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Thief stole 1961 championship belt at Roger Maris Museum in West Acres
March 11, 2014
Small Oil Spill Impacts Stock Pond
BISMARCK, N.D. - The North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) has been notified of a loss of six to ten barrels of oil from a well pad owned by Continental Resources. The oil reached a stock pond near the well pad. The spill is located approximately 14 miles northwest of Killdeer....
March 11, 2014 - 2:39pm
March 6, 2014
North Dakota lawmakers push for safer ways to transport oil by rail
North Dakota lawmakers are pushing for safer ways to transport oil by rail. Senator Heidi Heitkamp and Senator John Hoveven attended a hearing in Washington to strengthen safety standards. This effort really got people's attention after a December train derailment near Casselton,...
March 6, 2014 - 5:49pm
U.S. modifies testing order on Bakken oil rail shipments
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday modified rules governing the testing of crude transported by rail from North Dakota. The agency said that tests, required to enforce safety standards, must be conducted to determine the flash point and boiling...
March 6, 2014 - 1:29pm
February 26, 2014
600 barrels of brine leak in Dunn County, all recovered
BISMARCK -- About 600 barrels of brine, or saltwater, leaked from piping at a Dunn County saltwater disposal well Tuesday and were recovered, the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources announced Wednesday. Belfield-based MBI Energy Services reported the leak at the site about...
February 26, 2014 - 7:46pm
Reaction over emergency order to test crude oil
Reaction continues around the country over an emergency order that's mandating tests of crude oil before being shipped by rail. Train derailments and explosions, like the one in December at Casselton, have federal regulators mandating the tests. Already Shippers had to classify oil...
February 26, 2014 - 7:37pm
February 24, 2014
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and head of EPA Gina McCarthy head to ND to discuss coal and renewable fuel
Senator Heidi Heitkamp and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Gina McCarthy will be in North Dakota this week to discuss coal and renewable fuel. They will discuss the EPA's recent rule on renewable fuel and how its negatively impacting the state's ethanol industry....
February 24, 2014 - 9:05pm
February 20, 2014
Feds have found 721 violations on BNSF tracks in ND since 2006
WASHINGTON - Federal inspectors have issued more than 700 violations to BNSF Railway in the past eight years for defects on its tracks in North Dakota, according to a letter from the Federal Railroad Administration. Those 721 violations came about from 3,822 FRA inspections across...
February 20, 2014 - 6:17am
February 19, 2014
North Dakota Public Service Commission begins series of hearings on proposed pipeline
Wednesday was the first of three public hearings for a proposed pipeline that would move North Dakota oil to Minnesota and Wisconsin. North Dakota's...
February 19, 2014 - 7:59pm
February 14, 2014
N.D. oil production drops 5.5 percent in December
WILLISTON, N.D. - Extreme winter weather in December prompted North Dakota oil production to decline 5.5 percent to 923,227 barrels per day, according to preliminary figures released Friday by the Department of Mineral Resources. It was the first month in about a year that North...
February 14, 2014 - 7:52pm
Enbridge pipeline joins Keystone XL in wait for U.S. permit
CALGARY, Alberta - A second Canadian pipeline project to the United States is now facing delays as operator Enbridge Inc awaits a U.S. presidential permit, a development that may strain prices for Alberta oil sands crude and relations between the two countries. Enbridge, Canada's...
February 14, 2014 - 5:43pm
February 12, 2014
Lawmakers call for action regarding oil spills
Some legislators say Minnesota needs to beef up its ability to respond to oil spills. Lawmakers say recent accidents point out the risks to Minnesotans of the boom in crude oil shipments by trains from North Dakota. Against the backdrop of a large rail yard in St. Paul Wednesday...
February 12, 2014 - 9:21pm
Pipeline spill strategies and well site safety topics of 3-day Bakken Innovation Conference
North Dakota oil industry has been on display this week in Grand Forks. Organizers say more than 700 people attended the Bakken Innovation Conference and Expo which ended Wednesday. Panelists represented 41 states and 5 different counties.
February 12, 2014 - 7:54pm
February 10, 2014
Hundreds gather in Grand Forks for the Bakken's Three Forks Shale Oil Innovation conference
Business, technology and research in North Dakota's Bakken oil patch. Hundreds of people are in Grand Forks to talk about how rapidly the oil industry has grown. There was an optimistic atmosphere at Monday's Bakken Three Forks Shale Oil Innovation Conference and Expo. Representatives...
February 10, 2014 - 8:11pm
February 6, 2014
Enbridge Energy holds meeting to discuss proposed Sandpiper Pipeline
Safety concerns and questions are brewing about a proposed pipeline that would move North Dakota oil to Minnesota and Wisconsin. Enbridge Energy held a meeting at the Alerus Center Thursday to discuss building the $2.6 billion Sandpiper Pipeline. Enbridge Energy is heading the project....
February 6, 2014 - 5:39pm
Oil Patch leaders to Legislature: Show us the money
DICKINSON, N.D. -- Members of the North Dakota Association of Oil and Gas Producing Counties are near a breaking point as financial needs related to energy development in the organization's region continue to pile up. That was the message Wednesday during the association's meeting...
February 6, 2014 - 11:08am