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Vitesse Energy buys up Bakken assets for $186.5M

Vitesse Energy, LLC has announced the successful acquisition of non-operated oil and gas assets in the Williston Basin from EnerVest Operating LLC valued at $186.5 million. A press release from Vitesse Energy stated that the assets acquired include a working interest in approximately 600 wells and over 19,000 net acres primarily in Williams, McKenzie and Mountrail counties. The initial price ...

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Oil patch counties too wet for oil trucks again


By Lauren Donovan, The Bismark Tribune BISMARCK, N.D. — McKenzie and Mountrail counties were in the second day of closing gravel roads to heavy oil traffic Thursday after yet another round of rain and snow mix caused soft mud to develop. To prevent damage, both counties restricted vehicles heavier than 12,000 pounds from being out on gravel roads, with the exception of ...

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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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