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Methane rule pits ND leaders against one another

Heidi Heitkamp, methane rule

The U.S. Senate rejected a resolution to revoke the Obama-era rule to limit methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands, reports Reuters. The inability to revoke the law is seen as a direct blow to the Trump and his ability to “free the drilling industry from what he sees as excessive environmental regulation.” On the campaign trail ...

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Power outage delays Bakken drilling data

On Wednesday Bismarck, North Dakota, experienced a power outage which shut down computer servers servicing the Bakken oil patch. As reported by Reuters, the servers provide data which tracks the plethora of statistics across the second largest oil producing state in the nation. The loss of power caused North Dakota’s daily rig count to be unavailable. The rig count serves ...

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ND flares dimming

Bakken Oil Well Flare

Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ North Dakota recently implemented a new flaring mandate that requires a certain amount of flared gas be captured in order to reduce the state’s methane emissions and wasted natural gas.  The state hopes to have reduced the flaring rate from 28 percent in the first quarter of 2014 to 26 percent this October. A recent ...

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