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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WILLISTON, N.D. — Oil and gas regulators visiting Williston on Wednesday did more than listen to public comments about proposed pipeline rules. The Department of Mineral Resources contingent also visited the site of the state's largest pipeline spill, an event that was the impetus for many of the regulations now being considered. Director Lynn Helms and others from the department visited the Blacktail Creek spill cleanup site where a Meadowlark Midstream pipeline leaked an estimated 3 million gallons of produced water.
WILLISTON, N.D. — New rules proposed for the oil and gas industry aim to reduce spills and minimize impacts to the environment, state regulators say. But some of the new regulations would cost North Dakota's oil industry as much as $16 million to implement at a time when operators are struggling with low oil prices. A series of four public hearings starts Monday in Bismarck to gather input before the North Dakota Industrial Commission will act on the proposals.
WILLISTON, N.D. — Job-seeker Kenneth Winter set a deadline for himself Wednesday at Williston's job fair: If he doesn't find work in one month, he's moving to Las Vegas. More than 700 people attended the first day of a two-day Job Service fair in Williston, including many who have been laid off or had hours reduced because of the slowdown in oil activity.
WILLISTON, N.D. -- While celebrating the grand opening of a four-story apartment and retail complex in downtown Williston, Chicago developer Nancy Kapp had a message for her banker: "There's no way on God's green earth you're ever going to own this building. It's mine," Kapp said. Competition for renters in Williston is tough, and likely only going to get tougher. Some apartments are still being constructed in Williston even as the oil industry slowdown continues and vacancy rates rise.
MINOT — A report from a dad who discovered that a sex offender was trying to befriend his 14-year-old daughter on Facebook led to the offender’s arrest this week. Minot...
STANLEY, N.D. -- The oil industry brought Kathryn Hilton to North Dakota, but for a different reason than most people. The South Carolina native calls herself the Bakken Resister, and she moved to North Dakota to help landowners affected by oil and gas development. Hilton, 27, was working with residents dealing with gas development in the Marcellus shale of Pennsylvania when she started to hear about impacts from oil development in North Dakota.
WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota oil production fell 2.7 percent in January to 1.12 million barrels per day, the Department of Mineral Resources said Friday. The drop in production is...
UPDATED WILLISTON, N.D. — A reported spill of more than 2,700 barrels of saltwater northeast of Williston over the weekend reinforces the need for oil well pads to have adequate containment berms, one state agency said Monday. Zavanna staff discovered the spill of 2,733 barrels, or 114,786 gallons, of produced water about 10 a.m. Sunday at an oil well pad about 4 miles northeast of Williston.
WILLISTON, N.D. — One woman has nightmares and sometimes jumps when her fiancé touches her. Another withdrew from friends and family, full of shame and guilt. Survivors of a sex trafficking case that recently came to a close in North Dakota say they're relieved that Keith Graves was sentenced to more than 33 years in prison. But two victims who spoke anonymously to Forum News Service said they still struggle to cope. "I feel like everybody can see right through me because of the things that he was making us do," said one woman.
WILLISTON, N.D. — An oilfield landfill south of Williston is the first facility in North Dakota to propose accepting radioactive waste under new state rules. IHD Solids Management LLC has submitted applications to the North Dakota Department of Health to accept radioactive waste that's a byproduct of oil development and is currently being shipped out of state.