Keystone XL advocates and opponents await American electorate decision of November 8, 2016

By Leonard Melman Few elections in recent memory have provoked the depth of animosity and controversy as the presidential election of 2016 between Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Many positions represent polar opposites and this has been especially true of anything relating to environmental topics, such…

E3 Consulting Serves as Independent Engineer for Wolf Midstream’s Acquisition of Access Pipeline System

E3 Consulting® (E3) served as independent engineer to lenders for Wolf Midstream’s recent acquisition financing of 50 percent ownership interest in Access Pipeline (Access) from Devon Corporation. Access is a dual pipeline system with pumping and measurement facilities used for transportation of diluent and bitumen blend between heavy oil extraction facilities…

North Dakota eyeing future petroleum price moves as indicator of economic growth

By Leonard Melman For the North Dakota oil industry, major changes seem to be occurring on a regular basis and now, those changes appear likely to impact politics in general, and the upcoming gubernatorial race of fall 2016 in particular. Many of these changes relate to the price of crude…

New oil and gas regulations misguided, counterproductive

By Howard Feldman More than a dozen states, including North Dakota, have now filed a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) latest rule for new oil and natural gas sources. The American Petroleum Institute (API), as well as a number of state associations, is also taking action to prevent…

Keep D.C. out of the Bakken

By Senator Steve Daines Folks in western states like Montana and the Dakotas understand that to ensure our way of life for future generations, we need to balance the responsible development of our natural resources with protecting and conserving our great outdoors. As an avid outdoorsmen myself, I’ve been backpacking,…

New technology to safeguard pipeline industry

By Melanie Franner A new intelligent coating system has the potential to significantly increase the safety of oil and gas pipelines – along with critical areas of other metallic structures. The brainchild of North Dakota State University (NDSU) associate professor of mechanical engineering Dr. Fardad Azarmi and NDSU assistant professor…