Category Archives: Industry News

Smithsonian Channel set to premiere docu-series chronicling black gold rush in North Dakota and Montana

Boomtowners – six episode series set to premiere Sunday, April 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT The oil boom that has been drawing thousands of workers to the Bakken shale region of North Dakota and Montana is the subject of a new Smithsonian Channel docu-series. BOOMTOWNERS, comprised of six one-hour episodes, will…

WBI Energy names Rust vice president of operations

Jeff Rust has been named vice president of operations at WBI Energy, Inc. In this position Rust will provide leadership for the company’s transmission and midstream operations that span throughout the Rocky Mountain Region. Rust will work from the company’s headquarters in Bismarck, North Dakota, and will assume the post…

OriginOil successfully treats produced water for reuse in enhanced oil recovery

OriginOil Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL), developer of Electro Water Separation™ (EWS), the high-speed, primarily chemical-free process to clean up large quantities of water, announced today that independent third-party testing by Zalco Laboratories confirmed that OriginOil’s PRIME product for oil & gas operations successfully reduced contaminants in produced water to the level required for reuse…

ConocoPhillips tells U.S. Chamber of Commerce members that crude oil exports can help sustain the domestic benefits of the energy renaissance

ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) chairman and CEO Ryan Lance today delivered an energy policy speech at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that appealed to the congressional and executive branches of federal government to lift the outdated and economically constraining national ban on crude oil exports. In his remarks, “American Energy: Keeping…

Plains All American Pipeline acquires Williston Basin crude oil terminal under construction

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE: PAA) today announced Friday it has acquired Legion Terminals, LLC, which owns a crude oil terminal under construction in Johnson’s Corner, McKenzie County, N.D. The terminal, which is expected to be in service in Q3 2015, is strategically positioned to serve as a crude…

Pembina Pipeline Corporation to expand Vantage Pipeline

Pembina Pipeline Corporation (TSX: PPL; NYSE: PBA) announced that it has entered into agreements to expand the Vantage pipeline system for an estimated capital cost of $85 million. The Vantage Expansion entails increasing Vantage’s mainline capacity from 40,000 barrels per day (“bpd”) to approximately 68,000 bpd through the addition of mainline…