STAFF BLOG OIL PATCH DISPATCH EPA involved in 2014 pipeline leak investigation
MANDAREE, N.D. The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating whether Crestwood Midstream violated the Clean Water Act last year when a pipeline spill leaked about 1 million gallons of brine on... Posted on 5/19/15 at 12:20 AM
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
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.
BISMARCK – A bill to reform North Dakota’s oil taxes is on its way to the governor’s desk, but questions remain about the implications to the state’s oil tax sharing agreement with the Three Affiliated Tribes.
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