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UND school’s growth spurt fueled by oil

April 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The rapidly growing demand for the University of North Dakota’s petroleum engineering program, which will turn 3 years old this fall, is the driving force behind a $10 million expansion that could be fully funded as early as next year, according to the dean of the College of Engineering and Mines. Continue Reading

UND school’s growth spurt fueled by oil

April 26, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS The rapidly growing demand for the University of North Dakota’s petroleum engineering program, which will turn 3 years old this fall, is the driving force behind a $10 million expansion that could be fully funded as early as next year, according to the dean of the College of Engineering and Mines. Continue Reading

Is oil securing America?

March 15, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Is drilling for North Dakota oil in the Bakken strengthening America’s national security position? Continue Reading

Military spending fight hits foreign oil, biofuel

July 19, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

ABOARD THE USS NIMITZ (AP) Some 100 nautical miles northeast of Oahu in the Pacific Ocean, a fleet of U.S. Navy fighter jets slings from the deck of the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier, leaving thin trails of smoke on the tight runway. Continue Reading

Sandstrom joins ND Petroleum Council

May 11, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

The North Dakota Petroleum Council has a new communications manager, according to a press release. Continue Reading

Plummer petroleum spill cleanup to take 10 more days

April 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Workers removing contaminated soil from ditchCleanup of a March 31 petroleum spill near Plummer, Minn., is likely to continue another 10 days as workers remove contaminated soil from the ditch along U.S. Highway 59. About 30,000 gallons of a petroleum product called pyrolysis gasoline poured into a ditch along the highway after a tractor-trailer struck a Canadian Pacific Railway train, puncturing a tanker car and killing the truck’s 65-year-old driver. Continue Reading

Moving into the Bakken: Montana company looks to reduce flare emissions in western North Dakota

March 2, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

A Billings, Mont., company will try to put the smoke out of gas flares in western North Dakota while it waits for pipe to be laid to collect the “commodity.” Continue Reading

Clara City approves natural gas franchise

January 20, 2012 in West Central Tribune

CLARA CITY City Council members in Clara City unanimously approved a franchise agreement that will bring natural gas service to the community by the end of the year.
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North Dakota tribe’s proposed petroleum refinery granted key EPA permit

August 4, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The refinery would be one of the first constructed in the United States in the past three decades and would be operated by the Three Affiliated Tribes of Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Indians. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., said it represents “an important milestone and a tremendous opportunity for the Three Affiliates Tribes and our state.” Continue Reading

ROLL OUT THE BARRELS: Obama releases 30 million barrels from U.S. oil reserves

June 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The release from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve will be the largest ever, amounting to half of a 60 million-barrel international infusion of oil planned for the world market over the next month. Continue Reading