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Hundreds testify on oil terminals proposed for Grays Harbor

ABERDEEN, Wash. — A few hundred people turned out to testify at a hearing on two oil terminals proposed at the Port of Grays Harbor in Hoquiam. KXRO-AM says protesters rallied against before Thursday’s public hearing in Aberdeen. They came from around Grays Harbor as well as others who bused in from Olympia, Vancouver and Portland, Oregon. Westway Terminal Co. ...

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Local auction veteran goes global

Sponsored Content The world is shrinking and the gap between the rest of the world and rural America is closing quickly. Gone are the days of gathering around the auction block, physically raising the bid with the signal of a hand or a hearty shout over the strewn together syllables of an auctioneer. One Midwestern family, with years of auction ...

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Twenty-nine defendants in Bakersfield and North Dakota indicted on drug trafficking charges

A total of 29 defendants, including seven in Bakersfield, have been indicted for allegedly conspiring to bring methamphetamine and heroin from Bakersfield and distribute it in North Dakota. U.S. Attorney Generals in North Dakota and California, FBI agents and Bakersfield police took part in the investigation. A news release from the office of U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner, Eastern District ...

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Oneok to connect 700 Bakken gas wells by year’s end

Last week Oklahoma-based natural gas company Oneok reported that it was on schedule to connect over 700 wells in the Williston Basin by the end of this year, and more than 600 next year. As reported by Reuters, Oneok Partners CEO Terry Spencer said the company has already connected more than 260 new wells in the Bakken region during the ...

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The Bakken and the world’s largest oil field: What’s the difference?

What’s the difference between the Bakken and Saudi Arabia’s largest oil reserve? About 50 billion barrels and 13,000 square miles, reports Bloomberg Business. Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil producing country, and its Ghawar oil field is a daunting prospect for many U.S. shale oil drillers. Ghawar is the largest conventional oil reserve in the world, and its narrow, deep ...

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Utility company asks Montana to raise electricity rates

BILLINGS, Mont. — A utility company is proposing a 21 percent electricity rate increase for residents and businesses in dozens of eastern Montana communities, and state regulators said Tuesday they’ll carefully review the case to make sure customers don’t get gouged. The proposal from Montana-Dakota Utilities would increase residential electricity bills on average by $14.80 a month, or $178 a ...

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US officials revive oil train safety order after complaints

BILLINGS, Mont. — U.S. transportation officials are extending an order for railroads to notify states about shipments of hazardous crude oil shipments. Emergency responders had raised worries over a new rule that did away with the requirement. Trains hauling crude from the Bakken region of North Dakota and Montana have been involved in multiple fiery derailments in recent years, including ...

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Gimme shelter: Manufacturing custom enclosures in the Bakken

Sponsored Article Despite the current drilling slowdown and oil price decline, the U.S. shale boom continues to be a draw for ancillary businesses that are seeing opportunity in the growing needs of the shale revolution. Although the explosive growth has subsided, many companies are realizing that the drilling hasn’t gone bust, rather it’s slowed to a pace that allows the surrounding ...

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Overheard at DUG Bakken-Niobrara conference in Denver

Every year, Hart Energy puts on the DUG Bakken-Niobrara conference in downtown Denver, where industry officials talk about economics, production and innovation in the Bakken region in North Dakota and the Niobrara region in the Denver-Julesburg Basin. The conference, held March 31-April 2 at the Colorado Convention Center, focused this year on companies finding ways to continue innovation and operation ...

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Wolf hires specialist to assess risk of oil train accident

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. Tom Wolf has hired a specialist in railroad engineering and safety to help limit the risk of a potential oil train derailment on Pennsylvania’s rail freight system. Wolf’s administration said Tuesday that the hiring of Allan Zarembski of the University of Delaware is for three months at $38,000. Wolf says Pennsylvania sees some of the nation’s ...

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