Meridian Energy files zoning permit for new Bakken refinery

A Bakken refinery group that announced plans to build near Belfield in late 2015 has taken the next step to bringing another new refinery to North Dakota. Meridian Energy Group has filed a zoning application.
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TransCanada buys Columbia Pipeline Group for $13 billion

TransCanada's purchase of the Houston-based Columbia Pipeline Group for $13 billion provides it with access to transportation, storage and related services in the Northeast, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Gulf Coast regions.
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Business leader urges presidential candidates to support fracking

Thomas Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is encouraging presidential candidates to look at the facts about fracking and the benefits it provides to the nation's economy.
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Cramer says proposed BLM methane regs harm oil and gas industry

Congressman Kevin Cramer says it's good BLM extended the comment period for proposed methane emission regulations, but he also believes the regulations are duplicative and aimed at shutting down the oil and gas industry.
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Acquisition of Bakken operator Emerald Oil looming

A Bakken pure-play operator is taking major steps to ensure it has a chance to maintain operations and rebound when oil prices recover. Emerald Oil Inc. has filed voluntary Chapter 11 petitions in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
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Iowa Utilities Board won’t expedite Dakota Access construction

The Iowa Utilities Board has denied a request from Dakota Access LLC to expedite the issuing of a permit to begin construction on a Bakken crude pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois.
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2016 Ark-La-Tex Oilfield Expo

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

UAS Energy In Sight Summit

May 4-4, 2016
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

Williston Basin Petroleum Conference

May 24-26, 2016
Bismarck Event Center
Bismarck, North Dakota

Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC)

August 1-3, 2016
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas

2016 OKC Oilfield Expo

August 17-18, 2016
Cox Convention Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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