Halliburton CEO: customers again talking growth, not survival

Dave Lesar, CEO of Halliburton, believes there is now a sentiment within the North American oil and gas industry that trumps oil prices. Oil and gas companies, he said, are thinking about growing again and not merely surviving.
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North Dakota sues EPA over methane emissions rule

The State of North Dakota is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection agency over its rule to set standards for methane emissions from oil and gas facilities, claiming it exceeds the agency's constitutional authority.
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Bakken production trends remain difficult to pinpoint

Oil production in North Dakota rose by roughly 5,500 barrels per day from April to May this year, but the production increase does not mark the start of a trend.
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PHMSA proposes new rules for high-hazard, flammable trains

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is proposing new regulations for high-hazard flammable trains hauling crude that it says will improve readiness and communications in the event of an oil spill.
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Frack sand suppliers see challenges, opportunities in US market

Frack sand supplier activity and publicly shared sentiment reveals that there are both challenges and opportunities in the current North American oil and gas industry market.
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Bakken independent E&P acquires Wattenberg field assets

U.S. Energy Corp., a Denver-based independent exploration and production company with assets in North Dakota, said earlier this year it would focus on acquiring additional working interest assets. The company has done so in Colorado.
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