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Zinke unveils energy plan, focuses on resource extraction

Zinke unveils energy plan, focuses on resource extraction

Republican U.S. House hopeful Ryan Zinke was in Billings on Wednesday presenting an energy policy he says will put Montanans to work building infrastructure for resource extraction.

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Grilled chicken

Grilled chicken

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Bakken oil production up, flaring dips

Bakken oil production up, flaring dips

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota oil production ramped up by another 36,000 barrels per day in May, pushing daily production solidly above the 1 million barrel milestone it narrowly eclipsed the previous month.

July 15, 2014 10:36 am Photos

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N.D. governor urges building of more oil, gas pipelines

N.D. governor urges building of more oil, gas pipelines

BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Jack Dalrymple urged industry and government officials on Tuesday to build more pipelines to keep pace with the breakneck speed of North Dakota's oil production.

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HMF62214 Accent Art

HMF62214 Accent Art

To run the air conditioning unit most efficiently, set the thermostat at the same temperature all day, varying only by a few degrees at night, if at all, and avoid large temperature changes because the cooling system cannot "keep up." The lesser the difference between indoor and outdoor temp…

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Nearly half of Wyoming oil, gas wells uninspected

Nearly half of Wyoming oil, gas wells uninspected

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Almost half of all newly drilled oil and gas wells considered high pollution risks in Wyoming weren't inspected over a recent three-year period, according to an Associated Press review of federal data.

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Energy briefs

Industry opposes rail car rules

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BLM reviewing plan for 5,000 Converse County wells

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Federal land managers have begun evaluating a proposal to expand an east-central Wyoming oil and gas field with up to 5,000 new wells, asking for public comment on the project.

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Wyoming oil, gas commission rejects petition on industry rules as unnecessary

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission voted Tuesday to reject a citizens' petition calling for the state to update its rules governing the oil and gas industry.

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Report: 2014 Bakken oil output 1.1 million barrels a day

Report: 2014 Bakken oil output 1.1 million barrels a day

WILLISTON, N.D. — Oil production in North Dakota and Montana's Bakken and Three Forks formations will average 1.1 million barrels per day this year, according to estimates announced Wednesday by a research firm.

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Despite their opposition, many landowners await pipeline construction

LINCOLN, Neb. — If the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline ever gains approval, Ronald Weber will watch from his farmhouse as workers lay the line beneath a half-mile of his cropland in northeast Nebraska.

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Rail cars used to ship Bakken oil called 'unacceptable'

WASHINGTON — Rail tank cars being used to ship crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken region are an "unacceptable public risk," and even cars voluntarily upgraded by the industry may not be sufficient, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board said Wednesday.

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Keystone XL Pipeline route

Keystone XL Pipeline route

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Transforming the landscape

Transforming the landscape

This collection of aerial images shows the start of a transformation of the North Dakota landscape as dramatic production is realized from the Bakken oil formation.

October 06, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Montana Gov. Steve Bullock

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, left, shares laughs with Gary Forrester, of MDU Resources, and Rep. Duane Ankney, R-Colstrip, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. They were attending the Big Sky Energy Forum at the Crowne Plaza. 

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Hess gift of $4.4M to boost UW energy research

Hess gift of $4.4M to boost UW energy research

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead received a nice surprise shortly after he was elected. It was Ultra Petroleum's $1 million gift toward construction of the University of Wyoming Energy Engineering Research Facility.

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Wyoming committee proposes fuel tax, vehicle registration fee hikes

CASPER, Wyo. — Be prepared to pay more at the pump, as a proposed gas tax increase may just eke through the Legislature next session.

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Niobrara production, permitting on the rise

CASPER, Wyo. — At least one oil and gas company claims to have figured out the tricky Niobrara shale play in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming.

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From the Editor: Expert says Montana's oil industry still has room to grow

It’s probably fair to say that Tom Richmond, administrator of the Montana Board of Oil and Gas, generally supports oil and gas development in Montana.

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Tom Richmond

Tom Richmond

Tom Richmond is administrator of the Montana Board of Oil and Gas.

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