Basin Electric gets approval for delayed transmission line

(Bismarck Tribune)

Basin Electric Power Cooperative has received federal approval to construct a 200-mile power transmission line in western North Dakota.
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Texas company looking at Bakken pipeline market

(The Jamestown Sun)

A Texas-based company is looking to enter the Bakken crude oil shipping business. Enterprise Products Partners of Houston is seeking customer commitments for its proposed crude oil pipeline from the Williston Basin in North Dakota to the Cushing hub in Oklahoma.
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House joint subcommittee hears perspectives on Bakken crude oil

(Petroleum News Bakken)

North Dakota Petroleum Council, NDPC, Vice President Kari Cutting was among those offering testimony before a Sept. 9 joint House subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., examining the characteristics and behavior of Bakken crude oil. The hearing came in the wake of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, PHMSA, report on the properties of Bakken crude oil which was released in July.
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Between the lines

(Petroleum News Bakken)

Before the advancement of horizontal drilling, determining who owned land along the Missouri River in North Dakota wasn’t a big concern. But once operators found the key to unlocking the plentiful crude beneath that waterway, it opened the door to great debate.
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East Valley Rail Project to centralize Bakken services

(The Bakken Magazine)

New Frontier LLC, a Williston, N.D.-based developer has announced plans for a $250 million transload facility called the East Valley Rail Project. Jason Everett, lead developer for the company, announced the project at the recently held Williston Economic Development Summit. Once complete, the facility will provide inbound storage and handling of several energy related products, ranging from frack sand to tubular goods.
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ND House leader Carlson says bill would spend $30 million to $50 million to enhance recreation opportunities


While criticizing a ballot measure that would divert millions of dollars in North Dakota oil tax revenue into a conservation fund, House Majority Leader Al Carlson said he plans to introduce legislation next year that would spend $30 million to $50 million to enhance parks and other recreational opportunities.
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