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Former oil industry manager finds job in post office

Former oil industry manager finds job in post office

WILLISTON, N.D. – A former oil industry manager who was laid off earlier this year is enjoying a perk of his new job with the U.S. Postal Service – less stress.

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Truck driver gets probation for oil recycling plant incident: U.S. attorney said it should send message to trucking industry in Bakken oil patch

WIBAUX, Mont. -- A federal judge this week sentenced a Baker truck driver to probation for actions related a 2012 explosion and fire that injured three workers at an oil recycling plant near Wibaux.

Former Watford City businessman awaiting trial in murder-for-hire plot tries to escape

SPOKANE, Wash.-- Spokane County Jail confirmed Thursday that the FBI is at the jail investigating a possible escape attempt by former Watford City, N.D., businessman James Henrikson, who is awaiting trial in a murder-for-hire plot involving his old partner in the oil fields of North Dakota.

Funding for saltwater remediation pilot project recommended

BISMARCK -- Funding for a pilot program on remediation of land spoiled by oil-drilling saltwater pits was recommended Thursday by the North Dakota Oil and Gas Research Program board. The board passes its recommendation of awarding $500,000 to the Energy and Environmental Research Center's proposal to the North Dakota Industrial Commission.

Special assessments for Belfield streets too much for some residents

Special assessments for Belfield streets too much for some residents

BELFIELD, N.D. -- The streets in Belfield need improvement. But some residents are questioning how great of a cost they’ll be forced to pay to make that happen.

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ND senators against EPA regulations on oil and gas producers

BISMARCK -- North Dakota's senators called for support not regulation after the Obama administration released proposed rules limiting methane emissions by oil and gas producers.

Proposed oil refinery ‘a little more involved’: Jet fuel, gasoline among products that may come from Berthold facility

BERTHOLD, N.D. – A proposed refinery in northwest North Dakota would process up to 45,000 barrels of Bakken crude each day to produce gasoline, jet fuel, diesel and other products, according to a permit application.

10,000 wells drilled, 50,000 to go, Helms says

10,000 wells drilled, 50,000 to go, Helms says

BISMARCK – Oil companies have drilled one-sixth of the potential Bakken and Three Forks wells in North Dakota, exceeding 10,000 wells in the shale formations for the first time in June.

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Health council approves higher level of radioactivity in oilfield waste for disposal in N.D.

Health council approves higher level of radioactivity in oilfield waste for disposal in N.D.

BISMARCK – State health officials gave their blessing Tuesday to new rules that would allow the disposal of filter socks and other radioactive oilfield waste in certain North Dakota landfills, stoking fears among opponents that the state will become a dumping ground for other states.

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After close call in home state, congresswoman takes closer look at Bakken oil shipping

After close call in home state, congresswoman takes closer look at Bakken oil shipping

WILLISTON, N.D. – As six members of Congress rode the rails in northwest North Dakota on Monday to learn more about how Bakken crude is produced and transported, the topic hit especially close to home for one in the group.

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Helms suggests tax breaks for enhanced oil recovery

BISMARCK -- Incentives, such as sales tax exemptions, might entice companies to utilize techniques for enhanced oil recovery and should be considered, according to North Dakota’s top oil industry regulator.

Idaho company fined $900,000 for violating oil regulations

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Industrial Commission fined an Idaho company $900,000 on Tuesday for a dozen alleged violations of oil regulations, including two saltwater spills discovered in November and January that have yet to be cleaned up.

City of Ray says U.S. senator doesn’t have all the facts in labeling project a waste

City of Ray says U.S. senator doesn’t have all the facts in labeling project a waste

RAY, N.D. – U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky blasted the northwestern North Dakota town of Ray this week for a sewer lagoon expansion he called a “costly gamble,” but a city official says the Republican senator failed to get all the facts.

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Social worker out to fill gaps in Oil Patch care

Social worker out to fill gaps in Oil Patch care

CROSBY, N.D. – A recent University of North Dakota graduate is helping fill a shortage of social workers in the Oil Patch, and now she hopes other students will join her.

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Study: Fracking fuels dropout rates

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A study released this month links higher dropout rates nationwide to increased hydraulic fracturing, but some North Dakota superintendents do see a link.

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