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That is what is motivating Continental Resources Inc, the biggest player in North Dakota's prolific Bakken shale field, to take the unusual step of sharing its long-term drilling plans with pipeline companies.
LONDON, Oct 18- Oklahoma is emerging as the next big shale oil play, with production growing faster than in any other U.S. state apart from Texas and North Dakota. Like Texas and North Dakota, Oklahoma is an old, established oil- and gas-producing state. Only Texas and California had more.
MADISON, Wis./ NEW YORK, Oct 17- The Federal Reserve will likely defer any decision to trim its massive bond buys until at least December, two top Fed officials suggested on Thursday, although a third Fed policymaker made no bones about her view that she opposes any such delay.
Oct 17- Tesoro Logistics LP detected anomalies during an inspection of its 20- year-old North Dakota pipeline just days before the line ruptured and spilled 20,600 barrels of oil onto farmland, the company said on Thursday. North Dakota regulators said corrosion on the pipeline may have caused the spill.
NEW YORK, Oct 14- Tesoro Logistics LP does not have a specific date for the restart of the North Dakota pipeline that spilled 20,600 barrels of Bakken oil onto farmland in late September, the company said on Monday.
NEW YORK, Oct 11- Initial investigations following a 20,600- barrel leak on Tesoro Logistics LP pipeline in North Dakota point to corrosion on the 20- year-old pipeline, state regulators said on Friday. It is the biggest oil leak on U.S. land since March, when an Exxon Mobil pipeline spilled 5,000 to 7,000 barrels of heavy Canadian crude in Mayflower, Arkansas.
TIOGA, North Dakota/ NEW YORK, Oct 10- A Tesoro Logistics LP pipeline has spilled more than 20,000 barrels of crude oil into a North Dakota wheat field, the biggest leak in the state since it became a major U.S. producer. Farmer Steven Jensen discovered the leak on Sept. 29 while harvesting wheat on his 1,800- acre farm, about nine miles northeast of Tioga, North Dakota.
NEW YORK, Oct 9- Statisticians have noted a rise in "gray divorces" lately. Spouses who stayed together through decades of sickness, health, richness, poorness, child rearing and parental health troubles are breaking up, just as they are supposed to be entering their own happy golden years.
LONDON, Oct 1- Giant sedimentary basins underneath the United States have the capacity to store 500 years' worth of the country's energy-related carbon dioxide emissions, and the biggest are located in the traditional petroleum producing states along the Gulf Coast, according to U.S. government scientists.
*Plans for free version in challenge to Microsoft. SEOUL, Sept 19- South Korean upstart Infraware Inc is in a David and Goliath battle with software giant Microsoft over a lucrative niche of the mobile office business and just like the diminutive biblical hero, it believes it can win.
*Plans for free version in challenge to Microsoft. SEOUL, Sept 19- South Korean upstart Infraware Inc is in a David and Goliath battle with software giant Microsoft over a lucrative niche of the mobile office business- and just like the diminutive biblical hero, it believes it can win.
*News came in phone call to White House on Friday. Merkley told the White House that there were now five Democrats on the committee, which would have to clear the nomination before a final Senate vote, who would oppose Summers, a former Treasury secretary under President Bill Clinton and a close confidante of Obama's.
Sept 16- Traders are betting the Federal Reserve will keep policy easier for longer now that former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers is out of the running to succeed Ben Bernanke as chairman of the U.S. central bank.
WASHINGTON, Sept 13- Four Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee are now expected to vote "no" if President Barack Obama nominates former economics adviser Lawrence Summers to be the next chair of the Federal Reserve, complicating one of the most vital decisions of his second term.
WASHINGTON, Sept 11- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Jina Choi, a 13- year veteran attorney with the agency, will head the SEC's San Francisco office, the hub for many of the agency's investigations into some of the country's largest Silicon Valley technology companies.
LONDON, Sept 10- Some western U.S. states have already made full use of their best locations for large-scale wind and solar power generation, creating opportunities for neighbouring states that still have suitable sites and for small-scale solar generation.
MOSCOW, Aug 30- Russia introduces tax breaks on production of hard-to-recover "tight" oil on Sept. 1, but the giveaway alone will not be enough just yet for the world's largest oil-producing nation to replicate the North American shale energy revolution. But whereas savvy, independent oil firms spearheaded the U.S. shale boom, Russia lacks its own wildcatters.