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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
May 28, 2015
CDC: Driven by traffic crashes, US oil and gas deaths jump amid boom
NEW YORK -- Fatalities in oil and gas extraction jumped by more than a quarter during a drilling boom in the United States between 2003 and 2013, the majority of which came from work-related vehicle accidents, the CDC said on Thursday. Traffic accident deaths accounted for...
May 28, 2015 - 2:33pm
May 11, 2015
Flare sprays contamination into river
RAY, N.D. – A natural gas flare on an oil pad sprayed a combination of oil and brine into a tributary of the Little Muddy River, the North Dakota Department of Health said Monday. Estimates indicate that less than one barrel of fluid sprayed off the well site on Friday about...
May 11, 2015 - 4:44pm
April 7, 2015
Hearings scheduled on MDU rate increase proposal
BISMARCK – Public input sessions are scheduled next week on a Montana-Dakota Utilities request to increase natural gas rates. MDU proposes to increase rates by 3.4 percent, costing an average residential customer $3.50 more per month. The increase would generate $4.3 million...
April 7, 2015 - 5:27pm
March 30, 2015
Senate rejects bill targeting Industrial Commission orders
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Senate unanimously rejected a bill Monday that would have required broad orders of the state Industrial Commission to be reviewed by lawmakers. House Bill 1187 would have voided any “rules of general applicability” approved by the commission that...
March 30, 2015 - 9:03pm
March 27, 2015
Company seeks flaring exemptions: XTO Energy wants 140 wells excused from rule
BISMARCK — North Dakota’s new policy for exempting oil wells from gas-flaring rules will soon be put to the test as XTO Energy is requesting exceptions for 140 oil wells in Dunn and McKenzie counties. According to the request, the company says it has nowhere to take the gas because...
March 27, 2015 - 10:40pm
March 13, 2015
Poll finds support for tougher flaring rules in North Dakota
BISMARCK — A North Dakota poll commissioned by two environmental watchdog groups finds that a majority of residents wants more stringent rules for flaring natural gas from oil wells. The Dakota Resource Council and the Dacotah Chapter of the Sierra Club hired the Social Science...
March 13, 2015 - 1:09pm
February 28, 2015
Decision on plastic plant location may be delayed
JAMESTOWN — Decisions on the potential location of a $4 billion plastics plant are likely to be delayed until later this year, according to Shane Goettle, project consultant for Badlands NGL. Badlands NGL announced its intention to build the factory in October. The company indicated...
February 28, 2015 - 10:36pm
February 27, 2015
Oklahoma company sets sights on ending flaring in Bakken
Jack Kelley and Skip Bennett are an unassuming duo with a big idea. The entrepreneurs, together with a Taiwanese inventor and engineer, have...
February 27, 2015 - 7:06pm
February 26, 2015
Industrial Commission grants flaring exception: Members want new policy for when targets not met
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Industrial Commission approved Wednesday an exception from its flaring goals but directed state regulators to draft a policy to address such scenarios in the future. The three commissioners voted unanimously to grant an exception to Hess Corp. for failing...
February 26, 2015 - 2:41pm
February 19, 2015
State senators kill natural gas flaring bill
BISMARCK — State senators rejected a bill Thursday that would have added restrictions to further reduce natural gas flaring. Senate Bill 2287, which failed in an 11-35 vote, would have reduced the length of time a well can flare from one year to 90 days. It also would have limited...
February 19, 2015 - 10:24pm
Senate kills natural gas flaring bill
BISMARCK – State senators rejected a bill Thursday that would have added restrictions to further reduce natural gas flaring. Senate Bill 2287, which failed in an 11-35 vote, would have reduced the length of time a well can flare from one year to 90 days. It also would have limited...
February 19, 2015 - 4:34pm
February 16, 2015
Senate kills bill to add scrutiny on oil and gas violations
BISMARCK – A bill that would have required North Dakota Industrial Commission members to approve settlements of oil and gas penalties failed Monday in the Senate. Senators voted 30-17 against Senate Bill 2342, that prime sponsor Sen. Tyler Axness said would have added transparency...
February 16, 2015 - 4:56pm
February 6, 2015
Bill to increase flaring restrictions introduced
BISMARCK — Supporters of a bill meant to reduce flaring of natural gas told lawmakers Friday additional restrictions would improve air quality and provide more money to mineral owners and the state. Opponents of Senate Bill 2343 countered before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources...
February 6, 2015 - 11:07pm
January 27, 2015
Natural gas generation coming to MDU Lewis and Clark site
SIDNEY, MONT. — Montana-Dakota Utilities announced Tuesday it will add 19MW of electric generation at its Sidney-based Lewis and Clark Station in fall 2015. Two large internal combustion engines will generate the power, fueled by natural gas. “These units were included as part...
January 27, 2015 - 11:49pm