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EPA wants to expand toxic chemicals database

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed requiring large oil and gas processing facilities to publicly report, to the federal Toxics Release Inventory, the names and amounts of the toxic chemicals they emit. It would be the first expansion in 20 years of the TRI, the online public database in which most other industries must list their pollution emissions, and, ...

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ND oil well blowout spews more than 23,000 gallons of crude

BISMARCK, N.D. — The state Health Department says a well blowout spewed more than 23,000 gallons of oil and 4,600 gallons of briny wastewater in Dunn County. Environmental scientist Bill Suess says the blowout occurred Saturday morning at a well owned by XTO Energy Inc., about 18 miles southeast of Watford City. Suess says the company reported the spill to ...

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Marcellus: Methane and water do not mix

According to state environmental regulators, three natural gas drilling companies have found out the hard way as to what happens when methane and drinking water mix together. Regulators shared that the three companies together contaminated 17 different drinking water wells in Bradford, Lycoming and Tioga Counties in north central Pennsylvania.  Combined, the companies so far have paid nearly $375,000 in ...

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America Resources Exploration arrives in Haynesville

Notice a lot of down and out oil companies lately looking to divest their assets? That’s exactly where you’ll find America Resources Exploration, Inc. (AREN) looking as it seeks to acquire new assets. It’s a successful strategy if a company can afford it. Buy while prices are low. America Resources recently purchased in two gas wells in Shelby County, Texas. ...

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Exxon Mobil donates $5 mln to North Dakota housing fund

WILLISTON, N.D. – A subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corp donated $5 million on Monday to a North Dakota government housing fund that subsidizes construction of low-cost apartments for teachers and emergency personnel in the state’s oil patch. XTO Energy will receive a 100 percent tax write-off for its donation to the North Dakota Housing Incentive Fund, which will be used ...

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North Dakota orders oil wells shut in over flooding concerns

WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota oil regulators ordered small, privately held Zavanna LLC to shut in oil wells near the confluence of the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers on Wednesday after more than 1.5 inches (3.8 cm) of rain raised flooding concerns. The state’s Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) said it was concerned that the confluence, near the state oil capital ...

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Second Enable Midstream pipeline system now online

The first phase of Enable Midstream Partners’ Nesson crude and produced water gathering system in now online, reports The Bakken Magazine. Construction of the Nesson system, which will provide service for XTO Energy Inc. wells in Williams and Mountrail counties, began in July 2014. According to the company, the pipeline has been feeding into the downstream delivery system since May ...

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Enable Mistream’s Bakken gathering system comes online

Enable Midstream Partners LP has put the finishing touches on its first crude oil and produced water gathering lines in North Dakota, according to The Bakken Magazine. The Bear Den Crude & Produced Water Gathering System, which first started construction in August 2013 and was partially operational by November 2013, is now fully operational. The system has a total carrying ...

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Oil company gets temporary relief from gas flaring rules

BISMARCK, N.D. — State regulators are giving an oil company some temporary relief from North Dakota’s gas flaring rate requirements. XTO Energy argued it had nowhere to take gas from 143 oil wells in Dunn and McKenzie counties because gas-processing company OneOK couldn’t secure an easement agreement from the Three Affiliated Tribes and build a 20-mile pipeline expansion. The Bismarck ...

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