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A busy year of building, Watford City

By Kate Ruggles Farmer Staff Writer As oil activity presses forward, residential and commercial development in Watford City continues to go vertical. With 2013’s permitting activity staying roughly on par with what transpired in 2012, the city expects even more residential housing, as well as commercial properties, to come on line in 2014. According to Steve Williams, Watford City’s Code ...

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Bakken, Three Forks largest continuous US oil accumulation

Stephanie B. Gaswirth Kristen R. Marra The recent reversal of the declining trend of US oil production is largely due to production from unconventional or “continuous” low-permeability reservoirs by use of multistage hydraulic fracturing of horizontal legs of exploration wells. The US currently produces about 7.4 million bo/d, and the increasing trend in domestic production has led to speculation that ...

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Savage expands Bakken transloading, adds crude-by-truck


By Savage | January 08, 2014 Savage has announced expanded service offerings at its terminals located in Uinta Basin and in the Williston Basin to include crude transportation via truck. With Savage’s capability for crude by rail transloading services, the addition of truck transportation allows Savage to offer oil and gas companies a complete logistics solution from the wellhead to ...

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Proposed Trenton refinery moves forward


By Eric Killelea | 0 comments  The Williams County Planning and Zoning Commission on Thursday recommended its approval for a proposed diesel hydro-skimming plant and tank storage facility that may become the largest employer in Trenton. Forty citizens attended the meeting, some expressing concerns about the request of Dakota Oil Processing for a conditional use permit for a refinery on 162 ...

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Tervita opens engineered landfill for Bakken oilfield waste

By Tervita Corp. | January 15, 2014 Tervita Corp. has announced the opening of its first engineered landfill in North Dakota at Blue Buttes, a 60-acre site that will accept non-hazardous solid waste from oil and gas exploration and production in the Bakken. “Blue Buttes is an integral part of sustainable resource development in North Dakota,” said John Gibson, Tervita ...

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Basin lists alternate routes for power lines

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 By Lauren Donovan WATFORD CITY — A power company went back to the drawing board and came up with two alternate routes for a massive new transmission line. It solves some issues, but not the primary one of crossing the Killdeer Mountain battlefield. Basin Electric Power Cooperative plans to send nearly 700 kilovolts of much-needed electricity to the Bakken oil patch ...

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