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Upper Rocky Mountain
Spot Crude Oil Prices

WTI and N. Texas: $44.86
CO North Central: $42.73
Colorado Western: $39.20
ND Light Sweet: $41.15
WB Mixed Sweet: $40.59
N Wyo. / S Mont.: $40.41
Wyoming Sweet: $42.05

Spot prices updated Aug. 23

Daily Cash Market
Spot Natural Gas Prices

Henry Hub: $2.92
Watford City, ND: $2.48
CIG Rocky Mtn: $2.58
Opal, SW Wyoming: $2.68
Malin, Oregon: $2.75
NGPL Midcontinent: $2.72
Chicago Citygate: $2.84
NGPL TX / OK: $2.80

Spot prices updated Aug. 23

U.S. Rig Count

946 as of 8/18/2017
-3 from 8/11/2017
+455 from 8/19/2016
(Courtesy Baker Hughes)
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North Dakota mineral owners are challenging in Federal Court methods used by companies that deprive them of their share of royalties from natural gas produced from several wells.

Lloyd Odell and Mary Patricia Ness, described as North Dakota Mineral and Royalty Land Owners, filed a legal action in Delaware as part of a bankruptcy action brought by Samson Resources...

The ND Industrial Commission, at a July 18 hearing, flatly rejected an appeal from Apollo Resources to reconsider previous action revoking its permit to operate an oil waste treating plant in McKenzie County...
Lower crude oil prices and drought conditions prompted the ND Industrial Commission to extend its program of granting waivers on well plugging and non-completing wells for another six months...
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Crude oil price differentials will “tighten up” as Bakken crude oil starts moving through the Dakota Access Pipeline, the top executive for Tesoro Petroleum said...
EOG Resources cited successful production from new wells in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin, and the company plans on completing 30 wells on its holdings, which have increased to 400,000 acres...
True Oil LLC estimates it can recover between 300,000 and 400,000 barrels of crude oil from injecting ethane and other gases into a McKenzie County, ND well located in the Red Wing Creek Unit...
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Patterson Rig #286
Patterson Rig #286 is drilling the Patsy 5198 12-17 8 B for Oasis Petroleum in McKenzie County, ND, in Sec. 17, T151N-R98W. (Photo by Denis Smith).
A chorus of industry groups condemned the US Senate for voting down consideration of a law that would have rolled back the controversial methane venting and flaring rule imposed by the Bureau of Land Management...
Bakken crude oil production for Hess Corp. for the first quarter was up 7,000 BOPD more than the company had anticipated...
A federal grand jury in Minneapolis indicted the former president of Dakota Plains Holdings, which operated the crude oil rail loading terminal at New Town, ND, and two other men not connected with the company on charges of wire fraud...
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