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North Dakota regulators approve Dakota Access Pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota regulators on Wednesday approved the biggest-capacity crude pipeline proposed to date that would move nearly 600,000 barrels daily from the oil patch to Illinois. Some things to know about the $3.8 billion, 1,150-mile project that crosses four states: WHAT HAPPENED? The North Dakota Public Service Commission had been reviewing Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners’ permit for 13 months. ...

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State regulators holding hearing on Cass County pipeline

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota regulators are holding a public hearing in Fargo on a proposed petroleum products pipeline in Cass County. Thursday’s Public Service Commission hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Harry D. McGovern Alumni Center on the North Dakota State University campus. The PSC says NuStar Pipeline Operating Partnership is seeking a permit for a 7.3-mile-long ...

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North Dakota to make decision on Dakota Access Pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota regulators are slated to consider the approval of the biggest-capacity pipeline proposed to date to move crude from the state’s oil patch. The North Dakota Public Service Commission is slated to decide the permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline on Wednesday. Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners wants to build the $3.8 billion, 1,130-mile pipeline to move ...

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North Dakota pipeline regulator removes self from decision, cites conflict

BISMARCK, N.D. — A North Dakota regulator removed himself Monday from the permitting process for an oil pipeline because his mother-in-law is negotiating an easement with the project’s builder. “I just want to be open and transparent about things,” said Randy Christmann, one of three members of the North Dakota Public Service Commission. For nearly a year, the all-Republican, three-member panel has ...

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Public hearing planned for proposed North Dakota oil pipeline

STANLEY, N.D. — North Dakota regulators have slated a public hearing in Stanley on a proposed $18 million crude oil pipeline in Mountrail County. The North Dakota Public Service Commission will take testimony Jan. 12 on Sacagawea Pipeline Co.’s permit application for the new 8-mile long, 12-inch diameter crude oil pipeline and associated facilities. The pipeline would transport oil from ...

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North Dakota regulators approve $249M wind farm near Tioga

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Public Service Commission has approved a $249 million wind farm in Williams County. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the Lindahl Wind Project planned by Kansas-based Tradewind Energy Inc. 4 miles north of Tioga is to include up to 75 turbines on 13,000 acres. The wind farm will produce 150 megawatts of power that will be sold ...

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Federal officials want more study of North Dakota wind farm

BISMARCK, N.D. — The federal Fish and Wildlife Service says more study is needed on how a $175 million wind farm in north-central North Dakota could impact bald eagles. North Dakota Public Service Commission members signaled approval Tuesday on the 59-tubine, 100 megawatt wind farm proposed near the town of Rolette. The federal Fish and Wildlife Service says there are ...

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ND regulators approve 100K barrel-per-day oil pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota regulators have approved a pipeline that would move up to 100,000 barrels of oil a day from the state’s oil patch. The Bismarck Tribune reports the state Public Service Commission approved the NST Express Pipeline on Wednesday. The pipeline is part of Texas-based NorthStar Midstream. The 23-mile-long pipeline is designed to move crude from a ...

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Work beginning on $300M North Dakota wind farm project

COURTENAY, N.D. — Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy is starting construction on a 200-megawatt wind farm in southeastern North Dakota. The Courtenay Wind Farm near Jamestown will cost about $300 million. North Dakota’s Public Service Commission in August gave Xcel Energy permission to buy the project from Geronimo Energy, which had problems securing financing. Xcel earlier had agreed to buy all power ...

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