Faces Of The Boom: Workers Adjust To Meet Changing Demands In ND’s Oil Fields

WILLISTON, N.D. — In Karolin Jappe’s first year as emergency manager in McKenzie County, she responded to five explosions at oil and gas facilities. Most concerning to Jappe was that four of the five companies did not have emergency plans. “It’s hard to work with a company when they don’t have a plan,” she said.…
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UPDATED: ND Oil Production Held Steady In March At Over 1 Million Barrels Per Day

WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota oil production held steady in March, dropping less than 1 percent to an average of nearly 1.03 million barrels per day, the Department of Mineral Resources said Friday, May 12. Hydraulic fracturing crews made significant progress in March on wells that had been drilled but not completed, said Director Lynn…
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UPDATED: Heitkamp Influenced By Tribe’s Position As Senate Fails To Repeal Federal Methane Rule

WASHINGTON – Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., voted Wednesday, May 10, against repealing a federal rule related to methane emissions, a regulation supported by tribal and environmental groups but considered “disastrous” by North Dakota’s energy industry. Congress proposed to repeal the Bureau of Land Management rule on methane emissions from federal and tribal lands approved during…
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EPA Takes 1st Step To Approve ND Regulation Of Injection Wells

BISMARCK — The Environmental Protection Agency administrator announced Tuesday, May 9, he has signed a proposed rule that will allow North Dakota to regulate underground wells to store carbon dioxide, opening the door for new projects to reduce emissions. The long-awaited step from the EPA puts North Dakota on track to become the first state…
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Paddlefish Season ‘A Rush’ For Anglers In Northwest ND

WILLISTON, N.D. — Anglers looking to tangle with the biggest fish in the Missouri River are lining the shorelines in northwest North Dakota this week for paddlefish season. “It’s a rush,” said Randy Baxstrom of Colorado, who was among those to snag a paddlefish on Tuesday, May 2, the first harvest day of the year.…
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