Judge halts work on section of Dakota Access Pipeline in ND

A U.S. district judge has halted construction on a 20-mile section of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota where it will cross the Missouri River just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Work will continue elsewhere on the project.
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American Power Group signs deal with Bakken operator

American Power Group has signed an agreement with a Bakken operator that will enable the expansion of its flare capture and recovery services in the Williston Basin. The contract will cover two Trident flare capture and recovery systems.
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EOG Resources joins with Delaware Basin operator for $2.5 billion

EOG Resources Inc. and Yates Petroleum Corporation have announced definitive agreements under which EOG has agreed to combine with Yates Petroleum Corp. for $2.5 billion. Yates has acreage in New Mexico, North Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah.
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Enbridge delays Sandpiper Pipeline for at least five years

Enbridge Energy Partners is putting the Sandpiper Pipeline Project on hold for at least five years and will instead participate in a joint venture investment in the Bakken Pipeline System.
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Williston Basin midstream firm offering common units

Summit Midstream Partners LP will issue 5.5 million common units representing limited partner interests in the Texas-based midstream service provider to help repay its credit facility borrowings.
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Researchers find shale well bacteria that could produce methane

Researchers from Ohio State University may have discovered a bacteria capable of increasing methane yields in shale-based oil and gas wells.
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