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PSC budget seeks staff for proposed oil pipeline, rail inspection programs

August 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – The North Dakota Public Service Commission is requesting more than half a dozen new employees in its 2015-17 budget to monitor the state’s growing number of oil pipelines and railroad traffic that has increased with oil-by-rail shipmen…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

The (pipe)line that divided the people: Politicians weigh in on Sandpiper crude oil system

August 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

BEMIDJI, Minn. — In the shadow of a state decision Thursday to study alternative routes for the proposed $2.6 billion Sandpiper crude oil pipeline, politicians weighed in on whether to wait for new and different pathways through Minnesota or go ahe…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Man accused in murder case takes stand

August 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

 

GRAND FORKS — A jury likely will begin deliberating today in a murder case accusing an oil worker of killing his friend near Tioga.

 

During testimony on his own behalf Monday, defendant Ryan Neil Anderson the life wa…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Energy secretary to tour N.D. sites

July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON – U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will tour Dakota Gasification in Beulah and oil and gas sites in Tioga while visiting North Dakota next week, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp announced Thursday.

Moniz and U.S. Transportation Secretary An…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Energy secretary to tour N.D. sites

July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON – U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will tour Dakota Gasification in Beulah and oil and gas sites in Tioga while visiting North Dakota next week, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp announced Thursday.

Moniz and U.S. Transportation Secretary An…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

A million thanks: Oil industry celebrates million-barrel milestone for North Dakota

June 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

Oil industry says thanks to North Dakota, celebrates million-barrel milestone

TIOGA  â€” The oil industry said “thanks a million” Wednesday to North Dakota.

More than 2,000 people gathered in Tioga to celebrate the state’s recen…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

Well control incident reported near Tioga

May 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

TIOGA – State and local officials are responding to a well control incident at an oil and gas well northwest of Tioga, the Department of Mineral Resources said Monday.

Crews reported losing control of the well about 8 p.m. Friday and an unknown …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND to get first liquefied natural gas processing plant

May 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – A North Dakota company announced plans Wednesday for the state’s first production facility for liquefied natural gas, some of which will be used to supplement diesel fuel burned by oil drilling rigs and fracking operations.

The plan…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Indian environmentalists battle Sandpiper pipeline

April 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL, Minn. — An American Indian environmental group led by nationally known Winona LaDuke is fighting a northern Minnesota oil pipeline.

Honor the Earth officials say the Sandpiper pipeline is planned to go near or through some of the most …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com