Six Short Pipelines Built Or Proposed To Connect To Dakota Access

WILLISTON, N.D. – The timing of the Dakota Access Pipeline completion remains unclear, but some companies have built short pipelines that are ready to deliver to the four-state project. Six companies have built or proposed short oil pipelines to connect with Dakota Access in North Dakota, with three projects constructed and three others in various…
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Land Board: State Not Trying To Claim Lake Sakakawea Minerals

By Amy Dalrymple and Mike Nowatzki Forum News Service BISMARCK – The Board of University and School Lands said Tuesday, Oct. 18, the state is not trying to claim oil and gas minerals under Lake Sakakawea as some mineral owners had feared based on the state’s response to recent lawsuits. Gov. Jack Dalrymple, chairman of…
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Murky Waters: Industry, Royalty Owners Question Whether State Is Trying To Claim Minerals Under Lake Sakakawea

WILLISTON, N.D. – Oil industry representatives and private mineral owners are questioning whether the state of North Dakota is trying to claim ownership of minerals under Lake Sakakawea, and one attorney warns the uncertainty could deter development and lead to decades of lawsuits. The Board of University and School Lands has traditionally leased minerals under…
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UPDATED: For First Time In 28 Months, ND Oil Production Drops Below 1M Barrels

WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota oil production has dropped below 1 million barrels per day for the first time since hitting that milestone in April 2014. The state’s oil production fell 4.7 percent in August to an average of 981,039 barrels per day, the Department of Mineral Resources said Thursday, Oct. 13. “This is a…
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Oilfield Waste Facility Must Close, Clean Up Site

KILLDEER, N.D. – An oilfield waste treating plant north of Killdeer with a history of not complying with state rules must close after state regulators denied the facility a permit this week. Renewable Resources also will be required to properly dispose of a stockpile of oilfield waste that was recently estimated to be nearly four…
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