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Refracking brings 'vintage' oil and gas wells to life

HOUSTON/WILLISTON, N.D. - A fracking boom isn't enough for U.S. oil and gas producers – they're now starting the re-fracking boom.

Dickinson commission approves extended boundaries

DICKINSON, N.D. - Dickinson could be expanding again, if the City Commission approves a resolution to expand the city’s extra-territorial zone.

Report says Canada railway audit inadequate before Quebec derailment

Report says Canada railway audit inadequate before Quebec derailment

LAC-MÉGANTIC, Quebec — The Canadian government did not adequately audit the railroad company at the center of the Lac-Mégantic crude tanker disaster, which last year killed 47 people, an independent federal agency said on Tuesday, as it called for tougher scrutiny of the rail industry.

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Concerns remain over Dickinson truck routes

Concerns remain over Dickinson truck routes

DICKINSON, N.D. - Dickinson city officials may have established routes to take the bulk of truck traffic out of Dickinson, but not all residents are satisfied with the outcome.

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Williston gets first direct flight from Houston

Williston gets first direct flight from Houston

WILLISTON, N.D. – United Airlines’ inaugural direct flight from Houston touched down and taxied beneath a celebratory splash of water at Sloulin Field International Airport in Williston on Tuesday.

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Shell sells more US gas assets

Royal Dutch Shell announced the sale of two onshore U.S. shale gas assets in exchange for $2.1 billion and acreage in different gas-rich areas as the energy company restructures its North America business and reins in costs.

Oilman could split $17B with wife over divorce

OKLAHOMA CITY — More than $17 billion of Oklahoma oilman Harold Hamm’s fortune could be subject to division with his estranged wife, according to an economic analysis presented in their divorce trial, defining the stakes in one of the biggest battles ever over a marital estate.

ND regulators OK Adams County wind project

BISMARCK – In a split vote Thursday, the North Dakota Public Service Commission approved a wind turbine farm in Adams County that eventually could provide enough power for more than 50,000 homes.

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

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

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 shipments.

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Rail oil tankers, victim of U.S. safety rules, also unwanted in Canada

Rail oil tankers, victim of U.S. safety rules, also unwanted in Canada

WASHINGTON/CALGARY - Thousands of oil train tankers soon to be deemed obsolete in the United States are unlikely get a second life in Canada's oil sands industry, undercutting a U.S. government forecast that the costly cars will continue in use in the energy sector.

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Alaska's new oil tax faces repeal vote during state primary

JUNEAU - Alaskans will vote on Aug. 19 to repeal or uphold a new law that cut taxes on oil production and is worth as much as $1 billion annually to North Slope producers Conoco Phillips, BP Plc and Exxon Mobil Corp., depending on oil prices.

Beulah man works as coal miner while also helping run family's small farm

Beulah man works as coal miner while also helping run family's small farm

BEULAH, N.D. — Jayme Boeshans, with help from family and friends, is building a modest farmstead north of Beulah. It’s isn’t far from the house where he grew up and his parents still live. It’s also near the house, now mostly lost to time and the waters of man-made Lake Sakakawea, where his great-grandparents homesteaded.

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Minn. planning ‘Bakken awareness 101’

Minn. planning ‘Bakken awareness 101’

LITTLE CANADA, Minn. -- Minnesota emergency services personnel will be trained and equipped in a few years to deal with oil train disasters, but the governor worries about what could happen before then.

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Conferences highlight Bakken’s impact on an international scale

Conferences highlight Bakken’s impact on an international scale

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. — Ward Koeser recently ended a 20-year run as mayor of Williston, N.D. Looking back, Koeser could see the evolution of the Bakken’s global appeal.

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Hearing does little to predict Sandpiper’s future

Hearing does little to predict Sandpiper’s future

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline project got more complex Thursday as the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved moving forward with both the original and an alternative pipeline route.

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