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A landscape of fire rises over North Dakota’s gas fields

Twice as much natural gas is wasted through flaring than in 2012 amid an energy boom that’s propelled North Dakota’s torrid economic growth.  More »

Report: Bakken oil output to soar as spending hits $15B

Oil production in North Dakota and Montana’s Bakken and Three Forks formations will average 1.1 million barrels per day this year, according to estimates announced Wednesday by a research firm.  More »

Feds: Industry hampering oil train safety

U.S. transportation officials rebuked the oil industry Friday for not giving up information regulators say they need to gauge the danger of moving crude by rail, after several accidents highlighted the explosive properties of fuel from the booming oil shale fields on the Northern Plains.  More »

New York calls for federal spill response plans amid rail accidents

New York officials asked the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to update a contingency plan for dealing with oil spills amid the rapid expansion of rail shipments of crude oil from North Dakota across New York to coastal refineries.  More »

Air Liquide starts up nitrogen plant for North Dakota drillers

Air Liquide has started up a nitrogen plant in North Dakota to supply oil field operations there, the company said Wednesday.  More »

Official: Canadian oil won’t hurt ND production

The director of the North Dakota Pipeline Authority says proposed increases of crude from Canada’s oil sands likely won’t have an impact on the state’s soaring oil production.  More »

Hundreds propose places to protect from drilling

The North Dakota Industrial Commission received more than 500 comments from the public on a proposal for places deemed worthy of special protection from energy development.  More »

Rail projects boosting oil flow to California refineries

California, the third-biggest refining state in the U.S., is about to see a flood of oil by rail from places such as Canada and North Dakota as suppliers seek to tap a market isolated from the rest of the country.  More »

More work needed to stop flaring gas, officials say

Energy companies are making strides in capturing the natural gas that flows out of North Dakota oil wells but still have a long way to go to stop burning off the fossil fuel, governors and business executives said Monday.  More »

Little oil town has nation’s highest rents

The nation’s highest rent costs can be found in a small oil boom town where the average cost for a month’s rent in a 700-square-foot, one-bedroom pad can run $2,400.  More »

Rail oil shipping raises safety concerns in Albany

Opponents of a proposal to build boilers to liquefy heavy crude passing through Albany by rail are drawing attention to the capital’s emergence as a major hub for the transport of oil that’s widely considered risky from an environmental and safety standpoint.  More »

Train accidents stir worries about crude transport

At least 10 times since 2008, freight trains hauling oil across North America have derailed and spilled significant quantities of crude, with most of the accidents touching off fires or catastrophic explosions.  More »
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