WATFORD CITY — Tulsa, Okla.-based ONEOK was on the hot seat Monday when rancher Terry Watson took it to task during a North Dakota Public Service Commission public hearing on a proposed pipeline in western North Dakota. Watson said he’s been trying to get an answer from ONEOK since last fall about a sinkhole on his ranch, exposing at least 10 feet of an existing natural gas pipeline.
MINNEAPOLIS — With two recent deals, Minneapolis-based Oppidan Investment Company has sold eight development projects in western North Dakota in 2014. A Watford City apartment building and a grocery store in Tioga were the most recent sales, a news release from the company announced. “Oppidan has now successfully sold four apartment buildings and four retail centers throughout the Bakken region, which, I believe, demonstrates the economic stability and financial viability of the region.
WATFORD CITY -- A truck traveling on U.S. Highway 85 hit the top portion of the Long X Bridge that spans the Little Missouri River on Friday evening, according to authorities. “I believe it hit the top portion from the beginning to the end of the bridge,” said Katie Pizza, public information officer for the Williston District North Dakota Department of Transportation.
BISMARCK -- After passing the 1 million barrels per day benchmark in April, North Dakota oil production reached another all-time high in May of 1,039,635 barrels per day, according to preliminary numbers released by the Department of Mineral Resources.
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MANDAREE — A pipeline leak in a remote area near the Missouri River is estimated to have spilled more than 1 million gallons of saltwater and has left a trail of dying vegetation and will require weeks of cleanup. In a statement issued Thursday, Houston based-Crestwood Midstream Partners said about 24,000 barrels of saltwater was released and contained, with the cleanup and remediation process under way. “That’s huge.
MANDAREE — The owner of a pipeline that is leaking near the Missouri River said Wednesday that the leak has been contained. In a statement issued Wednesday, Crestwood Midstream Partners said an emergency response team has been on site and “working around the clock” to implement cleanup, disposal and remediation efforts. The leak was discovered Tuesday in a remote area of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, but an official estimate of the size of the leak has not been released. Jerry Samuelson, emergency manager for McKenzie County, said Tuesday the leaking pipeline was being used to carry