Enbridge Project Director: Sandpiper Pipeline Plan Could Be In Jeopardy

By Robb Jeffries Forum News Service ST. PAUL – Regardless of environmental feasibility, the Sandpiper pipeline project might not happen if the originally proposed route is not followed. Paul Eberth, Sandpiper’s project manager, testified Tuesday at an evidentiary hearing for the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission that the North Dakota Pipeline Company, a subsidiary of Enbridge,…
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No Keystone XL Means More Oil By Rail, Report Says

Without the Keystone XL Pipeline, as many as 14 additional trains carrying crude oil could come through North Dakota and Minnesota every day, according to a report released Friday on the pipeline. The U.S. State Department issued its final Environmental Impact Statement on the Keystone XL, which would connect oil sands production in Alberta to…
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Power Company Plan Could Speed Bakken Pipeline Progress

BISMARCK – A Duluth, Minn., energy company announced Wednesday it plans to create an energy corridor that could efficiently transport oil and natural gas produced in North Dakota and reduce natural gas flaring. ALLETE, an energy company that has a 465-mile electrical transmission line from central North Dakota to Duluth, said it plans to work…
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Rookie Cops In Oil Patch Get ‘thrown Into The Mix’

WILLISTON, N.D. – Cops in the Oil Patch say one year of experience there is what they’d see in five years elsewhere. As North Dakota’s oil boom brings a spike in police calls to growing communities, many of the officers on the front lines are rookies in their early to mid-20s. “They’ve been thrown in…
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Faces Of The Boom: For Minnesota-based Contractor, N.D. Feels ‘almost Like Family’

WILLISTON, N.D. – As a general contractor, Tony Godlewski likes to hear the sound of hammers seven days a week. But when building activity slowed in his home base of Minnesota, competition for projects became cutthroat and profit margins declined. “We were all trying to hang on and scrapping for work,” Godlewski said. Godlewski, senior…
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