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June airline passenger numbers down in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — Passenger numbers in June at North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports were down 2.6 percent over the same month a year ago. The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission says there were 97,502 boardings in the month, a decrease of 2,613 passengers from June 2014. The agency says airline boardings at Dickinson, Fargo, Minot and Williston were down over ...

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Update: ND town evacuated after oil train explosion

Wednesday morning at around 7:30 a.m. a portion of a 109-car oil train derailed near a small North Dakota town in Wells County, resulting in large fire involving numerous tank cars, prompting the evacuation of Heimdal and the surrounding area. The Burlington Northern Sante Fe train hauling Bakken crude went off the tracks about two miles outside the unincorporated community. ...

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New Dickinson refinery gets first crude shipment

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DICKINSON, N.D. — A new oil refinery near Dickinson is preparing to begin producing diesel fuel. The $350 million Dakota Prairie Refinery received its first shipment of 27,000 barrels of crude last week, KXMB-TV reported. Once the plant is fully operational, it will process 20,000 barrels of crude each day into 7,000 barrels of diesel and other products. A barrel ...

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MDU Resources Group considering refinery in Minot


MINOT, N.D. — MDU Resources Group is considering building an oil refinery in Minot. Spokesman Tim Rasmussen tells the Minot Daily News that construction could start as early as next year if a study determines the project is feasible. In related news, MDU to buy southwestern North Dakota wind farm. Bismarck-based MDU Resources Group is wrapping up construction of the $350 million ...

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Devils Lake group wants public vote on refinery

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DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) — A citizens group in Devils Lake is pushing for a public vote on a $200 million oil refinery proposed for the city’s industrial park. The city should have gathered input from residents before signing a letter of support for the project in October, Mary Lundy, spokeswoman for the Devils Lake Oil Refinery Citizens, told The ...

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Billings no longer refinery site

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Earlier this year Quantum Energy Inc. announced that they were planning on building a refinery in Billings, Montana. However, a few days ago the Billings Gazette announced that the project has been cancelled. The company still plans to build diesel refineries in the Bakken area. Sites that are included in Quantum’s plan include Stanley, Baker and Fairview North Dakota. The ...

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