STAFF BLOG OIL PATCH DISPATCH Natural gas production could quadruple
WILLISTON, N.D. Natural gas production in the Williston Basin could more than quadruple current levels, pushing North Dakota into a more leading role in supplying the U.S. natural gas market, accor... Posted on 7/26/12 at 7:54 AM
STAFF BLOG NIE ROCKS! Oil spill questions and answers
Here is an informative article from MCT/McClatchy newspapers. It takes a look at the history of oil and offshore drilling in a question and answer format to help put the recent oil spill in conte... Posted on 6/16/10 at 11:00 PM
An Oklahoma-based company could face civil penalties for installing and operating a natural gas pipeline in northwestern North Dakota without the proper state permits, a state utility regulator said Wednesday.
North Dakota’s largest processor of natural gas announced plans Tuesday to spend up to $390 million on a new processing plant in McKenzie County, a project the company’s president says will “considerably” reduce the amount of natural gas flared when combined with its other facilities.
Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. is asking North Dakota regulators for a 6.4 percent increase in its natural gas rates. The request would raise a typical residential customer's natural gas bill by about $5.15 a month.
A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at a western Pennsylvania drilling site, the Department of Energy told The Associated Press.
The rush to mine frac sand in Wisconsin and Minnesota has slowed. The silica sand is still needed to pull natural gas from the earth through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, which is happening in other states. But demand for the sand isn't growing as fast as it was a couple of years ago. Despite the trend, several Minnesota companies are still eager to mine it.
A natural gas explosion in one of New England's biggest cities on Friday leveled a strip club with a boom heard for miles and heavily damaged a dozen other buildings but didn't kill anyone, authorities said.
The search for what caused a massive, deadly explosion that rocked an Indianapolis neighborhood turned to natural gas Monday, with officials checking gas lines and a homeowner saying a problem furnace could be to blame.
Charles Wilson and Tom LoBianco
, November 12, 2012
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