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1st of 3 ND hearings on Dakota Access Pipeline set in Mandan

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Public Service Commission this week is holding the first of three public hearings on a proposed $3.8 billion oil pipeline that would stretch from western North Dakota to Illinois. The proposed 1,134-mile Dakota Access Pipeline would move oil from the Bakken formation to a terminal in Patoka, Illinois, for distribution to refineries in eastern ...

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North Dakota town, sewage companies battle over poop

RAY, N.D. — What’s something you thought you’d never hear someone say they were short of? Sewage. Human waste. Poop. All the disgusting things that disappear when you flush your toilet. Rapid population growth in western North Dakota, spurred by a boom in oil and gas production, has prompted many communities there to upgrade their infrastructure. But falling oil prices resulting in ...

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Dunn County Commission rejects energy waste landfill

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MANNING, N.D. — The Dunn County Commission has rejected for the time being a company’s application to build a landfill to accept energy industry waste, though the matter could surface again. Neighbors of the proposed facility near Killdeer and a tributary of the Little Knife River worried about possible environmental harm and an impact on property values. Many showed up ...

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Discussing small business and economics in the Bakken

This week academics converged on Dickinson State University’s Strom Center to discuss the local perceptions of the energy boom and the economic impact it’s had on the region in recent years. The Bakken Researchers Convening illustrated some of the most prominent economic issues the shale revolution has brought to the region, including the stress placed on existing infrastructure, government and ...

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Enbridge: Bakken pipeline to be completed by 2017

Enbridge may soon double the amount of oil it exports from North Dakota once the Sandpiper Pipeline comes online, reports KX News. Preliminary construction of the 600-mile pipeline will begin in North Dakota this summer with more than 3,000 people working on the project. The current timeline for completion projects the line will begin moving 225-thousand barrels of oil per ...

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UND granted $2.5 million for carbon research

The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at University of North Dakota has received $2.5 million in federal funding for carbon management research, reports the Bismarck Tribune. The funding, provided by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), will permit the center to carry on with its research exploring carbon-enhanced oil recovery and carbon-capture technology. Associate Director for Research John Harju ...

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