Next Round Of ND Oil Production Figures ‘going To Be Bad,’ Helms Says

Lynn Helms, director of the Department of Mineral Resources, speaks Tuesday, March 3, 2016, in Williston, N.D. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service WILLISTON, N.D. – Early March oil production numbers show that North Dakota will likely drop below 1.1 million barrels per day for the first time since June 2014, the state’s top oil regulator said.…
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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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Jon Lindvig, from left, and Milton Lindvig look at detailed maps of the proposed Upland Pipeline on Wednesday, April 7, 2016, in Tioga, N.D., with John Trepl, contract land staff for TransCanada. The 240-mile pipeline would be 20 inches in diameter, as shown in the foreground. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

Review Process Begins For Pipeline To Canada

TIOGA, N.D. – Landowners in northwest North Dakota got their first glimpse this week at how a major crude oil pipeline proposed for the Bakken might affect them. TransCanada held open houses this week for residents along the route of the proposed Upland Pipeline, which would carry oil from southwest of Williston north to Canada.…
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Oil pump, near Calgary, Alberta, Canada, (Low angle view)

Defining ‘interested Party’ Could Affect Oil Hearings

BISMARCK – A proposed North Dakota Industrial Commission rule would severely limit public participation in oil and gas issues, the Democratic candidate for governor said this week. Marvin Nelson, a state legislator from Rolla, said he opposes a proposal under consideration that would define an “interested party” in oil and gas statutes as a landowner…
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Proposed Pipeline Would Carry Oil To Canada

WILLISTON, N.D. – The company that proposed the Keystone XL Pipeline is now moving forward with a new pipeline that would carry crude oil from the Bakken north to Canada. TransCanada Corp. will hold three open house events next week along the route of the proposed Upland Pipeline, which would carry up to 300,000 barrels…
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