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Growing pains: Oil boom turns prairie school to melting pot

posted on February 20, 2015 at 3:42 PM

Every morning as principal Brad Foss arrives at his school — after just a 60-second commute — he's reminded of oil's giant footprint in this town. Full Story

Another train derails containing Bakken crude

posted on February 20, 2015 at 12:28 PM

Another train derails containing Bakken crude
A massive explosion rocked a railroad town this week in West Virginia and once again crude oil from the Bakken is at the center of the incident. Full Story

Contamination still high near ND spill, dropping downstream

posted on February 13, 2015 at 2:11 PM

Records released by state health officials show high contamination levels persist along a North Dakota creek more than a month after a massive wastewater spill in the state's oil patch. Full Story

Low prices raise alarm in North Dakota oil patch

posted on February 6, 2015 at 2:48 PM

High crude prices catapulted North Dakota into the top tier of the global oil market and doubled or tripled the size of once-sleepy towns that suddenly had to accommodate a small army of petroleum workers. Full Story

Pipeline not state-inspected before 3M-gallon saltwater leak

posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:17 PM

A pipeline that ruptured recently in North Dakota and spilled nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater produced during oil drilling wasn't inspected by the state before being installed, according to state regulators. Full Story

#IPTVMarket VoW: Driving in North Dakota

posted on January 21, 2015 at 4:56 PM

#IPTVMarket VoW: Driving in North Dakota
Driving in the middle of the Bakken oil fields can be a challenge. This dashboard video from 2011 shows just how difficult it is to make a left-hand turn. Check the truck to the right and if you listen closely, the squeal of the tires to get... Full Story

North Dakota-to-Illinois Oil Pipeline Proposed

posted on December 5, 2014 at 5:23 PM

North Dakota-to-Illinois Oil Pipeline Proposed
The proposed $3.78-billion Dakota Access pipeline would transport 450,000 barrels of oil per day from the Bakken and Three Forks regions of North Dakota to southern Illinois. The new construction would tack-on barely 4 hundredths of one percent of... Full Story

Early tests don't find tainted water from oil boom

posted on November 21, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Random testing of shallow groundwater in the Northern Plains oil patch found no evidence of contamination from an energy boom that's already seen more than 8,500 wells drilled, federal scientists said Monday. Full Story

North Dakota Mulls Rules to Make Crude Safer for Shipment

posted on November 14, 2014 at 2:36 PM

North Dakota's top energy industry regulator unveiled new rules Thursday that would require companies to reduce the volatility of crude before it's shipped by rail. Full Story

Seattle: more needed to improve oil train safety

posted on October 24, 2014 at 1:57 PM

With increasing numbers of volatile crude oil trains moving through Seattle's "antiquated" downtown rail tunnel, city emergency planners say more must be done to lower the risk of an oil-train accident and improve the city's ability to respond. Full Story

North Dakota well leaking oil, gas and water

posted on October 24, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Workers are attempting to contain an out-of-control oil well in North Dakota, authorities said Friday. North Dakota regulators said a well near Watford City in the western part of the state has been leaking oil, gas and water since Thursday. Full Story

Construction industry concerned about rail delays

posted on October 10, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Representatives of Minnesota's construction industry are the latest to express concern about the state's congested railways caused in part by increased oil shipments moving from North Dakota. Full Story

Oil, rail industries want 7 years to fix tank cars

posted on October 3, 2014 at 3:28 PM

The oil and railroad industries are urging federal regulators to allow them as long as seven years to upgrade existing tank cars that transport highly volatile crude oil, a top oil industry official said Tuesday. The cars have ruptured and... Full Story

Oil industry offers crude-train testing standards

posted on September 26, 2014 at 3:38 PM

The oil industry's lead trade group released new standards on Thursday for testing and classifying crude shipped by rail after prior shipments were misclassified, including a train that derailed in Canada and killed 47 people. Full Story

Groups sue over oil shipments in older rail cars

posted on September 12, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Environmental groups sued the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday over the shipment of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars. Full Story
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