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Dalrymple states new pipeline will reduce natural gas flaring

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ND governor says new pipeline should help reduce flaring By: Mike Nowatzki, Forum News Service, INFORUM BISMARCK – A natural gas pipeline recently built in western North Dakota is a “significant” piece in the effort to reduce flaring in the state, Gov. Jack Dalrymple said Tuesday as he and Alliance Pipeline officials announced the project’s completion. The 80-mile-long Tioga Lateral Pipeline ...

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Dickinson clinic to open doors four months early


Sanford moves up Dickinson clinic opening by four months By: Forum News Service, INFORUM DICKINSON, N.D. – Construction of the Sanford Health Dickinson Clinic is moving along so well that its tentative opening date has been moved up by four months. The 85,000-square-foot clinic will open in February rather than next summer, officials announced during a hard-hat tour of the facility ...

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Weekly Crude Oil Market Update – Bakken.com

Inventories keep on growing The crude oil market has stayed under pressure this week as inventory data had yet another build over what traders were expecting, this week we saw a grow in inventory by 5.2 million barrels, the trade expected around 3.4 million barrels. This marks about 16 weeks of growing inventory in the crude market and pushing us ...

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Bakken’s boom-bust cycle

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Questions about the Bakken’s longevity are not hard to find. Shale oil wells usually decline 10% faster than shale gas wells, making a shale oil driller’s income relatively volatile. There is a great deal of opportunity to be found by riding a boom on the way up and selling on the way down. The Bakken is still in boom mode, ...

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NW oil train traffic prevalent thanks to Bakken

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SEATTLE — Hundreds of trains carrying crude oil could soon be chugging across the Northwest, bringing potential jobs and revenues but raising concerns about oil spills, increased train and vessel traffic and other issues. With five refineries, Washington has long received crude oil from Alaska and elsewhere by ship, barges or pipelines. But ports and refiners are increasingly turning to ...

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Unreported: Nearly 300 ND oil pipeline spills


ND spills went unreported; state testing website By: James MacPherson, Associated Press, INFORUM BISMARCK – North Dakota, the nation’s No. 2 oil producer behind Texas, recorded nearly 300 oil pipeline spills in less than two years, state documents show. None was reported to the public, officials said. According to records, the pipeline spills – many of them small – are among ...

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Rancher Relief Fund set up by local organization set to aid SD ranchers


DICKINSON, N.D. – Those wishing to donate to relief causes benefiting ranchers affected by a disastrous October blizzard already have charities for South Dakota ranchers, but soon could see a benefit for North Dakota ranchers. During a forum hosted Tuesday by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., in Hettinger, North Dakota Stockmen’s Association Executive Vice President Julie Ellingson said the NDSA has ...

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Dakota Resource Council to host oil spill expert this weekend


Oil spill expert to headline Dakota Resource Council meeting Saturday By: Katherine Lymn, Forum News Service, INFORUM DICKINSON, N.D. – Wilma Subra uses information to empower communities negatively affected by oil and gas development. Some people don’t like that. Subra’s office has been broken into many and her building was even shot at once.But this hasn’t deterred her, and Subra will bring her ...

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