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Industrial Commission approves oil mega-unit

January 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — An oil drilling proposal that drew opposition from many mineral owners moved forward Wednesday in a split vote with Gov. Jack Dalrymple objecting.

The North Dakota Industrial Commission voted 2-1 to approve a proposal from QEP Energy …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Industrial Commission approves oil mega-unit

January 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — An oil drilling proposal that drew opposition from many mineral owners moved forward Wednesday in a split vote with Gov. Jack Dalrymple objecting.

The North Dakota Industrial Commission voted 2-1 to approve a proposal from QEP Energy …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Industrial Commission to consider McKenzie County mega-unit on Wednesday

January 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – An oil company’s proposal to develop about 25,000 acres in McKenzie County as one large drilling unit will come before the North Dakota Industrial Commission on Wednesday.

QEP Energy Co. presented on Nov. 13 to the Industrial Commis…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Industrial Commission to consider McKenzie County mega-unit on Wednesday

January 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – An oil company’s proposal to develop about 25,000 acres in McKenzie County as one large drilling unit will come before the North Dakota Industrial Commission on Wednesday.

QEP Energy Co. presented on Nov. 13 to the Industrial Commis…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Noticeable haze emerging concern at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

December 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Haze has become more noticeable in Theodore Roosevelt National Park and is the subject of increased monitoring and analysis.
Researchers from the National Park Service and Colorado State University are in the midst of a two-year study to d…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

New fracking technique could cut demand for freshwater

December 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Industrial Commission has approved the first significant pilot test of recycling water for hydraulic fracturing in the Bakken, which could lead to conserving millions of gallons of freshwater and reducing truck traffic.
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New fracking technique could cut demand for freshwater

December 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Industrial Commission has approved the first significant pilot test of recycling water for hydraulic fracturing in the Bakken, which could lead to conserving millions of gallons of freshwater and reducing truck traffic.
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Drilling into the ‘Sleeping Giant’: Company targets southern ND for drilling program

December 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — An oil and gas company is working to wake what it calls a sleeping giant in an area of southern North Dakota far outside of the state’s traditional drilling region.
Strata-X Energy has received permits to drill four wells in Emmons an…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Drilling into the ‘Sleeping Giant’: Company targets southern ND for drilling program

December 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — An oil and gas company is working to wake what it calls a sleeping giant in an area of southern North Dakota far outside of the state’s traditional drilling region.
Strata-X Energy has received permits to drill four wells in Emmons an…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

BLM office working against backlog

December 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

When Mary Ramsey started her job with the Bureau of Land Management’s Dickinson office 16 years ago, it was a quiet job.

“This was just a sleepy little office,” said Ramsey, a legal instruments examiner that helps process applications for pe…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com