ND Senate approves lowering oil tax


Senate lawmakers voted 32-15 late Thursday in favor of lowering the oil extraction tax and removing price-based tax breaks after three hours of vigorous debate.
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Aiming to restore landowner trust

(Petroleum News Bakken)

North Dakota legislators have advanced several pieces of oil and gas legislation to help mend fences between landowners and the industry.
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REVIEW: 'Boomtowners' gives up-close look at Bakken oil field life

(Sioux City Journal)

Those gold rush days filmmakers used to love to document are back. Now, they’re lurking in the fields of North Dakota and Montana where “black gold” is making many people rich.
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Transportation officials issue oil train safety measures


An emergency order requiring trains hauling crude oil and other flammable liquids to slow down as they pass through urban areas and a series of other steps to improve the safety were announced Friday by the Department of Transportation.
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North Dakota approves project to recycle oil drilling waste for roads


North Dakota lawmakers have approved a measure aimed at treating and recycling oil drilling waste for road building and other uses.
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Leak detection to be studied more in pipeline safety bill

(The Dickinson Press)

House lawmakers voted 91-1 Tuesday to enhance the regulation of gathering pipelines, but language that would have required leak-detection technology was stripped from the bill.
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