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When minutes and seconds matter: Company works to improve response to oil accidents


By Amy Dalrymple , Forum News Service MANDAREE — Two years ago, Teresa Van Deusen felt helpless when an oilfield worker lost his arm in a drilling rig accident and had to wait two hours for an ambulance to arrive. Once the ambulance got to the remote North Dakota oilfield location, the paramedics decided to call for a helicopter, adding another 20 ...

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North Dakota crude does not need special handling: U.S. refiners

BY PATRICK RUCKER WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Despite several fiery mishaps involving fuel produced in North Dakota’s Bakken energy patch, cargo from the region does not need special handling when it moves on the tracks, the leading voice for U.S. refiners said on Wednesday. The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), the trade group for the country’s refiners, funded a third-party ...

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Bakken Briefings


 By STEVE ANDRIST, Bismark Tribune Man camp beds moving Fewer man camp beds will be located between Tioga and Ray. Target Logistics has informed Williams County Planning and Zoning officials that it plans to move part of the operation at its Tioga Lodge to McKenzie County. The move comes in response to completion of construction operations at the Hess gas ...

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Rocky Mountains to be part of next big shale play

By Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media As Colorado continues to become a major player in the shale mining industry, companies have been exploring the untapped land in search of unclaimed reservoirs, and EOG Resources Inc. has recently announced that areas in the Colorado Rockies will soon add a major boon to their high rate-of-return drilling portfolio. Four horizontal plays ...

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PSC holds wind plant hearing

Wind Farm

By Katherine Lymn, The Dickinson Press HEBRON — No one testified in opposition to a proposed wind farm for Stark and Morton counties at a public hearing Monday at the Hebron Community Center. About 15 to 20 individuals attended the meeting, which started with a presentation by developer Infinity Wind Power, and two members of the public testified in favor of ...

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Forum Editorial: Keep focus on Bakken oil trains


By The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead Another shoe dropped last week on a story that seems to have more feet than a centipede. The U.S. Department of Transportation ordered railroads to send states estimates of how much oil moves through their borders in railroad tank cars. The order was prompted by a “pattern of releases and fires involving petroleum crude oil shipments ...

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Railroad: Federal order won’t affect oil shipments

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By JAMES MacPHERSON | Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. — The main railroad moving crude oil out of the rich Bakken formation in North Dakota and Montana said a new federal emergency order on rail shipments will not affect shipments. The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday required railroads to inform state emergency management officials about the movement of large shipments ...

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States must be warned of oil-by-rail cargoes, U.S. says

By Patrick Rucker | Reuters U.S. companies moving crude oil via rail must tell state officials when a cargo is moving across their regions, the U.S. Transportation Secretary said on Wednesday, the latest response to a string of fiery and sometimes deadly derailments. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, at a hearing of the Senate Commerce Committee, also said DOT-111 tank cars, ...

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Development of the Tyler formation in prospect mode

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 Dan Sharp for the Bismarck Tribune Since Hess Oil discovered oil near Tioga in 1951, companies have economically produced oil and natural gas from more than 20 geologic formations in North Dakota’s share of the Williston Basin. For nearly a decade, exploration and production has centered on the Bakken formation, which now accounts for about 95 percent of the state’s ...

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