Illinois approves Dakota Access pipeline; ND likely soon

A $3.8 billion pipeline project expected to carry 450,000 barrels per day of Bakken crude to tank farms in Illinois received another boost last week when the Illinois Commerce Commission unanimously approved the project.
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With US crude oil ban lifted, shale producers positive

Pioneer Natural Resources is now actively working with its midstream partners to secure export facilities along the Gulf Coast following the repeal of the U.S. export ban on crude oil. Other producers and parties are also positive.
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Enerplus sells Bakken non-op interests to focus on ND operations

Enerplus Corp. has sold a portion of its non-operated interests in North Dakota for roughly $80 million. The sale, according to Enerplus, will allow the E&P firm to focus on its operated acreage in Fort Berthold.
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ONEOK’s growth opportunities set to continue in Bakken

ONEOK Partners will spend $460 million on capital growth expenditures in 2016, with another $140 million on maintenance. According to the company, the Williston Basin will continue to offer multiple growth opportunities despite oil prices.
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Oilfield truckers will switch to e-permit system in 2016

Truck drivers in the Bakken hauling over-size or over-weight loads on county roads will be switching to an electronic system to obtain permits beginning Jan. 1, 2016.
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North Dakota Land Board awards $6 million to oil and gas region

The Board of University and School Lands has awarded a total of $6 million in funding to critical access hospitals and people with disabilities in North Dakota’s oil and gas region.
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2016 Ark-La-Tex Oilfield Expo

March 30-31, 2016
Shreveport Convention Center
Shreveport, Louisiana

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July 25-27, 2016
Alerus Center
Grand Forks, North Dakota

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