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Calif. getting more Bakken crude by barge than rail

SAN FRANCISCO - Shipments of Bakken crude oil from North Dakota to California by barge have quietly overtaken those by train for the first time, showing how the state's isolated refiners are using any means necessary to tap into the nation's shale oil boom.

UND's EERC appoints director

UND's EERC appoints director

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - Tom Erickson had been named director of the Energy and Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota.


BLM mineral lease sale in Golden Valley County raises $510,400

BILLINGS, Mont. - Diamond Resources recently paid $510,400 for the oil and gas lease rights to a 1,760-acre parcel located in North Dakota’s Golden Valley County at a recent Bureau of Land Management oil and gas lease auction.

ND regulators approve permit for state's first new coal mine since 1970s

BISMARCK – North Dakota regulators on Wednesday approved a permit for the state’s first new coal mine since the late 1970s.

Citing oil boom, HUD raises limits for housing vouchers in western N.D.

BISMARCK – The federal government has agreed to raise the dollar limits for housing vouchers in nine western North Dakota counties facing a housing crunch and higher rental rates because of the state’s oil boom.

Sanford donates $1M to McKenzie County Healthcare hospital

WATFORD CITY, N.D. – A health care partnership in northwestern North Dakota is expanding to a management agreement that will provide additional health resources into rapidly growing McKenzie County.

Water plan for CHS fertilizer plant nearly complete

Water plan for CHS fertilizer plant nearly complete

The final plan for a water supply for the CHS nitrogen fertilizer plant may be nearing completion, according to Brian Schouvieller, CHS senior vice president of North American grain marketing and crop nutrients.


Oil refinery in Devils Lake one step closer to reality

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. – A $200 million, 20,000-barrel-a-day clean fuels oil refinery could be operating near Devils Lake within three years.

Delayed Dickinson subdivision could be annexed soon

An unfinished development agreement with the city has once again delayed the Koch Meadow Hills Fifth Addition, but the sprawling subdivision in northwest Dickinson could be annexed into the city "fairly shortly," officials say.

Truck spills 3,000 gallons of diesel fuel along roadway in western ND

ALEXANDER, N.D. -- A part that became dislodged from a fuel truck cut open one of the truck’s tanks, spilling about 3,000 gallons of fuel along a western North Dakota roadway.

Sinking oil prices may curb U.S. output too slowly for Saudis

NEW YORK — Saudi Arabia effectively started a global oil price war this month aimed at quickly denting U.S. oil output. Slowing a U.S. drilling boom, however, could take more than a year.

BBQ bus adds Southern flavor to small town

BBQ bus adds Southern flavor to small town

RAY, N.D. – What’s yellow and black, has six tires and a custom-built smoker?


Bakken oilfields may spawn new industry

Bakken oilfields may spawn new industry

BISMARCK — Working relationships between energy and other industries in North Dakota were touted Tuesday as the future of the state’s economy at the eighth annual Great Plains Empower North Dakota Energy Conference.


Enbridge donates 19 trucks to emergency response in ND's oil patch

MINOT, N.D. — A pipeline company has donated a fleet of pickups to several North Dakota emergency response organizations.

Whiting's tab for Kodiak dips with oil prices, but risks remain

While the recent slump in crude oil prices has fanned concern about the longevity of the U.S. shale boom, it's created a benefit of sorts for Whiting Petroleum Corp. by lowering the price the North Dakota oil producer will pay for Kodiak Oil & Gas Inc.

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