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Did you know?

Did you know that a 42 gallon barrel of oil creates 19.4 gallons of gasoline? I certainly didn’t, but the real question is, did you know that there are 6000 other products made from the remaining oil, which is about half the barrel? That is a lot of stuff.  Lucky for you, I have found seven of the most random ...

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Alachua County supports Florida fracking ban

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Local officials in north Florida have passed a resolution supporting a statewide ban on fracking in the state. Alachua County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to support two bills in the state Legislature that would ban the practice in Florida. Fracking is a process where water, sand and chemicals are shot at high pressure into underground rock formations ...

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O&G task force tackles 91 pages of recommendations

As the Feb. 27 deadline approaches for Gov. John Hickenlooper’s oil and gas task force to submit their proposals, the 19-member committee will spend today and tomorrow sifting through a hefty arsenal of proposals. According to a Greeley Tribune article, the task force will evaluate 91 pages worth of recommendations for addressing issues that stem from Colorado’s oil industry. In ...

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After latest spill, ND Democrats to revisit monitoring bill

BISMARCK, N.D. — Following the largest saltwater spill of North Dakota’s current oil boom, Democrats in the state legislature said Thursday they will revisit measures overwhelmingly rejected two years ago that would mandate additional monitoring and safeguards. Cleanup was underway after the spill of nearly 3 million gallons of brine leaked from a pipeline in western North Dakota. It affected ...

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Why a Small North Dakota Town is Taking on Big Rail

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ENDERLIN, N.D., Nov 25 – After her shift at the TraXside Cafe in the southeast North Dakota hamlet of Enderlin, all Karla Souer wants to do is go home. Unfortunately for the 38-year-old waitress the commute, which should only last a minute or two, can take a half-an-hour. That’s because, chances are, there’s a Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd train blocking ...

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Goal in oil conditioning regs should be outcome not method


The debate over oil stabilization can be a confusing one. It’s important to a lot of people because we’ve all read the headlines about, and seen the pictures of, explosive train derailments. But the information we get about the issue is often conflicting (and very often driven by politics, I’m afraid). Currently the North Dakota Industrial Commission is considering a ...

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Energy Quote of the Day: ‘Prices Aren’t Low Enough to Put these Projects at Risk’

Alarmist media reports regarding oil’s foray into bear market territory could easily leave you thinking the oil industry is gasping its last breath. It certainly is not, as companies involved in the global oil complex are accustomed to commodity price volatility and most have experienced similar, if not worse, market corrections. In fact, the over the past few years the ...

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