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Officials: Spike in crime, human trafficking related to Bakken drilling

Officials: Spike in crime, human trafficking related to Bakken drilling

POPLAR — Tribal officials said Thursday that Eastern Montana’s Fort Peck Reservation is feeling the adverse effects of the nearby oil boom — without any of the economic gains.

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In anticipating EPA plan, states can follow examples of neighbors

While debate rages on about the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan aimed at reducing greenhouse gas pollution from existing U.S. power plants, it’s important to take a look at what is already working around the country from the standpoint of clean energy deployment.

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Industry: N.D. oil no more volatile than others

Industry: N.D. oil no more volatile than others

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple intends to ask top U.S. energy and transportation officials about conflicting reports over the volatility of crude coming from the state's oil patch, he said Wednesday.

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First-time petition hopes to stop 'Bakken bombs'

First-time petition hopes to stop 'Bakken bombs'

BISMARCK, N.D. — A Fargo man has turned to an online petition in hopes of getting state officials to stop what he calls "Bakken bomb trains" by forcing oil companies to strip volatile natural gas liquids from oil before shipping.

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Exxon profit surges, but production slips

NEW YORK — Exxon Mobil’s net income rose 28 percent in the second quarter on a sale of Asian assets and higher oil prices, but oil and gas production slipped a disappointing 6 percent.

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Chevron 2Q profit up on asset sales, oil prices

NEW YORK — Chevron Corp. earnings rose 5.6 percent in the second quarter on asset sales and higher global oil prices, though oil and gas production slipped slightly.

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Cloud Peak Energy posts $2.1 million loss

Cloud Peak Energy posts $2.1 million loss

GILLETTE, Wyo.  — Cloud Peak Energy, which operates only in the Powder River Basin, has posted a $2.1 million loss in the second quarter of 2014, compared to a $4.1 million gain for the same period last year.

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Judge grants access for oil pipeline operations

GREAT FALLS — A refining company will be able to continue operating three pipelines that transport crude oil from Canada after a judge granted access to the final land parcel whose easement had expired.

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Company: Corrosion caused Wyoming oil pipe spill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The owner of a pipeline that sprung a leak and spilled 25,000 gallons of crude oil that flowed more than two miles down a gulley in the Powder River Basin said Friday that internal corrosion was to blame.

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Officials: No evidence of brine in bay after N.D. spill

Officials: No evidence of brine in bay after N.D. spill

MANDAREE, N.D. — The snaking, nearly 2-mile trail of saltwater that an underground pipeline spewed in the rugged hills of western North Dakota's badlands left a 200-yard-long stretch of dead vegetation, a company official said, though she added there is no evidence yet that the spill has con…

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Cordero Rojo mine to ship billionth ton of coal

GILLETTE, Wyo. — One of the largest coal mines in the U.S. is about to ship its billionth ton of coal.

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4 in 10 higher risk wells aren't inspected by feds

4 in 10 higher risk wells aren't inspected by feds

NEW CASTLE, Colo. — Four in 10 new oil and gas wells near national forests and fragile watersheds or otherwise identified as higher pollution risks escape federal inspection, unchecked by an agency struggling to keep pace with America’s drilling boom, according to an Associated Press review …

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Increasing Bakken oil trains prompt concern farther West

Increasing Bakken oil trains prompt concern farther West

VANCOUVER, Wash. — Residents along the scenic Columbia River are hoping to persuade regulators to reject plans for what would be the Pacific Northwest’s largest crude oil train terminal — the proposed destination for at least four trains a day, each more than a mile long.

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Oil train shipments in Montana raise concern

Oil train shipments in Montana raise concern

MISSOULA — With scrutiny growing about the safety of moving crude oil by rail, western Montana residents wonder how increased shipments will be kept safe along sensitive places like the border of Glacier National Park.

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Researchers test possibility of canola as biofuel

Researchers test possibility of canola as biofuel

MANDAN, N.D. — North Dakota canola could become a fuel source for military and commercial jets.

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Robert J. Samuelson: Russia's (overblown) natural gas weapon

WASHINGTON — The continuing Ukrainian crisis has cast a specter over Europe: a natural gas cutoff. Russia supplies 30 percent of Europe’s natural gas. In any tit-for-tat exchange of sanctions, this seems the ultimate weapon, dwarfing almost anything Europe and the United States could deploy.…

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Officials: Canadian oil won't hurt ND production

BISMARCK, N.D. — The proposed but controversial multibillion-dollar pipelines that would bring a flood of Canadian tar sands oil to the U.S. likely won’t hinder North Dakota’s soaring crude production, state and industry officials say.

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Landowners seek seat at table with energy industry

CASPER, Wyo. — Alex Bowler trains hunting dogs and fires rifles on his 35 acres of property east of Cheyenne.

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Guest opinion: Baucus' tax reform must be fair to energy industry

Sen. Max Baucus has one major piece of unfinished business he’s scrambling to complete before he officially leaves office. Last year, he took on the mammoth task of completely overhauling our nation’s tax structure — an undertaking that is sorely needed to help our economy and create jobs. M…

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More oil spilled from trains in 2013 than in previous 4 decades, federal data show

More oil spilled from trains in 2013 than in previous 4 decades, federal data show

WASHINGTON — More crude oil was spilled in U.S. rail incidents last year than was spilled in the nearly four decades since the federal government began collecting data on such spills, an analysis of the data shows.

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