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Oil industry workers split between Trump and Clinton
Piepkorn renewing his attacks on refugee settlement earning rebuke from Strand
Police Blotter: Minnesota man arrested for simple assault
Decker sentenced to prison time in continuous sexual abuse of a child case
DSU chemistry lab professor recovers after explosion, college examines emergency protocol
crime and courts
nation and world
Spill reported at well site without berm
ND health department tightens up on radioactive waste monitoring
Treater leak spills oil, brine in Mountrail County
Legal challenges buy time to develop clean coal
Coal prepares for carbon-free future as industry pushes developing commercially viable programs
Veeder: Rainy horse ride triggers memory of couple's beginnings
Dullum climbs Mount Rainier with his Scout troop
Revitalizing Ukrainian churches: Priest and family from Ukraine arrive in western ND
Gabbert specializes in unlocking puzzles of the mind
Watford City to host triple header concert
Siemian, Broncos ruin Osweiler's homecoming
Dickinson State women's basketball has sights set on NSAA crown
Dickinson State cross country shows well at Mt. Marty Invite
Hype building for No. 17 UND football vs. Weber State on Saturday
One year after Saunders' death, heartbroken players give him credit for bringing emerging elite team together
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Our View: Dickinson should improve liquor laws, increase licenses
Other Views: Lawless, bullying 'Keep It in the Ground' tactics fail
Governor candidate: Focus on public education first
Elizabeth "Liz" Bobb
Martin R. Harnisch
Medora gears up for visitors
New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
November 17, 2015
Pipelines now outpacing trucks for gathering Bakken oil
WILLISTON, N.D. – More oil is now gathered by pipeline than truck in western North Dakota, taking pressure off Oil Patch communities...
November 17, 2015 - 11:37pm
November 3, 2015
Heat caused Montana train derailments, BNSF says
CULBERTSON, Mont. – Two July train derailments in eastern Montana, including one that spilled 35,000 gallons of Bakken crude, were caused by tracks that buckled in the heat, according to BNSF Railway. BNSF attributes the July 16 incident that caused 22 oil tankers to derail...
November 3, 2015 - 5:18pm
September 5, 2015
Report lists possible effects of lifting oil export ban
North Dakota’s members of Congress reacted favorably to a new report released Tuesday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration that lifting a decades-old crude oil export ban wouldn’t cause a rise in domestic gasoline prices if American oil enters the international market....
September 5, 2015 - 4:26pm
August 26, 2015
Schlumberger to buy oilfield gear maker Cameron in $14.8B deal
Schlumberger will buy equipment maker Cameron International Corp. for $14.8 billion, as the world's top oilfield services firm scrambles to offer a broader range of products at lower prices to oil companies slashing budgets. The deal, which values Cameron around the market cap...
August 26, 2015 - 11:10pm
August 14, 2015
U.S. crude edges up after six-and-a-half-year low
NEW YORK — U.S. crude oil edged higher after posting a fresh 6-1/2-year low early on Friday amid concerns over global oversupply, while Brent futures slipped as the front-month September contract approached expiration. Data showing North Dakota crude oil production rose a second...
August 14, 2015 - 11:14pm
August 4, 2015
New diesel refinery operates at a loss in its first quarter
BISMARCK -- Dakota Prairie Refinery, which utilizes Bakken crude for its diesel fuel production, near Dickinson opened to a loss in its first...
August 4, 2015 - 6:45pm
September 12, 2014
Texas company looking at Bakken pipeline market
WILLISTON -- A Texas-based company is looking to enter the Bakken crude oil shipping business. Enterprise Products Partners of Houston is seeking customer commitments for its proposed crude oil pipeline from the Williston Basin in North Dakota to the Cushing hub in Oklahoma. Enterprise...
September 12, 2014 - 2:53pm
June 27, 2014
Loophole for condensate exports may apply to other US crudes: Decision could add speculation to exports
The decision allowing minimally processed super-light oil known as condensate to be freely exported may open the door to doing the same with other types of crude too, according to industry and government sources who have reviewed the ruling. This view, which has not been previously...
June 27, 2014 - 11:18pm
May 12, 2014
Safety debate eyes taming Bakken crude before it hits rails
HOUSTON — After a spate of fiery derailments, the scramble to make North Dakota’s Bakken crude oil safer when it’s being transported on trains has focused on better tracks, slower speeds, and reinforced railcars that bypass urban areas. But that is starting to change. A...
May 12, 2014 - 3:30pm
May 7, 2014
Rules of the rail: Railroads ordered to send Bakken crude estimates to states
WASHINGTON — Railroads that move Bakken crude will be required to inform states how much oil moves through their borders under an emergency...
May 7, 2014 - 11:23pm
March 29, 2014
ND may join states with oil rail inspectors
BISMARCK — North Dakota has almost singlehandedly driven massive crude-by-rail growth across the nation, but the state doesn’t employ its own inspectors to ensure the trains and tank cars leaving the Bakken oilfields are safe. Thirty states run their own railroad inspection programs...
March 29, 2014 - 7:53pm
March 7, 2014
BNSF to spend nearly $250 million on expansion in North Dakota
FARGO — After a year marked by delays in passenger service and agricultural shipments, BNSF Railway says it plans to spend almost $250 million to expand rail traffic on its network in North Dakota. In a letter to U.S. Sen Heidi Heitkamp, a North Dakota Democrat who, among others,...
March 7, 2014 - 6:37pm
February 26, 2014
Lab test shows Bakken crude may be less dangerous than earlier data suggested
NEW YORK — A study of a fresh sample of crude oil from the Bakken shale in North Dakota published this week showed sharply lower levels of volatile vapors compared to previous tests, potentially raising new questions about the danger of shipping it by rail. The latest data from...
February 26, 2014 - 6:40pm
February 1, 2014
Rail shippers have questions about classifying crude
BERTHOLD — All crude is not created equal — and the task of classifying oil when it’s loaded into railcars has some gray areas. As federal...
February 1, 2014 - 9:17pm
Tracking oil: Surge in oil production has pushed crude to the rails
An oil boom in North Dakota has brought a flood of workers, infrastructure investment and tax revenues. But as production soared, it became...
February 1, 2014 - 12:05am