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Sources: U.S. condensate oil export requests put on hold for now

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commerce Department has put on hold at least two companies' requests for permission to sell lightly processed crude abroad, effectively stalling an industry push to export an expanding glut of oil amid the U.S. shale revolution, sources said.

ND ranchers say mineral rights get too much emphasis

ND ranchers say mineral rights get too much emphasis

BELFIELD, N.D. - Byron Richard’s pickup bounces up and down over the washboard gravel road. He clutches the wheel with one hand and points with the other as he passes dozens of oil wells on land where once crops grew and cattle grazed. A few of the wells are decades old; most are new or under construction. Oil field vehicles of assorted shapes and sizes clog the road in places and kick up thick clouds of dust.

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Kraus-Anderson to open Bismarck office

BISMARCK, N.D. – To meet the demands of increased regional development and the energy boom from the Bakken oil fields in western North Dakota, Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. (KA) today announced that it will open an office in Bismarck, N.D.

Lawmakers to take a tour of oil patch

Lawmakers to take a tour of oil patch

WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Watford City Mayor Brent Sanford says it’s time to shift the focus on why the oil patch is important to the entire state.

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Biofuel groups: Ethanol needs separate treatment in rail rules

WASHINGTON — The U.S. ethanol industry pushed back on Wednesday against what they called a “one size fits all” approach to proposed federal rules for shipping fuel by rail, saying regulators must distinguish between the often corn-based biofuel and crude oil.

Group canoes to protest against Enbridge pipeline

Group canoes to protest against Enbridge pipeline

BEMIDJI, Minn. — An environmental group took to the water Friday to protest a proposed oil pipeline in northern Minnesota.

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Dickinson planning development on 6,100 acres

DICKINSON, N.D. - City officials are getting ready to study how to use approximately 6,100 acres of land west of Dickinson.

ND economic growth brings more deposits, diversification away from ag

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - It’s no secret that North Dakota has been experiencing rapid growth since the Bakken oil boom began about eight years ago.

NDSU research program seeks solutions for dust impacts in Bakken

FARGO - Clouds of dust carried by prairie winds can impact everything from soil to crops, animals, humans, and the environment.

Oil boom causes high prices, housing shortage in Stanley, ND

Oil boom causes high prices, housing shortage in Stanley, ND

STANLEY, N.D. — For Dorothy Lantto, the price is finally right. Lantto, 69, of Stanley sat watching “The Price is Right,” a popular TV game show, in her new income-based one-bedroom apartment here at Southside Apartments, which is where she has been since May 1 thanks to the help of Mountrail County Social Services.

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Group to protest Sandpiper oil pipeline Friday in Bemidji

BEMIDJI, Minn. - Environmentalist group Honor the Earth will hold a canoe rally Friday in Bemidji against the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline.

United adds Williston-Houston flight

United adds Williston-Houston flight

United Airlines will begin offering United Express service from Williston, N.D., to Houston beginning Aug.

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ENERGY: Pushing for more pipe

ENERGY: Pushing for more pipe

Pipeline projects pile up as Bakken crude, gas production increases

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Grafton energy project gets state funds

GRAFTON, N.D. - Study on the uses of excess capacity of a state-owned power plant in Grafton, N.D., has been given a $28,400 grant from the state Agricultural Products Utilization Commission.

Feds seek tougher oil-train regs

Feds seek tougher oil-train regs

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The federal government on Wednesday proposed stricter rules for trains hauling crude oil after several derailments led to spills and explosions, including one near Casselton, N.D.

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