Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (701) 580-6890.
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WILLISTON — The entire U.S. Williston Basin produced more than 1 million barrels of oil per day in September, driven by another record month of North Dakota oil production. North Dakota produced 931,940 barrels per day, a 2 percent increase over August, according to preliminary numbers released Friday by the Department of Mineral Resources.
WILLISTON – About 1,240 barrels of saltwater were released north of here after a drain valve was left open on a pipeline, the North Dakota Department of Health said Tuesday. Eric Bayes of Oasis Petroleum said an employee discovered a large puddle at a well site Monday morning north of Williston. The company believes the pipeline began releasing brine, a byproduct of oil production, early Sunday, Bayes said.
WILLISTON — Phyllis Larson, 76, decided to retire for good two years ago. But then the Williston woman got a note on her door that her rent was going up. “I was just devastated,” said Larson, who spent her career as a health professional.
WILLISTON – Chuck Miles works six days a week at age 74 while battling cancer to pay his rent in Williston. Larry Granbois, 63, just applied for food stamps because this winter he will have less than $100 to live on each month after paying rent and utilities.
WATFORD CITY – An oil company is proposing a drilling unit 20 times larger than what is typical with promises that it will benefit mineral owners by pumping more oil while reducing the impact on the land. But even though mineral owners could make more money under the proposal, many say they’re hesitant to sign up before they fully understand the complex agreement and what rights they may be giving up.
WILLISTON – Police here are investigating an unattended death reported Thursday evening but do not suspect foul play, said Williston Assistant Police Chief Tom Ladwig. The death was reported in...
WILLISTON — Greater monitoring and enforcement are needed to protect water from harmful effects of oil and gas development in North Dakota and other western states, a coalition of resource councils said in a report released Thursday. The report “Watered Down” by the Western Organization of Resource Councils examines dangers posed to water quality by oil and gas production in North Dakota, Montana, Colorado and Wyoming.
ALEXANDER – A saltwater tank exploded near here Thursday causing several tanks to catch fire and spill about 2,700 barrels of saltwater and oil, the North Dakota Department of Health said. The tank explosion at a disposal well site about 8 miles southwest of Alexander was reported about 12:15 p.m. Thursday, said McKenzie County Emergency Manager Jerry Samuelson.
RAY — From his usual pew near the back of St. Michael’s Catholic Church here, parishioner Mike Weyrauch turned around to see who was coming so late for Saturday evening...
WILLISTON -- Frack Jack pancake mix, Sweet Crude chokecherry syrup and Pipeline Pretzels may be popular stocking stuffers in the Oil Patch this year. Minot's Home Sweet Home gift shop has developed a trademarked line of North Dakota-made products and is marketing them to oil companies operating in the state. "It's really been a hit with oil companies," said owner Linda Johnson.