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History of the Transco pipeline

The 10,200-mile Transcontinental pipeline — known as the Transco pipeline — that brings natural gas from the Gulf of Mexico to the eastern Seaboard states came about after World War II in response to fears of a power and industrial collapse in the event of another world war. Construction of what was to be the world’s largest and longest pipeline, ...

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Williams deal would hasten Energy Transfer’s Marcellus dominance

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HOUSTON – Williams Companies Inc has spurned Energy Transfer Equity’s $48 billion takeover offer for now but a tie-up would give the company a dominant position in the fastest-growing natural gas market in the United States: the Northeast’s Marcellus Shale. The deal, which would be one of the largest pipeline acquisitions ever, also would give Energy Transfer Chief Executive Kelcy ...

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Marcellus horizontal well activity in Ohio

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Activity in the Marcellus Shale located in Ohio hasn’t changed compared to last week, with a total of 44 wells are still hanging out.  However, a specific pipeline project in Pennsylvania that is causing some issues among people that live along its potential route has finally been submitted to federal regulators. Williams’ subsidiary Transco has officially submitted its formal application ...

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Pipeline application is submitted

Williams’ subsidiary Transco has submitted a formal application with federal regulators for an approximately 200 mile long pipeline. The Atlantic Sunrise project, an interstate natural gas pipeline, will carry Marcellus Shale gas from northeastern Pennsylvania to markets on the east coast, including the Cove Point export terminal located in Chesapeake Bay.  The pre-filing process for the project began over a ...

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ND counties raise housing loan limit


As of Jan. 1 residents of the counties of Burleigh, McKenzie, Morton, Oliver, Sioux, Stark and Williams will be able to take out more money for FHA housing loans. Affordable housing has been an ongoing struggle in the western part of North Dakota, following an oil boom that has caused the population to increase exponentially an extreme amount. This increase ...

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ND drilling rights auction fetches $5 million

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A quarterly state auction for oil drilling rights on North Dakota state land has fetched more than $5 million. More than 12,000 mineral acres in nine counties were auctioned last week. About 7,500 acres were auctioned for $2.9 million in McKenzie County. The remaining acreage was in Billings, Bottineau, Dunn, Hettinger, Mountrail, Renville and Williams counties. ...

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Western North Dakota water project to seek $120M


BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Officials plan to ask the Legislature next year for $120 million in funding for the Western Area Water Supply Project, as demand grows for treated Missouri River water in the western North Dakota region that includes the booming oil patch. The request likely will be for $90 million in grants and $30 million in loans, according ...

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Vitesse Energy buys up Bakken assets for $186.5M

Vitesse Energy, LLC has announced the successful acquisition of non-operated oil and gas assets in the Williston Basin from EnerVest Operating LLC valued at $186.5 million. A press release from Vitesse Energy stated that the assets acquired include a working interest in approximately 600 wells and over 19,000 net acres primarily in Williams, McKenzie and Mountrail counties. The initial price ...

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North Dakota’s annual pay increased this year, thanks to oil and gas development


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media  Google+ North Dakota’s income average is on the rise, thanks to the well-paying jobs available in Western North Dakota’s oil producing counties. It has increased from $45,909 in 2012 to $49,779 in 2013. It has jumped 44 percent since 2007. Data shows the top rated counties are: Williams, Slope, McKenzie, Dunn, Mountrail, Stark, Mercer, ...

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