Oil pipeline to top US Senate agenda next year


Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says approving the Keystone XL pipeline will top the Senate agenda in January. The issue could set up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama.
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Oil and gas in North Dakota, the year in review

(Bismarck Tribune)

If North Dakota were its own country, it would be the 19th largest oil producer in the world.
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Exclusive: North Dakota governor vows not to blink in OPEC oil standoff


North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple expects the global oil market to rebalance next year and his state, the second-largest U.S. oil producer, to emerge resilient from an oil price war with OPEC, thanks largely to low production costs.
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Time for oil boom critics to give some credit on flaring


To hear some environmental activists and political partisans tell it North Dakota’s oil boom is an ecological disaster. “We’re destroying western North Dakota,” they chorus.
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Health Dept. won’t call more meetings on radioactive oilfield waste

(The Dickinson Press)

The North Dakota Department of Health has no plans to oblige the Dakota Resource Council’s request Monday to schedule six additional public meetings across the state to take input on proposed rules that would allow for the disposal of radioactive oilfield waste in the state.
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EIA: Despite lower crude oil prices, U.S. crude oil production expected to grow in 2015


The recent decline in crude oil prices has created the potential for weaker crude oil production. EIA's Drilling Productivity Report (DPR) includes indicators that provide details on the effect low prices may have on tight oil production, which accounts for 56% of total U.S. oil production.
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