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Work continues at North Dakota oil spill site

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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Gazette opinion: Investing $25M in Montana’s future workforce

Gazette opinion: Investing $25M in Montana’s future workforce

What happens when 13 colleges and 57 businesses collaborate statewide to meet student and employer needs for job training?

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Federal oil and gas lease sale nets nearly $50 million

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.

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Shale formation in Montana frustrates oil drillers

Shale formation in Montana frustrates oil drillers

The pessimists are right for now: The Heath oil play cutting a swath across Central Montana is no match for the Bakken.

March 15, 2013 12:05 am Photos

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Gallery: Williston, N.D., construction

Gallery: Williston, N.D., construction

Billings businesses are capitalizing on unprecedented growth near Williston, N.D., from oil development in the Bakken oil field.

December 16, 2012 12:15 am Photos

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Trees surround drilling pad near Williston

Trees surround drilling pad near Williston

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.

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Continental Resources drilling pad

Continental Resources drilling pad

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.  

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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.

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T&E from the air

T&E from the air

Tractor & Equipment Co., is building a 40,000 square-foot parts and service facility on the north edge of Williston, N.D.

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Continental Resources is Bakken's biggest player

Continental Resources is Bakken's biggest player

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.

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Column of smoke rises

Column of smoke rises

A column of smoke rises from an oil well north of Williston, N.D., with the Missouri River in the foreground.

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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.

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Aerial shows drilling pad work

Aerial shows drilling pad work

A 14-well drilling pad on the edge of Williston, N.D., is being drilled by Continental Resources, the biggest player in the Bakken.

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Crude oil is trucked to an offloading facility where near Trenton, N.D.

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Semi-tractor trailers line up to unload Bakken crude oil into two tankers trains at a facility near Trenton, N.D.

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Semi-tractor trailers wait to unload crude oil along the North Dakota/Montana state line in November.

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A pair of drilling rigs work south of Williston, N.D., in November.

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Caterpillar equipment

Caterpillar equipment

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.

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Semis line up

Semis line up

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…

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Business jets and turbo props fill the ramp at the airport in Williston, N.D., the center of the Bakken oil boom.

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