CROSBY, N.D. — The company that owns a saltwater pipeline that leaked last week in Divide County shut down its system after detecting a problem, but it took a few days before workers found the source of the leak. Samson Resources discovered on Aug.
BISMARCK — Senate and House lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to a bill designed to send a greater share of oil tax revenue to areas of western North Dakota strained by the impacts of oil development. House Bill 1176 will send about $630.8 million in oil production tax revenue to political subdivisions in the 2015-17 biennium, or nearly $133 million more than under current law. The bill changes the funding formula to send 30 percent of oil revenue to counties, cities, schools and townships while sending 70 percent to the state, a 5 percent increase for the local share. Gov.