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BNSF promises to improve Casselton tracks

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Many people looked at newspapers two weeks ago and were confused, thinking they were looking at an old issue. Another train had derailed in close to the same spot near Casselton, North Dakota. Thankfully, this time there were no injuries or explosions. It still outraged officials and area residents due to the derailment’s close proximity to the Theraldson Ethanol Plant. ...

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Joint ventures to develop oil infrastructure in North Dakota

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Phillips 66 Partners and Paradigm Energy are establishing two joint ventures in order to aid North Dakota in its quest for more oil development infrastructure. These ventures will support two projects, the Sacagawea Pipeline and the Palermo Rail Terminal. The Sacagawea Pipeline will transport oil from McKenzie County to rail and pipeline receivers in Mountrail County. It will be 76 miles long ...

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Diana Frazier talks the talk about women and oil

Businessman and woman discussing work

Diana Frazier, the president of the Women’s Energy Network in North Texas, is spreading the word about women working in the oil and gas industry. Frazier is a landman and the vice president at Holland Services in downtown Fort Worth, Texas.  Being a landman, Frazier is in charge of securing leases and titles for the minerals so oil and gas ...

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House sparks debate on the value of EPA science

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that many in the science community claim would avert qualified, independent scientists from advising the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Measure H.R. 1422 passed with a vote of 229-191 last Tuesday. According to a report from The Hill, among other provisions, the measure would require the Scientific Advisory Board, which consults the ...

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The dark side of the boom– isn’t so dark

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The New York Times has a very, very ugly profile of the North Dakota government’s handling of the state’s Bakken oil boom up this weekend. The paper is also promising a second article which they pitch as “An examination of an unusual land deal and questions about the North Dakota government’s relationship with the booming oil industry.” Not disclosed in ...

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The top 5 Bakken stories of the week

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Active rigs: 191 1. Online magazine documents cultural shift in the Bakken Despite the changing face of rural western North Dakota, some things remain the same. Reminiscent of the days of staking land claims and weathering the brutal winters, residents of the Bakken region are maintaining their resiliency and work ethic amidst the shift from farming to drilling. While some ...

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Online magazine documents cultural shift in the Bakken

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Despite the changing face of rural western North Dakota, some things remain the same. Reminiscent of the days of staking land claims and weathering the brutal winters, residents of the Bakken region are maintaining their resiliency and work ethic amidst the shift from farming to drilling. While some have moved here to capitalize on the high wages and available jobs, ...

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