New facility could ease water sales limits to producers

The North Dakota Industrial Commission last week approved plans for a water storage facility to help the Western Area Water Supply Authority avoid restrictions or temporary halts of water sales to Bakken producers.

Williston Economic Development Summit projects continued growth

Developers, investors and oil and gas professionals gathered in Williston, North Dakota this week to learn about the current and future growth of the Williston area. The theme after two days was simple: growth will continue.

ND Oil and Gas Division adding pipeline inspectors

The total amount of new gathering lines laid in the Bakken within the past year could span the distance from Seattle to Orlando, according to the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources. The pace will continue for the foreseeable future.

Port of Vancouver uses Bakken ties to aid ND ag producers

A Washington State-based Port is using its ties to the Bakken to help alleviate delays in shipping agriculture products via rail from the Midcontinent region. The Port of Vancouver will use empty railcars shipped to Bakken for N.D.-ag products.

Pembina Pipeline buys pipeline, ethane plant for $650 million

In a $650 million deal, Canada's Pembina Pipeline Corp. is expanding to the Bakken by acquiring the Vantage pipeline system and the Mistral Midstream Inc. interest of the Saskatchewan Ethane Extraction Plant.

USGS continues research on water in the Williston Basin

United States Geological Survey (USGS) scientists are conducting groundwater studies to determine if water quality of shallow glacial and bedrock aquifers in the Williston Basin could be affected by hydraulic fracturing or deep well injection.

Dakota Gold Transfer plans new Bakken crude terminal

Dakota Gold Transfer Plaza LLC has announced plans to develop a crude oil transload facility in Mountrail County, N.D. The 350-acre site will provide customers access to rail and pipeline to move crude to U.S. and Canadian markets.

Industry Events

Tight Oil & Shale Gas Water Treatment & Re-Use Canada Initiative 2014

September 10-11, 2014
Calgary Telus Convention Centre
Calgary, Alberta

North Dakota Petroleum Council Annual Meeting

September 23-25, 2014
Astoria Dickinson Hotel & Event Center
Dickinson, ND

Facilities Design Onshore Summit 2014.

September 30-1, 2014
Crowne Plaza Houston Reliant
Houston, Texas

Produced Water Reuse Initiative: Rocky Mountains Tight Oil & Shale Gas Plays

October 29-30, 2014
Embassy Suites Denver Downtown
Denver, Colorado

Crude By Rail 2014

October 29-30, 2014
The Westin Galleria Houston
Houston, Texas

The Bakken | Three Forks Shale Oil Innovation Conference & Expo

July 27-29, 2015
Alerus Center
Grand Forks, ND

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