@Reuters energy correspondent. Amateur triathlete. Maine native. ernest.scheyder@reuters.com; 225-819-7371

Whiting's tab for Kodiak dips with oil prices, but risks remain

reuters.com — The all-stock deal is now roughly 30 percent cheaper than when first announced in July, a difference in value of $1.13 billion. The final deal value will reflect Kodiak's stock price on the day of closing, expected by the end of the year.

UPDATE 2-Flaring rule changes limit North Dakota oil production growth

reuters.com — Oct 15 (Reuters) - North Dakota oil production jumped about 1.6 percent in August to an all-time high of 1.1 million barrels per day, according to data released on Wednesday from state regulators. The state's oil wells produced 35.1 million barrels in August, up from 34.5 million barrels in July, the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources said.

'The Overnighters' shows dark side of North Dakota oil boom

reuters.com — But award-winning documentary "The Overnighters," opening in New York on Friday before expanding nationally, shows the bleak side of that American Dream and the complex efforts of one man to be a Good Samaritan. "The film does show how much harder it is to survive here than people think," filmmaker Jesse Moss told Reuters.

'The Overnighters' shows dark side of North Dakota oil boom

reuters.com — But award-winning documentary "The Overnighters," opening in New York on Friday before expanding nationally, shows the bleak side of that American Dream and the complex efforts of one man to be a Good Samaritan. "The film does show how much harder it is to survive here than people think," filmmaker Jesse Moss told Reuters.

RPT-Maze of federal oversight impedes North Dakota's anti-flaring push

reuters.com — By Ernest Scheyder TIOGA, N.D. Oct 1 (Reuters) - North Dakota's oil producers will struggle to comply with aggressive rules taking effect on Wednesday designed to curb the wasteful burning of natural gas, hindered by lengthy federal reviews of crucial pipelines. The No. 2 U.S.

Maze of federal oversight impedes North Dakota's anti-flaring push

reuters.com — The No. 2 U.S. oil state is pushing to resolve a problem commonly known as flaring, an environmental and economic squandering akin to burning cash. Energy companies have been preparing since June for the deadline requiring them to capture 74 percent of natural gas extracted alongside crude oil from thousands of wells.

UPDATE 1-Oil prices would hit $150/barrel without U.S. shale, EIA says

reuters.com — By Ernest Scheyder DICKINSON, N.D., Sept 24 (Reuters) - Crude oil would cost at least $150 a barrel due to supply disruptions in the Middle East and North Africa were it not for rising production in North Dakota and Texas, U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) chief Adam Sieminski said in an interview on Wednesday.

Bakken producers to push for status quo at crude oil hearing

mobile.reuters.com — Exclusive: Bakken producers to push for status quo at crude oil hearing By Ernest Scheyder BISMARCK N.D. (Reuters) - Hess Corp and other major North Dakota oil producers will tell the state's top energy regulators on Tuesday that existing field practices used to prepare Bakken crude for rail transport are safe and that tighter standards could actually do more harm than good.

Exclusive: Bakken producers to push for status quo at crude oil hearing

reuters.com — The comments, to be delivered at a special hearing of the North Dakota Industrial Commission (NDIC), come as federal, state and local officials grapple with how best to ensure the safe transport of the state's crude oil, which has been linked to a string of fiery crude-by-rail explosions, including one last year in Quebec that killed 47 people.

North Dakota governor sees oil production dip from flaring rule change

af.reuters.com — By Ernest Scheyder WILLISTON, N.D., Sept 18 (Reuters) - Some of North Dakota's oil companies likely will experience a production dip starting next month as they try to meet aggressive new flaring standards, Governor Jack Dalrymple said on Thursday.
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Oct 22, 2014

RT @pmharper: Let there be no misunderstanding, we will not be intimidated. Canada will never be intimidated.

Oct 22, 2014

Canada's parliament attacked near where prime minister was speaking, Harper safe reuters.com/article/idUSKC…

Oct 22, 2014

"Single-family housing builds community. But that's becoming elusive for a whole lot of reasons"- @SenatorHeitkamp

Oct 22, 2014

So there's 106 homes on market now in Williston. Average price? $312,000.

Oct 22, 2014

"In order to turn a boomtown into a hometown, we have to have a quality-of-life transition"- @WChamberND's Scott Meske to @SecretaryCastro

Oct 22, 2014

"We have seen in spades the last few years the impact shale drilling is having on communities"-@SecretaryCastro, ex-mayor San Antonio, TX

Oct 22, 2014

"This issue (high housing cost) permeates ND. We've got unique challenges"- @SenatorHeitkamp to @SecretaryCastro today in Williston

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