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Official: North Dakota communities lacking natural gas at disadvantage

State officials say that North Dakota communities lacking natural gas are at a disadvantage. (Image: Nic McPhee via Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An economic development official says the lack of natural gas service is hampering scores of communities in the state. Economic Development Association of North Dakota President Connie Ova Communities says communities that lack natural gas are at an economic disadvantage. Public Service Commission Chairwoman Julie Fedorchak says there are 368 North Dakota communities without natural gas ...

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North Dakota pipeline regulator removes self from decision, cites conflict

BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota regulator removed himself Monday from the permitting process for an oil pipeline because his mother-in-law is negotiating an easement with the project’s builder. “I just want to be open and transparent about things,” said Randy Christmann, one of three members of the North Dakota Public Service Commission. For nearly a year, the all-Republican, three-member panel has ...

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What oil spill? Company responsible for Yellowstone River spill gets Bakken pipeline approval

The pipeline company responsible for the oil spills in the Yellowstone River and California Coast earlier this year has been granted permission from North Dakota state regulators to build a new crude oil pipeline in the southwest region of the state, reports the Forum News Service (FNS). An in-depth discussion was held with Bridger Pipeline LLC and the Public Service ...

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North Dakota regulators mull utility’s gas rate increase

BISMARCK, N.D. — Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. wants a $2.6 million increase in its natural gas rates to help cover the cost of its increased investment in natural gas facilities in North Dakota. The Bismarck-based utility, which serves more than 107,000 North Dakota customers in 74 communities, is asking the state Public Service Commission to grant the increase that would raise ...

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North Dakota officials consider wind farm south of Rolette

ROLETTE, N.D. — The North Dakota Public Service Commission is considering a proposed wind farm that would feature 59 turbines in the northern part of the state. Under its proposal, Rolette Power Development is seeking to generate about 100 megawatts of electricity on nearly 15,000 acres of land between Rolette and Rugby, KXMC-TV reported. The company is asking the commission ...

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Bakken oil pipeline under Lake Sakakawea approved

Lake Sakakawea, Sacagawea pipeline

On Monday the North Dakota Public Service Commission voted in unanimous support of a crude oil pipeline which will run beneath Lake Sakakawea, reports the Forum News Service (FNS). The $105 million pipeline project, owned by Hess Corp., will convert an existing 8-inch gas pipeline to transfer crude oil produced in the Bakken. The section of pipeline runs for 2.4 ...

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ND regulators refuse to endorse Minnesota solar projects

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota utility regulators said Wednesday that ratepayers shouldn’t get stuck paying for expensive and unneeded solar-generated electricity from neighboring Minnesota. Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy Inc., which has about 87,000 customers in North Dakota, is proposing a trio of solar projects to comply with Minnesota’s mandate that investor-owned utilities get 1.5 percent of their power from the sun ...

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ND approves two Bakken pipeline projects

Two pipeline projects have been approved by the North Dakota Public Service Commission after the company involved assured that leak detection will be enhanced. Following a large saltwater spill, Meadowlark Midstream told state officials that the company would improve leak detection in its transport systems. State commissioners granted approval to a 46-mile crude oil pipeline in Divide and Burke counties ...

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