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UND research center granted $2.5 million for carbon studies

The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at University of North Dakota has received $2.5 million in federal funding for carbon management research, reports the Bismarck Tribune. The funding, provided by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), will permit the center to carry on with its research exploring carbon-enhanced oil recovery and carbon-capture technology. Associate Director for Research John Harju ...

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Cleanup continues at oil train wreck site in North Dakota

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HEIMDAL, N.D. — Cleanup efforts continue at the site of a recent oil train derailment in North Dakota. Amy McBeth with BNSF Railway tells the Minot Daily News crews in Heimdal are cleaning the tank cars, which will then be scrapped. The train hauling Bakken crude derailed May 6. No one was hurt but residents of Heimdal were evacuated for about ...

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ND approves two Bakken pipeline projects

Two pipeline projects have been approved by the North Dakota Public Service Commission after the company involved assured that leak detection will be enhanced. Following a large saltwater spill, Meadowlark Midstream told state officials that the company would improve leak detection in its transport systems. State commissioners granted approval to a 46-mile crude oil pipeline in Divide and Burke counties ...

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ABC releases trailer for Bakken “Oil” soap opera (Video)

Welcome to a town… with oil fields so vast… a new millionaire is made… every… single… day. The words flash intermittently between a montage of pump jacks, oil flares, mansions and wild horses before introducing a pretty young couple en route to the American dream. But the pair, hoping for a better life, lose everything before arriving at their destination: ...

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Paddlefish snagged on Yellowstone test negative for oil

BISMARCK, N.D. — The North Dakota Game and Fish Department says a January oil pipeline spill on the Yellowstone River did not affect paddlefish. The agency says muscle tissue and eggs from 30 paddlefish snagged this spring “have come back clear of any lingering effects” of oil exposure. State fisheries chief Greg Power says a nonprofit group that processes paddlefish ...

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Editorial: Iowa legislators should act on eminent domain

We share the concerns of state lawmakers seeking to rein in the use of eminent domain powers to obtain the use of private land for a pair of high-profile energy projects. And we think there still is time to work out myriad details and take action before the 2015 session ends. A bill awaiting debate in the Iowa Senate would ...

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Company bringing pipe to Iowa before pipeline approved

NEWTON, Iowa — The company behind a proposed underground oil pipeline says a contractor has been transporting pipe to Iowa ahead of its approval. Dakota Access, LLC, spokeswoman Vicki Granado confirmed Thursday with the Newton Daily News a procurement company has been purchasing pipe and delivering it to Jasper County since mid-April. If the Iowa Board of Utilities approves the ...

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Amidst an oil boom, North Dakota produces premium caviar

North Dakota is known globally not just for prolific oil production, but also, it turns out, for caviar. A distinctly American version of the salty delicacy prized for centuries by Russian czars gets its start each May in the cool waters where the Missouri and Yellowstone rivers converge, the same spot where explorers Lewis and Clark camped two centuries ago. ...

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