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GF senator grills KLJ on oil impact study: Triplett: ‘This is not your private game’


By Mike Nowatzki  BISMARCK — A Bismarck-based engineering firm hired to study the future impacts of North Dakota’s oil and gas industry came under fire Tuesday from a Grand Forks Democrat who blasted the company for not sharing information with lawmakers. “This is not your private game,” Sen. Connie Triplett told representatives of KLJ after their presentation to the Legislature’s interim Energy ...

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Letter: Petroleum Council stoops to untruths, scare tactics


By Shelly Ventsch from New Town  The North Dakota Petroleum Council’s newspaper ads and notices to members urged them to oppose the North Dakota Industrial Commission’s proposal on “extraordinary places” out of concern for private property rights. This seems hypocritical. In the last couple of legislative sessions, almost every bill proposed that would have helped residents and landowners was opposed by ...

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Fixing mail delivery in N.D. important


 Tribune editorial Despite stories about deficits at the U.S. Postal Service, delivery of letters and packages is generally good. In the world of Internet shopping, prompt and functional fulfillment of those “instant” orders needs to happen. Customers take that “rain, snow and sleet” line seriously. Many people, even in rural areas, take getting mail in a timely fashion for granted. ...

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Bakken briefings


Hess Tioga rail leading facility cited An ongoing investigation into the operations of Bakken oil companies shows crude oil being transported without proper testing and classification from the Hess Tioga rail loading facility. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued proposed civil penalties earlier this month, including a $51,350 fine against Hess. “Operation Classification” began in 2013 and included ...

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Bakken oil-train loadings up again on Monday

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(Reuters) – Oil-by-rail shipments via a dozen major loading terminals in the Bakken region in North Dakota rose again on Monday after running at unusually low rates last week following new U.S. testing and shipping regulations, Genscape data showed on Tuesday. A total of 688,425 barrels of crude was loaded at 11 terminals on Monday, up from 665,000 on Sunday ...

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BLM: taking the heat while making history: Drilling permits take up a lot of time for undersized Dickinson office


By Katherine Lymn A small staff at Dickinson’s Bureau of Land Management office handles applications for permit to drill (APDs) from big-time operators interested in federal lands in the Bakken. That means a big role in the boom and the history it’s making — not to mention a lot of heat, both from operators to get permits approved quickly and from ...

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Company gets shipping commitments on N.D. pipeline


 Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Canadian company has obtained shipping commitments from oil companies to use the largest-capacity pipeline proposed to date to transport North Dakota crude. Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge Energy is proposing the $2.6 billion, 612-mile Sandpiper pipeline to carry 225,000 barrels of North Dakota oil daily to a hub in northern Minnesota and 375,000 barrels to ...

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For oil traders, a vexing new risk: US politics


By: Jonathan Leff NEW YORK Sun Mar 2, 2014 4:36pm EST (Reuters) – Oil traders are past masters at handicapping geo-political risks, from war in the Middle East to resource nationalists in Latin America. Lately, they face another confounding political landscape: Washington. As a bounty of shale oil transforms the trading landscape across North America, U.S. policymakers are being confronted with ...

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