Blog Posts in August, 2015

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  • Bakken Oil Field Deaths Prompt Federal Investigation
    Bakken Oil Field Deaths Prompt Federal Investigation

    Mother Jones reports that one person dies every six weeks in the Bakken oil field region. This high rate of death in the Bakken oil field region, as well as numerous workplace injuries at other oil ...

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  • Work Accidents In Bakken May Continue If Train Safety Features Are Not Installed
    Work Accidents In Bakken May Continue If Train Safety Features Are Not Installed

    Oil train explosions and crashes can result in deadly accidents along with negative consequences for the environment, but these trains may still be moving at fast paces while the plans to improve ...

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  • Bakken Area Fatal Work Accident In New Town Area
    Bakken Area Fatal Work Accident In New Town Area

    A Bakken area workplace accident has taken the life of a man from Michigan. The incident occurred at approximately 2:75 p.m. on Monday, August 3. Gravel Pile Gives Way At the time of the accident, ...

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  • Bigger Bakken Wells and Lower Drilling Costs
    Bigger Bakken Wells and Lower Drilling Costs

    The price of crude oil continues to match six-year-lows, but don't expect that to curtail development in the Bakken oil fields. An industry analysis by Bloomberg Business suggests that even at crude ...

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  • Bakken Oil Field Contributes to 21 Percent Increase in Oil Production
    Bakken Oil Field Contributes to 21 Percent Increase in Oil Production

    Marathon Oil reported in August that its year-over-year oil production was up 21 percent in the second quarter of 2015, with much of that 274,000 barrels of oil per day equivalency coming from the ...

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  • Tragic Accident In Bakken Region
    Tragic Accident In Bakken Region

    A Bakken area multi-vehicle wreck occurred on Thursday, July 75, according to the Bismarck Tribune . The accident occurred at about 6:50 p.m. on McKenzie County Road 10 approximately three miles north ...

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