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New rail facility moving ND oil to Oklahoma

EOG Resources Inc., of Houston, said the first shipment from its new terminal in northwestern North Dakota is due in Oklahoma on Monday, after a four-day trip. The company has said the terminal near Stanley is capable of loading 60,000 barrels of oil onto one 100-car unit train each day.

Posted 1/05/10 (Tue) read more »

First train with EOG Resources Bakken crude oil departs Stanley, ND, for Oklahoma

The first train to transport crude oil for EOG Resources, Inc. and its subsidiary companies (EOG) departed from Stanley, North Dakota on December 31, 2009 at 9:15 a.m. Central Time for the approximate four-day trip to Stroud, Okla. where it will be unloaded and transported to market via a new 17-mile pipeline to a terminal in Cushing, Okla.

Posted 12/31/09 (Thu) read more »

ND natural gas pipeline nears completion

A mid-January completion date is slated for a $45 million pipeline that will feed North Dakota natural gas into an existing line that moves the gas to Chicago. The Prairie Rose Pipeline will transport some natural gas from the state's oil patch that is being flared, said Justin Kringstad, director of the North Dakota Pipeline Authority.

Posted 12/31/09 (Thu) read more »

Pipeline upgrade set for completion this week

A pipeline company's project to carry more crude oil from western North Dakota and eastern Montana is set to be completed Friday, state and industry officials said. Enbridge Pipeline North Dakota LLC has upgraded 11 pumping stations in North Dakota along a pipeline that runs from northwestern North Dakota to Clearbrook, Minn., said Justin Kringstad, director of the North Dakota Pipeline Authority.

Posted 12/29/09 (Tue) read more »

North Dakota oil patch posts record production

North Dakota's oil patch will set a production record in 2009, despite a year that began with depressed crude prices and a drop in drilling activity, state and industry officials said. North Dakota will produce about 80 million barrels of oil in 2009, up from a record 62.8 million barrels last year, said Lynn Helms, director of the state Department of Mineral Resources. Final production numbers won't be known until sometime in the first quarter of 2010.

Posted 12/29/09 (Tue) read more »

North Dakota Petroleum Council Members Contribute Nearly $80,000 to the American Red Cross for North Dakota Flood Relief Efforts

The North Dakota Petroleum Council members contributed nearly $80,000 to the American Red Cross for their North Dakota flood relief efforts. Industry representatives recently presented the funds to the American Red Cross North Dakota...

Posted 9/18/09 (Fri) read more »

Bakken Rocks Cookfest Set to Cause a Boom in Western North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D --“It’s a way to bring the people of western North Dakota and those in the oil industry together to eat, learn, and get to know each other,” said Ron Ness, President of the North Dakota Petroleum Council. “It will provide a nice, fun atmosphere and is designed to give those who live and work in the area an opportunity to learn more about drilling and production operations directly from the operators.”

Posted 7/15/09 (Wed) read more »

Beyond the Bakken

Dozens of fruitful wells beneath the rich Bakken shale in North Dakota continue to fuel a hunch among oilmen and geologists that another vast crude-bearing formation may be buried in the state's vast oil patch. Lynn Helms, director of the state Department of Mineral Resources, said recent production results from 103 newly tapped wells in the Three Forks-Sanish formation show many that are "as good or better" than some in the Bakken, which lies two miles under the surface in western North Dakota and holds billions of barrels of oil. "I think it's a big deal and we're pretty fired up about it," Helms said.

Posted 7/15/09 (Wed) read more »

A Boom Year for the State

Just how good was the oil industry in North Dakota last year? The numbers from 2008 tell the story: n A record 62.8 million barrels of oil were produced, up 18 million from the year before. n $527 million in state taxes were paid. n 7,700 people were employed (these are good paying jobs as well). n 17 of North Dakota's 53 counties produced oil. The North Dakota Petroleum Council proudly offered up those figures last week.

Posted 6/15/09 (Mon) read more »

Gov. Hoeven Dedicates New Williston State College Petroleum Safety and Technology Center

Anyone seeking training to pursue employment opportunities in the Mon-Dak region’s oil and gas fields now has a fully-operational facility to use in Williston. Gov. John Hoeven and other state and local officials dedicated the new Williston State College Petroleum Safety and Technology Center Thursday morning. Located just off of East Broadway on the eastern edge of Williston, the 7,500 square-foot building fills a serious training need within the region’s energy industry.

Posted 6/11/09 (Thu) read more »