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Heitkamp, Hoeven Comment on Federal Funds for ND Airports

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded more than $7.4 million in grants for North Dakota airports. Details of the funding are as follows: Hillsboro Municipal Airport Authority – $1,566,239 – The funds will be used to expand the apron, reconstruct an existing taxiway parallel to the runway and build a taxiway providing access to aircraft hangars. City of ...

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Civil Construction Begins on Davis Refinery

Meridian Energy Group, Inc., a lead developer of innovative and environmentally-compliant oil refining facilities, announced that they have executed a contract with SEH Design|Build, Inc. (“SEH D|B”), a subsidiary of Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (“SEH”) with an office in Bismarck, North Dakota, for the performance of site and civil design and construction services for the Davis Refinery. This announcement comes ...

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ND Sets New Oil and Gas Records

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North Dakota has reached new records in both oil and gas production. May preliminary data released by the Oil and Gas Division indicates North Dakota is now producing 1,244,629 barrels of oil per day – an increase of 17,146 barrels from the last record set in December 2014. “This is a very encouraging time for North Dakota as oil and ...

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Acquire your crane mats sooner rather than later

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Demand for Hardwood Crane mats has increased substantially since February 2018.  A few factors have recently made it more difficult than before to acquire crane mats as fast as many contractors need them for projects, such as timber or dragline mats used for temporary roads for building pipelines.  Crane mats are usually 12” thick and are used for supporting cranes ...

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Meridian Energy receives Permit to Construct for the Davis Refinery

Meridian Energy Group, Inc., a developer of innovative and environmentally-compliant oil refining facilities, announced that the North Dakota Department of Health (“NDDoH”) – Air Quality Division has issued the Permit to Construct (“PTC”) for the Davis Refinery. The issuance of the PTC by the NDDoH comes 18 months after the initial application was filed by Meridian and is based on ...

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Meridian Reaches Another Major Bakken Milestone, LOI Signed

Meridian Energy Group says the proposed refinery project in Belfield, North Dakota is on schedule. (Image: Rongy Benjamin via Flickr)

Meridian Energy Group, Inc. recently announced it has signed a letter of intent (“LOI”) with a specialty engineering, procurement and construction (“EPC”) solutions provider based in Houston, Texas (the “Contractor”) to initially complete a front end engineering and design (“FEED”) study for the Davis Refinery in Belfield, North Dakota. Additionally, the LOI establishes the terms and conditions under which Meridian ...

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EPA Awards ND as a Carbon Storage State, First in the Nation

North Dakota became the first state to receive final approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate geologic storage of carbon dioxide. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed North Dakota’s application this morning granting the state primay regulatory authority, also known as primacy, over Class VI injection of carbon dioxide for long-term storage. North Dakota will officially receive Class ...

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Bonanza Creek Energy Appoints New CEO

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. announced the hiring of Eric T. Greager as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Greager’s appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer will take effect on April 11, 2018. Greager, 47, will be assuming the role from R. Seth Bullock, a managing director of Alvarez & Marsal, who has served as the Company’s interim Chief Executive Officer since ...

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Local Support Continues for the Davis Refinery in Stark and Billings Counties

Meridian Energy Group, Inc. recently hosted an “Appreciation Meet and Greet” for the neighboring town of Belfield on Tuesday, March 27th regarding the Davis Refinery.  The Davis Refinery is being considered an innovative refinery project, and is being watched closely by the state, nation and even globe due to its proposed cutting-edge technology. More than sixty enthusiastic community members attended ...

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Bakken is Back on Track in 2018

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Despite a few tenuous years for our industry, the Bakken is back on track. In 2017, our petroleum industry stared down world markets, and we are emerging stronger and better poised to succeed in 2018. This is thanks largely to the ingenuity and innovation on behalf of the Bakken’s leading men and women, and we’re excited to be featuring many ...

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