bakken crude-by-rail shipping company, explained why he thinks rail transportation is the best choice for crude shipments. Slifka thinks that pipelines cost too much money and take too much time to build. He also argues that fewer oil spills happen with trains than with pipelines. ...

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Bakken Rocks CookFest happening this week


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ The 6th annual Bakken Rocks! CookFest is happening this week on July 15th in Kenmare, ND and July 17th in Dunn Center, ND. The event is sponsored by The North Dakota Petroleum Council to thank citizens of areas of development. CookFest exists to educate residents and to celebrate the energy industry in Western ...

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2nd thoughts on 3 oil terminals

Aaron Corvin | The Columbian (Vancouver, Wash.) The town of Westport, dotting a windswept peninsula that juts into Grays Harbor, shows off panoramic views and offers tourists an affable collection of restaurants and stores festooned with American flags. Make no mistake, though, it’s a flinty workplace where many jobs remain tied to natural resources in the harbor itself. The town’s ...

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Whiting to buy Kodiak for $3.8 billion, create No. 1 Bakken producer


(Reuters) – Whiting Petroleum Corp <WLL.N> said on Sunday it would acquire Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp <KOG.N> for $3.8 billion in stock, to become the largest producer in North Dakota’s Bakken shale oil formations, eclipsing Harold Hamm’s Continental Resources Inc <CLR.N>. By surpassing Continental, Whiting is signaling its desire to become the preeminent player in what is considered one ...

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Citizens of the Bakken boom’s lives captured in HD


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media National Geographic released a visually stimulating article that explores the effects of the Bakken oil boom on the small town of Bainville, Montana. Bainville is portrayed as a sort of Williston-light in the article. The narrative follows Justin and Mandy Tolbert, who until April, lived in a camper with their six kids and Justin’s ...

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LT Environmental opens in Williston


Press Release An environmental and engineering firm, LT Environmental, INC opened it’s new Williston, ND branch on July 1, 2014. They are staffed locally, and are located on 10 42nd Street East, #13-1, Williston, ND, 58801. “The steady growth LTE has achieved over the past 22 years, combined with commitment to local service, competitive pricing, and rapid response, has made ...

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