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Targa Resources to add processing capacities to Permian and Bakken

The Houston-based oil and gas company Targa Resource Partners LP is planning to expand its natural gas gathering and processing capacities in the Williston and Permian basins, according to a report from the Oil and Gas Journal. The company will be building a cryogenic gas processing plant capable of processing 300 million cubic feet per day (MMcfd), as well as ...

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Roan Plateau settlement gaining momentum

After years of debate surrounding drilling within the Roan Plateau, the case may finally be gaining some much needed clarity and momentum, according to the Denver Business Journal. Since 2007, oil and gas companies and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) have been engaged in a seemingly never-ending chess match that has seen numerous back-and-forth discussions gain little to no ...

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North Dakota oil may have issues in the future

North Dakota oil production is steadily increasing, but there may be other issues that could hurt the industry. The Department of Mineral Resources director Lynn Helms told members of the Government Finance Committee that the statewide production of July was 1.1 million barrels.  The Preliminary Office of Management and Budget predicted production to be at 1.3 million daily barrels at ...

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Louisiana infrastructure funding needs to become a priority

As Louisiana looks hopefully toward an industrial boom, with several major oil- and gas-related facilities planned or in progress along the coast, officials are concerned about the increased strain on the state’s infrastructure. According to Cole Avery for the Times-Picayune, state leaders and industry insiders pushing for investments in infrastructure should be made a priority. The CEO of Louisiana Associated ...

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New pipeline coming to replace aging Midla line

Sen. Mary Landrieu has confirmed a deal with American Midstream Partners that will ensure thousands of Louisiana residents continue to receive natural gas safely, reports Greg Hilburn for the Monroe News-Star. Rather than abandoning the Midla pipeline, American Midstream has agreed to construct a new natural gas pipeline, which will extend 50 miles from Winnsboro to Natchez, Miss. The new ...

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A Diamond in the rough(neck)

61-year-old Carla Restivo isn’t too worried about abiding by the stereotypical norms associated with today’s workforce society, but rather shattering them completely. In a profession dominated by men, and I mean dominated–95 percent to be exact–Restivo is just one of a few women “roughnecking” it in the oil fields. Restivo has been roughing it with the boys for parts of ...

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Meritage provides boost to natural gas production in Niobrara

Natural gas producers throughout the Powder River Basin now have their very own processing plant, as Meritage Midstream Services announced yesterday, via their website, that they have successfully completed the project. Meritage Midstream is a Denver-based company that provides oil and gas producers with a full complement of midstream services. The processing plant, titled “50 Buttes,” resides in Campbell County, ...

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Penn. township looks to amend oil and gas ordinance

Oil and gas development in the Upper Burrell Township could soon be limited to specific zoning areas with an amendment to the town’s oil and gas drilling ordinance, according to a report by TribLive. On Monday, township supervisors granted permission to solicitor Stephen Yakopec Jr. to draft the proposed amendment. Voters would have to approve the change, and no date ...

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Lafayette postpones decision to appeal ruling on ban

The Lafayette City Council has delayed its decision to appeal a judge’s ruling that overturned a voter-approved ban on hydraulic fracturing operations in the city, according to Colorado Hometown Weekly. Only four city council members were present for Tuesday’s meeting when the decision was made to set the issue aside until the next meeting on Oct. 22. Councilwoman Alexandra Lynch ...

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CN freight train derails, catches fire (Video)

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A Canadian National Railway Company (CN) freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed on Tuesday, causing over 20 railcars to catch on fire, according to the Associated Press. The train was made up of three locomotives hauling 100 railcars, two of which were carrying petroleum distillates, which ultimately caused the massive fire and billows of thick, black smoke. No members of ...

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