Study: No Williston Basin groundwater impact from energy work

A U.S. Geological Survey study of groundwater quality in the Williston Basin shows that oil and gas development in North Dakota and Montana hasn't impacted shallow groundwater quality.
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Computational tool lowers cost, improves exploration accuracy

A new computational tool developed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory can take some of the cost and guesswork out of oil and gas exploration.
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Ruling on Bakken conditioning delayed, new standards imminent

Although the North Dakota Industrial Commission has delayed the implementation of new crude conditioning standards, the eventual adoption of new regulations that will impact the Bakken shale play are expected soon. New standards could start in Feb.
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Keystone XL's fate could be clear with 2015 Congress

The fate of the Keystone XL pipeline could be decided in early 2015 when Republicans will take the majority in the U.S. Senate. Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., is expected to introduce a broad energy bill including the Keystone XL approval.
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Dakota Access Pipeline study outlines economic impacts

The Strategic Economics Group released a study of the economic and fiscal impacts of the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline that would carry crude oil from the Bakken to Patoka, Illinois.
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Halliburton, Baker Hughes merge

Halliburton Co. and Baker Hughes Inc. announced that Halliburton will acquire all the outstanding shares of Baker Hughes in a stock and cash transaction, an agreement valued at $34.6 billion.
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