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November 22, 2014
Oil boom, pipeline safety put Enbridge on the spot
Dan Gunderson MPR.org/91.3 FM MOORHEAD, Minn. -- Plans for a new oil pipeline across northern Minnesota are bringing increased scrutiny to Enbridge, the company that wants to build it. The Canadian-based company has more than 1,800 miles of pipeline in the state.
November 22, 2014 - 2:18am
September 30, 2014
Search is on for rail congestion cure: Many industries, including oil, say service is suffering
ST. PAUL — A soybean farmers from southwestern Minnesota and an official of a taconite mine in the northeast, and more than a dozen others, came to the same conclusion: Significant railroad delays throughout the Upper Midwest are hurting nearly everyone. Bill Gordon, who farms...
September 30, 2014 - 8:11pm
August 27, 2014
DNR stiffens Sandpiper stance; Department says alternative routes need to be studied for pipeline
BEMIDJI -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has taken a stricter stance on the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline, citing environmental concerns. Calgary-based Enbridge Energy plans to build a $2.6 billion, 616-mile pipeline to transport crude oil from the Bakken oil...
August 27, 2014 - 11:01pm
July 26, 2014
We all should be concerned about national security
National security is a big issue for a veteran like me. It's a topic of interest for some survivalists, too, and for some foreign policy wonks, but how often does the average American think about national security? Probably never -- and that's a shame, because national security is...
July 26, 2014 - 11:16pm
Protest on the lake: Group holds rally in opposition to proposed pipeline
BEMIDJI -- An environmental group took to the water Friday to protest a proposed oil pipeline in northern Minnesota. About 20 members of Honor...
July 26, 2014 - 12:17am
July 24, 2014
Federal government seeks tougher oil-train regulations
Anna Burleson Forum News Service 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. These new regulations could include the phasing...
July 24, 2014 - 12:04am
June 7, 2014
Crossroads of crude: Clearbrook terminal key component in Enbridge’s Minnesota plans
CLEARBROOK -- Just a few hundred yards southeast of the small town of Clearbrook stands a grouping of huge, white, silo-like structures. Silos,...
June 7, 2014 - 11:39pm
May 13, 2014
N.D. oil production up, but not 1 million barrels yet
WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota oil production increased 2.6 percent in March to 977,051 barrels of oil per day, the Department of Mineral Resources said Tuesday. The preliminary figure represents another all-time high for North Dakota as the state climbs toward the milestone...
May 13, 2014 - 9:49am
February 4, 2014
Train sprays oil for nearly 70 miles near Red Wing, Minn.
RED WING, Minn. -- A southbound Canadian Pacific train leaked a trail of about 12,000 gallons of crude oil Monday morning after passing through Red Wing, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. MPCA emergency responders worked with railroad personnel throughout...
February 4, 2014 - 7:58pm
January 14, 2014
Report puts N.D. train crash damage estimate at $6.1 million
CASSELTON, N.D. – Nearly all of the tank cars involved in a fiery train crash near here last month punctured in the wreck, spilling more than 400,000 gallons of crude oil and causing $6.1 million in damage, according to a preliminary report released Monday by federal investigators. According...
January 14, 2014 - 9:54am
January 2, 2014
Federal agency issues safety alert on Bakken crude after N.D. derailment, explosions
A federal agency issued a safety alert today on Bakken crude oil, warning emergency responders, the public and others that the light, sweet crude may be more flammable than traditional heavy crude oil. The safety alert from the the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety...
January 2, 2014 - 2:43pm
December 31, 2013
VIDEO: Updated: Casselton residents can return home
By Kyle Potter and Archie Ingersoll Forum News Service CASSELTON, N.D. - The voluntary evacuation of Casselton after the fiery train...
December 31, 2013 - 9:27am
November 8, 2013
Train carrying crude oil derails, explodes in Alabama
(Reuters) - A 90-car train carrying crude oil derailed and exploded in western Alabama in the early hours of Friday morning, spilling oil and leaving eleven cars burning in the rural area. No injuries have been reported, but 20 of the train's cars derailed and 11 were still...
November 8, 2013 - 11:20am
October 22, 2013
Dayton to look into oil safety
ST. PAUL — Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday he will ask for a report about whether state regulators have done enough to protect Minnesotans from oil spills. In a wide-ranging session with reporters, he said in response to a Forum News Service question: “I can’t say what deficiencies...
October 22, 2013 - 7:33pm
October 10, 2013
UPDATED: Pipeline leak spills 20,600 barrels of oil in North Dakota
By Amy Dalrymple Forum News Service TIOGA, N.D. – The farmer who discovered a pipeline break that spilled 20,600 barrels of Bakken crude said Thursday he hopes the industry learns from the incident and does a better job monitoring for leaks. Steve Jensen...
October 10, 2013 - 10:43am