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In light of the multiple rail accidents involving Bakken crude, the Department of Transportation is taking measures to ensure that shippers are more accurately testing and labeling their crudes based on their flammability, which will lead to the use of safer tank cars for transport.
BISMARCK North Dakota has a preliminary new all-time high of 10,100 producing wells but North Dakota's oil production in January amounted to 933,128 barrels a day, only slightly higher than the previous month's 926,687 barrels a day.
The Metro-North commuter railroad has allowed an overemphasis on train times to "routinely" overshadow its safety operations, according to a Federal Railroad Administration review.
A significant number of uninsured North Dakotans have yet to meet a March 31 deadline to get health coverage and avoid federal penalties, based on the gap between expected and actual enrollments through the new health insurance marketplace.
The most prestigious award in the state of North Dakota was presented the Theodore Roosevelt "Rough Rider" award was established in 1961 and recognizes former North Dakotans that have influenced the state in achieving national recognition and honoring the state.
A rancher and former North Dakota Senate Democratic leader who lost a bid for governor two years ago says he will seek his party's endorsement for state agriculture commissioner.
Wyoming's senators want to speed up the permitting of some natural gas pipelines on federal and tribal lands to reduce flaring.
Up in the drought-stricken and economically marginalized northern part of North Dakota, there's an oil boom underway.
Farm commodity rail shipments are running nearly three weeks behind in North Dakota, but BNSF Railway Co.
Sen. John Hoeven says farm commodity rail shipments are running nearly three weeks behind in North Dakota but BNSF Railway has promised to get caught up in June.
This photo taken on March 3, 2014, and provided by the North Dakota Health Department, shows bags full of radioactive oil filter socks, the nets that strain liquids during the oil production process, piled in an abandoned building in Noonan, North Dakota.
The United States will hold the first test sale of crude from its emergency oil stockpile since 1990, offering a modest 5 million barrels in what some observers saw as a subtle message to Russia from the Obama administration.
North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven said during talks with BNSF Railway his constituents in the oil-rich state were "rightly concerned" about rail safety.
The bill builds upon legislation Heitkamp and a bipartisan group of Senators introduced in .