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ASK YOUR GOVERNMENT: Where to put your handicap vehicle permit

June 4, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Readers ask where to put their handicap vehicle placard and how to find out if oil drilling is happening on land where they hold mineral interests. Continue Reading

Underground nukes go undisturbed by ND oil drilling

April 12, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK (AP) Intense oil drilling that’s honeycombing western North Dakota has not disturbed nuclear-tipped missiles buried beneath much of the same real estate that companies are targeting for crude, the military said. Continue Reading

North Dakota Oil Patch back to record-setting pace

July 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Drilling, production had been slowed by wet springNorth Dakota’s Oil Patch has mostly geared back up from setbacks related to the wet spring and unusual flooding across the western part of the state. As of Wednesday, a record 184 rigs were drilling new holes, said Bruce Hicks, assistant director of the oil and gas division of the state’s Department of Mineral Resources, which regulates the Oil Patch. Continue Reading

UPDATE: N.D. oil wells idled by harsh weather at highest level since 2001

April 18, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

UPDATE 1:01 P.M.Oil drilling continues at a record pace in the state. Still, Lynn Helms, director of the state Department of Mineral Resources, said in a statement that there were 822 idle wells in February, up from 760 in January and the highest number since April 2001. Continue Reading

North Dakota pumps a record 113 million barrels of oil in 2010

February 28, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota pumped a record 113 million barrels of oil in 2010, smashing the previous high set a year earlier by 33 million barrels. Continue Reading

New drilling techniques tap into vast U.S. oil reserves

February 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

A new drilling technique is opening up vast fields of previously out-of-reach oil, helping reverse a two-decade decline in domestic production of crude. Companies are investing billions of dollars to get at oil deposits scattered across North Dakota, Colorado, Texas and California Continue Reading&

Environmental group urges greater oversight of N.D. oil production

December 2, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

UPDATED 3:43 P.M.Two oil-related spills in recent months and a continuing risk of spills and other accidents that could endanger soils and groundwater require a strengthening of state regulatory agencies and rules covering the oil boom in western North Dakota, according to a report released today by the Dakota Resource Council. Continue Reading

Optimism, worries amid new rush to tap plains oil

September 20, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

A well named Jake and a controversial drilling technique are fueling a Western oil rush, raising hopes for economic revival and questions about the environment and who’s going to share in the wealth. Continue Reading

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North Dakota keeps rising in oil importance

August 2, 2010 in INFORUM

GRAND FORKS – The number of rigs drilling for oil in North Dakota has surpassed Oklahoma’s count, making North Dakota the third-most active state in drilling for oil and natural gas, according to data from Baker Hughes, Inc., Bloomberg News reported this weekend.
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