Badlands NGL, Bakken’s Continental Resources sign ethane deal

North Dakota's top oil producer Continental Resources Inc. has signed a long-term agreement to supply ethane to a proposed $6.5 billion polyethylene plant that Badlands NGL plans to build in the state.
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NTSB chairman: Bakken crude isn’t more volatile

In explosions and fires involving railroad oil tank cars hauling Bakken crude, the amount of oil spilled is a more important factor than its volatility, according to Christopher Hart, chairman of the National Transportation and Safety Board.
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Oil investment firm shares low oil plans, record Bakken well info

FIG Tree Capital Ventures, a Texas-based oil and gas investment firm, has plans to take advantage of low oil prices in the next 6 to 18 months, including acquisitions in producing areas.
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NDPC highlights three for work advancing ND, oil industry

The North Dakota Petroleum Council has added its newest member to the organization's hall of fame and for the first time, it's a woman. Kathleen Neset, president of Tioga, N.D.-based Neset Consulting Service has made the NDPC HOF.
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Sage grouse kept off endangered species list

In what could be viewed as a victory for energy companies and conservation groups alike, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that the sage grouse does not merit protection under the Endangered Species Act.
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Barrasso on export ban: this should be easy call

Lifting the crude oil export ban on U.S.-produced crude would increase U.S. export totals from 500,000 barrels per day to roughly 2 million bpd, according to Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo.
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