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June 13, 2018
Davis Refinery permit approved, Meridian faces potential appeals
BISMARCK—An air quality permit has been issued for an oil refinery that has drawn opposition for its proximity to Theodore Roosevelt National Park, the North Dakota Department of Health announced Wednesday, June 13. But Meridian Energy is facing potential appeals or legal challenges...
June 13, 2018 - 6:47pm
February 6, 2018
Proposed Davis Refinery claims emissions, leak monitoring, winter readiness
Meridian Energy Group wants to build the most sophisticated and state-of-the-art oil refinery to date in North Dakota, an aim they think they...
February 6, 2018 - 3:03pm
January 29, 2018
Refinery near ND national park draws thousands of comments prior to permit decision
BISMARCK—North Dakota environmental regulators expect to decide whether to issue an air quality permit to an oil refinery near Theodore...
January 29, 2018 - 1:30pm
January 18, 2018
Meridian responds to Davis Refinery concerns
Representatives from the Meridian Energy Group responded to concerns voiced at the public hearing regarding the proposed Davis Refinery, which...
January 18, 2018 - 6:35pm
Public hearing shows mixed feelings towards proposed refinery on fringes of Theodore Roosevelt National Park
DICKINSON, N.D.—The North Dakota Department of Health received mixed comments at a public hearing Wednesday night about a proposed oil...
January 18, 2018 - 8:45am
LETTER: Support the Davis Refinery for western North Dakota
Meridian Energy Group is seeking to locate the Davis Refinery near Belfield and Medora, N.D. This industry will create an opportunity for good paying jobs which ultimately lifts the opportunity for all in this area.
January 18, 2018 - 5:10am
January 17, 2018
Public hearing shows mixed feelings towards proposed refinery
The North Dakota Department of Health received mixed comments at a public hearing Wednesday night about a proposed oil refinery that would be...
January 17, 2018 - 11:07pm
January 13, 2018
Concerns remain about refinery's impact to Theodore Roosevelt National Park views
BELFIELD, N.D.—The company proposing an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park says it will not be visible from the park, but...
January 13, 2018 - 5:00pm
December 27, 2017
Davis Refinery won't seek more regulation despite concerns
During a meeting last week in Bismarck with Meridian Energy Inc. about the proposed Davis Refinery in Billings County, North Dakota Public Service...
December 27, 2017 - 8:24pm
December 7, 2017
Draft permit to construct granted to Davis Refinery
The North Dakota Department of Health Air Quality Division has granted a draft permit to construct the Davis Petroleum Refinery to Meridian Energy Group Inc. After 45 days of public comment and inquiry, the Health Department will weigh any new considerations as it closes in on a final...
December 7, 2017 - 4:29pm
September 6, 2017
Davis Refinery to bring jobs, revenue to Billings County
BELFIELD—The proposed Davis Refinery has drawn ire from environmental groups who object to its close proximity to the borders of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. As the North Dakota Department of Health scrutinizes the refinery's permit application, William Prentice, CEO of...
September 6, 2017 - 8:34pm
August 30, 2017
Health Department seeks more info for proposed refinery
BELFIELD—The North Dakota Department of Health has requested additional information from the company seeking to build an oil refinery near the border of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. "We want to be comfortable that the numbers they say are accurate," said Terry O'Clair,...
August 30, 2017 - 8:34pm
Port: Opponents of Meridian’s Davis Refinery are misleading the public
An opposition group has formed aimed at blocking the construction of the Davis Refinery in western North Dakota. The refinery would be near the...
May 30, 2017 - 9:36am
May 3, 2017
Residents meet in Belfield for Q&A about proposed Davis Refinery
BELFIELD—The Belfield Theatre didn't have a movie playing on Tuesday night, but the room was still filled with people drinking soda and...
May 3, 2017 - 3:36pm
May 2, 2017
Conflicting questions arise at meeting over proposed new refinery on edge of national park
BELFIELD, N.D. —The Belfield Theatre didn't have a movie playing on Tuesday night, but the room was still filled with people drinking soda...
May 2, 2017 - 10:05pm