BISMARCK, N.D. — Another dip in oil prices Monday, briefly touching a five-year low at less than $50 a barrel, caused an upset in the stock exchange and focused more attention on response by companies drilling the Bakken in North Dakota.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Hundreds of barrels of fluid that leaked from a pipeline in western North Dakota have been contained, though regulators are unsure how much more will be recoverable by the company responsible for the spill.
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A recent oil and gas lease auction in Billings netted nearly $50 million from the sale of 87 federal leases totaling 19,015 acres, in North and South Dakota.
The pessimists are right for now: The Heath oil play cutting a swath across Central Montana is no match for the Bakken.
Billings businesses are capitalizing on unprecedented growth near Williston, N.D., from oil development in the Bakken oil field.
Continental Resources is constructing a 14-well drilling pad along the Missouri River near Williston, N.D. The company has planted 500 trees surrounding the property.
Continental Resources is contructing a 14-well drilling pad near Williston, N.D. The site has been dressed up with 500 trees surrounding the property. The company said it will spend $3.4 billion in 2013 for exploration and production, one-third more than this year.
Semi-tractor trailers lined up for a mile near Trenton, N.D., wait to unload oil as a pair of trains loads oil for transport to area refineries.
Tractor & Equipment Co., is building a 40,000 square-foot parts and service facility on the north edge of Williston, N.D.
The Bakken’s largest player, Continental Resources, said it will spend $3.4 billion in 2013 for exploration and production, one-third more than this year. Continental is building a 14-well drilling pad along the Missouri River near Williston.
A column of smoke rises from an oil well north of Williston, N.D., with the Missouri River in the foreground.
An aerial view shows sprawling construction for oil services companies west of Williston in November. The downtown area is in the upper center of the picture.
A 14-well drilling pad on the edge of Williston, N.D., is being drilled by Continental Resources, the biggest player in the Bakken.
Crude oil is trucked to an offloading facility where near Trenton, N.D.
Semi-tractor trailers line up to unload Bakken crude oil into two tankers trains at a facility near Trenton, N.D.
Semi-tractor trailers wait to unload crude oil along the North Dakota/Montana state line in November.
A pair of drilling rigs work south of Williston, N.D., in November.
Caterpillar equipment is lined up as Tractor & Equipment Co., builds a second facility on 50 acres north of Williston, N.D., the heart of the Bakken oil boom.
Tractor-trailers line up for two miles, as they wait to unload oil in Trenton, N.D. Energy companies behind the oil boom on the Northern Plains are increasingly turning to an industrial-age workhorse — the locomotive — to move their crude to refineries across the U.S., as plans for new pipel…