Residents Turn To County In Fight Against Radioactive Waste

WATFORD CITY, N.D. – Residents of a McKenzie County township urged county leaders Tuesday to help them in their fight against an oilfield waste landfill that could be the first in the state to accept radioactive waste. The board of Tri Township opposes a proposal from IHD Solids Management LLC to accept radioactive waste at…
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A Mormon Migration: With Influx Of People From Western States,congregations In Oil Patch Have Swelled

Bishop Lance Madsen, right, talks to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints choir in Watford City, N.D., during a rehearsal on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service WATFORD CITY, N.D. – Members of a Watford City church hope a new building is complete before they outgrow another temporary meeting…
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Helms Predicts Oil Will Come Back ‘with A Rush’

WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota’s top oil regulator had a message for Williston leaders this week: Get ready. When – not if – oil prices increase, drilling crews will be back in the Bakken eager to make up for lost time, said Director of Mineral Resources Lynn Helms. “This is going to come back pretty…
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UPDATED: Oil Production Drop Not As Steep As Expected

A drilling rig operates near Keene, N.D., on Monday, March 14, 2016. North Dakota’s drilling rig count is down to about 29, the lowest since October 2005. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota oil production had a smaller decline than expected in February as more companies put fracking crews to work to…
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Oil Regulators Visit Spill Site Amid Hearing On Tougher Regulations

WILLISTON, N.D. – Oil and gas regulators visiting Williston on Wednesday did more than listen to public comments about proposed pipeline rules. The Department of Mineral Resources contingent also visited the site of the state’s largest pipeline spill, an event that was the impetus for many of the regulations now being considered. Director Lynn Helms…
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