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Ron Ness: New York Times Misrepresented North Dakota Story

Ron Ness: New York Times Misrepresented North Dakota Story

Within the opening two paragraphs of her story printed on Nov. 23, New York Times Reporter Deborah Sontag wrote, “Halliburton served barbecued crawfish from Louisiana.” I would like to point out that the crawfish served at the “One Million Barrels — One Million Thanks” celebration was boiled, not barbecued. It came from Mississippi, not Louisiana,

ND Petroleum Council Wants Guideline For Stabilizing Oil, But Not Mandate For The Method

The debate over oil stabilization can be a confusing one. It’s important to a lot of people because we’ve all read the headlines about, and seen the pictures of, explosive train derailments. But the information we get about the issue is often conflicting (and very often driven by politics, I’m afraid). Currently the North Dakota

Tessa Sandstrom: Oil Industry's Top Concern Is More Funding For Western North Dakota

I remember my family’s first mobile phone. It was a bag phone that had to be plugged into the cigarette lighter and a big magnetic antenna was placed on the top of the vehicle. It was archaic by today’s standards, and some would argue could hardly be considered a mobile phone, but back then, it

The Question Of Bakken Crude's Volatility Must Be Settled

There is a sharp disagreement between the oil industry and the federal government over the volatility of Bakken crude oil. This matters because, while more than 99 percent of hazardous rail shipments arrive at their destinations without incident, there have been high-profile derailments in places like Quebec and Casselton, North Dakota, that have resulted in

Industry-Backed Study Concludes That Bakken Oil Isn't More Dangerous To Ship

The North Dakota Petroleum Council has released their final study into the volatility of Bakken crude oil. With environmental activists in North Dakota and elsewhere referring to trains hauling Bakken crude as “bomb trains,” this is a pretty important issue. “This study provides the most thorough and comprehensive analysis of crude oil quality from a

Bakken Oil Is Well Within Federal Guidelines For Transport

A spate of train derailments recently, some of them explosive, has people worried about all those oil trains traveling through our communities. And for good reason. Nobody wants an explosion in their community. But the concern has turned into an unfair singling out of Bakken crude, with some suggesting that the oil from this region

North Dakota Oil Conference Draws Thousands From 48 States

The North Dakota Petroleum Council is hosting the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck this week. It’s a pretty big deal for both North Dakota and the national energy industry (Sean Hannity will be addressing the conference tomorrow). NDPC spokeswoman Tess Sandstrom was kind enough to forward me some of the attendance figures for the

More Regulation Won't Fix A Flaring Problem That's Caused By Over Regulation

The federal Bureau of Land Management was in Dickinson this week holding a forum on flaring on the Forth Berthold Indian Reservation. It seems someone packed the room with people from outside of North Dakota – “About a hundred people, many from other states like Montana or Wyoming, filled a ballroom at the Ramada Grand

Sean Hannity To Visit North Dakota Oil Patch

Just got a press release from the North Dakota Petroleum Council announcing that Sean Hannity of Fox News and talk radio fame will be visiting western North Dakota. He’ll be coming to the annual Williston Basin Petroleum Conference, and he will be broadcasting his radio and television shows from there. Tickets are available for $25

Industrial Commission Nixes Public Comment For Oil Drilling On Private Land, Embraces Flaring Reduction Plan

Citing concerns over private property rights, and whether or not the North Dakota Industrial Commission even has the authority to do such a thing. Governor Jack Dalrymple yesterday proposed an amendment to “extraordinary places” regulations that removes private lands from consideration. Many in North Dakota, particularly those in the west, felt that allowing public comment