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$71 million approved for Oil Patch communities

71 Million Approved for Infrastructure Projects

BISMARCK – Twenty Oil Patch communities will receive $71 million in energy impact grants for assistance with water-related projects. Grants approved Thursday by the Board of University and School Lands include:• $5 million to expand Crosby’s water supply and wastewater treatment systems.• $10 million to expand New Town’s water treatment plant, water and sewer system upgrades and street improvements. • ...

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Incendiary Investment – Montana Energy Review

Amid grass-laden prairie and craggy Badlands, oil wells beam like giant medieval torches in the cerulean North Dakota sky. These candles of industry produce upwards of 700,000 barrels of oil each day from the shale reservoirs deep beneath the earth. Simultaneously, these North Dakota rigs are burning off an estimated 30 percent of their natural gas byproduct into the air, ...

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US Oil reserves rise 45%

The Bakken petroleum system and other tight, unconventional plays were largely responsible for a 45 percent rise in U.S. oil reserves over the past five years, according to a recent study by accounting firm Ernst & Young. Investments in the U.S. oil and gas sector also reached their highest level in almost a decade, the study revealed. The Ernst & ...

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Mayor: $10 million won’t go far in meeting Watford City’s needs

By Neal A. Shipman Farmer Editor Source Article from http://www.watfordcitynd.com/?id=10&nid=2265 With the city of Watford City looking at needing over $195 million in infrastructure improvements to meet the needs of a rapidly growing city, Brent Sanford, Watford City mayor is less than pleased to see that his city is only going to be receiving $10 million in North Dakota Oil Impact ...

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Oil Patch drinking water violations prevalent

WILLISTON, N.D. – Crew camps, RV parks and other water systems in oil-producing counties dominate a list released Monday of drinking water violations issued last year, but officials say most issues have been corrected. The North Dakota Department of Health issued 236 major violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act in 2012, primarily for public water systems that failed to ...

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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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