Leading pipeline company Kinder Morgan Inc will buy Hiland Partners, a pipeline and logistics company founded by Continental Resources Inc Chief Executive Officer Harold Hamm, for $3 billion, the company said on Wednesday. Hiland Partners builds and operates oil gathering and transportation pipelines and natural gas gathering and processing systems primarily in the Bakken shale oilfields in North Dakota and Montana.

Via The Associated Press: Nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater generated by oil drilling have leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, an official said Wednesday, the largest such spill since the state’s current oil boom began and nearly three times worse than any previous spill. Two creeks have been affected, but the full environmental effect […]

Oil fields at risk: Where the slowdown has begunCNBCU.S. oil production grew 49 percent between 2008 and 2013, as drillers improved productivity and tapped high-yield debt markets. But with their product fetching far less these days, exploration and production companies have slashed capital expenditure ...

CNNMoneyOil boomtown: 'We could see 20000 layoffs by June'CNNMoneyOil prices have been sinking for months. And while that's good news for most Americans, what happens to towns like Williston, N.D., that have built an entire economy around the oil industry? The drop in crude prices, while beneficial for drivers, has ...

ForbesOil Billionaires Hit The Bargaining Table As Kinder Morgan Pays $3B For Harold ...ForbesPlummeting commodity prices have started to take a bite out of the U.S. oil patch, but even with no imminent end to the pain in sight, the value hunters are emerging. Companies like Schlumberger Schlumberger, Halliburton Halliburton and Baker Hughes ...Oil tycoon Harold Hamm sells company for $3 billionKinder Morgan to Buy Oil Pipeline Company From Harold Hamm for $3 BillionOil Tycoon Harold Hamm Is Selling $3...

** Leading U.S. pipeline Kinder Morgan Inc said on Wednesday it would enter North Dakota's Bakken shale with a $3 billion acquisition of Hiland Partners, a pipeline and logistics company founded by Continental Resources Chief Executive Harold Hamm. ** Indian wind turbine manufacturer Suzlon has agreed to sell its German unit Senvion SE to Centerbridge Partners LP for 1 billion euros in an all-cash deal, it said on Thursday.

CNNMoneyOil tycoon Harold Hamm sells company for $3 billionCNNMoneyHamm has lost nearly half his wealth in the past six months, thanks to the dramatic drop in oil prices that crushed the value of his other oil company, Continental Resources, Inc (CLR). That brings his net worth down to $9.3 billion, according to ...

INFORUMNearly 3M Gallons of Brine Spill; ND Oil Boom's Largest LeakABC NewsNearly 3 million gallons of saltwater generated by oil drilling have leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, an official said Wednesday, the largest such spill since the state's current oil boom began and nearly three times worse than previous record spills.North Dakota oil boom hit with largest leakOfficials monitoring Williston water in light of Montana oil spill

U.S. News & World ReportMontana oil spill renews worries over pipeline safetyU.S. News & World ReportAdrian Vargas, left, Santiago Medina and Rodrigo Salas prepare cases of water for distribution to residents in Glendive, Mont., Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. A cancer-causing component of oil has been detected in the Glendive drinking water supply, just ...Water supply off-limits in Montana town after Yellowstone River oil spillTraces of Montana Oil Spill Are Found in Drinking WaterTraces Of Oil Found In Montana Town's Water...

The saltwater, known as brine, is an unwanted byproduct of oil and natural gas production that is much saltier than sea water and may also contain petroleum and residue from hydraulic fracturing operations.

NPR (blog)Some Oil Recovered From Broken Pipeline After River SpillABC NewsBridger Pipeline Co. spokesman Bill Salvin said Wednesday only a "very small" amount of oil has been siphoned from the river itself. Company officials and government regulators say most of the oil is thought to be within the first several miles of the ...Water supply off-limits in Montana town after Yellowstone River oil spillTraces of Montana Oil Spill Are Found in Drinking WaterTraces Of Oil Found In Montana Town's Water...

NPR (blog)Water supply off-limits in Montana town after Yellowstone River oil spillLos Angeles TimesAbout 1,200 barrels of crude oil, or approximately 50,000 gallons, leaked Saturday from the 12-inch Poplar pipeline near where it crosses the Yellowstone. The pipeline is owned by Bridger Pipeline, a subsidiary of True Cos., a privately held Wyoming ...Traces of Montana Oil Spill Are Found in Drinking WaterTraces Of Oil Found In Montana Town's Water Supply After SpillCancer-Causing Agent Detected in Water After Montana Oil Spill ...