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Petroleum Council’s written comments to EPA regarding hydraulic fracturing study

Petroleum Council Chairman Rick Ross provided the following comments on behalf of the association at the EPA July 13 hearing in Denver.

Posted 7/20/10 (Tue) read more »

UET announces start of unit train railing of Bakken crude oil from Mountrail County, ND to St. James , LA

United Energy Trading LLC (UET) today announced the August 1, 2010 commencement of unit train transportation of crude oil from the Williston Basin of North Dakota to the St James, Louisiana market center.

Posted 7/19/10 (Mon) read more »

Bakken Rocks CookFest planned for western ND

Plans are underway for the second annual Bakken Rocks CookFest to be held later this month. The two-day event will take place in Tioga on July 27 and in New Town on July 29.

Posted 7/13/10 (Tue) read more »

What North Dakota's oil patch needs gets a look

The oil and gas industry employed 12,750 last year, and companies expect that number to keep going up. The industry and the state are updating a study to keep pace with the need for labor, skills and housing as the number of rigs in the state keeps increasing.

Posted 7/06/10 (Tue) read more »

Bakken Connector to Keystone Pipeline Proposed

A Houston company wants to ship North Dakota oil through a proposed pipeline that would carry Canadian crude to the Gulf of Mexico.

Posted 7/01/10 (Thu) read more »

Workforce needs study to address oil industry issues

In an effort to address workforce and infrastructure issues resulting from North Dakota’s expanding oil industry, the North Dakota Petroleum Council and the North Dakota Department of Commerce are co-sponsoring an oil industry workforce needs study.

Posted 6/29/10 (Tue) read more »

Hess Corp. plans shipping ND oil by rail

Hess Corp. is proposing a $48 million railroad terminal in northwestern North Dakota to ship crude out of state.

Posted 6/24/10 (Thu) read more »

Podcast: Tapping Experience in the Bakken

James L. Bowzer, Regional Vice President for North America Production Operations at Marathon Oil Corporation, discusses the company's significant investment, achievements and ongoing activity in North Dakota's Bakken Shale oil formation, the source of one of the nation's fastest-growing oil-producing regions.

Posted 6/24/10 (Thu) read more »

US Chemical Safety Board - Free Downloadable Safety Video for E&P Sites

The Chemical Safety Board (CSB), in response to the recent surge of accidents at oil and gas production sites across the U.S., has undertaken a national campaign to teach young people about the dangers of being in close proximity to unsecured sites.

Posted 6/23/10 (Wed) read more »

Housing gets congressional attention

U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad, D-ND, was in Williston Tuesday to take testimony and ask questions of area leaders and others on the impact of the housing shortage in the region.

Posted 6/03/10 (Thu) read more »