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Lake Sakakawea pipeline: BLM approves Hess project

The United States Bureau of Land Management has granted approval to the proposed Hess pipeline project crossing Lake Sakakawea, reports The Dickinson Press. After conducting an environmental assessment, the BLM found no significant impact related to the Hess Hawkeye pipeline project. The $105 million pipeline project, owned by Hess Corp., will convert an existing 8-inch gas pipeline to transfer crude ...

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West Texas won’t tolerate illegal dumping anymore

Illegal dumping from both individuals and energy companies have bogged down the Permian Basin for years now. County officials have noticed an upswing in illegally dumped waste including cars, tires, yard waste and oil and gas by-products, but NineWest reports that it won’t be tolerated for much longer. “There are some individuals and some companies as in any business, that ...

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PHS: Green business is good business

How can a hospital get a handle on energy efficiency? For the past eight years, Presbyterian Healthcare Services in New Mexico has opted to control its energy usage from a centralized location. The Albuquerque Business Journal described the heart of the hospital’s energy handle as “Hollywood’s version of a government control room,” complete with carded entry to a room filled ...

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Haynesville Adds More Rigs

According to oil services company, Baker Hughes, recent North America rotary rig count, Haynesville has been busy. Three rigs were added this week for a total of 29 up from 26 just last week. Despite the recent increase, the count is down from 43 rigs last year, weighing in at a -14 percent decrease. Other rig numbers are on the ...

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Your move, world governments: Google reigns renewable energy purchases

Internet overlord Google has made its strongest pledge to reduce the world’s carbon footprint by announcing that the company will triple purchases of renewable power over the next decade. In a recent statement posted by Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, the search giant stated that already leading the world as the largest corporate purchaser of renewable power wasn’t enough. At the ...

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No bust for the Bakken, state revenue to take a hit

According to North Dakota lead oil regulator, the current oil drilling slowdown in the Bakken is far from being a bust, reports the Forum News Service. North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms did say, however, that the decline in oil prices will put stress on state revenue for the next couple years and could prevent the state ...

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Alturas Energy violates NDIC rules and faces $900,000 fine

The North Dakota Industrial Commission has ordered Idaho-based Alturas Energy to pay $900,000 for violating a variety of state rules governing the oil and gas industry. The company was notified in April by the commission that it had unlawfully abandoned wells and equipment, didn’t report spills nor clean them up, and violated other reporting requirements. The violations began in July ...

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Utica and Marcellus activity in Ohio

Activity in the Utica and Marcellus Shale formations in Ohio have seen some changes compared to the last well activity update, and apparently injection wells are getting a lot of attention from the public. Monday evening, residents and town officials from townships that have been impacted by the boom of fracking and injection wells in Ohio and Pennsylvania gathered together ...

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85% of natural gas growth comes from the Northeast

It’s not a shocker that almost all of the U.S.’s natural gas growth has come from the Northeast, and for that you can thank new production techniques. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the Utica and Marcellus Shale formations found in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, and into Kentucky are responsible for 85 percent of the nation’s ...

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