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Oil production increased in ND and TX in July

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ Shale oil production increased during the month of July in the Eagle Ford and Bakken formations. The areas saw a 3.4% increase, or an additional 86,000 barrels of oil a day. The North Dakota rig count has increased to 200, which is the largest count in two years. North Dakota averaged 1.2 million barrels ...

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Saltwater spills near Williston

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ A saltwater disposal well 15 miles east of Williston is reported to have released 300 barrels of saltwater today. The spill occurred because of a piping leak. Kodiak Oil & Gas owns the P WOOD 3-27 disposal well. The release is said to have been contained. A state inspector is traveling to the site ...

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Hawaii needs natural gas

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Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media While U.S. gas producers are forced to wait for the rumored expansion of liquid natural gas (LNG) export restrictions, they may find a potential overseas market closer – metaphorically speaking – to home. A Time Magazine article reports that Hawaii is looking to adopt natural gas as a power source to drive the island’s electricity ...

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Swarm of 20 earthquakes shake Oklahoma in one day

John Deede | Shale Plays Media Google+ The state of Oklahoma recorded a stunning 20 earthquakes on Tuesday. The quakes went mostly unnoticed due to their low magnitude. Emily Atkin from ThinkProgress.org reports: Oklahoma’s Geology Survey recorded an unprecedented 20 small earthquakes across the state on Tuesday, highlighting the dramatic increase of seismic activity that has occurred there as the controversial process ...

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USGS to study Williston Basin water quality

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ The United States Geological Survey (USGS) will be conducting a series of tests on water in the Williston Basin area to determine whether or not drilling activity has had any effect on its quality. Scientists’ goal for the operation is to determine if the area’s water is, or could be, affected in glacial aquifers as ...

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‘Deepwater Horizon’ film could star Mark Wahlberg

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media The Deepwater Horizon disaster is soon to have its very own cinematic dramatization, directed by J.C. Chandor (“All is Lost”). The film, titled simply ‘Deepwater Horizon,’ will be based on “Deepwater Horizon’s Final Hour,” an article from The New York Times from December 25, 2010. Although the film was only announced Tuesday, it came with ...

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First new ethanol plant in 5 years coming to ND

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ Spiritwood, North Dakota will soon be home to a brand-new ethanol plant. The Dakota Spirit plant is the first ethanol plant to be built since the EPA passed the Energy Independence and Security Act in 2007. It is also the first plant in the United States to have a coal-fired combined heat and power ...

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