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Latest Prices

Latest Prices

Upper Rocky Mountain
Spot Crude Oil Prices

WTI and N. Texas: $76.99
Colorado Western: $62.59
CO North Central: $65.10
WB Mixed Sweet: $62.75
ND Light Sweet: $65.72
Wyoming Sweet: $65.08
N Wyo. / S Mont.: $63.41

Spot prices updated Oct. 31

Daily Cash Market
Spot Natural Gas Prices

Henry Hub: $3.78
Watford City, ND: $3.34
NGPL South TX: $3.61
Malin, OR: $3.68
PG & E City Gate, CA: $4.26
Northwest WY: $3.45
Opal, SW WY: $3.56
Ventura, IA: $3.81
Spot prices updated Oct. 31
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U.S. Rig Count

1929 as of 10/31/2014
+2 from 10/24/2014
+187 from 10/31/2013
(Courtesy Baker Hughes)
Wiley

North Dakota state officials are negotiating a settlement with a Bismarck company, which faces $800,000 in fines for illegally dumping filter socks from salt water disposal wells in an abandoned gas station in Noonan in February...
Using six hydraulic fracturing crews, Hess Corporation hopes to bring 80 new wells on line by the end of the year...
Bill Gilliam Two locations outside of the western North Dakota oilfields are under consideration for a proposed $4 billion polyethylene manufacturing plant...
TransCanada Corp. sold off its remaining 30% interest in Bison Pipeline...
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Dakota LNG Plant
The $30 million North Dakota LNG LLC plant, located next to the Hess Corp. gas processing plant in Tioga, has just come on line and is producing 10,000 gallons per day. Construction of the new plant started early last May, and the Wayzata, MN-based company hopes to increase capacity by another 66,000 gallons per day by next spring.
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The ND Dept. of Mineral Resources is negotiating a settlement with Zavanna LLC of Denver, after the agency filed a complaint seeking $150,000 in fines stemming from fluid spills at two McKenzie County wells.

The DMR said fluids spilled on and near the Pvt. Frazier 1-34H well in Sec. 34, T152N-R104W and the York 12H well in Sec. 3, T151N-R104W in March.

The company denied the allegations.

Dave Lesar Despite declining oil prices, the top executive for Halliburton said there is no indication from producers that they plan to back off their current or future drilling programs...
Lynn Helms Continued lower oil prices will force North Dakota operators to take a hard look at cutting costs—and if prices drop to $70 for Bakken crude, “fringe” counties including Bowman, Slope, McLean, and part of Divide may see less drilling, the state’s top regulator said...
ND oil production rose again in August to a record 1,132,331 BOPD, but that figure was lower than state officials had expected...
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