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Gas plant repairs will add to flaring: Hess says shutdown will reduce flaring long-term

Gas plant repairs will add to flaring:  Hess says shutdown will reduce flaring long-term

TIOGA, N.D. – North Dakota’s largest natural gas processing plant shut down for maintenance Wednesday afternoon, a move expected to temporarily cause more flaring in the Bakken.


Jail must address overpopulation: State inspection finds 18 too many female inmates at Williams County facility

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williams County jail has been ordered by the state to immediately reduce and maintain its female population to rated capacity after an inspection found the facility had 18 more females than the 20 it is presently allowed.

Pipelines now outpacing trucks for gathering Bakken oil

WILLISTON, N.D. – More oil is now gathered by pipeline than truck in western North Dakota, taking pressure off Oil Patch communities faced with congestion, traffic fatalities and dust.

‘A pioneering effort’ Bowman man to host awareness event on climate change

‘A pioneering effort’ Bowman man to host awareness event on climate change

BOWMAN, N.D. -- For Rev. Mark Nygard of Bowman Lutheran Church, climate change is a topic he has thought about for much of his life.


North Dakota oil production dips 2 percent

WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota oil production fell 2 percent in September as low oil prices prompted companies to make deeper cuts than regulators expected.

Rallies, protests begin Bakken pipeline hearing: Union workers voice support; protesters cite climate, eminent domain concerns

BOONE, Iowa — A turnstile of more than 200 people — by design, half in favor and half opposed — spoke in two-minute increments laying out the pros and cons of a proposal to build a Bakken crude oil pipeline through Iowa during a hearing Thursday before state regulators.

Williston oil industry supports efforts to repeal oil export ban

WILLISTON, N.D. – Oil industry leaders in Williston applauded efforts to repeal a ban on crude oil exports Thursday which they say could reverse the recent slowdown in oil activity.

In wake of oil drop, Oil Patch hotel owners look for tourism to fill rooms

In wake of oil drop, Oil Patch hotel owners look for tourism to fill rooms

GLENDIVE, Mont. — For decades, the Riverside Inn on the northern edge of this Badlands town has survived on regular truck drivers, business travelers and drivers passing through Eastern Montana.


Hoeven plans to add lifting of oil export ban to highway bill

WILLISTON, N.D. – Sen. John Hoeven plans to tell oil industry leaders in Williston tonight about his proposal to lift the 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports.

Man camp operator isn’t giving up on ban. Target Logistics’ rep suggests a ‘raising the bar’ compromise

WILLISTON, N.D. — Target Logistics’ feet on the ground in Williston Travis Kelly walked away from Tuesday night’s Williston City Commission meeting somewhat encouraged, in spite of the fact the vote didn’t necessarily go the way he was hoping.

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