Justin Yoder, a welder for a coal dragline manufacturer, stands for a portrait outside a truck stop on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Wright. (Ryan Dorgan, Star-Tribune)
An access road and active drill pad are seen just south of Highway 387 on Thursday, June 26, 2014, from a LightHawk flight over Campbell County, Wyo. (Ryan Dorgan, Star-Tribune)
Cesar Diaz demonstrates his routine of daily walk-through maintenance checks with an infrared camera at a central delivery point of a natural gas operation Tuesday at the Jonah Field south of Pinedale. Jonah Energy has recently employed the use of infrared cameras, which help operators see o…
Ed Presley, CEO of High Plains Gas Inc., points out coal-bed methane well sites on Sept. 30 at his company’s office in Sheridan. Presley plans to revive CBM wells across the Powder River Basin, many of which were abandoned after natural gas prices plummeted several years ago.
Flares burn at a well site Oct. 21 in Converse County near Douglas. Converse County rejected a request from Chesapeake Energy for a tax exemption on flaring equipment pollution controls.
Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to sell drilling rights in shale formations in Louisiana and Wyoming for $2.1 billion in two transactions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Industry opposes rail car rules
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.