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Meridian Reaches Another Major Bakken Milestone, LOI Signed

Meridian Energy Group says the proposed refinery project in Belfield, North Dakota is on schedule. (Image: Rongy Benjamin via Flickr)

Meridian Energy Group, Inc. recently announced it has signed a letter of intent (“LOI”) with a specialty engineering, procurement and construction (“EPC”) solutions provider based in Houston, Texas (the “Contractor”) to initially complete a front end engineering and design (“FEED”) study for the Davis Refinery in Belfield, North Dakota. Additionally, the LOI establishes the terms and conditions under which Meridian ...

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EPA Awards ND as a Carbon Storage State, First in the Nation

North Dakota became the first state to receive final approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate geologic storage of carbon dioxide. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed North Dakota’s application this morning granting the state primay regulatory authority, also known as primacy, over Class VI injection of carbon dioxide for long-term storage. North Dakota will officially receive Class ...

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Bonanza Creek Energy Appoints New CEO

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. announced the hiring of Eric T. Greager as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Greager’s appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer will take effect on April 11, 2018. Greager, 47, will be assuming the role from R. Seth Bullock, a managing director of Alvarez & Marsal, who has served as the Company’s interim Chief Executive Officer since ...

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Local Support Continues for the Davis Refinery in Stark and Billings Counties

Meridian Energy Group, Inc. recently hosted an “Appreciation Meet and Greet” for the neighboring town of Belfield on Tuesday, March 27th regarding the Davis Refinery.  The Davis Refinery is being considered an innovative refinery project, and is being watched closely by the state, nation and even globe due to its proposed cutting-edge technology. More than sixty enthusiastic community members attended ...

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Rules Approved by Administrative Rules Committee in Bakken

Bakken shale play, administrative rules committee

The final step of proposed rule changes regulating the oil and gas industry were today unanimously approved by the Legislature’s Administrative Rules Committee (ARC). Changes to the administrative code include proposals to require sundry notices for spills not responded to with adequate resources, site assessments before and after reclamation if deemed necessary by the director, and changes to what information ...

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Velocity Midstream Completes Pipeline Loop

Velocity Midstream Partners, LLC (“Velocity”) announced that it has completed the construction of a 45-mile, 12″ crude oil pipeline loop of its existing condensate pipeline through the fairway of the South Central Oklahoma Oil Province (“SCOOP”). The crude oil loop project is supported by expanded commitments from Continental Resources Inc., an Oklahoma City-based exploration and production company, and CVR Refining, ...

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Goodnight Midstream Adds Bakken Operations

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Goodnight Midstream, LLC will be adding five new saltwater disposal wells and 50 miles of produced water gathering pipeline to its network of produced water gathering and disposal facilities in North Dakota, according to Goodnight Midstream. Over the last year, Goodnight has drilled and completed four salt water disposal (SWD) wells – the Galaxy, Quale, Knoll and Boehm SWD wells. ...

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President Trump endorses Kevin Cramer for Senate seat

President Donald Trump endorsed Congressman Kevin Cramer in his bid for U.S. Senate, according to Kevin Cramer’s office. “I am deeply honored to have earned President Trump’s endorsement for my Senate campaign,” said Rep. Kevin Cramer. “President Trump has had a huge impact on North Dakota in many ways and continuing this work for the benefit of my constituents is ...

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Preferred Sands Announces Commercial Opening to Serve Eagle Ford Shale

Preferred Proppants, LLC (“Preferred Sands”) announced that it has commenced commercial operations at its Atascosa sand mine and facility, marking another milestone as the Company continues its national in-basin sand strategy aimed at reducing the cost of sand and associated logistics for customers in the region. “This opening represents a significant event within our continued, multi-year localization strategy,” said Michael ...

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Capstone Turbine Corp Announces huge microturbines order for South America O & G sites

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Capstone Turbine Corporation announced that it has received a sizable new order for 5.2MW of clean and green microturbines to power multiple oil and gas sites in South America. Supernova Energy Services, a South American distributor for Capstone, secured the project. The order is comprised of five C800 and two C600 Signature Series microturbines that are being deployed to three ...

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