HELENA — Montana-Dakota Utilities is asking state regulators to approve a 5.4 percent rate increase for its nearly 81,000 natural gas customers in eastern Montana — just eight months after an earlier increase was approved.
Traffic entering Billings Logan International Airport was rerouted after a construction crew accidentally cut a natural gas line Monday afternoon.
When a friend referred to me as a "tribal elder," I was flattered. Then I realized she meant I was old, really old. Whether you are a tribal elder or really old, you learn first hand “what goes around, comes around.” So it is with hydropower for NorthWestern Energy. Hydropower has come around again.
Montana-Dakota Utilities landfill gas operations specialist Michael Ogburn explains how they extract natural gas created as the trash in the landfill breaks down below the dirt.
HELENA — The state Public Service Commission has approved a new, final natural gas rate for NorthWestern Energy’s customers in Montana — a rate slightly lower than the temporary rate hike the PSC installed several weeks ago.
Billings police, firemen and Montana-Dakota Utilities workers are on the scene of a pickup truck crash that severed a gas line and closed Poly Drive at 22nd Street West on Monday morning.
A broken natural gas line in Lockwood forced the evacuation of several homes Wednesday morning.
A Yellowstone County Sheriff's Department deputy and utility crews investigate the scene of a gas line break along the South Frontage Road in Lockwood on Wednesday.
HELENA — The Public Service Commission says the state's largest two utilities are asking for natural gas rate increases.
POWELL, Wyo. - Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. has reached a settlement with a couple that sued the company over an explosion at their former home in Powell in 2006.
Montana-Dakota Utilities, already pulling about 500,000 cubic feet of methane gas a day from the Billings Regional Landfill, is expanding its operation there.
Mike Ogburn of Montana-Dakota Utilities, stands in the gas-processing plant that he operates at the Billings landfill.
A well head used for collecting methane gas at the Billings landfill is one of 43 that Montana-Dakota Utilities has there.
HELENA — As market prices for natural gas are hitting rock bottom, Montana household consumers are benefiting as well — but their rates haven't dropped quite as much as the market.
HELENA — Power companies told state regulators Tuesday that new federal pollution rules for coal-fired power plants are sure to raise electricity rates for Montana consumers, as utilities will ask to pass the costs of compliance on to ratepayers.
A construction worker stands on an interior wall to steady a large beam Thursday at the new home of Harrison and Darlene Fagg. The Fagg residence was one of five houses destroyed by a gas explosion on Granite Avenue in June.
Harrison and Darlene Fagg are rebuilding their house five months after the Granite Avenue home of Gary Woltermann, just below theirs, was destroyed by a natural gas explosion.
Nearly five months after a natural-gas explosion leveled a house at 1411 Granite Ave., the neighborhood around the site was jumping this week.
HELENA — After a lengthy discussion, a divided state Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved an approximate 6 percent increase in electric rates for Montana-Dakota Utilities’ 25,000 customers in far Eastern Montana.