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North Dakota pipeline spill prompts calls for better oversight

EnergyWire: North Dakota needs to do more to ensure that pipelines can safely carry the rapidly expanding oil production from the Bakken Shale, state officials, transportation experts and environmentalists said after a pipeline leaked 20,600 barrels in a wheat field last week. It typically takes months to determine the cause of a pipeline leak. The North Dakota accident fits a general pattern, though, of pipeline problems that critics have pointed out over the past few years — it involved an older pipeline… Continue reading

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In Remote Field, North Dakota Oil Boom Suffers First Big Spill

Reuters: A Tesoro Logistics LP pipeline has spilled more than 20,000 barrels of crude oil into a North Dakota wheat field, the biggest leak in the state since it became a major U.S. producer Continue reading

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Six Arrested Attempting to Block Oil Train to Canada

EcoWatch: When police arrived last night to break up the peaceful protest, six people who refused to leave the scene were arrested after trying to destroy scaffolding with a chain saw. Local news media reported a surprisingly large number of law enforcement officials who responsed to the action, including troopers from the state police Continue reading

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U.S. shale boom seen casting long shadow over global energy landscape

Greenwire: The United States is in the early stages of a boom in domestic oil production, sparked by the same innovations in drilling technologies that tapped shale to spur a 20 percent spike in natural gas output. Shale oil production is already booming in western North Dakota where light crude production from the Bakken Shale formation is transforming the state economy Continue reading

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