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U.S. officials revive oil train safety order after complaints

posted on May 29, 2015 at 4:27 PM

U.S. transportation officials are extending an order for railroads to notify states about shipments of hazardous crude oil shipments. Full Story

Following New Regulations, Another Bakken Oil Train Derails

posted on May 8, 2015 at 3:16 PM

Following New Regulations, Another Bakken Oil Train Derails
Faulty axles on a train carrying grain are getting the majority of the blame for a December 2013 derailment in Cassleton, North Dakota. Full Story

U.S., Canada Unveil Rules to Boost Oil Train Safety

posted on May 1, 2015 at 6:52 PM

Rail tank cars used to transport crude oil and many other flammable liquids will have to be built to stronger standards to reduce the risk of a catastrophic train crash and fire, under sweeping new safety rules unveiled by U.S. and Canadian... Full Story

Axles likely cause of Cassleton train derailment

posted on May 1, 2015 at 6:27 PM

Axles likely cause of Cassleton train derailment
Faulty axles on a train carrying grain are getting the majority of the blame for a December 2013 derailment in Cassleton, North Dakota. Full Story

Special police unit to focus on street gangs in Fargo area

posted on April 10, 2015 at 2:56 PM

Law enforcement authorities say gang members headed to and from the North Dakota oil patch are setting up shop in the Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota, metropolitan area. Full Story

Fracking lawsuit amid crude shipment changes

posted on April 2, 2015 at 6:12 PM

Fracking lawsuit amid crude shipment changes
One of the states that has benefited the most from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is joining a lawsuit against the federal government over a new federal rule involving the disclosure of the chemicals used in the process. Full Story

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
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