SM Energy makes historic $330 million Bakken purchase

SM Energy Co. has made the largest monetary acquisition in company history following a $330 million purchase of 61,000 net acres in the Bakken and Three Forks shale play situated in Divide County, N.D.
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U.S. DOT proposes new crude oil transportation rules

On July 23, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced proposed rules for the transportation of flammable materials, particularly aimed at Bakken crude, which proposes enhanced tank car standards, break controls and speed restrictions.
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Hess production up, MLP spinoff for Bakken assets unveiled

Geology and production design has helped Hess Corp average 319,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in the second quarter of 2014. Oil and gas production in the Bakken saw a 25 percent increase from the year-ago quarter.
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Kraus-Anderson opens office in Bismarck to serve the Bakken

Kraus-Anderson Construction Company (KA) is opening an office in Bismarck, N.D., to meet the demand of increasing regional development in western North Dakota.
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API, Congressman respond to proposed DOT Bakken crude regulations

Proposed regulations released last week by the U.S. DOT aimed at the rail transportation of Bakken crude, ethanol and other flammable liquids have drawn reactions from the American Petroleum Institute (API) and a Wisconsin Congressman.
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U.S. Senate holds hearing on energy permit processing concerns

Kathleen Sgamma was one of many industry representatives who testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources for a hearing examining ways to more effectively process permits for energy production on federal lands.
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