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Halcon Resources cuts 2015 spending again

Jan 8 – Oil and gas producer Halcon Resources Corp said it would further cut its drilling and completion budget for 2015, responding to the continuing fall in oil prices. Halcon said on Thursday it now expected to spend between $375 million to $425 million, down from its earlier forecast of $750 million to $800 million. The midpoint of the ...

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Tribal head: State must do more to protect from oil impacts

BISMARCK, N.D. — The chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe appealed to North Dakota lawmakers Thursday to do more to protect public safety and the environment during the state’s unprecedented oil boom. The state’s oil boom has brought people and prosperity to the state but it also has brought problems to North Dakota’s five American Indian reservations, Standing Rock ...

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Oil, Obama, abortion, ag make news in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — Energy development, cold weather and the abortion debate dominated much of the news in North Dakota in 2014, but the state also saw some unusual stories. OIL BOOM State oil production in hit new milestones in 2014, reaching an average of 1 million barrels daily and topping a total of 1 billion barrels in the Bakken shale ...

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New bypass triggers new housing for New Town

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Within a few days of opening, a 20-unit apartment complex in New Town, funded by MHA Nation oil income, was filled with pre-screened applicants.  Now, the community is looking to other nearby areas, including the newly-opened truck by-pass around the city, for more potential housing opportunities. Wooden Bowl II is the second apartment complex in New Town built by the ...

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Oil permits in Fort Berthold to increase

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ Last week the United States Senate passed legislation with the goal of accelerating the process used to approve North Dakota oil and gas drilling permits. The legislation is called the BLM Management Permit Processing Improvement Act. This act is in place over concerns about federal lands on mainly the Fort Berthold Reservation. As a ...

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3,000 barrels of brine spilled at Fort Berthold


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ The Associated Press reported today that a pipeline leaked 3,000 barrels of brine on the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota. The leak was discovered on Friday. Arrow Water, LLC, which is owned by Crestwood Midstream Partners LP, is the owner/operator of the faulty pipeline. Crestwood Midsteam Partners also owns the pipeline operator ...

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Obama administration opposes bill to cut flaring


Rob Port | Bakken.com contributor When President Barack Obama paid his much-ballyhooed visit to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota – a rare presidential visit to Indian country – tribal sovereignty was a big part of the narrative. The President touted policies like the Violence Against Women Act, which gave tribes the authority to prosecute crimes committed on ...

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Tribes collect millions in oil revenue: Three Affiliated Tribes set to collect $184 million in revenue; money to be used for infrastructure

By Amy Dalrymple, The Fargo Forum NEW TOWN, N.D. — In less than one year, the Three Affiliated Tribes have collected $184 million in oil tax revenue, nearly equal to the amount collected during the entire 2011-13 biennium. The jump in revenue is primarily due to increased oil production at Fort Berthold, which now produces more than 270,000 barrels per day ...

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