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Brine spill reported in Mountrail County releases 258 barrels

June 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

ROSS – The North Dakota Department of Health has reported a brine spill in Mountrail County, according to a press release.

A tank on a Statoil well site six miles southwest of Ross overflowed, releasing 258 barrels of brine, according to an initia…continue reading on

Algeria attack could boost Norwegian stake in ND’s Bakken

January 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

GRAND FORKS Last week’s terrorist attack on an Algerian oil facility could divert Norwegian oil giant Statoil to increased oil production in safer regions, including North Dakota’s Bakken and Three Forks formations, where the two-thirds government owned Statoil already has made a heavy investment. Continue Reading

Preliminary cause of oil well explosion: cigarette lighter

August 23, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

ARNEGARD A cigarette lighter may have caused a fire at an oil well site Wednesday near here that seriously burned two men, a spokesman for the company that owned the well said. Continue Reading

Backyard view to the oil boom: Statoil drills 4 wells adjacent to Williston homes

July 13, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

WILLISTON Residents of one of Williston’s newest neighborhoods now have an up-close view of a drilling rig. Continue Reading

Norway’s Statoil buys Texas-based Brigham, including N.D. oil holdings, for $4.4 billion

October 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Norwegian oil company Statoil ASA said Monday it has agreed to buy Texas-based Brigham Exploration Co. for $4.4 billion in cash, giving it control of fields in North Dakota.
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