Bakken Shale

North Dakota Changes Spill Disclosure Policy

Sparked by a 20,000 bbl leak from a Tesoro Logistics LP pipeline that went unreported in September by state officials for days, North Dakota is redefining its policy for handling oil and natural gas releases, resulting in a series of reports of small incidents in recent weeks. Longer term, state officials are working on a new set of guidelines affecting both the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) Oil/Gas Division and the Department of Health. Read More

North Dakota Sets More Production Highs; Big Oil Price Drop

North Dakota reported Friday it again has set new all-time records for natural gas and oil production as the price of its much-sought-after light sweet crude oil took a nosedive, dropping $14/bbl compared to October prices, according to the latest statistics from the state Department of Mineral Resources (DMR). Read More