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February 15, 2018
Winter weather causes slight drop in oil production
BISMARCK—Winter weather contributed to a slight slowdown in North Dakota oil activity in December, bringing the state's production down 1.3 percent to an average of 1.18 million barrels per day. Director of Mineral Resources Lynn Helms said Thursday, Feb. 15, he expects to continue...
February 15, 2018 - 5:53pm
January 20, 2018
ND oil industry missed October's flaring target, revised numbers show
BISMARCK—Revised natural gas numbers released this week show North Dakota's oil industry failed to meet the state gas capture target in...
January 20, 2018 - 8:50am
January 7, 2018
900-mile natural gas liquids pipeline proposed for Bakken
BISMARCK — Oneok recently announced plans for a 900-mile natural gas liquids pipeline that will accommodate increasing North Dakota production...
January 7, 2018 - 3:38pm
August 11, 2017
State officials concerned over rise in Fort Berthold flaring
FORT BERTHOLD, N.D. — Flaring on Fort Berthold Indian Reservation increased for the third month in a row, raising concern with state officials....
August 11, 2017 - 7:54pm
June 9, 2017
Federal agency to review past ND gas flaring, could order royalties be paid
BISMARCK—A federal agency plans to determine whether the oil industry owes royalties for flaring natural gas from federal and tribal oil...
June 9, 2017 - 5:54pm
November 20, 2015
Letter to the editor: N.D. needs to curb natural gas flaring
I have sponsored legislation to curtail natural gas flaring only to see it defeated with the promise that the North Dakota Industrial Commission will take care of it. It has been two months since our Industrial Commission again delayed cutting the wasteful flaring of gas in North...
November 20, 2015 - 7:06am
November 14, 2015
Commission grants flaring exemption for Marathon
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Industrial Commission granted exemptions from its flaring policy to three wells owned by Marathon Oil, but limited the exemption to four months. Lynn Helms, director of the Department of Mineral Resources, recommended a six-month exemption for two wells...
November 14, 2015 - 7:24am
October 2, 2015
NDIC has failed to lead state by wasting one-time harvest
I awoke this morning thinking about our young granddaughters. I appreciate that they will be safe and warm in a home and a day care facility heated by natural gas as winter approaches. Projections are that reserves of natural gas are quite extensive and will last for years. Projections...
October 2, 2015 - 7:07am
August 27, 2015
Oil industry seeks delay, not expected to meet flaring goal
BISMARCK—North Dakota's oil and gas industry and the state's top oil regulator are asking a panel to delay the next goal for reducing the flaring of natural gas, citing unforeseen circumstances including a glut of cheap gas, stalled infrastructure projects and difficulty obtaining...
August 27, 2015 - 7:34am
August 14, 2015
Ethane pipeline project would connect to Canada
August 14, 2015 - 6:40am
N.D. oil production down in February
WILLISTON, N.D. – Low oil prices prompted North Dakota oil production to drop 1.2 percent in February to just under 1.18 million barrels per day, the Department of Mineral Resources said Tuesday. Operators are postponing completion work because of low oil prices, Director Lynn...
April 14, 2015 - 10:15am
February 26, 2015
Flaring exemptions granted
Members ask for new policy when companies don't meet targets BISMARCK — The North Dakota Industrial Commission approved Wednesday an exception from its flaring goals but directed state regulators to draft a policy to address such scenarios in the future. The three...
February 26, 2015 - 6:41am
February 7, 2015
Legislature contemplates changes to flaring regulations
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Supporters of a bill meant to reduce flaring of natural gas told lawmakers Friday additional restrictions would improve air quality and provide more money to mineral owners and the state. Opponents of Senate Bill 2343 countered before the Senate Energy and Natural...
February 7, 2015 - 7:19am
December 26, 2014
State agency reports success in reducing flaring in 2014
DICKINSON, N.D. -- In 2014, North Dakota made significant strides in capturing more natural gas in the Oil Patch. However, there are different opinions as to whether enough is being done. "I couldn't be happier," Lynn Helms, director of the state Department of Mineral Resour...
December 26, 2014 - 7:05am
July 2, 2014
Regulators attempt to curb production flaring
BISMARCK — Oil companies burning off more than a billion cubic feet of natural gas every day in North Dakota could face production restrictions if they fail to meet goals adopted by state regulators Tuesday as part of a multipronged effort to curb flaring. Members of the state...
July 2, 2014 - 7:21am