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Transportation debate: As safety questions persist, crude oil transportation modes show differing records

April 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

As the national debate over the safety of crude oil transportation continues to swirl, two high-profile North Dakota incidents illustrate the risks associated with moving the commodity.

More than 865,000 gallons of crude oil spewed out of an under…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Transportation debate: As safety questions persist, crude oil transportation modes show differing records

April 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

As the national debate over the safety of crude oil transportation continues to swirl, two high-profile North Dakota incidents illustrate the risks associated with moving the commodity.

More than 865,000 gallons of crude oil spewed out of an under…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Democrats gather input on policy in Tioga oil spill’s wake

November 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

STANLEY — Steve and Patty Jensen have pipelines criss-crossing their farmland north of Tioga, but it wasn’t until one leaked 20,600 barrels of oil in their wheat field that they began asking questions about who was monitoring them.
“I didn’t…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Democrats plan pipeline field hearing

November 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

Democrats plan pipeline field hearing

STANLEY — The North Dakota Democratic House and Senate Caucuses will hold a field hearing this month to seek answers to questions about oil pipelines.
“The recent Tesoro pipeline spill near Tioga has rais…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Regulator says company should have been warned of pipeline trouble

October 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BISMARCK A federal regulator says preliminary test results showing a problem with the oil pipeline that leaked more than 20,000 barrels of Bakken crude should have been available to the company before the leak was discovered. Continue Reading

Veteran of ’87 spill shares story with Tioga farmer

October 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The relics of the spill are quiet: an oil ring around an old willow tree; algae blooms in the water; in certain light, an oily sheen on Russian Spring Creek. Continue Reading

Tesoro to pay $1.1 million penalty

May 30, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

KENAI, Alaska Tesoro has agreed to pay a $1.1 million penalty to resolve violations of federal air pollution laws. Continue Reading

Informational pickets end at Mandan oil refinery

February 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The United Steelworkers union and Shell Oil on Wednesday announced a tentative deal on a new three-year contract covering Shell refinery workers across the country. The deal will be used as a model for negotiations between union workers and Tesoro, which owns the Mandan refinery. Continue Reading

ND refinery to increase diesel production

December 8, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) Tesoro Corp. plans to increase diesel production at its North Dakota oil refinery in response to growing demand in the region. Continue Reading

Tesoro refinery at Mandan to increase diesel production

December 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Tesoro’s decision is being lauded by U.S. Sen. John Hoeven and petroleum industry officials. North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness says it’s “fantastic news” for both diesel suppliers and consumers. Continue Reading