Reservation

North Dakota Fort Berthold Revenue-Sharing Bill Awaiting Governor’s Signature

The Republican-controlled North Dakota Legislative Assembly has passed legislation giving more oil and natural gas tax revenue to the three Native American tribes on the Fort Berthold Reservation, which accounts for about one-fifth of the state’s oil production from the Bakken Shale.

March 22, 2019
North Dakota Tribes Aim to Regulate Reservation Oil, Gas Work

North Dakota Tribes Aim to Regulate Reservation Oil, Gas Work

To the consternation of industry and North Dakota officials, the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara (MHA) American Indian tribes on Fort Berthold Reservation have established a regulatory commission and leaders intend to oversee future oil and natural gas activities, where production currently represents about one-third of the state’s 1.1 million b/d output.

July 2, 2015

Tribes Interested in Building Gas Processing Plant in Bakken

The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota are considering building a natural gas processing plant, a facility that would complement an oil refinery slated to begin construction in the spring.

November 27, 2013

FERC Approves Two Marcellus Pipeline Expansions

FERC on Friday issued certificates for two Dominion Transmission Inc. (DTI) Marcellus Shale-related projects in Pennsylvania and New York: the Tioga Area Expansion Project and the Sabinsville-to-Morrisville Project.

March 12, 2013

Interior Approves Proposed Bakken Refinery

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Wednesday approved a “land-into-trust” application submitted by the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation in western North Dakota to build the first U.S. refinery in decades — in the heart of the Bakken shale formation.

October 16, 2012

Regency Announces Eagle Ford Gathering, Treating Expansion

Dealing with an Eagle Ford gas flow that has turned out to be much more liquids-rich than expected, Regency Energy Partners LP announced Monday that it will expand its Edwards Lime gathering joint venture in the South Texas shale play to increase the system’s capacity by 90 MMcf/d to 160 MMcf/d, and provide for additional crude transportation and stabilization capacity of 17,000 b/d.

May 15, 2012

EPA Draft Links Fracking, Groundwater Contamination in Wyoming

The groundwater in Pavillion, WY, contains chemicals that are normally used in natural gas production practices, such as hydraulic fracturing (fracking), according to a draft report released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Thursday.

December 9, 2011

FERC Accepts El Paso’s Capacity Reservation Proposal Over Shipper Protests

Over the objections of natural gas producers, marketers and East-of-California shippers, FERC last Wednesday accepted El Paso Natural Gas pipeline’s revised tariff proposal that would allow it to reserve capacity for future expansions.

July 19, 2004

FERC Accepts El Paso’s Capacity Reservation Proposal Over Shipper Protests

Over the objections of natural gas producers, marketers and East-of-California shippers, FERC on Wednesday accepted El Paso Natural Gas pipeline’s revised tariff proposal that would allow it to reserve capacity for future expansions.

July 16, 2004