Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at email@example.com or (701) 580-6890.
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WATFORD CITY, N.D. – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued serious safety violations to three companies after an investigation into a flash fire at a North Dakota oil well site last June that killed one worker and severely burned three others near Watford City. OSHA issued citations to the well’s operator, XTO Energy, and the two servicing companies, Most Wanted Well Service and Sherwood Enterprises, following the investigation of the June 18 incident.
WASHINGTON — A Standing Rock Sioux Tribe representative said the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy served as a springboard for discussion this week during a listening session with the Donald Trump's transition team and tribal leaders. Chad Harrison, member of the Standing Rock Tribal Council, was among tribal leaders from around the country who participated in a listening session Wednesday, Dec. 14, in Washington.
WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota oil production increased 7.4 percent in October, bringing daily production back above 1 million barrels per day, the Department of Mineral Resources said Tuesday, Dec...
BELFIELD, N.D. — Belle Fourche Pipeline Co. estimates that 130,200 gallons of oil spilled into a tributary of the Little Missouri River last week and another 46,200 gallons leaked into a hillside, the North Dakota Department of Health said Monday, Dec. 12. The spill discovered by a landowner on Dec. 5 was not detected by monitoring equipment on the pipeline, which is owned by of True Companies of Wyoming.
BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple outlined a budget plan Wednesday, Dec. 7, that calls for 10 percent cuts for most agency budgets, preparing the state for slower growth to offset...
BISMARCK – Gov. Jack Dalrymple outlined a budget proposal Wednesday, Dec. 7, that makes cuts to balance a budget affected by a collapse in commodity prices but invests in key...
BISMARCK — Developers of the Dakota Access Pipeline say they are "fully committed" to completing the project without rerouting the pipeline and filed a motion in federal court Monday, Dec. 5, seeking to expedite a federal judge's decision. Dakota Access LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, requested Monday to make oral arguments at the court's earliest convenience in its cross claim against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The company suggests Friday, Dec. 9 as a possible hearing date.
DALLAS — The companies building the Dakota Access Pipeline said they remain committed to completing the project and expect to do so without rerouting the pipeline despite a decision from the federal government that denies the Lake Oahe easement.
WASHINGTON — A long-awaited decision issued Sunday, Dec. 4, denies an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline, but it does not mean an end for the controversial Bakken oil pipeline. The Department of the Army said it would not approve an easement to allow the 1,172-mile pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, where protests have escalated in recent months.
BISMARCK – Dakota Access LLC is fighting a $15,000 proposed fine from the North Dakota Public Service Commission, arguing the company’s delay in notifying regulators about artifacts found in the...