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Glendive drinking water gets green light after Yellowstone River oil spill

Residents of a Montana town whose water supply was tainted by an oil pipeline rupture last week got the all-clear on Friday to turn taps back on, though some reported brown or black material spurting from faucets even after their pipes were flushed.

Eastern North Dakota businesses consider impacts of lower oil prices

Physical evidence of North Dakota's oil boom is hard to come by in Grand Forks.

Devils Lake leaders encouraged by refinery due diligence report

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. – Promoters of a proposed 20,000-barrel-per-day oil refinery near Devils Lake are encouraged by an in-depth report, released Friday, that explores the $200 million project.

Shifting ice on Yellowstone complicates oil recovery

Shifting ice on Yellowstone complicates oil recovery

GLENDIVE, Mont. — Constantly changing ice conditions on the Yellowstone River are complicating attempts to retrieve the 40,000 gallons of oil that leaked into the river near Glendive last Saturday.

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South Dakota residents question proposed Dakota Access oil pipeline

South Dakota residents question proposed Dakota Access oil pipeline

IROQUOIS, S.D. — In a town of about 250, roughly 100 people gathered inside Iroquois gym to hear why a Texas-based company which should build the 1,134 mile Dakota Access pipeline through farmland.

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Kinder Morgan to buy Bakken pipeline company Hiland Partners for $3 billion

HOUSTON — Leading pipeline company Kinder Morgan Inc will buy Hiland Partners, a pipeline and logistics company founded by Continental Resources Chief Executive Officer Harold Hamm, for $3 billion, the company said on Wednesday.

U.S. jobless claims off seven-month high; oil layoffs watched

WASHINGTON -- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week from a seven-month high, pointing to continued improvement in labor market conditions.

Proposed southwest MN solar project draws opposition from residents

Proposed southwest MN solar project draws opposition from residents

Marshall, Minn. -- Chuck Muller and his family have lived on about eight acres of land for more than 20 years. During that time, they've seen big changes, mainly the construction of energy installations near his home.

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Oil spill contaminating Yellowstone River makes daily life difficult for nearby residents

Oil spill contaminating Yellowstone River makes daily life difficult for nearby residents

GLENDIVE, Mont. -- When Ginger Mosley first detected the smell of oil in the water at her home on Dodge Street in Glendive, it didn’t take long for her 15-year-old son Tyler to fill up a glass, slosh it around and take a swig.

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Williams County brine spill could turn out to be one of the largest ever in ND

WILLISTON, N.D. – A spill earlier this month from a saltwater line not even a year old north of Williston has turned out to be the biggest spill of North Dakota’s current oil boom and may be one of the biggest ever.

Kinder Morgan acquires Harold Hamm's pipeline business

HOUSTON — Kinder Morgan Inc. announced Jan. 21 a definitive agreement whereby KMI will acquire Hiland Partners from its founder, Harold Hamm, and certain Hamm family trusts, for a total purchase price of approximately $3 billion, including the assumption of debt.

Industry, environmentalists weigh in at Williston TENORM hearing

Industry, environmentalists weigh in at Williston TENORM hearing

WILLISTON — Industry experts and environmentalists suggested changes Tuesday at a hearing on the North Dakota Department of Health’s proposed rules for increasing the amount of radioactive waste in the state.

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Agency says oil pipeline break that poured into Yellowstone River was below riverbed

GLENDIVE, Mont. -- The pipeline break that released an estimated 42,000 gallons of crude oil into the Yellowstone River is beneath the river bed, a federal official said Tuesday.

Halliburton, Baker Hughes to lay off thousands as oil slumps

Halliburton, Baker Hughes to lay off thousands as oil slumps

(Reuters) - Oilfield service providers Baker Hughes Inc and Halliburton Co plan to cut thousands of jobs as drilling activity slows further due to a steep fall in crude oil prices.

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Fresh water being trucked into Glendive after Bakken crude spills into Yellowstone River

Fresh water being trucked into Glendive after Bakken crude spills into Yellowstone River

GLENDIVE, Mont. -- Truckloads of water are being brought into Glendive after a spill of close to 1,200 barrels of oil, roughly 50,000 gallons, has officials concerned about the town’s water supply.

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