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ND fines company $687,000 for disposal violations

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BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota regulators assessed a $687,000 fine Wednesday against a Utah company for violating saltwater waste disposal rules. The North Dakota Industrial Commission, a three-member panel that includes Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple, approved the sanction against Springville, Utah-based Redemption Energy LLC. The matter now goes to North Dakota District Court for collection. Redemption Energy did not immediately ...

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NDIC to decide on oil conditioning standards tomorrow

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North Dakota regulators have been debating whether or not to require crude conditioning practices at well sites prior to shipment in order to increase transportation safety. Most oil companies think it is too costly and unnecessary. The decision was delayed last month, but Forum News Service reported that at 3 p.m on Tuesday the commission will hold a meeting to make ...

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Oil well additions decrease due to flaring reduction

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In the state’s monthly oil production report, North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms stated that while production numbers rose in September, the number of well completions decreased from 272 in August to 176. The cause of this slow in additional wells is largely attributed to the mandate on flaring reduction passed in North Dakota earlier this summer. ...

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Crude conditioning hearing offers conflicting views on rail safety

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ A public hearing concerning the practice of conditioning Bakken crude before transporting it via rail was held yesterday in Bismarck. The North Dakota Industrial Commission among other officials listened to numerous oil execs, representatives from the Dakota Resource Council and independent environmentalist groups on how they think the area should be handling its ...

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