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Peace, love and chili in the Bakken

Peace, love and chili in the Bakken

If you were to sum up this year’s API chili cook-off, it might go something like the theme for this year’s fan favorite chili winner, Secure Energy and RDO. Peace, love and chili. That’s all ya need, man. Sean Hammers is GM of Secure Energy, which collaborated with RDO for the 60s-style booth at the […]

Cold weather contributes to three brine spills

Cold weather contributes to three brine spills

Cold temperatures contributed to three brine spills at oil and gas wells in northwest North Dakota, according to statements released by the Oil and Gas Division on Monday. Marathon Oil Co. reported Friday that 440 barrels, or 18,480 gallons, of brine spilled at well about 10 miles southwest of New Town due to a valve […]

North Dakota lawmakers consider removing oil tax ‘trigger’

North Dakota lawmakers consider removing oil tax ‘trigger’

North Dakota lawmakers are considering changing state oil tax policy to remove a requirement that oil companies pay higher taxes when crude prices rise, but at least one lawmaker questions the process being used. The proposal was introduced Monday as an amendment to a tribal oil tax bill, but the change would affect oil production […]

Valve leak causes brine spill at oil well near Williston

Valve leak causes brine spill at oil well near Williston

A leak caused about 245 barrels, or 10,290 gallons, of brine to spill Wednesday at an oil and gas well in Williams County, according to the North Dakota Oil and Gas Division. Oasis Petroleum reported the incident was caused by a valve or piping connection leak at a well about 7 miles southeast of Williston. […]

State, tribal leaders voice support for oil tax compromise

State, tribal leaders voice support for oil tax compromise

State and tribal leaders moved closer Wednesday to reaching a compromise for sharing tax revenue from oil produced at Fort Berthold while also establishing a framework for future tribal tax agreements. The Senate Finance and Taxation Committee heard testimony in support of Senate Bill 2312, which is projected to send an additional $33 million to […]

Produced water spilled in Stark County

Produced water spilled in Stark County

A produced water spill resulting from a tank overflow in Stark County has been reported to the North Dakota Department of Health. The tank is located on an oil pad owned by Scout Energy Management LLC. The incident occurred about 2 miles west of Dickinson on Sunday, and it was reported the next day. Initial […]

Deadline extended for Grassland oil leasing comment period

Deadline extended for Grassland oil leasing comment period

The U.S. Forest Service is extending the comment period related to oil and gas leasing for the Little Missouri National Grassland due to the recent federal government shutdown. The agency is working to update its oil and gas leasing direction and is accepting public comments. The new deadline to comment on a draft environmental impact […]

Bill seeks to curb flaring by charging taxes, royalties

Bill seeks to curb flaring by charging taxes, royalties

A bill in the North Dakota Senate would require oil companies to pay taxes and royalties on a portion of natural gas that is flared, a move supporters say would stop them from wasting a natural resource. Sen. Tim Mathern, D-Fargo, proposes to charge taxes and royalties on flared natural gas on wells that have […]