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Efficiency and innovation will keep the Bakken afloat

Bakken production, J. Christopher Giancarlo

U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D. cited North Dakota’s innovation and efficiencies in production as the reason the state will stay afloat amidst oil market uncertainty, WDAY reported yesterday. “Every organization that I’ve been involved in when they’re under stress, you have two option; you can either fold and go home or you can innovate and advance. The great news here is North Dakota’s ...

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The Latest: Large Montana coal plant to close 2 units

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on an agreement to close two units at Montana’s Colstrip coal plant, which provides electricity to customers across the Pacific Northwest (all times local): 1:55 p.m. A large Montana coal plant serving utility customers across the Pacific Northwest has agreed to shut down two of its four units and limit how much it pollutes ...

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Judge approves deal in methane pollution lawsuit

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An agreement between the U.S. government and environmentalists who sued over greenhouse gas emissions from federal oil and gas leases in Montana has been approved by a judge. U.S. District Judge Sam Haddon issued an order on Thursday finalizing the agreement. It allows drilling to proceed on two dozen oil and gas leases with only minimal ...

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Bakken Top Stories June 26 – July 3

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According to Baker Hughes, the U.S. rig count has increased by 10 this week, and oil prices have crept back up to around $50 per barrel. The anxiety associated with the British vote to leave the European Union only lasted a very short while, and things on Wall Street seem to have stabilized momentarily. In addition, U.S. Secretary of Energy ...

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North Dakota adopts rules to reduce oil industry spills

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators on Wednesday adopted new rules aimed at reducing spills in the state’s oil patch, despite objections by the industry. The state Industrial Commission approved the rules that include bonding and third-party inspections of gathering pipelines that carry briny oilfield wastewater. Another new rule requires berms at least 6 inches high be built around existing ...

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Destination: North Dakota

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Comprehensive new tour takes travelers off-the-beaten-path throughout the Roughrider State and into oil country Would-be travelers who assume North Dakota is a “drive-through” state may need to think again once tour operator Country Travel DISCOVERIES (CTD) shows them the state’s wonders, including a couple of days in oil country. The Wisconsin-based company specializing in guided tours with a rural emphasis ...

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