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ND Delegation Comments on President Trump’s E-15 Decision

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he has directed the Environmental Protection Agency to begin the process of allowing the sale of E15 fuel year-round. The rule change on the use of the corn-based fuel could have wide-reaching effects across the industry and consumers. Here is what the North Dakota delegation said regarding Trump’s E15 ruling. Senator John Hoeven issued the ...

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Major Step Forward for the Davis Refinery, ND Public Service Commission Dismisses Complaint

Meridian Energy Group, Inc., the leading developer of innovative and environmentally-compliant oil refining facilities, announced today that a complaint filed against its Davis Refinery project has been dismissed by the North Dakota Public Service Commission (“PSC”) for lack of jurisdiction. The Commission adopted the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge and unanimously voted to grant Meridian’s motion to dismiss the ...

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Terry Kovacevich Inducted Into NDPC Hall of Fame

During their Annual Meeting on September 25, 2018, the North Dakota Petroleum Council announced the induction of Terry Kovacevich into the NDPC Hall of Fame.  2017 Hall of Fame Inductee, Craig Smith, presented Kovacevich with his Hall of Fame Award. Kovacevich started with Marathon Oil Company in 1978. During his 37 ½ year career, he held various positions including: Operations ...

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Heitkamp, Hoeven Comment on Federal Funds for ND Airports

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded more than $7.4 million in grants for North Dakota airports. Details of the funding are as follows: Hillsboro Municipal Airport Authority – $1,566,239 – The funds will be used to expand the apron, reconstruct an existing taxiway parallel to the runway and build a taxiway providing access to aircraft hangars. City of ...

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Meridian Energy receives Permit to Construct for the Davis Refinery

Meridian Energy Group, Inc., a developer of innovative and environmentally-compliant oil refining facilities, announced that the North Dakota Department of Health (“NDDoH”) – Air Quality Division has issued the Permit to Construct (“PTC”) for the Davis Refinery. The issuance of the PTC by the NDDoH comes 18 months after the initial application was filed by Meridian and is based on ...

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Sen. Heitkamp Speaks at Williston Economic Development Conference on Record U.S. Oil Exports

Heidi Heitkamp, methane rule

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp addressed the Williston Economic Development Corporation’s conference with energy industry and community leaders from Midland, TX, to discuss issues in the oil and gas sector. She also talked about her work to successfully reach a deal to lift the 40 year-old ban on exporting domestic oil, which has led to record U.S. oil exports in recent ...

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Meridian Reaches Another Major Bakken Milestone, LOI Signed

Meridian Energy Group says the proposed refinery project in Belfield, North Dakota is on schedule. (Image: Rongy Benjamin via Flickr)

Meridian Energy Group, Inc. recently announced it has signed a letter of intent (“LOI”) with a specialty engineering, procurement and construction (“EPC”) solutions provider based in Houston, Texas (the “Contractor”) to initially complete a front end engineering and design (“FEED”) study for the Davis Refinery in Belfield, North Dakota. Additionally, the LOI establishes the terms and conditions under which Meridian ...

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EPA Awards ND as a Carbon Storage State, First in the Nation

North Dakota became the first state to receive final approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate geologic storage of carbon dioxide. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed North Dakota’s application this morning granting the state primay regulatory authority, also known as primacy, over Class VI injection of carbon dioxide for long-term storage. North Dakota will officially receive Class ...

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Bonanza Creek Energy Appoints New CEO

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. announced the hiring of Eric T. Greager as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Greager’s appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer will take effect on April 11, 2018. Greager, 47, will be assuming the role from R. Seth Bullock, a managing director of Alvarez & Marsal, who has served as the Company’s interim Chief Executive Officer since ...

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Local Support Continues for the Davis Refinery in Stark and Billings Counties

Meridian Energy Group, Inc. recently hosted an “Appreciation Meet and Greet” for the neighboring town of Belfield on Tuesday, March 27th regarding the Davis Refinery.  The Davis Refinery is being considered an innovative refinery project, and is being watched closely by the state, nation and even globe due to its proposed cutting-edge technology. More than sixty enthusiastic community members attended ...

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