Bakken Sandpiper pipeline gets anchor shipper, open season begins

A major Bakken pipeline known as the Sandpiper project is now in its open season phase. Earlier this month, the project secured a commitment from Marathon Petroleum Corp. as the project's anchor shipper.
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NDPC nationally recognized for Pick Up the Patch! Program

The North Dakota Petroleum Council was recently recognized with an Environmental Partnership Award by the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC). The awards are the IOGCC's highest honor for exemplary efforts by the oil industry.
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Bill to streamline federal land energy production passes House

The Federal Lands Jobs and Energy bill (HR 1965) would streamline the permitting process for energy development on federal lands while increasing the amount of total development. The bill has passed the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Pipeline, rail admins call for safer hazardous material transport

The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has issued a joint statement safety advisory with the Federal Railroad Administration on the handling of hazardous and flammable materials.
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US sets frack stage record, China gaining

The U.S. onshore market will set a record in 2013 for completed hydraulic fracturing stages, according to a new market outlook report by a Houston-based energy market intelligence firm. By year's end, China will become second largest frack market.
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MAKING IT: Historic Construction

When Knife River Corp. finishes work on a bypass reroute of U.S. Highway 85 that currently runs through the Bakken hub-city of Watford City, N.D., the community's truck traffic will be reduced by 3,700 trucks per day.
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