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Regulators grant company temporary relief from flaring rules

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota regulators have granted a temporary exemption from state natural gas flaring rules to a Denver-based company completing work on a natural gas processing plant. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the Industrial Commission recently voted in favor of the exemption for Zavanna LLC, the majority partner in a joint venture called 1804 Ltd. State Mineral Resources Director ...

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Brine spills into creek north of Williston

The North Dakota Department of Health has reported that an unspecified amount of material used in the hydraulic fracturing production process was released into a creek in Williams County. The Department of Health was notified of the spill by Summit Midstream. The produced salt water known as brine was released approximately 15 miles north of Williston from a disposal line. ...

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Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

State must keep its word now Minot Daily News, Minot, Jan. 7, 2015 For the last decade, oil revenue has put North Dakota in a very special state across the nation. While most states have been struggling to balance budgets, North Dakota has seen spending jump by leaps and bounds. A million here, a million there and no one blinked ...

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The perfect accident storm

transporting truck

There are many safety threats and challenges that face those working on oil and gas in the Williston area of the Bakken. None are greater than roadway safety, namely the operation of trucks and the increased traffic that they bring. Sharing the road with an 80,000 pound semi-truck is daunting on any stretch of road but a number of compounding ...

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Oil patch hotels combating prostitution

In an effort to combat the influx of human trafficking and prostitution in North Dakota’s oil patch, some hotel managers are taking the matter into their own hands by refusing service and making “Do Not Rent” lists. Garnet Finchum and her husband Dwight, managers of the Travel Inn located in Dickinson, say that both prostitutes and solicitors are frequent visitors, ...

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The impossible dream

The United States’ journey to becoming a global giant in the oil industry has not come without controversy, that is certain. Issues have arisen to some of those who have no association with the oil industry, but are bearing the brunt of some of its nasty side effects. On the other side of the coin, small towns—some of which we ...

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No one hurt in oil tanks fire south of Williston

WILLISTON, N.D. — No one was hurt when eight oil storage tanks near an Enbridge facility south of Williston caught fire. McKenzie County Emergency Manager Jerry Samuelson tells KXMC-TV that the tanks about nine miles north of Alexander contained about 1,000 barrels of oil. They caught fire Thursday and were being allowed to burn themselves out on Friday. Crews from ...

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Public to discuss ND’s radioactive waste problem

Beginning January 2015 there will be several public information sessions and hearings regarding the possible changes to industrial and oilfield waste landfill regulations proposed by the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH). After the completion of a study performed by the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), which examined acceptable levels of Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (TENORM), the NDDoH proposed ...

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