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Pipeline company gives to emergency responders

Oct 17, 2017
Amy Sisk / Prairie Public

The company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline stopped in Mandan on Tuesday evening as part of an effort to donate to emergency management departments in all four states the pipeline crosses.

 

Officials from three counties gathered at the Mandan Rural Fire Department with a handful of employees from Energy Transfer Partners to receive checks from the company for $20,000.

 

The pipeline company is donating $1 million to emergency responders across the Dakotas, Iowa and Illinois.

 

Amy Sisk / Inside Energy

The Dakota Access Pipeline is raising the price of Bakken crude and making it more competitive with other shale plays, according to North Dakota officials.

For years, the state’s remote location hurt Bakken producers.

It cost a lot to ship the state’s crude hundreds of miles to market on trains, compared to oil from places like Texas that doesn’t have to travel far to refineries along the Gulf Coast.

Dakota Access Pipeline Upends Oil Transport

Aug 14, 2017
Amy Sisk / Inside Energy

After months of protest, legal wrangling and stalled construction, the Dakota Access Pipeline is up and running -- and transforming how oil leaves North Dakota.

The pipeline became operational June 1, offering North Dakota for the first time more than enough room to carry its oil to market on pipelines.

New data released by the state show the line’s impact: Pipelines now transport more than three-quarters of North Dakota’s oil.

Amy Sisk / Prairie Public

The number of wells producing oil is at an all-time high in North Dakota at 13,876, but this isn’t translating into higher oil output.

The latest numbers released by the state show that oil production in May was above 1 million barrels of oil per day. But it was down just slightly from the month before despite more wells operating.

At his monthly press briefing Friday, mineral resources director Lynn Helms said the reason is two-fold.

Judge's Order Poses Uncertain Future For Pipeline

Jun 15, 2017
Amy Sisk / Inside Energy

After a year of protests and controversy, oil began flowing through the 1,200-mile Dakota Access pipeline earlier this month. But the pipeline’s ultimate fate is now uncertain after a federal judge issued a ruling on Wednesday that challenges parts of the environmental review completed before the pipeline was permitted.

The Chairman of the North Dakota Veterans Coordinating Council spoke to reporters today ahead of upcoming involvement of a veterans group with demonstrations at the Dakota Access Pipeline next week.

Amy Sisk/Inside Energy

While North Dakota’s Standing Rock Sioux Tribe makes headlines in protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, oil development is playing out differently for another of the state’s Indian nations.

One hundred fifty miles up the Missouri River from Standing Rock, pipelines and pumpjacks are plenty on the Fort Berthold reservation.

Farm/Ranch Hotline for DAPL region

Oct 12, 2016

Farmers and ranchers impacted by activities along the proposed route of the Dakota Access Pipeline now have a hotline to call for help.

Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says some farmers and ranchers in the area have expressed the need for assistance in getting their seasonal work finished before winter arrives. Goehring says that may include hauling grain, livestock or hay. He says farmers can call the hotline to be connected with a volunteer who can make sure they get the assistance they need.

House Democrats hosted a forum Thursday to discuss Federal trust responsibility to Native American tribes, tribal sovereignty and treaty obligations.