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Opponents protest proposed Keystone XL in advance of hearing

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FORT PIERRE, S.D. — About 400 opponents of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline gathered in Fort Pierre to protest the long-delayed project. Opponents led by American Indian drummers marched across a Missouri River bridge on Sunday. Critics fear the pipeline could pollute the environment. Proponents say pipelines are safer than trains for transporting oil, and that the Keystone XL ...

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Erie group holds vigil to protest oil trains

Sam Miller raised his hands in disgust and yelled at Erie’s federal courthouse this afternoon. “Gov. Wolf, President Obama, if you can hear us, we need clean energy.” Miller was one of about 35 people who gathered in front of the courthouse for a vigil organized by the Benedictines for Peace. The group commemorated the two-year anniversary of the Lac-Megantic, ...

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Board weighs buffers between homes, drilling for oil and gas

BILLINGS, Mont. — Montana oil and gas regulators are considering a requirement for energy companies to maintain a buffer between homes and drilling activities. The state Board of Oil and Gas Conservation has scheduled a special session in Billings on Wednesday to take public comment on the issue. Board Administrator Jim Halvorson says a rule to establish drilling buffers was ...

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North Dakota governor sees OPEC ceding global swing status

BISMARCK, N.D. – OPEC’s decision this month to maintain existing oil output will fail to push rival producers out of the market because rising global crude demand should soon lift prices and boost drilling activity, North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple said. Since November, the Saudi Arabian-led cartel has held to a policy of unconstrained output, an approach many suspect is ...

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Doing more with less: Carbonating the Bakken

In an effort to maximize the production potential of Bakken oil wells, the University of North Dakota Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) is leading the charge in demonstrating the value of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) techniques amidst the current, undulating, oil price market. Within the span of one year, oil prices have dropped by nearly half, causing oil and ...

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North Dakota’s oil production has peaked: Kemp

(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own) LONDON – North Dakota’s crude oil output has peaked, according to the latest production data published by the state government, as the slump in prices takes its toll. The state produced 1.17 million barrels per day (bpd) in April, down from a peak of 1.23 million in ...

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Montana energy economy dims, but consumers benefit

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Montana’s energy economy is dimming, according to reports from both alternative and fossil fuel industries. Coal is on the ropes as U.S. coal energy consumption hits a 24-year low, oil drilling has dropped off dramatically in the Bakken and wind energy construction is soft. The natural resources and energy industries that account for almost 20 percent of Montana’s economy have ...

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