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Subcontractor clips gas line at MetraPark

Subcontractor clips gas line at MetraPark

If a subcontractor working to construct the new agriculture building at MetraPark had to clip a gas line, he picked a pretty good day for it — Monday, the day before thousands of voters will be casting their ballots at the Montana Pavilion.

November 03, 2014 3:53 pmLoading…

MDU seeking 5.4 percent increase in natural gas rates for eastern Montana

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.

August 14, 2014 6:50 amLoading…
Airport traffic rerouted after gas line cut

Airport traffic rerouted after gas line cut

Traffic entering Billings Logan International Airport was rerouted after a construction crew accidentally cut a natural gas line Monday afternoon.

June 16, 2014 3:45 pmLoading…
Guest opinion: NWE must get that hydropower back

Guest opinion: NWE must get that hydropower back

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.

May 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Turning trash into gas at the Billings landfill

Turning trash into gas at the Billings landfill

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.

February 17, 2014 12:15 amLoading…

PSC finalizes new natural gas rates for NW Energy;

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.

April 30, 2013 3:59 pmLoading…
News photo: Truck ruptures gas line near Poly Drive

News photo: Truck ruptures gas line near Poly Drive

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.

April 08, 2013 10:34 amLoading…

Gas line break forces home evacuations in Lockwood

A broken natural gas line in Lockwood forced the evacuation of several homes Wednesday morning.

October 31, 2012 12:28 pmLoading…
Lockwood gas line break

Lockwood gas line break

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.

October 24, 2012 12:01 pmLoading…

Montana utilities seek natural gas rate increase

HELENA — The Public Service Commission says the state's largest two utilities are asking for natural gas rate increases.

September 28, 2012 8:04 pmLoading…

Couple settles lawsuit over Powell house explosion

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.

May 15, 2012 8:20 pmLoading…
MDU preparing to capture more of landfill's methane

MDU preparing to capture more of landfill's methane

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.

February 17, 2012 12:05 am Photos

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Mike Ogburn, an operations specialist with Montana-Dakota Utilities

Mike Ogburn, an operations specialist with Montana-Dakota Utilities

Mike Ogburn of Montana-Dakota Utilities, stands in the gas-processing plant that he operates at the Billings landfill.

February 17, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
A well head used for collecting methane gas at the Billings land

A well head used for collecting methane gas at the Billings land

A well head used for collecting methane gas at the Billings landfill is one of 43 that Montana-Dakota Utilities has there.

February 17, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
As natural gas prices hit rock bottom, Montana consumers see slight drop

As natural gas prices hit rock bottom, Montana consumers see slight drop

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. 

January 23, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Natural gas rates

Natural gas rates

January 20, 2012 5:05 pmLoading…

Power producers say EPA rules will cost consumers

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.

December 06, 2011 8:15 pmLoading…
A construction worker stands on an interior wall

A construction worker stands on an interior wall

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.

October 29, 2011 12:15 amLoading…
Harrison and Darlene Fagg are rebuilding their house

Harrison and Darlene Fagg are rebuilding their house

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.

October 29, 2011 12:15 amLoading…
Residents regroup, rebuild 5 months after gas explosion

Residents regroup, rebuild 5 months after 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.

October 29, 2011 12:15 am Photos

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