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Amidst protests, Energy Transfer sells shares of Bakken Pipeline

Dakota Access, Energy Transfer Partners

In the midst of protests across North Dakota and Iowa in recent weeks, Energy Transfer Partners  (ETP) and Sunoco Logistics (SXL) announced an agreement to sell 36.76% of the Bakken Pipeline Project, according to Iowa’s Chronicle Times on August 31. The two companies have agreed to sell their shares to MarEn Bakken Company LLC, jointly owned by Marathon Petroleum Corporation ...

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Company vows to continue crew camp battle in Williston

The city commission's decision to end Williston crew camps will likely face a legal battle. (Image: Tim Whitlow via Flickr)

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — As companies face a Thursday deadline to stop operating oil field crew camps in Williston, one is promising that the fight will continue. Target Logistics has issued a statement saying the city’s order to close the camps “represents economic protectionism at its worst,” and that a federal lawsuit against the city will continue. Targets Logistics, Halliburton ...

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Judge to hear arguments in Sacagawea pipeline case

Lake Sakakawea, Sacagawea pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s oil-rich Three Affiliated Tribes say a Texas company didn’t get tribal permission to put an oil pipeline and a natural gas pipeline beneath Lake Sakakawea. The tribes ordered the project halted last month, saying they had no assurances from the company that water supplies would not be harmed. Sacagawea Pipeline developer Paradigm Energy Partners ...

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The Latest: Retrofitting Montana power plant would be costly

Colstrip, coal-fired power plant

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on the cost of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from Montana’s Colstrip power plant. (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Federal officials say retrofitting Montana’s largest coal-fired power plant to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions would cost at least $1.2 billion. Representatives of the Department of Energy presented that finding to Gov. Steve Bullock on Wednesday ...

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Man accused of stealing oil patch explosives signs plea deal

Tyler Porter, explosives

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A man accused of storing stolen explosives, guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in his western North Dakota home has signed a plea agreement with the government, according to federal court documents released Wednesday. Authorities accuse Tyler Porter, 35, of stealing more than 200 explosives from two companies operating in the North Dakota oil patch ...

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North Dakota Petroleum Council sets annual meeting in Minot

pump jack, north dakota oil production

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Petroleum Council is holding its annual meeting in Minot next month. The trade organization represents several hundred companies working in North Dakota’s oil and gas industry. Officials during the 35th annual meeting at the Holiday Inn Riverside Sept. 19-21 are slated to give updates on the oil patch, discuss regulations and address issues ...

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Far-reaching tribal solidarity displayed at pipeline protest

Dakota Access, Pipeline Protest

NEAR THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. (AP) — Native Americans from reservations hundreds of miles away from North Dakota have joined the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s growing protest against a $3.8 billion four-state oil pipeline that they say could disturb sacred sites and impact drinking water for 8,000 tribal members and millions further downstream. About 30 people have been ...

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