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The U.S. Energy Information Administration puts out Drilling Productivity Report

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Lynn Westfall and his team at the U.S. Energy Information Administration have been working for the past year on a new way to track oil production in the U.S. Westfall, director of energy markets, spoke with The Bakken magazine regarding the work put into the EIA’s Drilling Productivity Report and why the new report better reflects the country’s oil production. ...

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Questions still remain over ND oil spill

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That was Sept. 29; Jensen contacted authorities immediately. At least 20,600 barrels of oil leaked onto the Jensens’ land from a pipeline owned by Tesoro Logistics, one of the largest land-based spills in recent history. Neither the pipeline company nor the state informed the public of the spill for 11 days. Since then, why there was a delay in disclosure ...

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Oil production in the Bakken to stay on the raise (perspective)

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  Photo credit: ConocoPhillips   Oil continues to flow out of North Dakota’s Bakken Shale at an incredible pace. The latest data available is from August, where production topped 910,000 barrels of oil per day. That has the state’s Mineral Resources Department seeing oil production topping one million barrels per day by early next year at the latest. That’s great ...

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Bakken oil numbers will keep steady

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Oil continues to flow out of North Dakota’s Bakken Shale at an incredible pace. The latest data available is from August, where production topped 910,000 barrels of oil per day. That has the state’s Mineral Resources Department seeing oil production topping one million barrels per day by early next year at the latest. That’s great news for oil producers, especially ...

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Tesoro crews work to recover oil from ND spill

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Tesoro crews work to recover oil from Tioga spill TIOGA, N.D. – Alarm bells went off for Eric Haugstad as the Tesoro official listened to the conference call from San Antonio. By: Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, INFORUM   TIOGA, N.D. – Alarm bells went off for Eric Haugstad as the Tesoro official listened to the conference call from San Antonio. ...

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Tesoro Logistics releases statement on ND oil spill

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Tesoro Logistics LP experienced a pipeline release of crude oil to soil of approximately 20,000 barrels in a rural field northeast of Tioga, North Dakota. The affected segment of the pipeline has been temporarily shut down, the release has been stopped and repairs are underway. There had been no injuries or known impacts to water, wildlife or the surrounding environment ...

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North Dakota Petroleum Council forms natural gas flaring task force

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According to a press release from the North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC), a task force has been formed to lead the industry’s efforts to drastically reduce natural gas flaring in North Dakota’s Bakken oilfields. The Flaring Task Force will officially address the North Dakota Industry Commission (NDIC) at 1:15 p.m. on October 22, 2013, and will present a report to ...

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