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Letter: A wild ride on Bakken highways

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Sen. Phil Murphy , Published December 07 2013We climbed into the patrol car on a dark Sunday morning at 6 with a light rain freezing on the windshield. I was getting a firsthand look at what it is like to be a sheriffs deputy in North Dakota Bakken Oil Patch by riding shotgun out of Killdeer on the first day ...

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18000 miles of ND pipelines to come under state regulation – In-Forum


By: Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, INFORUM BISMARCK – About 18,000 miles of pipelines in North Dakota that previously had no oversight will now be regulated under rules approved Thursday by the North Dakota Industrial Commission. The requirements for pipelines are among new oil and gas regulations expected to take effect next spring, many resulting from bills passed in the ...

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Hegg Development Group Brings $44 Million Minot Luxury Apartment Project to Bakken Region


Minot, ND  December 20, 2013 The North Highland Apartments, which are designed to help the Minot area meet soaring demand for rental housing, will open in phases during the next two years. “Construction is on target and we will begin leasing in July of 2014 the first completed units,” says Paul Hegg, President and CEO of Hegg Companies Inc. Amenities ...

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North Dakota Petroleum Council welcomes new rules on liquid pipelines and facilities

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North Dakota Petroleum Council welcomes new rules on liquid pipelines and facilities, urges caution & consideration on Places of Extraordinary Significance designations. Bismarck, N.D. – The North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) welcomed new rules and regulations for saltwater and liquid pipelines and facilities that were presented by the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) at today’s Industrial Commission meeting. ...

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10,000 back petition asking Interior secretary to protect Roosevelt National Park


DICKINSON, N.D. – During a trip to North Dakota in August, U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said it was important for energy interests to extract oil and gas with less impact on the environment. This week, the Dakota Resource Council announced it is sending a petition with more than 10,000 signatures to Jewell, urging the secretary to do what she ...

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North Dakota grants more support to oil, gas counties


BISMARCK, N.D., Dec. 19 (UPI) – North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple said grants of nearly $10 million for state oil- and gas-producing counties will help the education system cope with expansion.“These grants are an important part of a larger state commitment to help meet the many challenges that are created by rapid growth in the state’s oil and gas region,” ...

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Turkmenistan to increase capacity of export pipeline to Iran

The Keymir gas compressor station that was commissioned in western Turkmenistan by Turkmenneft State Concern and GP Global Equipment Ltd (Great Britain) will create additional opportunities for increasing energy resource exports, the Turkmen Ministry of Oil and Gas Industry and Mineral Resources said on Dec.18. “In the case of necessity, this compressor station can transport environmentally friendly fuel to the ...

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Oil trains raise concerns in small towns, cities

WOLF POINT, Mont. (AP) — It’s tough to miss the trains hauling crude oil out of the Northern Plains. They are growing more frequent by the day, mile-long processions of black tank cars that rumble through wheat fields and towns, along rivers and national parks. As common as they have become across the U.S. and Canada, officials in dozens of ...

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Letter: Oil industry meets challenge


The oil industry seems to have a new fire lit in its efforts to reduce flaring. Everyone from the governor to the top producers have made it a top priority. This is a good thing. It means more investment in North Dakota, growing royalty payments and increased tax revenues from oil and gas. Quick research shows how much the industry ...

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