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UND Digital Press releases ‘The Bakken Goes Boom’ (VIDEO)

The Digital Press at UND has released the first, peer-reviewed, book-length collection of studies about the Bakken oil boom in Western North Dakota: The Bakken Goes Boom: Oil and the Changing Geographies. Associate Professor of History William Caraher and former UND Assistant Professor of English and Communication Kyle Conway (now at the University of Ottawa) edited the volume. As oil ...

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North Dakota tax collections far below revised forecast

North Dakota budget, Dalrymple

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota continues to see bleaker-than-expected state tax revenue collections from declining oil activity in the state. Office of Management and Budget Director Pam Sharp told a panel of lawmakers Tuesday that tax collections already are down $6.4 million since January. Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Feb. 1 ordered cuts in state government and a raid on ...

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Oil industry rallies in defense of Bakken crew camps

Target Logistics, Williston Lodge North, North Dakota. (Image courtesy of Target Logistics)

The oil industry and the city of Williston are still at odds over temporary worker housing, and it seems neither party is willing to back away from City Ordinance 1038. Last week the Williston City Commission voted against a compromise which would have allowed some temporary worker housing facilities to remain open. The proposed compromise would have reduced the number ...

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Eagle Ford, Bakken production continues to drop

Eagle Ford, Bakken production continues to drop

Two of the nation’s most-prolific shale plays continue to see production numbers drop slightly. The Eagle Ford Shale and Bakken formation produced less oil in January than in December, according to analytics and consulting group Platts Bentek. In fact, oil production from both Eagle Ford and Bakken formations reached their lowest levels since Platts Bentek started tracking them in October ...

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Top 5 Bakken stories of the week – March 4 – 11

north dakota oil, bakken pumpjacks, oil production

As Spring creeps in from the south, the plains are humming to life again. Although activity in the Bakken pays no mind to old man winter, some weeks are more exciting than others. This week’s recap offers a healthy mix of maintenance, photojournalism and an embezzlement scandal, as well as a look back in history. Enjoy! 5. BNSF: $100M in maintenance work ...

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North Dakota oil production drops by 30.6K barrels daily in January

Oil production in North Dakota dropped by about 30,000 barrels per day in January. (Image: Joel Tysver)

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Department of Mineral Resources says the state’s oil production decreased by about 30,600 barrels a day in January. The agency says the state produced an average of 1.12 million barrels of oil daily in January. The January production was about 105,380 barrels per day less than the record set in December 2014. North Dakota also produced ...

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Iowa regulators approve Bakken pipeline permit

Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access Bakken pipeline has been approved by Iowa. The state was the last of four states to approve the Bakken pipeline. (Image: D.Reichardt via Flickr)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The last state permit needed for a pipeline that will carry a half-million barrels of crude oil daily from North Dakota to Illinois was approved Thursday by Iowa utilities regulators, who also gave the Texas-based company authority to use eminent domain for land that property owners are unwilling to voluntarily provide. The Iowa Utilities Board ...

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