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Letter from North Dakota: T...

Letter from North Dakota: The Oil Party Rocks On

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By Ernest Scheyder WILLISTON N.D. (Reuters) - Falling oil prices have spooked Wall Street and even parts of Texas. But in North Dakota's booming oil patch, the crude-fueled party carries on. Since June, the price of crude oil has fallen 30 percent to about $75 a barrel, raising fears that oil production would slow across the United States. But you wouldn't know it here. The state's economy rema...

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on Nov 13, 2014 at 05:50 PM
North Dakota Tribe To Drill...

North Dakota Tribe To Drill Own Oil Wells

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WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is planning to drill the first tribe-owned oil wells on its North Dakota reservation next year.While the 1,300 plus wells currently on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation produce roughly a third of North Dakota's daily output, the tribe only receives a fraction of money generated through royalties and a tax-sharing agreement with th...

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on Nov 02, 2014 at 05:20 PM
North Dakota Oil Spill Clea...

North Dakota Oil Spill Cleanup Continues, 1 Year After Tesoro Pipeline Rupture

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — One year after a pipeline rupture flooded a wheat field in northwestern North Dakota with more than 20,000 barrels of crude, Tesoro Corp. is still working around the clock cleaning up the oil spill — one of the largest to happen onshore in U.S. history.Cleanup costs have soared from the company's original estimate of $4 million to a forecast of more than $20 million, and i...

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on Oct 20, 2014 at 11:50 PM

Kemps, LLC agrees to resolve risk management violation at Fargo, North Dakota dairy processing facility (MT)

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(Denver, Colo. - September 15, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that Kemps, LLC has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $57,000 to resolve Clean Air Act violations associated with the company?s failure to submit a risk management plan at its facility at 200 20th street in...

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on Sep 15, 2014 at 09:50 PM

Safety of Citizens in Bomb Train Blast Zones in Hands of North Dakota Politicians

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When North Dakota Congressman Kevin Cramer was asked recently if it was scientifically possible to make Bakken crude oil safer by stripping out the explosive natural gas liquids with a process like oil stabilization, his response was quite telling.“So scientifically can you do it? Sure, but you have to look at it holistically and consider all of the other elements including economics, and is th...

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on Sep 06, 2014 at 12:21 AM
Coffee shop on honor system...

Coffee shop on honor system works in North Dakota

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VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) — The owner of a North Dakota coffee shop is flattered his decision to operate the business on the honor system garnered international attention earlier this summer, but those who equate it to the goodness of all humanity might want to help themselves to a decaf K-Cup.

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on Aug 24, 2014 at 03:20 PM
Preserving the Legacy of No...

Preserving the Legacy of North Dakota's Wild Horses

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Theodore Roosevelt never foresaw unprecedented human population pressures and certainly not Big Oil on the horizon when he first became enraptured by the North Dakota Badlands. The former President and Father of Conservation's Elkhorn Ranch is preserved within the boundaries of the national park that bears his name, and three of North America's most charismatic species inhabit the 70,416 acre e...

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on Aug 13, 2014 at 05:50 AM

Tesoro Begins Cleanup of Massive Oil Pipeline Spill in North Dakota (PHOTOS)

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Though the Keystone XL pipeline has been delayed due to popular backlash, oil and related hazardous materials continue to flow through the United States on trains and through pipelines. Increasingly these pipelines leak, contaminating the surrounding neighborhoods, rivers, and wheat fields with hazardous cancer-causing chemicals like benzene.Last year in North Dakota, a Tesoro pipeline carrying...

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on Aug 01, 2014 at 08:20 PM
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North Dakota's Oil And Gas Boom Has Brought Prosperity, But Critics Wonder About The Costs

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This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C.This report is part of a joint project by the Center for Public Integrity and InsideClimate NewsBISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Heritage Center makes for a jarring sight in this Midwestern prairie capital. The newly-expanded museum consists of four interlocki...

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on Jul 21, 2014 at 04:20 PM
N.D. Pipeline Leaks 1 Milli...

N.D. Pipeline Leaks 1 Million Gallons of Saltwater Into Lake That Provides Drinking Water For American Indian Reservation

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MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) — Around 1 million gallons of saltwater has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, some of it into a bay that leads to a lake that provides drinking water for an American Indian reservation, company and tribe officials said Wednesday.Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Tex Hall told The Associated Press that an underground pipeline near Mandaree leaked about 24,000 barrels, or ju...

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on Jul 10, 2014 at 12:50 PM