STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Actions and consequences
I've written several stories about how the proposed Food and Drug Administration ban on artificial trans fat in the U.S. food supply could affect Upper Midwest agriculture. One of the stories, an inte... Posted on 11/22/13 at 10:03 AM
THE NEW FORTY 2.3 million gallons in 22 months...
My reference point for a gallon is a milk jug. I imagine we go through somewhere close to 50 gallons of milk a year around here. Not really an awful lot a week, but it seems more substantial when I co... Posted on 11/18/13 at 9:45 AM
HOME IMPROVEMENT WITH ANDY LINDUS Winterize Your Outdoor Tools before Hibernation Season
A good craftsman takes care of his tools and makes sure they are properly stored for the colder months. We are now at that stage of limbo when fall comes one day and winter the next. Your ou... Posted on 11/8/13 at 10:22 AM
North Dakota’s top oil regulator said railcars could move up to 90 percent of the oil produced in the state next year as differences in crude prices make rail more lucrative for operators than shipping by pipeline.
The United States has a long history of keeping industrial activity out of middle and upper-middle-class residential neighborhoods. But that is starting to change with the spread of new technology for oil and gas drilling, such as horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking."
Devils Lake officials are emphasizing that any plans to build an oil refinery there are extremely preliminary. On Tuesday, WDAZ-TV reported that American Energy Holdings plans to build a $250 million refinery with a capacity of 20,000 barrels per day that would employ up to 100 people.
A spill detected Sunday morning released nearly 30,000 gallons of saltwater and 20 barrels of oil near a tributary of the Little Missouri River in Billings County, according to an official with the North Dakota Department of Health.
An oil company has offered to pay $75,000 to cover half the cost of rebuilding damaged trails on private land adjacent to Little Missouri State Park in western North Dakota, a state official said Tuesday.
A Michigan company is expressing interest in building an oil refinery here. American Energy Holdings plans to build a $250 million refinery with a capacity of 20,000 barrels per day that would employ 50 to 100. It would produce diesel and aviation fuel.
Victor Correa and Adam Ladwig
, December 10, 2013
Canada is running out of time to offer U.S. President Barack Obama a climate change concession that might clinch the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, as the country's energy industry continues to resist costly curbs on greenhouse gas emissions.
Patrick Rucker and Nia Williams
, December 08, 2013
Even booming Bakken oil production can’t stand up to North Dakota’s crippling winters. By hindering transportation to wells and slowing the hydraulic fracturing process, severe winter weather slows production.
On Monday afternoon, with winter looming, 191 gallons of fuel oil were delivered to 307 Adam St. S. in Northwood, N.D. A problem was that the oil was supposed to be delivered to 308 Adam St. S. A bigger problem was that the home at 307 Adam had a pipe on the outside, but not a fuel tank on the inside.
Last week’s pipeline leak that spilled 17,000 barrels of saltwater near the Montana-North Dakota state line has not affected the Little Missouri River, the North Dakota Department of Health said Monday.
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