Duke University professor Avner Vengosh presents the results of a study on contamination from wastewater spills in the Bakken on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, in New Town, N.D. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

Tribal Members Question Water Quality In Response To New Bakken Study

NEW TOWN, N.D. – Some residents of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation say they want greater monitoring of their drinking water to detect contamination from oil-related spills. Tribal members raised concerns Wednesday during a community event that featured a Duke University researcher who recently studied the impact of wastewater spills in North Dakota’s Oil Patch.…
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U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, pictured in this 2014 file photo, is providing ideas to Donald Trump on energy policy. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

ND’s Cramer Providing Trump With Ideas On Energy

WASHINGTON – As Donald Trump advances to be the likely Republican nominee for president, North Dakota Rep. Kevin Cramer has Trump’s ear on energy policy. Cramer said he’s been tapped by Trump’s campaign to compile some notes on energy policy ideas that fit Trump’s “America First” economic theme. Cramer, in an interview with Forum News…
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Oil Spill Affects Slough In Mountrail County

PARSHALL, N.D. – State health officials are monitoring the cleanup of 10 barrels, or 420 gallons, of oil that spilled Thursday and affected a nearby slough in Mountrail County. The spill occurred at a site owned by EOG Resources about 11 miles northwest of Parshall, the North Dakota Department of Health said. The spill was…
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Oil Production Measurements Questioned, But State Says Checks Are In Place

WILLISTON, N.D. – A Republican candidate for governor who works as an oilfield consultant questions the accuracy of how North Dakota oil production is measured, potentially costing the state oil tax revenue, but state regulators say safeguards are in place to verify the numbers. About 70 percent of North Dakota well sites have some type…
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Oil rigs sit stacked in an industrial yard north of Dickinson, N.D., on Saturday, April 30, 2016. (Dustin Monke / Forum News Service)

UPDATED: N.D. Oil Production Drops 1 Percent In March

WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota oil production fell about 1 percent in March to an average of 1.1 million barrels per day, the Department of Mineral Resources said Thursday. Average daily oil production dropped nearly 10,000 barrels since February due to the ongoing slowdown in the industry caused by low oil prices. Director Lynn Helms…
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