Shale King Returns to Fracking Wells After Oil Rallies to $50

(Joe Carroll, Alix Steel, & Jennifer A Dlouhy, Bloomberg)

Continental Resources Inc. is fracking again. Crude almost doubled in the past four months to more than $50 a barrel, enough for Continental to dispatch fracking crews to unfinished wells in the Bakken...
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Davis Refinery decision prolonged by air quality talks

(Andrew Haffner, The Dickinson Press)

MEDORA -- Stringent air quality standards continue to prolong the planning for an oil refinery proposed just miles from the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. North Dakota Department of...
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How a North Dakota oil billionaire is helping shape Trump's views on energy

(Steven Mufson, The Washington Post)

The difficulty of deconstructing Donald Trump's views on energy can be boiled down to the case of the dead ducks. About six minutes into a May 26 energy address he gave in North Dakota, Trump...
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Train carrying Bakken oil derails in Oregon

(Reuters Media, The Dickinson Press)

A Union Pacific train carrying North Dakota crude oil derailed and caught fire along Oregon's scenic Columbia River gorge on Friday, forcing the closure of an interstate highway and the evacuation of a...
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Is first Bakken crude about to head to South Korea?

(Charles Kennedy/, UPI )

U.S.-based Continental Resources is seeking to sell Bakken crude oil to South Korea in a move being described as a major coup in the aftermath of the lifting of the U.S. crude oil export ban in January...
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North Dakota rig count up more than 10 percent


BISMARCK, N.D., May 31 (UPI) -- North Dakota saw the number of rigs actively exploring for or producing oil and gas increase by more than 10 percent from last week, state data show. Data from...
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