Bakken

WBI Energy Begins Construction on ND Natural Gas Pipeline Project

WBI Energy, a subsidiary of MDU Resources Group, began construction this week on the North Bakken Expansion project in North Dakota. This natural gas pipeline expansion will have capacity to transport 250 million cubic feet of natural gas per day from the Bakken Formation.

US Federal Land Policy Still Leaves Room for Winning Hands

State energy officials have been laser-focused on the Biden administration’s suspension of new oil and gas leasing on federal lands because it could eventually curtail Bakken production by more than 100,000 bpd.

Continental Resources Ramping Up Bakken Operations, Adds Rigs to Powder River Basin

Shale oil producer Continental Resources on Thursday said it will ramp up activity in North Dakota's Bakken shale field this year as it shifts more of its production operations to crude oil from natural gas.

Democrats Asking Biden to Shut Down Dakota Access Pipeline

A group of 33 Democratic congress members are named on a letter to President Joe Biden asking him to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline while it undergoes a court-mandated environmental review.

Bakken Facing Challenges in Coming Year

Going forward, the Bakken Shale region should continue to provide good opportunities for midstream companies in 2021, though it will face challenges recovering in the wake of the pandemic.

Appeals Court Deals Another Blow to Dakota Access Oil Pipeline

The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia panel raises the chances that Energy Transfer LP's 557,000 barrel-per-day Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) will be shut pending environmental review.

U.S. Crude Oil Output Rises to 10.86 MMbpd in September

U.S. crude oil production rose 286,000 barrels per day in September to 10.86 million bpd, as production increases in North Dakota and the offshore Gulf of Mexico offset cuts in Texas.

Environmental Groups Appeal Illinois Approval of DAPL Expansion

Environmental groups are appealing a decision made last month by Illinois regulators to allow the expansion of the Dakota Access oil pipeline (DAPL), according to documents filed with the state.

Bakken Restart: Back to Basics with Idle Wells

Abandoned wells have long been a part of the more-than-a-century-old American oil and gas industry, but industry and state regulators have become more thorough in mitigating and remediating these retired well sites.

DAPL's Future Uncertain as Biden Presidency Looms

The election of Democrat Joseph Biden could create more headaches for the Dakota Access Pipeline's (DAPL) owners, who are already embroiled in legal battles to keep the main conduit for flowing oil out of North Dakota running.

Federal Judge Denies Bid to Halt Work on Keystone XL

A federal judge has denied a request by Native American tribes to halt work on the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

U.S. Army Corps Asks Appeals Court to Reverse Dakota Access Ruling

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has asked a court of appeals to reverse a ruling against the Dakota Access pipeline which invalidated an environmental permit that allowed the pipeline to operate on U.S. land.

New Mexico Close to Adopting Oil and Gas Water Rules

Energy regulators in New Mexico are close to adopting a new set of environmental rules regulating produced water from oil and gas operations.

Energy Transfer Vows to Keep Dakota Access Oil Flowing

Energy Transfer has vowed to fight a court order to shut down and empty the Dakota Access oil pipeline (DAPL), contending that U.S. District Judge James Boasberg overstepped his authority with the ruling.

Judge Gives U.S. Three Weeks to Detail Dakota Access Pipeline Options

A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide options for resolving the loss of a permit for the Dakota Access oil pipeline by the end of the month.

U.S. Appeals Court Allows Dakota Access Pipeline to Keep Running

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday said that the Dakota Access Pipeline does not have to be shut and drained per a lower court order.

Pipeline Doubts put Bakken Shale Reboot on Hold

North Dakota oil producers face new pressures to delay bringing back more of their recently curbed output after a U.S. court ruling this month put in jeopardy the pipeline that transports most of the region's oil, executives and analysts said.

Energy Transfer Vows to Keep Dakota Access Oil Flowing

Energy Transfer vowed to fight a court order to shut down and empty the Dakota Access oil pipeline, contending that U.S. District Judge James Boasberg overstepped his authority with the Monday ruling.

U.S. Congressional Democrats Back Opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline

More than thirty U.S. congressmen and women have lent their support to an attempt by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to shut down the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline while the Army Corps of Engineers conducts and environmental review.

Trans Mountain Expansion Starts Work in British Columbia

Work has begun on the embattled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion after billions of dollars in increased costs and several legal challenges threatened to derail the project.

Alberta Cuts Oil Output by 1 Million Barrels Per Day: Minister

The energy minister of Alberta, Canada's oil-producing province, has informed OPEC that the province has cut 1 million barrels per day (bpd) in production since many of the largest oil-producing countries around the world agreed to production cuts.

TC Energy Completes Sale of Coastal GasLink Stake

TC Energy has completed the sale of a 65% stake in its Coastal GasLink pipeline.

First Piece of Keystone XL Pipeline Completed

TC Energy has completed construction of the first stretch of its Keystone XL oil pipeline across the U.S.-Canada border in northern Montana and has begun work on labor camps in nearby areas.

Continental Resources Halts Bakken Shale Output, Seeks to Cancel Sales

The largest oil producer in North Dakota has halted most of its production and reportedly told some customers it will not supply crude after the latest price crash, but there are doubts whether force majeure applies.

Declining ‘Associated Gas’ Signals Opportunity for Dry Gas Basins

As crude oil producers throttle back production in associated-gas basins, it may signal growth opportunities for dry gas basins such as Haynesville and Marcellus/Utica.

U.S. Court Orders Full Environmental Review of Dakota Access Pipeline

A federal court has ordered the Trump administration to conduct a full environmental review of a portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

FERC Approves Pembina Jordan Cove LNG Export Project

U.S. regulators have approved the Jordan Cove LNG export project.

TC Energy Starts U.S. Prep Work for Keystone XL Pipeline

TC Energy said Wednesday it has started preliminary work along the route of the proposed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline through the U.S. in anticipation of starting construction next month, as opponents await a judge's ruling on their request to block any work.

Canada's Supreme Court Dismisses Trans Mountain Pipeline Appeals

Canada’s Supreme Court said on Thursday it would not hear five separate appeals of a lower court’s decision related to the Trans Mountain oil pipeline, clearing another hurdle for a project that has been stalled for years due to opposition over climate concerns.

Coastal GasLink Construction Allowed to Continue, Tentative Deal Reached with Protesters

Canadian authorities on Sunday said construction would continue on TC Energy’s Coastal GasLink pipeline after reaching a tentative deal with the indigenous group that has been protesting the project.