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Montana sells oil and gas lease in North Dakota

Flare, pump jacks and other infrastructure operating in the Bakken Shale south of Watford City, North Dakota. (Image: National Parks Conservation Association via Flickr)

HELENA, Mont. — The Montana Land Board has approved a $126,000 oil and gas lease sale — in North Dakota. The board on Monday approved the sale to Davis Exploration LLC for Montana’s 8 percent ownership interest in more than 11 acres in North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields. Montana regularly holds lease sales for oil and gas rights on state ...

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City of Williston reaching out for more retail businesses

WILLISTON, N.D. — Officials in Williston are trying to draw more retail chains to the western North Dakota oil patch hub. Williston Economic Development and the Williston Convention and Visitor Bureau recently hired the retail data analysis company Buxton to identify the best retail options for the city and begin attracting stores. Based on survey results, the city is aiming ...

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Supreme Court denies DNR appeal on Houston County mine

HOUSTON — A Department of Natural Resources decision on a Houston County mining operation was struck down in a final blow by the Minnesota Supreme Court. Last year, the DNR told mine owners Tracie and Michelle Erickson they needed a new conditional-use permit before they could operate their silica sand mine near the Houston and Fillmore County border in Yucatan ...

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Lawsuit: Iowa board has no regulatory power over pipeline

DES MOINES, Iowa  — A three-member Iowa board has no authority to grant access to private property for the construction of a proposed oil pipeline, landowners opposed to the project argue in a lawsuit. The lawsuit filed last month in district court in Cherokee County says the Iowa Utilities Board has no legal authority to give developers such as Dakota ...

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Top 5 Bakken stories of the week

Here are the top five stories from Bakken.com for the week of July 18th through July 24th. Enjoy! 5. ND cracks down on illegal water sales in the Bakken The North Dakota State Water Commission is cracking down on illegal industrial water sales in the Bakken oil fields where massive volumes of water are required for drilling operations, reports the ...

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ND cracks down on illegal water sales in the Bakken

The North Dakota State Water Commission is cracking down on illegal industrial water sales in the Bakken oil fields where massive volumes of water are required for drilling operations, reports the Forum News Service. Last year, penalties for illegal water sales amounted to $1.6 million, fees imposed by agreements made between the Commission and the parties cited for violations. One ...

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BNSF moving 55 jobs to Laurel from Forsyth, Glendive

Burlington Northern Santa Fe is relocating 55 workers to Laurel this month from Glendive and Forsyth and planning other worker furloughs, rail officials said Wednesday. The move is an effort to consolidate operations to Laurel, the region’s largest rail yard, and reduce costs in response to a downturn in freight demands, BNSF officials said. The bulk of the shift, 45 ...

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