Oil Production Tax: Large Trigger ‘Likely’ to Hit

Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helm’s is walking back from his previous opinion that the larger of North Dakota’s oil production lower tax triggers is unlikely to be reached.

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North Dakota Oil and Gas Officials Request Corrections to Inside Energy Story

Inside Energy published an article recently that shined light on inconsistencies with reporting and transparency within the Department of Health and Department of Mineral Resources regarding oil and brine spills. State officials took exception to the article and requested corrections from Inside Energy on certain portions of the coverage. When the news itself becomes the news,

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Lynn Helms Briefs Industrial Commission on Oil Field Related Bills

Department of Mineral Resource Director Lynn Helms briefed the Industrial Commission on bills active in the legislature that may impact management and regulation of oil and gas operations in the state.

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More Conflicts in State’s Oil Regulatory Model?

A dispute between a landowner and three oil companies over the reclamation and remediation process surrounding salt water injection wells has forced the State into the awkward position of being both adjudicator and defendant in the same case.

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Lynn Helms Talks Oil Prices, Rig Counts, & Flaring

In his monthly industry report, the Department of Mineral Resources director gave his frank opinion on the impact dropping prices will have on drilling activity and a progress report on meeting our flaring goals. It’s excellent coverage form Forum News Service’s April Baumgarten.

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Black Hills Trucking Reaches Settlement With Dept. of Health, Agrees to Pay 10% Fine

The oil field trucking company operated for six years without a permit. In February, a Dept.  of Mineral Resources inspector witnessed them illegally dumping produced water directly on a road. The Dept of Mineral Resources is also pursuing charges.  

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