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North Dakota regulators approve Dakota Access Pipeline

posted on January 22, 2016 at 2:20 PM

North Dakota regulators on Wednesday approved the biggest-capacity crude pipeline proposed to date that would move nearly 600,000 barrels daily from the oil patch to Illinois. Some things to know about the $3.8 billion, 1,150-mile project that... Full Story

Domestic oil reserves highest level since 1972

posted on November 25, 2015 at 4:57 PM

Domestic oil reserves highest level since 1972
The United States has the most oil on reserves on hand since 1972 with more than 39 billion barrels in the bank. This week, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported the sixth consecutive annual increase in reserves and fourth-highest... Full Story

Judge: Company can survey Iowa man's land for pipeline work

posted on August 14, 2015 at 10:44 AM

An Iowa district court judge says a man is obligated to let a company survey his land as part of a proposal for an oil pipeline. Full Story

35,000 gallons of oil spills after Montana train derailment

posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:54 PM

Three tank cars leaked an estimated 35,000 gallons of oil after a train hauling crude from North Dakota derailed in rural northeastern Montana, the latest in a series of wrecks raising concerns across the U.S. and Canada, authorities said Friday. Full Story

Fewer passenger, freight rail delays due to drilling decline

posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:48 PM

Officials say delays in Amtrak service and agricultural product shipping have eased across the Upper Midwest in part because weak oil prices have prompted a drilling slowdown in North Dakota. Full Story

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
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