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November 14, 2012
ND sets new oil production record, passes 2011 figure
WILLISTON -- North Dakota's oil production surpassed 2011 totals in September, setting a new record. The Department of Mineral Resources reports that the state's oil production totaled nearly 174 million barrels at the end of September, compared with the total of 152.9 million barrels...
November 14, 2012 - 12:00am
November 4, 2012
Enbridge proposes oil pipeline to Superior, Wis.
MINOT -- An Enbridge Pipelines proposal would transport Bakken crude from northwest North Dakota to Superior, Wis., expanding export capacity and increasing market opportunities. Enbridge is in the early planning stages for the Sandpiper Pipeline, which could transport about 225,000...
November 4, 2012 - 12:00am
October 11, 2012
Feds OK tribal refinery: Work could begin as early as next spring
NEW TOWN -- Plans for an oil refinery on the Fort Berthold Reservation, the first major refinery to be built in the United States in more than 30 years, cleared a milestone Wednesday. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced Wednesday approval of an application from the Three...
October 11, 2012 - 12:00am
August 10, 2012
Bakken crude, Canadian oil sands battle for pipeline space
North Dakota's unexpected oil boom has triggered a surprising development that people outside the industry have yet to grasp: U.S. domestic crude oil must now compete with Canadian imports for space on the nation's pipeline system. That new reality is at the core of an escalating...
August 10, 2012 - 12:00am
July 12, 2012
ND oil output rise continues, up 5 percent from April
BISMARCK (AP) -- Even though oil prices have been falling, North Dakota's oil production continues to rise. The state Department of Mineral Resources reported Tuesday that North Dakota oil producers pumped an average of 639,000 barrels of oil each day in May. That adds up to almost...
July 12, 2012 - 12:00am
June 20, 2012
Railroad oil capacity up more than 50 percent
BISMARCK (AP) -- North Dakota's capacity to export oil by rail has jumped more than 50 percent in June as shippers in the state increasingly turn to mile-long trains to move crude to markets not linked by pipelines. The increase comes with a pair of crude-to-rail facilities built...
June 20, 2012 - 12:00am
June 14, 2012
North Dakota oil output sets record again
GRAND FORKS -- North Dakota keeps setting records in crude oil and natural gas production, according to the state's Department of Mineral Resources. According to the latest figures released Tuesday, in April there were 18.3 million barrels of crude oil pumped out of 7,025 wells....
June 14, 2012 - 12:00am
June 8, 2012
Forest Service seeks comment on electrical, crude lines
The Forest Service in Dickinson is seeking public comment on three projects that will go through National Forest System land in Billings County, according to a press release. Whiting Oil & Gas Corp. of Denver plans to install approximately one mile of three-inch diameter fiberglass...
June 8, 2012 - 11:28pm
May 31, 2012
Proposed McKenzie County oil pipeline could be scrapped
BISMARCK (AP) -- A Colorado company said its proposed $650 million pipeline that would move 150,000 barrels of North Dakota crude daily to a hub in Minnesota is at risk of being scrapped. High Prairie Pipeline, a subsidiary of Durango, Colo.-based Saddle Butte Pipeline LLC, alleges...
May 31, 2012 - 12:00am
April 10, 2012
Natural gas company proposes ND-Okla. oil pipeline
BISMARCK -- A natural gas company on Monday announced a proposal to get into the crude oil business by building its own 1,300-mile oil pipeline from North Dakota to the nation's biggest storage terminal in central Oklahoma. Tulsa, Okla.-based Oneok Partners LP said the proposed Bakken...
April 10, 2012 - 12:00am
April 1, 2012
Study could help water systems react to oil spills
FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- New research from South Dakota State University will help rural water systems better respond to oil spills. The study demonstrated that the oil running through the Keystone pipeline probably would not corrode water lines in the event of a spill, though the...
April 1, 2012 - 12:00am
March 9, 2012
CP Railway shipping crude from new terminal
BISMARCK (AP) -- Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. has begun shipping rich Bakken crude to the Gulf Coast from a rail-loading facility under construction in western North Dakota. Pasadena, Texas-based U.S. Development Group LLC is building the terminal near the ghost town of Van Hook,...
March 9, 2012 - 12:00am
March 2, 2012
ND oil drillers taking steep discounts
BISMARCK (AP) -- North Dakota oil production is outpacing the ability to efficiently move the product to market, causing drillers to take deep price cuts at a time when national gasoline prices are on the rise, the U.S. Department of Energy said. Crude oil from North Dakota's rich...
March 2, 2012 - 12:00am
January 11, 2012
Oil output nearing Alaska's: ND closer to becoming second-largest producer
GRAND FORKS -- North Dakota has hit a singular mark on its rapid ascent toward being the second-largest crude oil-producing state behind Texas. State regulators announced Tuesday that daily crude oil production reached 510,000 barrels a day in November, the latest official statistics...
January 11, 2012 - 12:00am
July 6, 2011
Water samples taken in ND after oil spill in Montana
BISMARCK (AP) -- North Dakota health officials took water quality samples near Williston on Tuesday amid fears that an oil spill on the Yellowstone River in Montana will make it to northwest North Dakota, where the river flows into the Missouri River. State Water Quality Director...
July 6, 2011 - 8:44am