Bakken Oil News

Pipe staged ahead of permit approval for proposed $3.8B North Dakota oil pipeline to Illinois

September 12, 2015 | Star Tribune| BISMARCK, N.D. — Mountainous piles of steel pipe are being staged across four states in anticipation of building the biggest-capacity pipeline proposed to date to move crude from North Dakota’s prolific oil patch. But stockpiling the pipe is a gamble for the Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access Pipeline, […]

By September 12, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Bakken Oil by Rail to East Coast Slightly Increasing

Bakken Oil by Rail to East Coast Slightly Increasing

September 8, 2015 | DOT-111 Reader | As mentioned here before, the EIA (U.S. Energy Information Administration) produces monthly reports on crude oil movements by rail across the United States. Although the information presented does not have the same level of detail requested at the state level, it is meaningful information that can be used […]

By September 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Statoil says crude on derailed BNSF train complied with volatility limit

July 18, 2015 | Reuters| HOUSTON (Reuters) – The North Dakota crude on a Berkshire Hathaway Inc-owned BNSF Railway Co train that derailed this week in Montana was produced by Norway’s Statoil and complied with regulations that limit flammability, a Statoil spokesman said on Friday. The train was bound for BP Plc’s refinery in Washington […]

By July 18, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Fewer Passenger, Freight Rail Delays Due to Drilling Decline

July 14, 2015 | ABC News| Delays in Amtrak service and agricultural product shipping have eased across the Upper Midwest in part because weak oil prices have prompted a drilling slowdown in North Dakota, officials say. Along with recent track upgrades, a recently completed pipeline and a new North Dakota refinery also has resulted in […]

By July 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Groups submit opposition against Bakken oil pipeline across Iowa

Groups submit opposition against Bakken oil pipeline across Iowa

July 10, 2015 | The Des Moines Register | DES MOINES, Ia. — Groups opposing plans to build an oil pipeline across Iowa say organizers have submitted more than 2,600 written statements against the project. Representatives for Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement and the Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition gathered Thursday morning outside the offices of […]

By July 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Crude Oil Characteristics Research

Crude Oil Characteristics Research

July 10, 2015 | Energy.gov| The DOE Office of Fossil Energy wanted to identify the actions needed to obtain a science-based understanding of outstanding questions associated with the production, treatment, and transportation of various types of crude oil, including Bakken crude oil. In support of that effort, DOE – in collaboration with the Department of […]

By July 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Refracking is the new fracking

Refracking is the new fracking

July 7, 2015 | Fuel Fix| he technique itself is nothing new. Oil crews across the world have been schooled on its simple principles for generations: Identify aging, low-output wells and hit them with a blast of sand and water to bolster the flow of crude. The idea originated somewhere in the plains of the […]

By July 7, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
1 Million Barrels a Day, 100 Trains a Week

1 Million Barrels a Day, 100 Trains a Week

July 7, 2015 | Sightline Daily|Sightline is re-releasing a popular report: The Northwest’s Pipeline on Rails. It’s the most comprehensive regional analysis of plans to ship crude oil by train. This update includes important new information showing far greater increases in oil train transport than previously thought. All told, the Northwest could soon be seeing […]

By July 7, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

California oil train risks worse in minority areas: report

June 30, 2015 | Reuters |  Californians most exposed to the risks of oil train derailments or fires overwhelmingly live in poorer, minority neighborhoods, two environmental groups in the state said on Tuesday. The report, the first of its kind to explicitly link issues of class and race to the ongoing oil train safety debate, […]

By July 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Push for stricter oil train regulations

Push for stricter oil train regulations

June 27, 2015 | WKOW|”I’m still calling for the extraction of the more volatile and highly toxic chemicals of the oil before it is even transported; something we can easily do, Texas is already requiring it. There’s no reason why we can’t have that same requirement from the oil coming out of North Dakota,” said […]

By June 27, 2015 0 Comments Read More →