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Oil trains to keep rumbling through North America’s cities

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TORONTO, Jan 29 (Reuters) – Mile-long trains carrying crude oil will likely keep chugging through North American cities even after a string of fiery disasters spurred safety officials to urge that railways send risky cargo along less populated routes. Re-routing the crude-by-rail trains that support booming North American oil production would be hugely difficult given the location of major rail ...

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Bakken oil filled rail cars offered new parking arrangement in Albany

oil train

By Eric Anderson Albany Port District Commission officials have offered a place for Global Partners to park its Bakken crude-filled tanker cars, but haven’t received a response, port General Manager Rich Hendrick said on Tuesday. “We’ve made the offer to Global to bring the cars into the port, fenced in and away from the homes,” Hendrick said. “We have a ...

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FIG Tree Capital Ventures Commits $10 Million to the Bakken /Three Forks Shale

fig tree

McKinney, Texas (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 The Bakken shale is known as one of the most prolific oil discoveries in the last 50 years. The Bakken/Three Forks Shale formations are responsible for producing over 1,000,000 barrels of oil per day and that number it is expected to increase substantially over the next few years. FIG partners with publicly traded operators, ...

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Letter: North Dakota can do both with oil

oil spill

By: Sen. Mac Schneider and Rep. Kenton Onstad This year North Dakotans will celebrate our state’s 125th anniversary. Throughout our history, we have shown time and time again that economic development and good stewardship are not mutually exclusive. The State Industrial Commission – made up of the governor, the attorney general, and the agriculture commissioner – was created based on this ...

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Drug case highlights underside of Bakken oil boom


The Associated Press Prosecutors have netted a string of guilty pleas among the suspects in an interstate drug trafficking case that’s highlighted the criminal underside of an oil boom sweeping the Northern Plains. The latest to admit to federal charges was Robert Farrell Armstrong of Moses Lake, Wash., described by authorities as the supplier for a large methamphetamine ring that ...

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Williams County rejects plan for housing, RV park


RAY, N.D. — Williams County officials have denied a request to build a 55 homes and a recreational vehicle park near Ray. The Williams County Planning and Zoning Commission denied the request last week after heated debate. Backers of the proposal say the project would attract families and investment in Ray. The city is part of the state’s booming oil ...

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Oilfield wives gather together for support

By Eric Killelea Members of the Oilfield Wives and Girlfriends of Williston met for coffee Monday at Daily Addiction and discussed a variety of topics including the oil and gas industry, employment, school systems and projects such as the creation of their upcoming cookbook. Shaleena Layton, a member of the nonprofit, said the group started in 2009 when women in ...

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Dickinson landfill’s life expectancy shortened by growth


By Katherine Grandstrand on Jan 22, 2014 at 10:09 p.m. More people in an area means more trash. More trash means worn-out equipment and a landfill that will hit capacity sooner than expected. With the blessing of the Dickinson City Commission, the Dickinson Solid Waste Department will begin to look at expanding the landfill and changing up operations, moving away from the baler ...

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After Casselton, NTSB calls for audits and safer routes for crude trains – In-Forum

By: Kyle Potter, INFORUM WASHINGTON – In the wake of the fiery Casselton, N.D., train crash last month, the National Transportation Safety Board is urging federal regulators to step up safety measures for crude-by-rail shipments. The NTSB on Thursday issued three safety recommendations to the Pipelines and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and the Federal Railroad Administration, the two primary federal agencies ...

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Law enforcement seeks man suspected of scamming ND churches


WILLISTON, N.D. – A child sex offender from California has been scamming churches in several central North Dakota towns, according to the Williams County Sheriff’s Office. Kenneth Monk has entered churches in Washburn, Wilton and Velva, asking for money to help him travel to his wife’s funeral in Forest, Mo., authorities said. Monk has received money in each of the ...

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