API survey catalogs Bakken's economic impact on ND

A survey of U.S. businesses undertaken by the American Petroleum Institute shows the oil and gas industry's considerable impact on North Dakota's economy.

Bakken crude characteristics topic of U.S. House hearing

North Dakota Petroleum Council Vice President Kari Cutting testified before two U.S. House subcommittees In a hearing titled, "Bakken Petroleum: The Substance of Energy Independence."

West Coast refinery approved for expansion, targets Bakken crude

Alon USA Energy Inc. has been approved to begin a rail and refinery upgrade project at a Bakersfield, California refinery aimed at utilizing Bakken crude. The Dallas-based independent refiner intends to bring in 150,000 barrels of oil per day.

East Valley Rail Project to centralize Bakken services

New Frontier LLC, has announced plans for a $250 million transload facility called the East Valley Rail Project. Once complete, the facility will provide inbound storage and handling of several energy related projects.

CHS fertilizer plant to use Bakken gas

CHS announced its plan to build $3 billion fertilizer manufacturing plant northeast of Jamestown, North Dakota, on a 640-acre site near the Spiritwood Energy Park.

Enterprise announces open season for proposed Bakken pipeline

Enterprise Products Partners announced the open season for its proposed Bakken-to-Cushing crude pipeline. The 30-inch diameter pipeline would span approximately 1,200 miles from Stanley, N.D., to the Cushing hub in Oklahoma.

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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