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WILLISTON — An entrepreneur who already has invested millions in Williston plans to make the boomtown the namesake of a national restaurant chain. Marcus Jundt, a Minneapolis native who has built more than 20 businesses, first saw the potential in Williston when he visited three years ago. “What I saw was mind-boggling,” said Jundt, 48. “It was just amazing what was going on up here.”
TIOGA – Hess Corp. will begin transitioning next week to an expanded natural gas processing plant here which will double the company’s capacity and reduce flaring of natural gas. The expanded Tioga Gas Plant will be able to process up to 250 million cubic feet of natural gas per day, said Steve McNally, Bakken Asset Manager for Hess. The existing plant is “maxed out” at about 110 million cubic feet per day, McNally said. The expansion will give Hess enough capacity to process all of its natural gas, as well as meet the company’s future needs and process natural gas produced by other companies, he said.
STANLEY — Steve and Patty Jensen have pipelines criss-crossing their farmland north of Tioga, but it wasn’t until one leaked 20,600 barrels of oil in their wheat field that they began asking questions about who was monitoring them. “I didn’t realize there were such lax regulations,” Patty Jensen said Wednesday before a hearing on the spill. “Honestly, I had no idea. I assumed we were being watched over. I assumed they had our back.”
TRENTON, N.D. – About 500 barrels of crude oil spilled at a rail transfer facility near here, the North Dakota Department of Health said Tuesday. A total of 477 barrels...
ALEXANDER – An oil company is reporting a spill of about 350 barrels of oil at the site of one of its wells in northwest North Dakota. The North Dakota...
STANLEY — Kathleen Hartman and her husband of 12 years will fly on an airplane together for the first time this week. Hartman and her husband, Tom, have taken vacations before, but because he’s usually on the road as a truck driver, they typically fly in from different locations. “We had never really lived together,” said Hartman, a Washington, D.C., native.
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.