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Biofuel groups: Ethanol needs separate treatment in rail rules

July 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. ethanol industry pushed back on Wednesday against what they called a “one size fits all” approach to proposed federal rules for shipping fuel by rail, saying regulators must distinguish between the often corn-based biofuel…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Tekakwitha Conference brings participants a ‘renewal of faith’

July 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — Priests were dancing Thursday at the Ramada Plaza Suites conference center as musicians banged loudly on a drum behind them and a large crowd cheered them on.
The priests were taking part in the Nations Grand Entry, a traditional part of t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

U.S. moves to enhance safety of oil-by-rail shipments

July 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW YORK – The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed new safety rules for hauling crude oil by rail after a string of explosive accidents, in a move that could impact railroads, drillers, refiners and railcar makers amid an energy b…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Blockbuster Bakken deal may put a bit more oil in traders’ hands

July 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

A $6 billion takeover to create the biggest oil producer in the Bakken shale may also open up new opportunities for some big traders who ship oil from North Dakota and Montana to market.

Over the weekend, Whiting Petroleum said it would acquire Ko…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Blockbuster Bakken deal may put a bit more oil in traders’ hands

July 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

A $6 billion takeover to create the biggest oil producer in the Bakken shale may also open up new opportunities for some big traders who ship oil from North Dakota and Montana to market.

Over the weekend, Whiting Petroleum said it would acquire Ko…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

U.S. takes stand against steel pipe imports

July 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Commerce Department on Friday set duties on South Korean steel pipe used in the oil and natural gas industry, reversing itself in one of the most contentious trade disputes in years after hefty lobbying from U.S. producers and…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

IEA: U.S. oil boom to extend into 2015, supply risks strong

July 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

LONDON — Global oil demand growth will accelerate next year as the world economy expands and will again be met by rising supplies from the United States and Canada, further eroding OPEC’s market share, the West’s energy watchdog said on Friday….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

IEA: U.S. oil boom to extend into 2015, supply risks strong

July 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

LONDON — Global oil demand growth will accelerate next year as the world economy expands and will again be met by rising supplies from the United States and Canada, further eroding OPEC’s market share, the West’s energy watchdog said on Friday….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Where do we go? Homeless tornado victims turn to campers, apartments, hunting lodges

July 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. — Only moments after a tornado ripped through her neighborhood, Alicia Roesler stood on the street in front of her home with her two young daughters close by and saw the devastation for the first time.
“I think I was jus…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

North Dakota tied for 36th in patriotism; Minnesota ranks 49th

July 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — A new state ranking, whose accuracy we can debate while grilling hot dogs and setting off fireworks, declares that the Land of 10,000 Lakes, Minnesota is 49th out of the 50 states in terms of patriotism.
The only state having a harder time…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com