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Litter and oil production increase in ND

highway trash

Oil patch companies try to create a culture of clean By: Katherine Lymn, Forum News Service   DICKINSON, N.D. — As oil production increases, so too does the traffic. And often, whether intentional or not, that leads to litter. From a lot of angles, however, energy companies are trying to tackle the issue with trash pickups — which also serve as ...

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9 empty oil tank cars derail in North Dakota

9 empty oil tank cars derail in North Dakota By: Associated Press, INFORUM   BISMARCK – BNSF Railway says nine empty oil tanker cars derailed after a train was hit by a pickup truck just outside of western North Dakota’s Oil Patch. BNSF spokeswoman Amy McBeth says the derailment occurred about 6:45 a.m. Sunday, about 60 miles southeast of Minot. McBeth ...

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Weekly Crude Oil Market Update – Bakken.com

Weekly Crude Oil Market Update This Week’s Prices This week we saw prices move higher after testing the lows printed at $93 dollars. Crude now is trending above the $95 dollar mark and buyers are getting back in control of the crude market. We started this week trading at $93-94 and even with pressure from the U.S. Energy Information Administration ...

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Analysis: Bakken drillers undaunted by local oil prices under $80


NEW YORK (Reuters) – North Dakota crude oil prices tumbled this month to below the $80-a-barrel “sweet spot” that helps drillers attract capital from other shale areas, yet the Bakken boom shows no signs of slowing. Even though prices have slumped to their lowest in more than a year, output keeps marching ahead thanks to falling operational costs, increasingly efficient ...

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Oil Boom: Money aside, is it worth the cost?

dark money

For three years, we’ve tracked developments surrounding suspected oil deposits in northwest South Dakota….near Buffalo. We’ve also followed developments regarding the proposed Keystone X-L pipeline; it would go right through central South Dakota. Both would bring big oil into our state…..similar to the oil boom underway in North Dakota; they make upwards of $371 million a year just from oil. ...

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Butte County may be new home of man camps

man camps

BELLE FOURCHE — In North Dakota, it’s a common sight to behold: Man camps, or large camps that provide temporary housing to thousands of oilfield workers, whether it be with recreational vehicles, lodges, or barracks-style modular homes. Soon, man camps may start to rise up in our own backyard. In August, Butte County commissioners came together to address temporary housing ...

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Montana man receives over $10 million dollar drilling rig settlement


BILLINGS, Mont. – A Montana man severely burned in a Bakken oil patch fire has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with a Texas company accused of providing him insufficient training and equipment, according to attorneys for the plaintiff and court documents. Thirty-year-old Lester “Gary” Roberts of Billings received what his attorneys described Wednesday as a “substantial eight-figure sum” to resolve his ...

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Veterans find solid ground on oilfield

Army Boots

WILLISTON, N.D. — Ben Lewis was helping his crane operator dismantle another oil rig when he heard a loud snap echo across the drilling site. Turning, he joined workers scurrying to the other side of the rig. “That’s when I saw the crane boom collapse,” he said. His heart racing, his breath hard to catch, Lewis looked back and saw ...

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Transport by rail vital to North Dakota oil


BISMARCK, N.D., Nov. 18 (UPI) – North Dakota Industrial Commission Director Lynn Helms said delivery of crude oil from the state should be “adequate” as long as rail deliveries continue.“Crude oil take away capacity is expected to be adequate as long as rail deliveries to coastal refineries keep growing,” he said in his so-called director’s cut, published Friday. Pipelines aren’t ...

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