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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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Inspection on Tesoro Logistics pipeline showed a serious problem before spill

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Inspection before oil spill near Tioga showed a ‘serious problem’ By: Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service   TIOGA, N.D. – An inspection of a pipeline that leaked 20,600 barrels of oil near here showed a “serious problem,” but the company did not receive the test results until after the spill occurred, a North Dakota state regulator said. In addition, Tesoro Logistics ...

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ND pipeline restart unsure

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NEW YORK – Tesoro Logistics LP does not have a specific date for the restart of the North Dakota pipeline that spilled 20,600 barrels of Bakken oil onto farmland in late September, the company said on Monday. The six-inch pipeline was carrying crude oil from the Bakken shale to a rail facility outside Columbus, North Dakota, when it ruptured, leaking ...

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900,000 barrels a day produced in North Dakota

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WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota oil and gas production hit two milestones in August, exceeding daily production of 900,000 barrels of oil and 1 billion cubic feet of natural gas for the first time. By: Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, INFORUM WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota oil and gas production hit two milestones in August, exceeding daily production of 900,000 barrels ...

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The Battle of Killdeer Mountain

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KILLDEER, N.D. – The Battle of Killdeer Mountain is regarded as the climactic clash of the Dakota War in Dakota Territory. The battlefield, where blood was spilled July 28, 1864, in a sprawling fight between the Sioux and the U.S. Army, has been called the Gettysburg of the Plains. Now, it’s the site of another clash, as Basin Electric Power ...

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North Dakota tops list for “Best States for Young Adults”

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Foster City, California (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 Forget historically hyped states such as New York and California – young people looking to begin their adult lives are likely to find the most favorable conditions in the nation in North Dakota, according to a new analysis by MoneyRates.com.   MoneyRates.com’s state-by-state research examined eight factors that are likely to matter to ...

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Regulator says ND oil spill may have been caused by corrosion

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NEW YORK – Initial investigations following a 20,600-barrel leak on Tesoro Logistics LP pipeline in North Dakota point to corrosion on the 20-year-old pipeline, state regulators said on Friday. The six-inch pipeline was carrying crude oil from the Bakken shale play to the Stampede rail facility outside Columbus, North Dakota when a farmer discovered oil spouting from the pipeline on ...

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Government revokes permits for two planned oil train terminals

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SEATTLE — State officials said Wednesday they are revoking permits for two planned oil train terminals in southwest Washington after deciding the projects should face more environmental scrutiny. The state Shorelines Hearings Board issued a letter Wednesday indicating it will invalidate permits for Westway Terminal Co. and Imperium Terminal Services, which want to build oil shipping terminals at the Port ...

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