Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (701) 580-6890.
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WASHINGTON—A provision to lift the U.S. ban on oil exports is included in a government spending bill, giving North Dakota's congressional delegation hope the 40-year-old ban could be lifted later this year. "We are two votes and a signature away from getting this done," Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., told Forum News Service. The language is included in the year-end funding bill, which is must-pass legislation, said Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D. "We have to put it in something that the president won't veto," Hoeven said in an interview.
BISMARCK — More than 20,000 miles of gathering pipelines in North Dakota have operated with little regulation, but the supervisor of a new pipeline program says that's changing. Seven of 10 positions have been filed in the Department of Mineral Resources pipeline program, staff positions that will allow state regulators to have oversight over small pipelines that transport crude oil, saltwater and other liquids. Kevin Connors, who took over in October as supervisor of the program, said four pipeline inspectors are out in the field and the department is working to hire two more. "I
MINOT — A woman convicted last week in Minot for human trafficking was also a victim and should have received better services, says an advocate for sex trafficking victims. Tayari Chanel Meadows, 20, was released from jail last week and sentenced to three years of probation for her role in trafficking a 14-year-old runaway from Las Vegas. Minot police arrested Meadows last April after the teen's mother discovered her daughter was being advertised for prostitution on Backpage.com.
WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota oil production fell 2 percent in September as companies continue to slow down in response to low oil prices. The state produced an average of...
WILLISTON, N.D. — Oil industry leaders in Williston applauded efforts to repeal a ban on crude oil exports Thursday which they say could reverse the recent slowdown in oil activity...