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Two men injured in oil treater fire

Two men are in the hospital for severe burns after an oil treater caught fire in Mountrail County, North Dakota. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Kyle Stipcich, 27, and Jonathan Henderson, 30, of Williston-based Riverside Welding were injured around 1 p.m. on Friday. Both men were working inside a structure that houses oil treatment equipment when it caught fire. The ...

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North Dakota rig count at lowest level since 2010

The number of drilling rigs operating in North Dakota’s Bakken formation dropped to 158 this week, the lowest level since November 2010, according to a report by Reuters. The drop in the rig count is the latest reaction to declining oil prices. In one day, the state lost eight rigs, a dramatic decline that hasn’t been seen in years. In ...

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Oil, saltwater spills in 3 locations

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Today the Department of Mineral Resources stated that there was a contained oil spill one mile north of Williston. A failed valve is the reported cause of the 400 barrel spill. The well, dubbed the M. Macklin 15-22 1H, is owned by Statoil Oil & Gas LP.  A state inspector will visit the site within the day. Last night the ...

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Miss Montana thinks oil patch is pretty okay


Members of the media and citizens alike often portray the Bakken area as being filled with drugs, crime, oil spills, and hordes of mean and burly men. Miss Montana USA Tahnee Peppenger recently visited the area to see what was really happening in the oilfields. Bill Vander of the Sidney Herald reports that Peppenger feels that all of these myths have ...

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Oasis buys Williston water for fracking

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Last week The Williston City Commission approved an agreement between Oasis Petroleum and the city to sell its wastewater to the company. The wastewater will be used for the hydraulic fracturing process. This contract will bring in approximately $110,000 to the city. Oasis expects to buy 440,000 barrels of wastewater. This arrangement will be positive for the city because, according ...

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Oil, water spills in Mountrail County

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division was notified earlier today of a minor oil and frac water spill 11 miles northeast of White Earth in Mountrail County. Three barrels of oil and 500 barrels of frac water were released due to a tank overflow.  One barrel is the equivalent of 31.5 gallons. ...

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