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North Dakota saltwater spill reached Missouri River

But officials don’t expect harm to wildlife or drinking water supplies.  More »

Nearly 3 million gallons of brine spill in North Dakota oil boom’s largest leak

The saltwater, known as brine, is an unwanted byproduct of oil and natural gas production that is much saltier than sea water and may also contain petroleum and residue from hydraulic fracturing operations.  More »

U.S. shale oil growth hurts Canadians as well as OPEC

A surge of light oil from North Dakota and Texas is cutting into the earnings of Canadians who turn heavy oil sands into a lighter crude that fetches more from refiners.  More »

Measure would void new North Dakota flaring, oil rules

In December, the commission required oil companies that ship millions of gallons of crude a week by rail to reduce the oil’s volatility by removing certain liquids and gases before it’s loaded onto train cars.  More »

Oil rigs fall by most since 1991

Producers idled the most oil rigs in a single week since 1991, as a more than 50 percent fall in crude prices further impacted drilling.  More »

North Dakota lawmakers to get update on state’s oil outlook

The presentation to the House Appropriation Committee is slated for Thursday morning at the state Capitol in Bismarck.  More »

Midland Basin oil worker talks crude prices, fracking bans in Reddit AMA

The worker answered dozens of questions from Redditors on life as a roughneck and the feelings among workers as dropping crude prices threaten to halt drilling.  More »

Bakken Club gets evicted as oil plunge tests shale boom

The club owed $21,598 for rent plus $1,329.90 in late fees, the landlord, On The Spot Development LLC, said in a Nov. 25 complaint.  More »

Oil prices fall to five-year low; 250,000 jobs at stake in 8 states

Manufacturers across Texas, as well as hotels and restaurants in the bustling rural oil towns in the western and southern corners of the state, could feel pain from declining oil prices before other industries.  More »

Oil patch towns looking to catch up with demands

Williston Mayor Howard Klug says his city needs to “spend some big dollars out there” because it is four years behind on projects.  More »

How oil’s decline could spatter North Dakota

North Dakota’s petroleum industry could see a big tax cut if crude continues to slide, and if that happens, it means the state will be missing out on billions of dollars.  More »

Study: All-electric cars may not be so green

The key is where the source of the electricity all-electric cars.  More »

Enbridge lays off some Houston-area workers

The Houston-based pipeline company last week cut positions in its under-performing domestic gas pipelines and processing business unit, including jobs in the office and field locations.  More »

North Dakota oil town suspends booze licenses

Commissioners also suspended the strip clubs’ licenses in 2013 for excessive calls for disorderly behavior.  More »

North Dakota regulators to vote on oil shipment rules

Oil industry officials have said the state already has proper regulations in place.  More »
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