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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
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
September 29, 2015
BLM issues final mineral cost recovery fee
WASHINGTON -- The Bureau of Land Management issued a final rule Tuesday implementing the required annual adjustment to the fee schedule for mineral cost recovery projects, according to a statement. It will become effective Thursday. This final rule updates the fees charged to...
September 29, 2015 - 11:14pm
September 25, 2015
Firm behind $4 billion petrochemical plant enters deal with Continental Resources
BISMARCK – A Denver-based company that unveiled plans last fall for a $4 billion petrochemical plant in North Dakota said Friday it has entered into a long-term ethane supply agreement with one of the biggest players in the state’s Oil Patch. Badlands NGL’s said it has entered...
September 25, 2015 - 3:47pm
Environmental group that bashed enforcement of N.D. gas capture policy withdraws analysis
BISMARCK – An environmental group that criticized North Dakota regulators this week for lax enforcement of a policy that requires gas capture plans for oil and gas drilling permits said Friday that it had released incorrect findings and will be reanalyzing the data. The Environmental...
September 25, 2015 - 3:45pm
September 24, 2015
Regulators delay flaring goal in 2016, raise overall target for 2020
BISMARCK – North Dakota regulators voted unanimously Thursday to push back next year’s deadline for reducing the flaring of natural gas,...
September 24, 2015 - 4:53pm
September 21, 2015
North Dakota groups urge regulators to enforce flaring policy, not extend it
BISMARCK – Activist groups urged North Dakota regulators on Monday to “get tough” with the oil industry and deny its request to relax the...
September 21, 2015 - 6:22pm
September 14, 2015
Oil production off slightly in July
WILLISTON, N.D. - North Dakota oil production fell less than 1 percent in July but held at an average of 1.2 million barrels per day, the Department of Mineral Resources said Monday. Director Lynn Helms said North Dakota’s oil and gas industry is “hanging in there” despite...
September 14, 2015 - 5:06pm
September 1, 2015
Dakota Resource Council questions timing on radioactive waste meeting
BISMARCK -- Two environmental watchdog groups want the State Health Department to show when a meeting last month on new radioactive rules for oil and gas waste was scheduled. The North Dakota Energy Industry Waste Coalition and the Dakota Resource Council have made an open records...
September 1, 2015 - 7:35pm
August 27, 2015
Reaction split on proposed natural gas flaring change
BISMARCK — An environmental group official said Thursday the North Dakota Industrial Commission should hold the line in its natural gas flaring regulations and not move back a Jan. 1 benchmark for reduced natural gas flaring. An oil patch lawmaker countered that flexibility was...
August 27, 2015 - 11:40pm
August 26, 2015
Industry not expected to meet next flaring goal, seeks delay
BISMARCK — North Dakota’s oil and gas industry and the state’s top oil regulator are asking a panel to delay the next goal for reducing the flaring of natural gas, citing unforeseen circumstances including a glut of cheap gas, stalled infrastructure projects and difficulty obtaining...
August 26, 2015 - 11:14pm
August 25, 2015
Orr: Encourage, don't ban fracking on federal lands
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. -- In a recent article promoting his Protect Our Public Lands Act, Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., argues the government should ban hydraulic fracturing on public lands. Pocan cites concerns about potential environmental and economic impacts of horizontal hydraulic...
August 25, 2015 - 12:36pm
BLM opens comment period on energy lease parcel
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on a Determination of NEPA Adequacy for one parcel nominated for competitive oil and gas leasing in Williams County for a 30-day period ending Sept. 23. The lease sale is tentatively scheduled for Jan. 26, 2016. The preliminary...
August 25, 2015 - 12:06pm
August 18, 2015
EPA proposes new methane emission standards for oil, gas firms
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed new standards to cut greenhouse gas emissions and smog-forming pollutants from oil and gas facilities, as part of President Barack Obama's broader strategy to slash methane emissions in the energy sector over...
August 18, 2015 - 3:52pm
August 12, 2015
Natural gas liquids pipeline approved in McKenzie County
BISMARCK – North Dakota regulators approved a siting permit Wednesday for a natural gas liquids pipeline in McKenzie County. ONEOK Bakken Pipeline LLC plans to install and operate the 4-mile-long, 8-inch-diameter pipeline and associated facilities at an estimated cost of $6...
August 12, 2015 - 11:41pm
June 4, 2015
Natural gas odorant passes through, prompts calls about gas leaks
A trailer of natural gas odorant passing through Dickinson along Interstate 94 prompted calls about gas leaks to Montana Dakota Utilities on Thursday morning. WBI Energy Co., a company within MDU Resources, had a semi truck pulling a tank of mercaptan through town, MDU spokesman...
June 4, 2015 - 4:13pm
June 2, 2015
AG’s opinion says state has discretion on abandoned wells
BISMARCK – An attorney general's opinion issued Tuesday says the North Dakota Industrial Commission has discretion when deciding whether to plug oil and gas wells that have been abandoned for more than a year. Rep. Kenton Onstad, D-Parshall, requested the opinion about a year...
June 2, 2015 - 7:10pm