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North Dakota oil drops by 29.5K barrels daily in December

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Department of Mineral Resources says the state’s oil production decreased by about 29,500 barrels a day in December, while natural gas production slipped below a record level set a month earlier. The agency says the state produced an average of 1.15 million barrels of oil daily in December. The December production was about 75,200 ...

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New rules aimed at North Dakota’s oil industry

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators are proposing new rules aimed at the oil industry. A slate of proposed rules were unveiled Tuesday, including a requirement that would require bonding for all crude and saltwater pipelines. Another new rule would require berms of at least a foot high to be built around a well site. Department of Mineral Resources Director ...

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1st annual Bakken X Trek coming to Williston

Bakken X Trek, northwest North Dakota’s premiere and homegrown obstacle terrain race, announces its first annual Obstacle Design Challenge to honor professional and amateur designers who want to make their mark by submitting a design concept for our region’s “filthiest 5k.” In its inaugural year in 2015, the race featured 30 obstacles offering a range of difficulty for participants. The ...

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Public hearing scheduled in Watford City for proposed crude oil pipeline

BISMARCK, ND – The North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a public hearing in Watford City on Thursday, Feb. 11, regarding a proposal for a crude oil pipeline in McKenzie County. Tesoro High Plains Pipeline Company, LLC, has submitted an application for a permit for the Targa Antelope Lateral Pipeline Project. The new 1.4-mile long, 12-inch diameter crude ...

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Oil company informs Williams County of ombudsman services

Workers constructing an oil and gas pipeline in the oilfields. (Image courtesy of Encana Corp.)

WILLISTON, N.D. — An oil industry company has started its own ombudsman program to help it address pipeline problems. Representatives from the Hess Corporation presented information about its Hess Community Connection program to Williams County commissioners at a meeting Jan. 19, since commissioners also sometimes get calls on pipeline problems. The company launched the program last year in an effort ...

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North Dakota to slash state spending after oil price fall

BISMARCK, N.D. — A dramatic drop in North Dakota tax collections due to declining oil activity will force cuts in state government and a likely raid on a rainy day fund to make up for millions of dollars in shortfalls, the state’s top budget writer said Friday. “It’s obvious that will happen,” Office of Management and Budget Director Pam Sharp ...

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Former Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz to speak at oil conference

BISMARCK, N.D. — Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz is the keynote speaker for the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference at the Bismarck Civic Center. The 24th annual conference is scheduled for May 24-26. It will bring together experts of the oil industry to talk about innovative technologies, regulations and other key issues affecting the market. More than two dozen ...

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