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EPA Awards ND as a Carbon Storage State, First in the Nation

North Dakota became the first state to receive final approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate geologic storage of carbon dioxide. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed North Dakota’s application this morning granting the state primay regulatory authority, also known as primacy, over Class VI injection of carbon dioxide for long-term storage. North Dakota will officially receive Class ...

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Local Support Continues for the Davis Refinery in Stark and Billings Counties

Meridian Energy Group, Inc. recently hosted an “Appreciation Meet and Greet” for the neighboring town of Belfield on Tuesday, March 27th regarding the Davis Refinery.  The Davis Refinery is being considered an innovative refinery project, and is being watched closely by the state, nation and even globe due to its proposed cutting-edge technology. More than sixty enthusiastic community members attended ...

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Rules Approved by Administrative Rules Committee in Bakken

Bakken shale play, administrative rules committee

The final step of proposed rule changes regulating the oil and gas industry were today unanimously approved by the Legislature’s Administrative Rules Committee (ARC). Changes to the administrative code include proposals to require sundry notices for spills not responded to with adequate resources, site assessments before and after reclamation if deemed necessary by the director, and changes to what information ...

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NDDOT Seeking Submissions for Transportation Innovation Ideas

gas prices, AAA, highway

The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is currently seeking submissions for the Transportation Innovation Program (TRIP). TRIP seeks to identify and implement innovative solutions for transportation related projects. Submission are being sought to address areas in transportation including but not limited to: • Bridges and structures • Construction • Operations and Maintenance • Roadway surfacing • Planning • Environmental ...

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ND Gov. Burgum welcomes Hess and Targa’s $150M Bakken investment

Gov. Doug Burgum welcomed news today that Hess Midstream Partners and Targa Resources will build a $150 million gas processing plant near Watford City, as North Dakota produces record volumes of natural gas and approaches record high oil production. The Little Missouri Four gas plant will process 200 million cubic feet of gas per day at Targa’s existing Little Missouri ...

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Hess, Targa to build $150M Gas Plant

Hess Midstream Partners LP announced today the formation of a 50/50 joint venture with Targa Resources Corp. to construct a new 200 million standard cubic feet per day gas processing plant called Little Missouri Four (LM4). The new gas plant will be located at Targa’s existing Little Missouri facility, south of the Missouri River in McKenzie County, North Dakota. Targa ...

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Recalling Halliburton’s refrac pilot program ACTIVATE

Although previous refracturing technologies were unpredictable and not very productive, Halliburton is seeing success with their ACTIVATE refracturing service pilot project. In a nutshell, ACTIVATE is essentially the monitoring of wells with fiber optics and microseismic technology. According to Halliburton, new well completions had less than 60 percent cluster efficiency and fracs of unequal length and width, 80 percent increase ...

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Refrac technology improving everyday, creating more production potential

saltwater and oil spill

Part 2-of-5 in a Series on ReFracs in the Bakken One of the newer trends many in the industry are talking about is the technology of refracking. This buzzword is creating an image of a strategy to cut costs and boost production output. Although previous refracturing technologies were unpredictable and not very productive, Whiting Petroleum is seeing success with their ...

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5 Part Series on Refracs: Whiting seeing an increase in Bakken refrac activity

Bakken, Hess

Part 1-of-5 in a Series on ReFracs in the Bakken Over the past decade, oil companies have been searching for innovative techniques in order to find new recoverable oil in new places. According to industry reports, approximately 75,000 new wells have been drilled in North America during that time. As many energy enthusiasts continue to look under new rocks, companies ...

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