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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

Gas processing plant operational in Bakken

August 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

WATFORD CITY — ONEOK Partners announced Tuesday that its natural gas processing facility in eastern McKenzie County is operational.
The Garden Creek II plant can process 100 million cubic feet per day of natural gas, a news release from the compan…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Bottleneck blues: Full pipelines hinder flaring progress; State sets record for oil production

August 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — North Dakota set another record for oil production in June, but reducing the amount of natural gas flared continues to be a struggle.
Preliminary oil production estimates for June were 1,092,617 barrels per day as good summer weather ha…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND regulators approve use of production curtailments to curb flaring

July 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Oil companies burning off more than a billion cubic feet of natural gas every day in North Dakota could face production restrictions if they fail to meet goals adopted by state regulators Tuesday as part of a multipronged effort to curb …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Dalrymple: State has been ‘easy on companies’ for flaring, but adds: ‘Those days are over’

May 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple made some of his strongest public comments yet to industry about flaring in a speech Wednesday at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference.

Regulators and industry are using the conference — which is o…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND panel takes input on measures to reduce natural gas flaring

April 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — As a doctor who majored in chemistry, Lyle Best said he can’t help but wonder about the potential health effects of the plumes of flame and large clouds of black smoke that frequently belch from two oil well flares about 200 yards upwi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Meeting set to gather input on reducing gas flaring

April 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — A special hearing is set for April 22 to provide input on reducing natural gas flaring to the Oil and Gas Division of the state Department of Mineral Resources.

The input gathered at the one-day hearing, as well as through written com…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Meeting set to gather input on reducing gas flaring

April 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — A special hearing is set for April 22 to provide input on reducing natural gas flaring to the Oil and Gas Division of the state Department of Mineral Resources.

The input gathered at the one-day hearing, as well as through written com…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Cramer introduces bill to reduce flaring

March 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., on Tuesday introduced the Natural Gas Gathering Enhancement Act in the U.S. House of Representatives, according to a release sent by the congressman’s office.
The legislation is aimed at reducing the loss of natural gas …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com