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Refracking brings ‘vintage’ oil and gas wells to life

Anna Driver and Ernest Scheyder | Reuters NORTH DAKOTA Aug 20 – A fracking boom isn’t enough for U.S. oil and gas producers – they’re now starting the re-fracking boom. Wells sunk as little as three years ago are being fracked again, the latest innovation in the technology-driven shale oil revolution. Hydraulic fracturing, which has upended global energy markets by ...

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Ending crude ban could benefit U.S.

Vicki Vaughan | San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO — Should the government end its 40-year-old ban on exporting crude oil, the nation would enjoy benefits ranging from jobs to a decline in gasoline prices, an oil industry economist said in a talk this week in San Antonio. ConocoPhillips senior economist Helen Currie, citing a study by the energy consulting firm ...

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Oil conditioning hearing date set


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ The Department of Mineral Resources Oil and Gas Division has set a date for the special hearing addressing the transportation safety and marketability of crude oil in North Dakota. The hearing will be held at 9 a.m Tuesday, September 23 at the department’s offices at 1000 E Calgary Ave. in Bismarck.  If new laws ...

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Billings area may see a new refinery


Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media A new refinery site billed at around $500 million is being proposed for the Billings Montana area. According to the Montana Standard, the new refinery center would bring in Bakken crude to refine the petroleum into diesel fuel. Surrounding facilities would also cultivate propane, butane and other lighter fuel products from the Bakken crude ...

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Oil pipeline protesters meet with local farmers


 Ty Rushing |Newton Daily News A local coffee shop turned into a hub where environmentalists and farmers joined together to discuss the proposed Bakkan oil pipeline that could affect a number of landowners in Jasper County and 16 other Iowa counties. On Thursday, Uncle Nancy’s Coffeehouse served as the venue for an informational rally put together by Iowa Citizens for ...

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Can North Dakota regulate its booming energy industry?

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ TIME magazine released an article today outlining the various issues that North Dakota has faced concerning the safety of the crude oil that it produces. The energy industry has done great things for North Dakota economically, skyrocketing its population, income and employment rate to higher numbers than it has ever seen before.  The regulation ...

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Williston Fire Department needs more space


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ Most of the Williston Fire Department consists of volunteers. It employs four chiefs, only one of whom works full-time. As a result of the recent oil boom, the Williston Fire Department now covers an area the size of the state’s capitol city. Williston’s extreme population influx has caused a lot of strain on the small ...

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Oil production set to rise in Sept


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ Reuters reported today that the major plays in the United States are set to raise their production levels by 89,000 barrels per day (bpd) in September. According to the Energy Information Administration, Bakken production is set to rise 20,000 bpd to 1.14 million bpd. The Permian Basin is estimated to grow 38,000 bpd to ...

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