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Opinions on Sandpiper Pipeline aired during lengthy meeting

Opinions on Sandpiper Pipeline aired during lengthy meeting

PINE RIVER, Minn.-Both those in support of and opposed to proposed area pipeline projects voiced their opinions Monday, Aug. 24, at a public meeting at Pine River-Backus School.

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Enbridge seeks huge payback on taxes

PARK RAPIDS, Minn. — Oil pipeline company Enbridge Inc. has filed a petition with the Minnesota Tax Court in an attempt to reduce their Hubbard County property taxes by $336,892 for the past three years.

Industry not expected to meet next flaring goal, seeks delay

BISMARCK - North Dakota's oil and gas industry and the state's top oil regulator are asking a panel to delay the next goal for reducing the flaring of natural gas, citing unforeseen circumstances including a glut of cheap gas, stalled infrastructure projects and difficulty obtaining permits and right-of-way for pipelines.

Blade-signing event heralds wind farm near Hettinger

Blade-signing event heralds wind farm near Hettinger

HETTINGER, N.D. — More than 100 people turned out to a public blade signing that officially introduced the community to Allete Clean Energy, a company developing a 43-turbine wind farm outside of Hettinger.

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Data suggests lower airline ticket prices thanks to cheaper fuel

Data suggests lower airline ticket prices thanks to cheaper fuel

Airline customers may see slightly lower ticket prices in the coming months, thanks in part to decreased fuel prices.

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Regulators approve Xcel Energy ownership of ND wind farm

Regulators approve Xcel Energy ownership of ND wind farm

BISMARCK – Regulators granted a request Monday by Xcel Energy to take ownership of a 100-turbine wind farm project in southeastern North Dakota, lauding it as the Minneapolis-based utility's first electrical generation asset in a state where it has done business for more than a century.

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ND PSC wants more information about pipeline that would cross Lake Sakakawea

STANLEY, N.D – Public Service Commissioners want a pipeline company to consider an extra safety measure and provide more details about leak detection before they make a decision on a crude oil pipeline that would travel under Lake Sakakawea.

Faces of the Boom: Former oil industry manager finds job in post office

Faces of the Boom: Former oil industry manager finds job in post office

WILLISTON, N.D. – A former oil industry manager who was laid off earlier this year is enjoying a perk of his new job with the U.S. Postal Service—less stress.

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Diesel prices lower than gas for first time in more than a decade

BISMARCK — Stamart Travel Center Manager Becca Neustel of Bismarck said she'd have to look back in the books to see the last time diesel fuel prices were lower than gasoline.

In downturn, ND's oilfield firms jostle for tiniest of jobs

In downturn, ND's oilfield firms jostle for tiniest of jobs

WILLISTON, N.D. - Oilfield service companies eager for work amid plunging crude oil prices have until the end of Wednesday to bid for a guaranteed job: plugging a North Dakota well abandoned by a producer closing up shop in the No. 2 U.S. oil patch.

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10,000 oil wells drilled, 50,000 to go, Helms says

10,000 oil wells drilled, 50,000 to go, Helms says

BISMARCK – Oil companies have drilled one-sixth of the potential Bakken and Three Forks wells in North Dakota, exceeding 10,000 wells in the shale formations for the first time in June.

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Oil exports to Mexico draws praise from ND senators

BISMARCK – North Dakota's senate delegation noted its approval Friday of the U.S. Commerce Department decision to allow limited sales of crude oil to Mexico.

Jet fuel, gasoline among products that may come from Berthold facility

BERTHOLD, N.D. – A proposed refinery in northwest North Dakota would process up to 45,000 barrels of Bakken crude each day to produce gasoline, jet fuel, diesel and other products, according to a permit application.

North Dakota oil production up slightly despite low prices

North Dakota oil production up slightly despite low prices

BISMARCK – North Dakota oil production rose slightly in June to 1.2 million barrels per day, the second-highest production month behind only last December, the Department of Mineral Resources said Friday.

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Poet releases economic report showing local impact

Poet releases economic report showing local impact

LOOMIS, S.D. — Ethanol remains big business in South Dakota.

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