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Regulators to give written reason for cutting oilfield fines

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota regulators say they will provide written justification if fines and other sanctions are lowered against companies that violate the state’s oil and gas laws. Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms says he was directed by the state Industrial Commission on Monday to provide the documentation. Regulators have been publicly criticized for easing penalties as much ...

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Bakken production, flaring drop in January

Oil production in North Dakota declined by approximately 37,000 barrels per day in January and the number of wells awaiting completion continues to grow, reports the Bismarck Tribune. Regulators are attributing these figures to low oil prices. The North Dakota Department of Natural Resources released the preliminary production figures for January earlier this week. January production was reported to be ...

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ND officials investigating improper disposal of oilfield waste

The North Dakota Department of Natural Resources is in the process of investigating approximately 100 filter socks that were improperly disposed of in Williston, reports the Forum News Service (FNS). Clean-up of the site is expected to begin today. The scene was discovered by a citizen who alerted state authorities earlier this week. Used filter socks are a waste product ...

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