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Freight train carrying Bakken crude oil derails near Illinois city

GALENA, Ill. — A freight train loaded with crude oil derailed in northern Illinois on Thursday, bursting into flames and prompting officials to suggest that everyone within one mile evacuate, authorities said. The BNSF Railway train derailed around 1:05 p.m. in a rural area where the Galena River meets the Mississippi, according to company spokesman Andy Williams. The train had ...

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Water disposal thrives amid oil slump

Though waste water management is an often overlooked component of oil and gas operations, Community Radio for Northern Colorado reports that it’s a field on the rise. Wastewater disposal accounts for a significant portion of production expenses; Bluefield Research, a water consulting firm, reports that American frackers spent more than $6 billion on water management in 2014. T-Rex Oil intends ...

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Contamination levels dropping from ND saltwater spill

State and company officials say contamination levels have dropped along waterways affected by a massive saltwater spill in western North Dakota’s oil patch. A pipeline leak detected last month spilled nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater brine near Williston. The wastewater is a byproduct of intensive oil drilling taking place in the Bakken region of North Dakota and Montana. North ...

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Fiery derailment near Dubuque involved outdated tank cars

DUBUQUE COUNTY — A train derailment Wednesday near Dubuque that caused three tank cars to erupt in flames and three others to plunge into the icy Mississippi River involved outdated cars prone to punctures and spills. The Canadian Pacific freight train headed southeast derailed around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in a remote area north of Dubuque. Eleven cars left the track, ...

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Low oil prices won’t slow production, jobs in SCOOP

Cost reductions, lower gas prices and falling oil stocks will not have a large impact on SCOOP production, according to one Continental Resources vice president. Warren Henry, vice president of research and policy for Continental said although reductions in capital expenditures have been substantial, the company’s investment in the SCOOP is too much for it consider slowing down due to ...

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M SPACE’s latest housing development now available for rent in Watford City

Watford City, North Dakota –  Situated in the Northwest corner of McKenzie County, North Dakota, M SPACE’s newest housing development, Bison Run, is open for rent. This quiet community is located within minutes from downtown stores, restaurants, schools and the community center. It offers convenient access to major highways. Bison Run is the fifth community in McKenzie County built by M ...

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