Bakken

Keystone XL Prep Work Resumes Despite Court-Ordered Review

A federal court judge who ordered another environmental review of Keystone XL pipeline told TransCanada it can resume some U.S. pre-construction activities that had been blocked by his initial ruling.

Dakota Access Protester Injured in Blast Files Lawsuit

A New York woman who was injured while protesting Dakota Access pipeline has filed a lawsuit against several law enforcement officers and a North Dakota county.

Bakken Oil Flows Pressure Gulf Coast Crude Grade Prices

Crude flowing from North Dakota's Bakken shale is taking a larger share of the U.S. Gulf Coast market, siphoning demand from refiners and exporters for local grades, traders and brokers said.

North Dakota Regulators Want to Fine Dakota Access Security Firm $2 Million

North Dakota regulators are seeking up to $2 million in fines from a North Carolina company that handled security for the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Phillips 66, Bridger Plan Pipeline from Bakken to Texas

Phillips 66 and Bridger Pipeline announced they have preliminary plans for a 350,000 bpd of oil pipeline to send Bakken crude oil to Texas.

Dakota Access Starts Expansion Open Season

Dakota Access and ETCO launched a binding open season for expanded capacity to transfer Bakken/Three Forks crude oil from North Dakota to terminals in Illinois and Texas.

Tribes Sue Administration, States over Keystone XL Approval

Native American tribes in Montana and South Dakota sued the Trump administration on Monday, claiming it approved an oil pipeline from Canada without considering potential damage to cultural sites from spills and construction.

Judge Rules Dakota Access Developer Can't Sue Earth First

A federal judge has dismissed a second defendant from a $1 billion racketeering lawsuit that the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline filed against environmental groups, leaving Greenpeace as the only remaining group facing the claim.

Dakota Access Pipeline Builder Wants State Lawsuit Dismissed

The company that built the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a North Dakota judge to throw out a lawsuit over its ownership of agricultural land, claiming it's not violating a Depression-era state ban on corporate farming that it calls unconstitutional anyway.

Innovation, Technology Reshape North Dakota’s Bakken Shale

The Bakken was strewn with casualties before the turnaround, but billionaire oil pioneer Harold Hamm and his teams at Continental Energy Resources Corp. saw opportunities to create better mousetraps in exploring and producing oil and natural gas.

Gun-Firing Protester Gets Prison Term

A Denver woman accused of shooting at officers during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline was sentenced to four years and nine months in federal prison.

Safety Board: Damage During Installation Led to Pipeline Crack

The NTSB said last year’s rupture of the Keystone oil pipeline in South Dakota was due to a fatigue crack that probably resulted from mechanical damage by a metal-tracked vehicle during installation.

Keystone XL Work to Begin in Montana this Fall

TransCanada plans to start preliminary work on its Keystone XL pipeline project in Montana in the fall of 2018 ahead of full construction in 2019, according to a letter from the U.S. State Department to Native American tribes.

Keystone Pipeline Pressure Restrictions Lifted

PHMSA has lifted pressure restrictions on TransCanada's Keystone oil pipeline.

Judge Rejects Tribes Request to Increase Involvement in Dakota Access Review

Federal judge rejects request by two American Indian tribes to be more involved in a court-ordered environmental review of the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

Pipeline Spill Twice as Big as First Thought

A crude oil spill from the Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota last November twice as big as first reported.

Dakota Access Pipeline Developer Submits Spill Response Plan

Energy Transfer Partners submits court-ordered spill response plan for the Dakota Access Pipeline.

North Dakota Oil Pipeline Leak Impacts Pastureland, Creek Tributary

A pipeline leak in Billings County spilled an estimated 2,100 gallons of oil and produced water, some of it into a waterway.

Bad News For The Bakken As Obama Administration Blocks Pipeline

The Obama administration shocked the oil industry last week, pulling the plug on a major oil pipeline from the Bakken that had become a flashpoint between a pipeline company on the one hand, and a growing coalition of Native American tribes and environmentalists on the other. Everyone was anxiously..

Supplemental Open Season Underway for Bakken Pipeline Transport

Dakota Access and Energy Transfer Crude Oil Company (ETCO) launched a binding supplemental open season on Aug. 12  to solicit shipper commitments for the Bakken Pipeline. The two companies expect incremental transportation capacity for Bakken/Three Forks production will be determined based on these ..

Sierra Club Files Suit Against New Construction of Bakken Pipeline

The Iowa branch of the Sierra Club has filed a lawsuit against the state’s Utilities Board (IUB) and Dakota Access LCC in an effort to block the construction of a pipeline that would connect North Dakota’s energy resources to the southern half of the United States. Wally Taylor, a lawyer for the na..

Siting Permit Awarded for Dakota Access Pipeline

The North Dakota Public Service Commission approved the siting permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline, which has been under review for over a year. The pipeline is to be built by Dakota Access LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners. The 1,134-mile, 30-inch pipeline will connect the Bakken and ..

Iowa Regulators Approve Bakken Pipeline Permit

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The last state permit needed for a pipeline that will carry a half-million barrels of crude oil daily from North Dakota to Illinois was approved Thursday by Iowa utilities regulators, who also gave the Texas-based company authority to use eminent domain for land that property..

Struggling Eagle Ford Still the Sweet Spot

If development in Eagle Ford from 2008 to 2014 felt like a drag racer flying down the track, then 2015 must have felt like skidding to a halt. This year will be like hitting a brick wall − or a shale wall, but it’s a wall that will eventually be torn down. For now, though, the bad news keeps piling..