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Letter to the editor: Media should report both sides on TENORM disposal

By Laura Erickson from Williston, N.D. Printed in the Jamestown Sun Incidents regarding technologically-enhanced, naturally-occurring radioactive materials (TENORM) have generated a fair amount of concern among western North Dakota’s citizens and local officials. Media have reported on several businesses haphazardly discarding TENORM waste, blatantly violating North Dakota solid waste disposal regulations. These incidents have been sensationalized by some reports and letters, creating ...

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Industry: Bakken oil not more risky than others

James MacPherson and Matthew Brown | Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. — Oil industry representatives are pushing back against tougher rules for rail cars carrying crude despite a string of fiery accidents and insisting that oil shipped by train from the Northern Plains is no more dangerous than some other cargoes. An industry-funded report released Tuesday said the volatility of Bakken ...

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Letter to the editor: North Dakota should be bossy like Texas

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The Jamestown Sun By Ron Schalow from Fargo, ND I’m embarrassed to say this, but I think the North Dakota Industrial Commission, North Dakota Public Service Commission and Legislature have gotten themselves out-snookered by the liberals governing the lovely state of Texas. Myron Goforth, president of Dew Point Control LLC, said: “It’s a little like the wild west up in the ...

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Drilling for energy independence

 By Brian Kroshus | The Bismarck Tribune Thanks to shale oil and gas including quantities extracted from the Bakken, the United States is poised to become energy independent in the not-so-distant future. It’s been talked about politically for a number of years by many administrations, and it may soon become a reality. The actual conversation of energy independence at least in political ...

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New Bakken workers? Oil, gas industry shows interest in drones


By Katherine Lymn , The Dickinson Press “Drone central.” “The Silicon Valley for unmanned aircraft.” North Dakota. With the oil and gas industry in the western side of the state always looking to be more efficient, and ongoing research at the University of North Dakota on the eastern edge, North Dakota could be the petri dish for future commercial applications of unmanned ...

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The state of Bakken investment

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 By Jason Spiess for the Bismarck Tribune In 1951, the state of North Dakota began producing oil when crude was struck on Clarence Iverson’s farm near Tioga. The locals say the small northwestern North Dakota town has never been the same, unless you count their second boom in the ’80s. Or their third boom happening right now. As the cliche ...

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WBPC preview Bakken strong


By Scooter Pursley for the Bismarck Tribune People were ready. The phones were queued up, the people in Bismarck were ready and those getting ready to order tickets were online. Events like these have been known to sell out fast. The question was how fast? Four minutes after registration opened for companies wanting one of the roughly 300 booths available ...

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US shale output to rise in June -EIA

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil production across U.S. shale fields will likely rise by 75,000 barrels-per-day in June after rising nearly as much in May, monthly estimates from the Energy Information Administration showed on Monday. The largest increase will be recorded in the south Texas Eagle Ford shale, where output will rise by just over 26,000 bpd to just over 1.4 ...

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When minutes and seconds matter: Company works to improve response to oil accidents


By Amy Dalrymple , Forum News Service MANDAREE — Two years ago, Teresa Van Deusen felt helpless when an oilfield worker lost his arm in a drilling rig accident and had to wait two hours for an ambulance to arrive. Once the ambulance got to the remote North Dakota oilfield location, the paramedics decided to call for a helicopter, adding another 20 ...

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