STAFF BLOG OIL PATCH DISPATCH N.D. ‘large trigger’ oil tax cut won’t take effect
BISMARCK The oil tax cut known as the large trigger will not take effect on Monday, causing the state to collect about a half billion dollars more this year than legislators budgeted.
The exemption ... Posted on 5/29/15 at 5:04 PM
STAFF BLOG MONKE BUSINESS Dickinson refinery begins producing fuel from Bakken crude oil
RURAL DICKINSON -- Dave Podratz, still wearing his hard hat, safety glasses and coveralls, walked into a conference room at Dakota Prairie Refining's main office building Monday afternoon an... Posted on 5/5/15 at 1:00 AM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT WITH AGWEEK REPORTER JONATHON KNUTSON Actions and consequences
I've written several stories about how the proposed Food and Drug Administration ban on artificial trans fat in the U.S. food supply could affect Upper Midwest agriculture. One of the stories, an inte... Posted on 11/22/13 at 11:03 AM
REAL OILFIELD WIVES Our Camper Life: An Introduction
Two months ago I was living in a four bedroom house with chickens and gardens, working a full time job and taking care of my son, Will, while his daddy, Jacob, worked in the North Dakota oilfields. So... Posted on 7/10/13 at 9:16 AM
WILLISTON, N.D. – The company that proposes a major crude oil pipeline for the Bakken says it will minimize impacts to agriculture and use state-of-the-art safety features, but nearly half of the landowners along the North Dakota route have yet to sign on to the project.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A study underway in the Oil Patch of northwest North Dakota and northeast Montana aims to gauge the impact of energy development on waterfowl productivity in the part of the Prairie Pothole Region that falls within the Bakken Formation.
BISMARCK – Barring a substantial drop in crude prices before the end of May, North Dakota’s oil industry probably won’t see a tax cut potentially worth almost half a billion dollars over the next six months, the state’s tax commissioner said Tuesday.
The so-called “large trigger” exemption will take effect June 1 if the price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil at Cushing, Okla., averages below $55.09 a barrel for a fifth consecutive month in May.
TIOGA, N.D. -- The oil on the train that derailed near Heimdal on Wednesday had a vapor pressure substantially lower than the standards in North Dakota’s new oil conditioning order, a Hess Corp. spokesman said Thursday.
TIOGA, N.D. -- Hess Corp., the company that owns the railcars that caught fire in Wednesday’s derailment near Heimdal, said the oil on the train met North Dakota’s new oil conditioning rules.
The railcars were loaded at the company’s Tioga Rail Terminal, said Alison Ritter, spokeswoman for the Department of Mineral Resources.
DICKINSON, N.D.. -- An oilfield veteran and a retired schoolteacher believe they have found a method of removing deadly hydrogen sulfide gas from crude oil at well sites without using chemicals in the process.
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Steve Keinzle noticed a change around the first of the year.
The manager of Mac's Hardware in north Dickinson said his business catered to many oilfield service companies, both big and small -- mostly hot-shot crews and roustabout companies -- that would come in and buy everything from tools to flame-retardant gear for employees.
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