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North Dakota oil relies on rail: Deadly derailment involved train carrying

Rail being layed in North Dakota

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Bakken crude involved in the deadly train derailment and explosion in Quebec represents only a fraction of the oil shipped by rail from North Dakota each day. About 675,000 barrels of Bakken crude leaves North Dakota rail facilities daily, according to the most recent figures from Justin Kringstad, director of the North Dakota Pipeline Authority. That ...

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North Dakota gets $9.6 million for oil patch law enforcement

North Dakota State Police Cruiser

North Dakota Gets $9.6 million for oil patch law enforcement Posted 7/10/13 (Wed) The need for increased law enforcement help in western North Dakota is finally being recognized. The increase in population has inevitably led to a rise in crime. Slowly, but surely, counties including McKenzie County have increased law enforcement numbers. Yet, there are still many problems that need ...

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Quebec explosion highlights risk of oil transport – KXNet.com

oil transport

By MATTHEW DALY Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) – The deadly explosion of a runaway oil train in Canada highlights the risks that come from transporting oil, no matter the method.Spills from rail cars occur more frequently than from pipelines, but tend to be smaller. And pipelines can be built to avoid population centers and fragile ecosystems, while trains travel routes where ...

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$71 million approved for Oil Patch communities

71 Million Approved for Infrastructure Projects

BISMARCK – Twenty Oil Patch communities will receive $71 million in energy impact grants for assistance with water-related projects. Grants approved Thursday by the Board of University and School Lands include:• $5 million to expand Crosby’s water supply and wastewater treatment systems.• $10 million to expand New Town’s water treatment plant, water and sewer system upgrades and street improvements. • ...

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Maersk Drilling gets $58 mln rig contract

Maersk Drilling Gets new Contract

COPENHAGEN, July 9 |  Tue Jul 9, 2013 2:40am EDT COPENHAGEN, July 9 (Reuters) – Danish oil and shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk has received a jack-up rig contract from Danish energy group Dong Energy worth about $58 million. The rig, Maersk Resolve, will be used for drilling operations in the Danish North Sea, with the duration of the contract expected ...

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