Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (701) 580-6890.
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BISMARCK -- North Dakota oil production dropped about 1 percent in November but continues to be above 1 million barrels per day, the Department of Mineral Resources said Friday, Jan. 13. The state produced an average of 1.03 million barrels per day, according to the latest preliminary figures. Operators completed more wells in November, bringing the number of wells that have been drilled but waiting on hydraulic fracturing crews to 839, down 21 from the previous month.
BISMARCK — The leader of the oil-rich Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation threatened to leave the oil tax agreement with North Dakota on Tuesday, Jan. 10, during a legislative hearing that brought up unresolved conflicts over how the state shares oil tax revenue with the tribe. “We are not bluffing. Oil industry, please, take that back,” Chairman Mark Fox said during a meeting of the House Finance and Taxation Committee. “We’ll roll the dice on what that means for production on Fort Berthold.”
BELFIELD, N.D. – A federal agency has ordered Belle Fourche Pipeline to improve leak detection, remediate any pipeline in unstable land areas and take other steps to protect the environment following an oil spill in a Little Missouri River tributary. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a corrective action order to Belle Fourche, part of True Companies of Wyoming, stemming from its investigation into the spill discovered Dec. 5 by a landowner northwest of Belfield.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued serious safety violations to three companies after an investigation into a flash fire at a North Dakota oil well site last June that killed one worker and severely burned three others near Watford City. OSHA issued citations to the well’s operator, XTO Energy, and the two servicing companies, Most Wanted Well Service and Sherwood Enterprises, following the investigation of the June 18 incident.
BELFIELD, N.D. – Belle Fourche Pipeline Co. estimates that 130,200 gallons of oil spilled into a tributary of the Little Missouri River last week and another 46,200 gallons leaked into...
BELFIELD, N.D. – A pipeline leak caused a significant oil spill in a tributary of the Little Missouri River this week, but the volume of oil released was still unknown...
DALLAS — The companies building the Dakota Access Pipeline said they remain committed to completing the project and expect to do so without rerouting the pipeline despite a decision from the federal government that denies the Lake Oahe easement.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Sunday, Dec. 4, that it will not approve an easement for the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe. The decision is a major development in the protest over the construction of the $3.8 billion pipeline, a 1,172-mile project that would link oil fields in western North Dakota to the lower midwest and has become a flashpoint for protests over Native American land rights.
BISMARCK – Vehicles delivering supplies to the Dakota Access Protest camp could be subject to a $1,000 fine for violating the governor’s emergency evacuation order, a state official said Tuesday,...
WASHINGTON – Dakota Access LLC is asking a federal judge to declare that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has already authorized pipeline construction under Lake Oahe and an easement...