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Montana man dies on well site, apparently from hydrogen sulfide
WILLISTON -- A 20-year-old man died this week at a well site 5 miles south of Williston. Zachary Buckles of Glasgow, Mont., was found unresponsive at the site and died sometime between late Sunday night and about 5 a.m. Monday, said Eric Brooks, area director for the Occupational...
May 1, 2014 - 4:49am
April 30, 2014
Petraeus visits N.D.'s 'energy revolution'
WILLISTON -- Retired four-star general and former CIA Director David Petraeus toured the Oil Patch on Tuesday and met with local officials at a private event in Williston. Petraeus, hosted by North Dakota State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt, also was expected to attend an event in Bismarck...
April 30, 2014 - 4:47am
April 24, 2014
Nearly 50 N.D. townships awarded $5 million in energy impact grants
BISMARCK -- Nearly 50 townships in North Dakota will receive a total of $5 million in grants to fix damaged roads and address other impacts of oil and gas activity. The state Land Board voted unanimously Wednesday to award a total of $6.1 million from the state's Oil and Gas Impact...
April 24, 2014 - 4:50am
April 23, 2014
ND panel takes input on measures to reduce natural gas flaring
BISMARCK -- As a doctor who majored in chemistry, Lyle Best said he can't help but wonder about the potential health effects of the plumes of...
April 23, 2014 - 4:42am
April 18, 2014
American Indian environmentalists battle Sandpiper pipeline, propose route down I-29 in ND and I-94 in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- An American Indian environmental group led by nationally known Winona LaDuke is fighting a northern Minnesota oil pipeline. Honor...
April 18, 2014 - 5:10am
April 10, 2014
N.D. regulators OK design of MDU rate increase in split vote
BISARCK -- The North Dakota Public Service Commission approved the design of a natural gas rate increase for Montana-Dakota Utilities on Wednesday in a 2-1 vote that had PSC Chairman Brian Kalk siding with the AARP in opposing how the increase was structured. Commissioners had already...
April 10, 2014 - 4:52am
Decision on power line through N.D. battlefield study area delayed
BISMARCK -- State utility regulators on Wednesday delayed action on a controversial plan to run about 200 miles of high-voltage power lines across part of western North Dakota - including the study area of an 1864 battle between American Indians and Army soldiers. The Public Service...
April 10, 2014 - 4:51am
April 7, 2014
Unchecked irigation threatens groundwater
Crop irrigation has boomed in Minnesota in the past few years, increasing land values and raising yields for corn, soybeans and other crops....
April 7, 2014 - 5:23am
March 12, 2014
Hoeven, senators introduce bill to reduce natural gas flaring
WASHINGTON - Today, Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) introduced the Natural Gas Gathering Enhancement Act. The legislation expedites the permitting of natural gas gathering lines located on federal and Indian lands. Natural gas gathering...
March 12, 2014 - 10:38am
February 14, 2014
N.D. oil production drops 5.5 percent in December
WILLISTON, N.D. - Extreme winter weather in December prompted North Dakota oil production to decline 5.5 percent to 923,227 barrels per day, according to preliminary figures released Friday by the Department of Mineral Resources. It was the first month in about a year that North...
February 14, 2014 - 7:52pm
February 6, 2014
Xcel executives say gas conservation helped
Xcel Energy customers' efforts to curb their heat usage in the wake of a recent pipeline rupture helped stabilize natural gas supplies, company...
February 6, 2014 - 10:08am
January 31, 2014
North Dakota's delegation: Keystone XL report shows no need to delay pipeline
North Dakota's congressional delegation urged President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline after the State Department released its final environmental impact statement today. "The U.S. State Department's final EIS released today is a step forward in that it poses no...
January 31, 2014 - 3:41pm
Keystone pipeline will not affect Canada oil sands growth
WASHINGTON - The proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline is unlikely to increase the pace of Canadian oil sands development, a U.S. State Department study said on Friday, raising pressure on President Barack Obama to approve a project environmentalists see as a major climate change problem. The...
January 31, 2014 - 2:34pm
Keystone pipeline review looming, likely to show little climate risk
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January 31, 2014 - 1:46pm
December 10, 2013
Plans discussed for new refinery in Devils Lake
A new oil refinery may be built near Devils Lake, according to Mayor Dick Johnson. The 20,000 barrel per day refinery planned by American Energy Holdings LLC would employ 50-100 people. Johnson says it's premature to say a deal is done but "they have interest in us and we have interest...
December 10, 2013 - 6:54pm