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State clamps down on oilfield waste: Rules specify leak-proof containers for filter socks

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By Amy Dalrymple  BISMARCK – North Dakota announced new rules Wednesday for oilfield waste known as filter socks that aim to prevent the illegal stockpiles of the waste that have been turning up in remote corners of the Oil Patch. Starting June 1, oil, gas and saltwater disposal wells will be required to have covered, leak-proof containers designated for disposal of ...

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Pipe dreams? Shipping crude by pipeline has future in Bakken despite a formidable competitor

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By: Katherine Lymn for The Dickinson Press DICKINSON — As crude oil pipelines play catch-up, they need more than to just build out the capacity to compete with rail — they need to be strategic about it. When pipelines lagged behind as Bakken crude boomed and rail became the No. 1 mode of transport, shippers saw rail’s benefits: flexibility in ...

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Proposed rules would track oilfield waste from ‘cradle to grave’

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By Amy Dalrymple BISMARCK — State health officials are moving up their timeline on setting new rules for radioactive waste generated in the oilfield, prompted by recent stockpiling of waste and other illegal dumping incidents. The proposed rules, which will be available for public comment in June, will enhance the state’s ability to track the generation, storage, transportation and disposal of ...

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