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December 9, 2016
ND oil, gas royalty owners concerned about deductions from checks
BISMARCK — Oil and gas royalty owners are seeing more deductions from their checks but companies aren't adequately explaining why, a former North Dakota state representative said. Bob Skarphol, a Republican from Tioga who recently retired from the Legislature, is asking the...
December 9, 2016 - 7:00am
November 5, 2016
Pipeline workers pushing for gathering line regulations approval
Laborers International Union of North America members and other pipeline workers are pushing for the passage of rules regulating oil and gas...
November 5, 2016 - 6:27am
April 12, 2016
Don't bar public from speaking at public hearings
Reason No. 26 to regret the Democratic Party's weakness in today's North Dakota: Because Republicans in power need a watchdog, exactly as Democrats do in states where they have control. Case in point: the proposed North Dakota Industrial Commission rule that would block most of the...
April 12, 2016 - 6:45am
April 7, 2016
Defining 'interested party' could affect oil hearings
BISMARCK - A proposed North Dakota Industrial Commission rule would severely limit public participation in oil and gas issues, the Democratic candidate for governor said this week. Marvin Nelson, a state legislator from Rolla, said he opposes a proposal under consideration that...
April 7, 2016 - 5:56am
December 26, 2015
Abandoned wells and cleanup issues beginning to surface
BISMARCK — Financial constraints on the oil industry have contributed to more problems with abandoned wells not being properly restored, state regulators say. The North Dakota Industrial Commission has active complaints against four separate companies for issues related...
December 26, 2015 - 6:45am
December 24, 2015
New regulator complaints for oil company
BISMARCK — An oil company facing two complaints of violating state oil and gas regulations could be deemed a repeat offender, forcing them to pay an additional $60,000 in fines for a previous violation. The North Dakota Industrial Commission alleges that Oasis Petroleum violated...
December 24, 2015 - 7:00am
November 12, 2015
Bank of North Dakota to launch $300 million loan program for farmers hurt by low crop prices
BISMARCK – North Dakota’s state-owned bank is launching a $300 million loan program to help farmers struggling with low commodity prices and below-average crop production. The state Industrial Commission voted Thursday to approve the Bank of North Dakota’s new Farm Financial...
November 12, 2015 - 4:01pm
October 23, 2015
State adds flexibility on flaring
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — The North Dakota Industrial Commission adopted new policies Thursday to reward oil companies that exceed their...
October 23, 2015 - 6:49am
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
July 29, 2015
$900,000 fine for violating oil field regulations
BISMARCK — The North Dakota Industrial Commission fined an Idaho company $900,000 on Tuesday for a dozen alleged violations of oil regulations, including two saltwater spills discovered in November and January that have yet to be cleaned up. Alturas Energy LLC was served...
July 29, 2015 - 6:45am
July 14, 2014
Stenehjem says N.D. Industrial Commission violated open records law with records delay
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Industrial Commission violated the state’s open records laws by taking almost two months to provide minutes of its meetings, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said in an opinion Monday. The records were requested by a campaign volunteer...
July 14, 2014 - 12:00pm
January 29, 2014
Industrial Commission approves oil mega-unit
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Industrial Commission voted 2-1 today to approve an oil drilling proposal to develop 25,000 acres in McKenzie County as one large unit, with Gov. Jack Dalrymple the sole opposing vote. The proposal from QEP Energy Co. to develop what is known as the...
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January 29, 2014 - 4:03pm
December 28, 2011
Coal groups paying $500K for lawsuit
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota utilities and coal interests say they're paying up to $500,000 for a legal challenge to a Minnesota law that hampers the coal industry. The Minnesota law restricts imports of electric power from new plants that are fueled by coal. Last May, Gov....
December 28, 2011 - 8:09pm