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ND synthetic gas plant to resume production

Great Plains Synfuels Plant

Posted: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 12:51 pm Updated: 2:15 pm, Wed Jul 3, 2013. ND synthetic gas plant to resume production Associated Press | BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Great Plains Synfuels Plant in western North Dakota is expected to restart this week after production was halted a month for maintenance work. Bismarck-based Basin Electric Power Cooperative says its plant ...

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Tensions build around ND boomtown’s housing crisis

Developers of the proposed Bakken Village imagine a hamlet emerging from the western North Dakota grasslands, a modern-day version of the famed 1950s-era planned community, Levittown, N.Y., or one of Henry Ford’s company towns. The Bakken Village’s logo sets a carefully balanced scene on the developer’s plot of land northeast of Williston, N.D. Stalks of wheat flank an oil derrick. ...

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This Is Your Town on Fracking

Not long ago I found myself stranded in Williston, North Dakota. You might have heard of it. Despite being the eighth-largest city in the 48th most-populous state, Williston has won some infamy in recent years. It’s at the center of an oil boom that’s likely to make the United States a net exporter of fossil fuels in just a few ...

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Fracking critics unhappy with Obama climate speech

PITTSBURGH (AP) — President Barack Obama’s speech this week on climate change forcefully rejected some key arguments made by opponents of natural gas fracking, upsetting some environmental groups that otherwise back his climate goals. Obama, in his address Tuesday calling for urgent action to address climate change, praised what he called “cleaner-burning natural gas” and its role in providing safe, ...

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Name of victim in fiery oil tanker crash released

STANLEY, N.D. – One of three people killed last week in a multiple-vehicle crash involving an oil tanker that exploded was identified Tuesday as Tyler Fischer, 23, of Minot, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. Authorities withheld the release of his name until receiving positive confirmation from the medical examiner, said Capt. Gary Orluck.Heavy fog contributed to a five-vehicle crash ...

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