Oilfield Workers Receive Checks For Unpaid Wages From Industry Donor

MINOT, N.D. – Bakken oilfield workers who are still owed wages after their employer abruptly went out of business in 2015 began receiving some compensation Monday, Jan. 16, thanks to an anonymous donor. More than 40 former employees of WCE Oil Field Services will receive checks for a portion of the wages they are owed…
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ND Oil Production Stays Above 1 Million Barrels In November

BISMARCK — North Dakota oil production dropped about 1 percent in November but stayed slightly above 1 million barrels per day, the Department of Mineral Resources said Friday, Jan. 13. Average oil production declined about 10,000 barrels per day in November to an average 1.03 million barrels a day, the preliminary figures show. Mild November…
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Oil Spill Reporting Bill Gets Mixed Reviews

BISMARCK — A bill that would raise the threshold for reporting oil spills got mixed reviews Thursday, Jan. 12, with proponents saying it would improve government efficiency while opponents advocated for more transparency. The House Energy and Natural Resources Committee heard about two hours of testimony on House Bill 1151, which would exempt companies from…
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Corrective Action Order Issued In ND Oil Pipeline Spill

BELFIELD, N.D. – A federal agency has ordered Belle Fourche Pipeline to improve leak detection, remediate any pipeline in unstable land areas and take other steps to protect the environment following an oil spill in a Little Missouri River tributary. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration issued a corrective action order to Belle Fourche,…
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New State Regulations Will Affect Repairs Of Pipeline

BELFIELD, N.D. — New North Dakota pipeline rules will give state regulators greater oversight of repairs to the Belle Fourche Pipeline that spilled more than 176,000 gallons of oil this month. Regulations that take effect Jan. 1 require companies to notify the state Oil and Gas Division if they plan to repair or replace crude…
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