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Nuverra developing site in Bakken to Recycle fracking water


WATFORD CITY, N.D. – The technology is now available to allow oil companies to recycle water used for hydraulic fracturing in North Dakota, industry representatives said Tuesday. But implementing that technology in the Bakken will take time as operators adjust to the new methods and regulators respond with new permitting rules. Oil service companies Halliburton and Nuverra Environmental Services held ...

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Retired Military find peace in the Bakken

retired marine

DICKINSON, N.D. — A fifth generation Nevadan, Larry Cunningham has always had a special place in his heart for the American West. “There’s an essence about the West,” Cunningham said. “The country, the beauty, the people. I’ve lived all over the United States, but there’s something special about the West.” Like so many others, Cunningham came to western North Dakota ...

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Republicans call for Keystone approval in weekly address

keystone pipeline

“Hi, I’m Senator Tim Scott from South Carolina.“On the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, my Republican colleagues and I are working to unleash the power of America’s energy sector – which will create jobs and keep more of your hard earned money in your own pockets.“Unfortunately, President Obama cannot say the same. “The President is so out of touch ...

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Motorcycle gangs rampant in the oil patch

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WILLISTON, N.D. — Outlaw motorcycle gangs are gaining a foothold in western North Dakota, law enforcement officials say. U.S. Attorney Tim Purdon said the threat of organized crime, including motorcycle gangs, is one reason federal agencies have sent more resources to the Oil Patch. “There’s no question that we are seeing more and more intelligence that various organized outlaw motorcycle ...

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Watford City adds units with completion of new housing complex

House Construction Watford City

WATFORD CITY, N.D. (AP) — Construction has wrapped up on a 42-unit housing complex in Watford City for public service employees. A dedication ceremony was held Wednesday for the $8 million nonprofit complex dubbed Wolf Run Village that will provide affordable housing for public service workers such as teachers, law officers, emergency responders, and city and county employees. “Many people ...

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Construction on $150 million biorefinery near Jamestown underway

biorefinery groundbreaking

Friday morning marks the next step in making a new biorefinery in North Dakota a reality. A groundbreaking celebration took place on the Dakota Spirit AgEnergy at the build site near Spiritwood and Jamestown, ND. The 65 million-gallon-per-year Dakota Spirit AgEnergy biorefinery will be co-located next to the Spiritwood Station combined heat and power plant. The biorefinery will utilize steam from Spiritwood Station and corn ...

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OPEC’s future uncertain as US oil plays boom


The rise of North American oil supplies could test the future of OPEC which may have to curb supply to accommodate rising shale oil volumes, a new report has found. The increase in U.S. output is a “defining feature of tomorrow’s market” according to International Energy Agency’s oil market report and could test the producer group’s share of the global ...

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Bison Wind Projects gets 200-Megawatt Expansion

Minnesota Power

DULUTH, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Minnesota Power, a division of ALLETE (ALE), plans to begin construction this year on a 200-megawatt expansion of its Bison wind project that will deliver more economical, carbon-free energy to customers while substantially meeting Minnesota’s renewable energy standard of 25 percent renewable energy by 2025. The project will be the single largest wind addition to the company’s ...

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Effects of oil on Crosby, the positive kind

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CROSBY Tim Gjovig more than doubled the size of his Hardware Hank store in Crosby when he rebuilt to accommodate the business volume that he was seeing. Now in his new building for just over a year, he’s already wishing the store was bigger. “There’s just so much going on around here,” said Gjovig, whose store is experiencing a demand ...

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