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Dakota Access Lifeline

By Bette Grande and Isaac Orr Western North Dakota has a history of oil booms and busts. The cycle began when oil was discovered in western North Dakota in the 1950s and occurred again in the 1980s. Today, global oil prices and a lack of pipeline transportation have put the…

Oil-by-rail: when crisis strikes

Industry stays proactive in the face of derailments By Jillian Mitchell As North American oil production continues to outpace pipeline capacity, shipment by rail is increasingly common. Today, an estimated two-thirds of North Dakota’s crude oil is transported by rail. It’s a big business, with accordingly, big responsibilities. And when…