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Lawmakers in U.S. oil heartland soften over export ban

September 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW YORK – In the oil drilling and refining heartland of Texas, the debate over U.S. crude exports is no longer a fight over whether a 40-year ban should be lifted. The question now is how soon it will end.

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Lawmakers in U.S. oil heartland soften over export ban

September 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW YORK – In the oil drilling and refining heartland of Texas, the debate over U.S. crude exports is no longer a fight over whether a 40-year ban should be lifted. The question now is how soon it will end.

As Washington mulls reversing the ban am…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Richardton OKs Halliburton sand plant

September 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

RICHARDTON — The city of Richardton has given final and unanimous approval to the rezoning of 300 acres west of town for a future Halliburton frac sand plant and transloading facility.

The company is ready to start construction on the project and…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Dallas suburb lawmakers reject fracking ban, send measure to voters

July 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

DENTON, Texas — A Dallas suburb rejected a measure on Wednesday to ban new hydraulic fracturing — a move that would have made it the first city in Texas and one of the largest in the United States to halt the method of energy resource extraction.
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Dallas suburb lawmakers reject fracking ban, send measure to voters

July 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

DENTON, Texas — A Dallas suburb rejected a measure on Wednesday to ban new hydraulic fracturing — a move that would have made it the first city in Texas and one of the largest in the United States to halt the method of energy resource extraction.
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EIA cuts estimates on California shale’s recoverable oil

May 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW YORK —The U.S. Energy Information Administration on Wednesday cut its estimate of recoverable oil in California’s Monterey shale by 96 percent, casting doubt on what was once thought to be America’s next major energy play.

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Petition calls for two-year frac sand ban; Dayton won’t go it alone

April 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

RED WING — A group of Minnesota residents drove to the state Capitol Tuesday to deliver a petition calling for a ban on silica sand mining in southeast Minnesota, but Gov. Mark Dayton said he wouldn’t act without the Legislature.

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New rules on using diesel, kerosene for fracking

February 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — Guidelines published this week by the Environmental Protection Agency require oil companies to get an additional permit to use diesel and kerosene in hydraulic fracturing.
The North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources is working to …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

New rules on using diesel, kerosene for fracking

February 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — Guidelines published this week by the Environmental Protection Agency require oil companies to get an additional permit to use diesel and kerosene in hydraulic fracturing.
The North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources is working to …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Hot economy, cold comfort: The ND Oil Patch’s homeless problem

February 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

Lured by the promise of jobs created by the oil and gas boom, Mario Solano left his home in Miami to travel to a new life in the center of it all — North Dakota.
At first, Solano found temporary jobs driving trucks for oil and gas companies. Event…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com