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Top News & Analysis North Dakota

  • CHICAGO, March 28- U.S. farmers in the arid Plains states have traditionally grown wheat and raised cattle. Farmers in these states, which include Kansas, Nebraska and the Dakotas, have more choice now in what they grow as seeds have been developed over the past decade that thrive in the dry conditions typical of the region. Kansas farmer Mick Rausch is taking...

  • HOUSTON, March 28- A small group of U.S. oil producers has been trying to exploit advances in DNA science to wring more crude from shale rock, as the domestic energy industry keeps pushing relentlessly to cut costs and compete with the world's top exporters. Shale producers have slashed production costs as much as 50 percent over two years, waging a price war with...

  • CHICAGO, March 27- A cadre of U.S. lawmakers and food safety advocates are pressuring the federal government to join other nations blocking shipments of raw beef from Brazil in the face of a scandal in that country's meatpacking sector. The United States has already started testing all beef from Brazil for pathogens. A box of meat imported from Brazil now would be...

  • North Dakota oil spill 3 times bigger than first estimated

    An oil spill in western North Dakota last December might be bigger than everyone thought.

  • March 24- A crude oil spill in western North Dakota in December is now believed to be about three times bigger than originally estimated, pipeline owner True Companies said on Friday, making it the largest crude leak to affect water in the state in over a decade. No oil moved further down the creek, which feeds into the Little Missouri River and eventually flows into...

  • NEW YORK, March 24- U.S. shale producers are drilling at the highest rate in 18 months but have left a record number of wells unfinished in the largest oilfield in the country a sign that output may not rise as swiftly as drilling activity would indicate. Rising U.S. shale output has rattled OPEC's most influential exporter Saudi Arabia and pushed oil prices to a...

  • NEW YORK, March 24- U.S. shale producers are drilling at the highest rate in 18 months but have left a record number of wells unfinished in the largest oilfield in the country a sign that output may not rise as swiftly as drilling activity would indicate. Rising U.S. shale output has rattled OPEC's most influential exporter Saudi Arabia and pushed oil prices to a...

  • The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office was alerted on Friday to a small crack near a valve site on a stretch of the pipeline outside Canton, South Dakota, 25 miles southeast of Sioux Falls, Lincoln County Chief Deputy Chad Brown said by telephone. The state Department of Criminal Investigations was investigating the incident as an act of "felony vandalism," said Sara...

  • At that meeting, ING said it would either continue to "positively influence" the course of the project, or to distance itself by selling its stake in the loan, "the company said in a press release. ING was one of 17 banks financing the Energy Transfer Partners LP pipeline, which will move crude from the Northern Plains to the Midwest and then on to the Gulf of Mexico.

  • March 21- STORY: U.S. stocks gave up early gains and turned sharply lower on Tuesday, led by a fall in financial shares as investors began to question the timeline for the implementation of the Trump administration's pro-growth policies. The S&P was on track for its largest daily percentage drop since Oct 11. RICK MECKLER, PRESIDENT OF INVESTMENT FIRM LIBERTYVIEW...

  • March 21- A stretch of North Dakota highway closed by months of protests against the Dakota Access pipeline was to re-open on Tuesday, law enforcement officials said, a day after the pipeline operator said oil could move through it soon. Traffic would be allowed on Highway 1806 from Fort Rice, south of Mandan in the state's southwest, to the Cannonball Bridge near...

  • March 21- STORY: U.S. stocks gave up early. MARK KEPNER, MANAGING DIRECTOR AT THEMIS TRADING IN CHATHAM, NEW JERSEY:. Oil is weak and thats becoming more of a focus for the market since it broke $50.

  • NEW YORK, March 16- Calumet Specialty Products Partners has retained advisors for a potential sale of its refinery in Superior, Wisconsin, according to two people familiar with the matter. Still, a deal could fetch as much as $500 million, according to one of the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity as the talks are private. The refinery's location, which...

  • The ruling, issued in court documents ahead of plans to start pumping oil through the pipeline next week, follows months of demonstrations in a remote part of North Dakota, where the Standing Rock Sioux tribe demonstrated in an attempt to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing upstream from their reservation. Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court...

  • NEW YORK, March 13- U.S. shale oil production in April was set for its biggest monthly increase since October as output in the Permian Basin, America's fastest growing shale oil region, was expected to hit another record high, government data showed on Monday. Oil production in the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico, the largest U.S. shale oil field, was set to rise...

  • Pipeline drama dates way, way back

    Pipeline protests at Standing Rock are rooted in a 200 year-old legal battle.

  • *OPEC's willingness to extend production cuts in doubt. NEW YORK, March 10- Oil skidded again on Friday, pushing prices to three-month lows as investors continued to flee bullish positions on worries that OPEC- led production cuts have not yet reduced a global glut of crude. U.S. crude settled down 79 cents, or 1.6 percent, to $48.49 a barrel, while Brent crude ended...

  • *OPEC's willingness to extend production cuts in doubt. NEW YORK, March 10- Oil skidded again on Friday, pushing prices to three-month lows as investors continued to flee bullish positions on worries that OPEC- led production cuts have not yet reduced a global glut of crude. U.S. crude fell 84 cents, or 1.8 percent, to $48.44 a barrel, as of 1:22 p.m. ET.

  • March 10- U.S. drillers added oil rigs for an eighth week in a row to the most since September 2015, extending a ten-month recovery as energy companies boost spending to take advantage of a recovery in crude prices since OPEC agreed to cut production late last year. "We will not see the impact of this week's crude price collapse for another couple of months," James...

  • NEW YORK, March 10 (Reuters)- Oil prices fell for a third day on Friday, extending a selloff on heightened worries that OPEC- led production cuts have not yet reduced a global glut of crude. Senior Saudi officials told U.S. oil firms in a closed-door meeting they should not assume OPEC would extend output curbs to offset rising production from U.S. shale fields,...