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October 12, 2016
Meridian Energy submits permit to construct refinery
BISMARCK—The company planning to build an oil refinery west of Belfield, N.D., and just three miles from Theodore Roosevelt National Park's...
October 12, 2016 - 6:36am
September 8, 2016
Plans for new refinery near ND national park still in the works
MEDORA, N.D.—The project manager for a proposed refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park says the company will submit an air quality...
September 8, 2016 - 6:37am
August 4, 2016
BP Whiting refinery reduces wastewater discharge into Lake Michigan
HOUSTON - BP Plc said the wastewater sediment discharge from its Whiting, Indiana refinery returned to permitted levels on Thursday, after several days of exceeding allowed amounts due an upset at a wastewater treatment plant."The refinery's total suspended solids (TSS) returned to...
News/Nation and World
August 4, 2016 - 9:00pm
June 29, 2016
State's newest oil refinery sold at a loss
HOUSTON—A refinery west of Dickinson, N.D., that was the first to be built in the United States since the 1970s has been sold at a loss,...
June 29, 2016 - 6:33am
May 5, 2016
America's newest refinery falls victim to oil price slump
HOUSTON - The owners of a North Dakota refinery that was the first to be built in the United States since the 1970s have curtailed output and may try to sell it, the latest victim of the oil price slump roiling the energy industry. MDU Resources Group Inc and Calumet Specialty Product...
May 5, 2016 - 10:31am
October 22, 2015
Oil refinery concerns bring sky lantern ban
MANDAN, N.D.—Mandan's fireworks laws were tightened Tuesday as city commissioners gave the final approval of a ban on incendiary balloons, sky lanterns and celebration lanterns. The ban makes it illegal to possess, use, discharge, ignite or send off the popular lanterns...
October 22, 2015 - 6:56am
March 16, 2015
U.S. refinery deal hits roadblocks at 8 striking plants
HOUSTON - A tentative national agreement to end a six-week strike at twelve U.S. refineries has struggled to win ratification at eight plants as workers and companies struggle to settle local issues, according to union officials. The deal reached on Thursday by the United...
News/Nation and World
March 16, 2015 - 3:15pm
January 19, 2015
Planned opening for refinery at Dickinson delayed
January 19, 2015 - 7:09am
April 7, 2014
Refineries gaining steam: Capacity would be a ‘drop in the ocean’ compared to N.D. output
WILLISTON, N.D. – While the United States hasn’t seen a new refinery in more than 30 years, North Dakota has five refineries proposed that...
April 7, 2014 - 2:42pm
January 2, 2014
Regulators approve pipelines for new diesel refinery in N.D.
BISMARCK — State utility regulators gave their blessing this week for two pipelines that will carry petroleum byproducts from a new diesel refinery near Dickinson to a nearby rail hub, crossing the Heart River in the process. Dakota Prairie Refining LLC, which is building a diesel...
January 2, 2014 - 8:14am
May 30, 2013
Tesoro to pay $1.1 million penalty
KENAI, Alaska (AP) -- Tesoro has agreed to pay a $1.1 million penalty to resolve violations of federal air pollution laws. The Environmental Protection Agency reached the agreement with Tesoro over alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at four refining facilities that produce...
May 30, 2013 - 4:33pm
Refinery groundbreaking set
MAKOTI, N.D. (AP) -- The Three Affiliated Tribes has announced that it will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for North Dakota's newest refinery next month. The Minot Daily News reported that the groundbreaking ceremony for the refinery, located west of Makoti, will be May 8 at 4:30...
April 30, 2013 - 7:41am
April 2, 2013
Spring ground breaking for refinery near Makoti
MAKOTI, N.D. (AP) -- The Three Affiliated Tribes is planning to break ground this spring on a $400 million refinery near Makoti. Rich Mayer, the project's chief executive, told the Minot Daily News that the Thunder Butte Petroleum Services refinery will be capable of turning 20,000...
April 2, 2013 - 9:06am
March 24, 2013
Ground to be broken for western ND diesel refinery
DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) -- Officials are breaking ground this week for a diesel refinery in western North Dakota. Bismarck-based MDU Resources Group Inc. and Indianapolis-based Calumet Specialty Products Partners are building the Dakota Prairie Refinery west of Dickinson. Officials...
March 24, 2013 - 11:00am
February 8, 2013
New N.D. refinery planned: Dickinson refinery could be producing diesel from Bakken crude oil as soon as 2014
BISMARCK -- A diesel refinery near Dickinson could be operational as soon as late 2014, processing 20,000 barrels of Bakken crude oil per day...
February 8, 2013 - 5:52am