ND Could Gain Up To $100M A Year From Dakota Access

BISMARCK — North Dakota could gain as much as $100 million a year in additional tax revenue after the Dakota Access Pipeline goes into service, largely due to savings in oil transportation costs. The $3.8 billion four-state pipeline, expected to be complete as early as next week, will bring a more competitive price for Bakken…
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Pipeline Spill Affects Waterway In McKenzie County

ARNEGARD, N.D. – State regulators are investigating a pipeline spill in McKenzie County in northwest North Dakota that contaminated an unnamed waterway and is similar to an incident that occurred in the same location in 2014. Oasis Petroleum reported a spill Tuesday, Feb. 28, that released an estimated 500 barrels, or 21,000 gallons, of produced…
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UPDATED: ND Oil Production Fell 9 Percent In December

WILLISTON, N.D. — Severe winter weather caused North Dakota oil production to drop 9 percent in December, the largest monthly decline in state history, the Department of Mineral Resources said Wednesday, Feb. 15. The state produced an average of 942,455 barrels of oil in December, down more than 92,000 barrels per day since November, according…
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With Pipeline Easement Approved, Construction Resumes On Dakota Access

CANNON BALL, N.D. – Construction has resumed on the Dakota Access Pipeline as opponents raise new arguments in court to continue fighting the project. Energy Transfer Partners estimates it will take 60 days to drill under Lake Oahe and complete the pipeline. “I would say sometime around early April, we’ll be pulling oil,” CEO Kelcy…
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ND Senate OKs Bill To Define Lakebed Mineral Ownership

BISMARCK — A bill to clarify mineral ownership under Lake Sakakawea and the Missouri River moved forward Wednesday, Feb. 8, with a 37-9 vote in the North Dakota Senate. Senate Bill 2134 clarifies that North Dakota only claims ownership of minerals under the original channel of the Missouri River and not under Lake Sakakawea, created…
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