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ND regulators refuse to endorse Minnesota solar projects

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota utility regulators said Wednesday that ratepayers shouldn’t get stuck paying for expensive and unneeded solar-generated electricity from neighboring Minnesota. Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy Inc., which has about 87,000 customers in North Dakota, is proposing a trio of solar projects to comply with Minnesota’s mandate that investor-owned utilities get 1.5 percent of their power from the sun ...

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North Dakota regulators approve coal mine permit

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Public Service Commission has approved a permit revision for a new coal mine in the west-central part of the state. Regulators last year approved the permit for Coyote Creek Mining Co., a subsidiary of Dallas, Texas-based North American Coal Corp. The PSC on Wednesday amended the permit to add another 342 acres to for ...

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White Earth voices concerns about Sandpiper: State commission to deliberate on pipeline Friday in St. Paul

WHITE EARTH RESERVATION — The White Earth Tribal Council held a public hearing Thursday regarding Enbridge’s plan to place the Sandpiper Pipeline through land and water areas impacting tribal lands. If the company’s certificate of need and the route are approved by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, the $2.6 billion pipeline would carry oil from North Dakota and Montana through ...

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ND regulators plan public hearing on proposed oil pipeline

MANDAN, N.D. — North Dakota’s Public Service Commission is holding a public hearing on a proposed 1,100-mile pipeline from western North Dakota to Illinois. The public hearing is slated for Thursday in Mandan. That’s the first of three public hearings in North Dakota on the proposed $3.8 billion oil pipeline. Officials say it’s the largest-capacity pipeline for the state’s crude ...

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1st of 3 ND hearings on Dakota Access Pipeline set in Mandan

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Public Service Commission this week is holding the first of three public hearings on a proposed $3.8 billion oil pipeline that would stretch from western North Dakota to Illinois. The proposed 1,134-mile Dakota Access Pipeline would move oil from the Bakken formation to a terminal in Patoka, Illinois, for distribution to refineries in eastern ...

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ND approves two Bakken pipeline projects

Two pipeline projects have been approved by the North Dakota Public Service Commission after the company involved assured that leak detection will be enhanced. Following a large saltwater spill, Meadowlark Midstream told state officials that the company would improve leak detection in its transport systems. State commissioners granted approval to a 46-mile crude oil pipeline in Divide and Burke counties ...

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North Dakota energy official to testify before Senate panel

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Public Service Commissioner Brian Kalk has been asked to testify in Washington about energy. Kalk is scheduled to appear Thursday in front of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. The panel is researching several energy infrastructure bills. Kalk says his testimony will focus on how potential changes may affect the future of North ...

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Hess willing to take extra precautions on proposed pipelines

WILLISTON, N.D. — Hess Corp. says it’s willing to do more inspections than required on proposed pipelines that would pass under Lake Sakakawea in northwestern North Dakota. Hess North Dakota Pipelines LLC wants to build a crude oil pipeline and a natural gas liquids pipeline in McKenzie and Williams counties. Officials say they would connect Bakken production fields south of ...

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PSC considering proposed pipelines in northwest North Dakota

WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota regulators are deciding on two energy pipelines proposed in McKenzie and Williams counties. The state Public Service Commission says Hess North Dakota Pipelines LLC wants to build a crude oil pipeline and a natural gas liquids pipeline. Officials say they would connect Bakken production fields south of Lake Sakakawea to existing processing and truck facilities ...

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State regulators deciding on gas plant expansion project

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — The North Dakota Public Service Commission is deciding on a proposed expansion of the Little Missouri Gas Plant in McKenzie County. State regulators say Targa Badlands LLC has submitted an application to expand the facility to four gas processing units, at a cost of about $140 million. The PSC scheduled a hearing in Watford City on ...

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