Defective axle blamed for 2013 fiery North Dakota derailment

(Associated Press, Bismarck Tribune )

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A defective axle broke and caused a 2013 train derailment that led to a series of explosions just a quarter-mile outside a small North Dakota town, the National Transportation Safety...
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Dakota Access Pipeline May Not Be Operational Until Second Quarter of 2017

(Meenal Vamburkar and Sheela Tobben, Bloomberg)

The $3.8 billion Dakota Access crude oil pipeline may start operating June 1, assuming no new obstacles prevent it, according to a person familiar with the matter. Energy Transfer Partners LP, the developer...
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Approval of Dakota Access easement 'imminent'

(Forum News Service)

WASHINGTON - Approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline easement to cross Lake Oahe is "imminent," members of North Dakota's Congressional delegation said Tuesday, Jan. 31. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D...
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Budget cuts could reduce ND's oversight of oil, gas

(Forum News Service)

BISMARCK -- Balancing North Dakota's budget could lead to less oversight of oil and gas development and fewer inspections of gathering pipelines at the same time that oil activity is expected to be on the...
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ND Petroleum Council President pleased with Trump's executive orders on pipeline projects


BISMARCK, N.D. - One of the state's oil regulators is pleased with the announcement of Trump signing an executive order to move the Dakota Access Pipeline forward. Ron Ness, President of the North...
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Energy Secretary nominee believed to be a good fit for North Dakota

(Kalsey Stults, The Dickinson Press)

President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for energy secretary, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, attended his confirmation hearing on Thursday. Perry was named Trump's nominee for energy secretary in...
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