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Not sharing: Regulator: Oil industry balks at sharing crucial rail data

April 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. oil industry has failed to share important data on oil-by-rail shipments that may help regulators prevent future accidents, a top regulator said on Tuesday in the latest chapter of a simmering dispute.
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Not sharing: Regulator: Oil industry balks at sharing crucial rail data

April 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — The U.S. oil industry has failed to share important data on oil-by-rail shipments that may help regulators prevent future accidents, a top regulator said on Tuesday in the latest chapter of a simmering dispute.
Cynthia Quarterman, chi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Survey shows support for oil, but less than previous years

January 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

Online: Complete results can be found at http://www.northdakotaoilcan.com/uploads/3/ResultsInfographic.pdf   

WILLISTON — A new North Dakota Petroleum Council survey shows widespread support for oil and gas development in the state, bu…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

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Dunn County Residents Submit Petition for Grand Jury to Investigate Governor

November 1, 2012 in WDAZ

WILLISTON, N.D. Residents of Dunn County want a grand jury to decide if campaign contributions Gov. Jack Dalrymple accepted from the oil industry may be considered bribery. Continue Reading

About the petition law

October 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

North Dakota law spells outs how county residents can use a petition to convene a grand jury. The petition must be signed by eligible voters, with at least as many signatures as 10 percent of the total number of votes cast for governor in the most recent general election. Dunn County had 1,670 voters in 2008, meaning 167 signatures were required. Continue Reading

Dunn County residents submit petition for grand jury to investigate governor

October 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Residents of Dunn County want a grand jury to decide if campaign contributions Gov. Jack Dalrymple accepted from the oil industry may be considered bribery. The petition signed by more than 170 stems from money Dalrymple’s campaign accepted while he was also serving as the head of the North Dakota Industrial Commission.
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Watford City postmaster works to keep up with pace of booming city

July 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Watford City has added 1,240 post office boxes in the past six months, including 720 that will be ready this week after the post office sacrificed some mail sorting space to make room for the new boxes. “It never seems to slow down. When you’re not working the window, you’re helping sort mail. When you’re not helping sort mail, you’re trying to send out reports and answer e-mails,” said Postmaster Jason Hirst. “It’s just crazy.” Continue Reading

Oil company begins drilling in Williston, N.D., neighborhood

July 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

“Only in Williston,” said Chuck Horejsi, laughing. “I can’t believe they put an oil rig in the backyard.” The Fargo man lives in one of the city’s newest neighborhoods. Statoil, the company doing the drilling, is taking steps to minimize impact to the neighborhood. Continue Reading

Oil industry gives back to North Dakota communities

June 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

As oil companies increase their presence in North Dakota, many are finding more ways to give back to local communities.
For Marathon Oil, getting involved locally and supporting the community with donations is a priority, said Terry Kovacevich, Bakken asset team manager. Continue Reading

Jobs, wages abound in Stark County

March 8, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Stark County companies pay the big bucks for mining and oil and gas extraction. The county paid the highest wages in the third quarter of 2011, allowing employees to pocket more than $2,000 a week, according to a Job Service North Dakota report released Tuesday. Continue Reading