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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.