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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

Williston business erupts into flames: Air quality monitored in Oil Patch city

July 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — Hazardous materials teams on Tuesday were monitoring the air quality around an oil industry supply business where a fire erupted early in the morning.
A series of explosions and flames shooting 500 feet in the air were reported as Red …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Long X Bridge suffers minimal damage after truck hits it

July 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

WATFORD CITY — A truck traveling on U.S. Highway 85 hit the top portion of the Long X Bridge that spans the Little Missouri River on Friday evening, according to authorities.

“I believe it hit the top portion from the beginning to the end of th…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Wildlife crossing planned for Hwy. 85 expansion in Oil Patch

June 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — A critter crossing large enough to accommodate moose will go under an expanded U.S. Highway 85 near Williston, helping wildlife travel through habitat that’s now divided by heavy oilfield traffic.
Future wildlife crossings, including…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

GF runner, crew nearing Williston

June 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

WILLISTON — Caleb Kobilansky, a Grand Forks man running from the Red River Valley to the state’s Oil Patch, is nearing his destination in Williston, according to the Bakken Eco Expedition.
The group said he and his crew of four plan to deliver a…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Watford City voters approve sales tax for hospital, rec center

June 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

WATFORD CITY – Voters in Watford City have overwhelmingly approved a 1.5 percent sales tax to finance a new recreation and events center, a new hospital and other community projects.

In complete but unofficial results, 364 Watford City voters, o…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

BNSF exec sees ‘big opportunity’ in switch from diesel to LNG locomotives

May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – As a North Dakota company prepares to fire up the state’s first production facility for liquefied natural gas, the nation’s largest railroad is pursuing a switch from diesel-powered to LNG-powered locomotives, potentially opening up …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Brock: Much can be learned about oil industry in a day

May 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

I attended the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck on Wednesday.
This year’s theme is Bakken Strong and the main three areas of focus were economy, technology and opportunity. Technology was what blew me away at last year’s conferen…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

CEO calls for oil exports to strengthen U.S. economy

May 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – The CEO of Marathon Oil Corp. called for lifting the U.S. ban on crude oil exports Wednesday during his keynote address at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference.

“Lifting today’s crude oil exports restrictions would help streng…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

CEO calls for oil exports to strengthen U.S. economy

May 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – The CEO of Marathon Oil Corp. called for lifting the U.S. ban on crude oil exports Wednesday during his keynote address at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference.

“Lifting today’s crude oil exports restrictions would help streng…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com