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Wisconsin DNR to hold pipeline project public hearings

The Minnesota Supreme Court has given a victory to opponents of the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources is planning to hold a pair of public hearings on Enbridge Energy Partner’s plans to build a crude oil pipeline from North Dakota to Superior. The proposed Sandpiper project calls for building a new 30-inch diameter pipeline from North Dakota’s Bakken Shale region through Minnesota to Superior. The project also ...

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Eagle Ford continues to pull billions in investments

These days, petroleum prices are a calamity at best, but according to a new projected capital analysis, energy companies will spend $20 billion in the Eagle Ford Shale this year. The new projections come from a recent study from research firm Wood Mackenzie. Last week, the firm stated that even with severe reductions in activity, the Eagle Ford remains resilient ...

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The North Dakota Bakken: A global player

Many individual U.S. states, not just the nation as a whole, are now ranked among the top energy producers in the entire world according to a ranking published by the American Petroleum Institute (API) released last week. Overall, the United States is the third largest crude oil producing nation in the world, next to Russia and Saudi Arabia. Although North ...

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U.S. EPA cites Plains’ Calif. oil train terminal for violations

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has cited Plains All American Pipeline LP’s Bakersfield crude by rail terminal with a series of violations, according to a notice made public on Monday. The federal agency said in the notice the facility’s owner failed to obtain valid emissions permits, install best available control technologies or provide emissions offsets as ...

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Enbridge Energy cuts jobs at midstream unit


Enbridge Energy Partners LP is the next company in line to announce job cuts this year. According to the Houston Chronicle, in hopes to help cut costs, Enbridge Energy Partners is cutting jobs in its domestic gas pipelines and processing business unit.  The company cut less than 100 jobs. The job cuts will impact the company’s midstream unit, Midcoast Energy Partners LP, ...

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Port is called a ‘critical link’

ALBANY — Global Partners, in a presentation this week to analysts, calls its Albany terminal a “critical link in North American infrastructure” for moving and storing crude oil and other products. The Waltham, Mass.-based company, which operates a 1.4-million-barrel terminal at the Port of Albany, also said rail improvements at the port had tripled the amount of oil it can ...

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Crop shipments still stranded in North Dakota as oil-by-rail dominates

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North Dakota’s economy has traditionally been dominated by agriculture, but rail traffic has been crowded since oil from the Bakken shale has pushed the state’s rails to the limit. Ron Nixon from the New York Times writes: …reports the railroads filed with the federal government show that for the week that ended Aug. 22, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway — ...

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Firms from overseas looking to cash in on Bakken area retail

Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media Foreign companies are looking towards the Bakken area to cash in on the growing population, although that population is not guaranteed to stick around forever. International Business Times reported that firms from overseas plan to spend over $800 million on new commercial and residential infrastructure in various small towns in Western North Dakota. The ...

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New Town Starts Upscale Development With Oil Money


Mike Kopp, Shale Plays Media While work crews watched from the sidelines Monday morning, businessmen, contractors, developers and tribal leaders turned the first dirt of a long-term development of New Town. Members of the North Segment Community Development Corporation broke ground on the Wooden Bowl Estates, a 20-unit apartment complex in New town. Developer Tony Krejci with Bakken Housing and ...

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