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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...
News / state
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...
News / state
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...
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March 16, 2015 - 3:15pm
January 19, 2015
Planned opening for refinery at Dickinson delayed
News / state
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...
News / business
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...
News / state
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
February 7, 2013
N.D. refinery announcement coming today
BISMARCK - Gov. Jack Dalrymple plans to hold a news conference today to announce plans for construction of a new diesel refinery in North Dakota. The project will create jobs and provide other statewide benefits, according to a news release from the governor's office. More information...
February 7, 2013 - 10:18am
January 24, 2013
Refinery backers seek to fix tax exemption bill 'fiasco'
BISMARCK -- Backers of a new refinery in North Dakota say a bill asking for a tax exemption for oil refined in the state was a "fiasco," but a corrected bill expected to be filed today would benefit the state. Chester Trabucco, chairman and CEO of Dakota Oil Processing, which is...
January 24, 2013 - 6:48am
November 30, 2012
Two Minnesota refineries object to pipeline surcharge
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Two Minnesota oil refineries say they shouldn't have to help pay for a pipeline from North Dakota to Wisconsin that they won't use. Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge Energy this month proposed a surcharge to finance the $2.5 billion, 618-mile "Sandpiper" pipeline,...
November 30, 2012 - 7:30am
November 29, 2012
2 Minn. refineries object to pipeline surcharge
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Two Minnesota oil refineries say they shouldn't have to help pay for a pipeline that they won't use. Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge Energy this month proposed a surcharge to finance the $2.5 billion, 618-mile "Sandpiper" pipeline, which will bring more oil from...
November 29, 2012 - 9:04am