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UND Digital Press releases ‘The Bakken Goes Boom’ (VIDEO)

The Digital Press at UND has released the first, peer-reviewed, book-length collection of studies about the Bakken oil boom in Western North Dakota: The Bakken Goes Boom: Oil and the Changing Geographies. Associate Professor of History William Caraher and former UND Assistant Professor of English and Communication Kyle Conway (now at the University of Ottawa) edited the volume. As oil ...

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Pierce County formally opposing drilling project near Rugby

Residents of Pierce County, North Dakota, are against a proposed drilling project that would dispose of radioactive waste. (Image: garshna via Flickr)

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Pierce County commissioners on Tuesday voted to formally oppose a proposed federal project that some area residents fear would be a step toward burying nuclear waste in northern North Dakota. The county’s action likely spells the end of the proposed project in the state, which the U.S. Department of Energy had eyed because North Dakota is ...

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Report: Inspections key to preventing pipeline leaks

BISMARCK, N.D. — A new report says the best way to prevent pipeline leaks is through proper installations, inspections and learning from the past. The report done by the University of North Dakota’s Energy and Environmental Research Center was presented Wednesday to the state Industrial Commission. It’s the first phase of a two-part, $1.5 million report authorized by the Legislature ...

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Innovating an area ICON: Tech ties architectural group to regional expansion

While the rest of the state is working to improve taking resources out of the ground, ICON Architectural Group is continuing to bloom from a small company into one of the Midwest’s premier architectural firms, helping to build the infrastructure needed for North Dakota’s sustained growth, but also helping to foster the region’s growing, innovative, tech sector. It all started ...

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UND to break ground on new engineering and mines building

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The University of North Dakota is unveiling its new engineering and mines building. The Collaborative Energy Complex is a 37,000-square-foot facility that will be the headquarters for all engineering and mines programs, including the Institute for Energy Studies. UND officials say the building will provide state-of-the-art labs and multipurpose teaching centers, as well as a center ...

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UND research center granted $2.5 million for carbon studies

The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at University of North Dakota has received $2.5 million in federal funding for carbon management research, reports the Bismarck Tribune. The funding, provided by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), will permit the center to carry on with its research exploring carbon-enhanced oil recovery and carbon-capture technology. Associate Director for Research John Harju ...

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Bakken’s next phase: Natural gas

Even as it fills the railroads of the Upper Midwest with oil tank cars, the Bakken has allowed its natural gas riches to languish. Less profitable than oil and more difficult to transport, natural gas has been so secondary in North Dakota that drillers still burn off more than a fourth of what rises from the ground. In satellite pictures, ...

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Shale Plays Media acquires Bakken Locator

Press Release Fargo, North Dakota – August 15, 2014 – Shale Plays Media is pleased to announce the acquisition of Bakken Locator. This acquisition represents Shale Plays Media’s continuing investment in building the richest content surrounding the tight oil industry. The addition of Bakken Locator adds 4800 businesses to the company’s directory.  Jay Derenthal, founder of Bakken Locator said “I ...

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