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Prices could plateau production: Helms says 2015 could be tough for oil

December 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — With oil prices on a steep downward slump, 2015 could be a tough year for oil producers, North Dakota’s lead regulator for the industry.
“I started talking months ago about soft oil prices in 2015. I had no idea how soft,” said Ly…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Prices could plateau production: Helms says 2015 could be tough for oil

December 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — With oil prices on a steep downward slump, 2015 could be a tough year for oil producers, North Dakota’s lead regulator for the industry.
“I started talking months ago about soft oil prices in 2015. I had no idea how soft,” said Ly…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Industrial Commission set to decide on oil conditioning standards Tuesday

December 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Oil companies are urging North Dakota regulators to scale back proposed standards for treating crude oil to make it safer for shipment, warning the rules could increase natural gas flaring and emissions, damage equipment and add costs th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Industrial Commission set to decide on oil conditioning standards Tuesday

December 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Oil companies are urging North Dakota regulators to scale back proposed standards for treating crude oil to make it safer for shipment, warning the rules could increase natural gas flaring and emissions, damage equipment and add costs th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Does ND crude need to be stabilized?

August 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

DICKINSON, N.D. — What can be done to keep trains from becoming “Bakken bombs?”

It’s a question on the minds of many North Dakota residents and leaders, so much that some are calling on the state Industrial Commission to require oil companies to …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Does ND crude need to be stabilized?

August 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

DICKINSON, N.D. — What can be done to keep trains from becoming “Bakken bombs?”

It’s a question on the minds of many North Dakota residents and leaders, so much that some are calling on the state Industrial Commission to require oil companies to …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Saying goodbye to North Dakota’s dinosaur expert: Hoganson to retire as state paleontologist

July 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

Katherine Lymn
klymn@thedickinsonpress.com
North Dakota’s dinosaur expert is retiring after 33 years.
Paleontologist John Hoganson has taken care of the state fossil collection, which has grown to hundreds of thousands of fossils since it starte…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Rigs up 30 to 1,861

May 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

The U.S. rig count is at 1,855 this week, just one up from a week ago. Oil rigs are up one to 1,528, and gas rigs stayed steady at 323.
The North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources lists 192 active drilling rigs in the state….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Fluid release contained in Bowman County

March 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

RHAME – A stuck valve caused the release of 340 barrels of oil and 220 barrels of saltwater at a Bowman County central tank battery.

All fluids were contained at the site and recovered. Continental Resources reported the leak happened …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Fluid release contained in Bowman County

March 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

RHAME – A stuck valve caused the release of 340 barrels of oil and 220 barrels of saltwater at a Bowman County central tank battery.

All fluids were contained at the site and recovered. Continental Resources reported the leak happened …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com