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WellDog's long road to profitability

WellDog's long road to profitability

LARAMIE — Epiphanies come to different people in different places. John Pope’s came in the shower.

October 20, 2014 9:00 am Photos

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Have You Heard: Montana 9th poorest state, study says

A new survey shows that Montanans’ income and individual wealth are not keeping up with the state’s fast economic growth.

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Gas Natural sells its Wyoming Energy West assets

CODY, Wyo. — Energy West Inc. is selling its subsidiary, Energy West Wyoming Inc. to Black Hills Corp. for $17 million.

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$4 billion petrochemical plant planned in N.D.

$4 billion petrochemical plant planned in N.D.

BISMARCK, N.D. — A company announced plans Monday to build a $4 billion manufacturing plant in North Dakota that will convert a byproduct of natural gas processing into an ingredient for making plastic products, representing what Gov. Jack Dalrymple called the largest private investment in s…

October 13, 2014 11:49 am Photos

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Questar seeks lower gas rates in Wyoming

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. — Questar Gas is proposing to cut its natural gas rates in Wyoming by $900,000.

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Engineering firm rides Bakken wave to downtown Billings expansion

Engineering firm rides Bakken wave to downtown Billings expansion

Just two years ago, Anvil Corp. was a sleepy little engineering firm on the Billings West End that focused on design for the oil and gas industry in Yellowstone County.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Jonah Energy

Jonah Energy

Driller Scott MacPhearson runs the control room of the Ensign 157 rig on Sept. 8 in the Jonah Field near Pinedale. Ensign is a contract partner for Jonah Energy, which recently acquired Encana’s natural gas assets in the area.

September 14, 2014 6:46 pm

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.

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Company finds natural gas in southeastern N.D.

BISMARCK, N.D. — A company exploring for natural gas outside of western North Dakota's oil patch says it has found the resource but is far from determining whether it would be economical to start production.

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Wyoming delays on new air quality rules for Pinedale

Wyoming delays on new air quality rules for Pinedale

CASPER, Wyo. — A state advisory board moved last week to delay recommending a proposed air quality rule for natural gas facilities in the Upper Green River Basin, saying regulators need to consider concerns raised by industry and environmentalists.

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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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North Dakota natural gas processing plant gets OK

BISMARCK, N.D. — A natural gas processing plant announced last year by a major natural gas company operating in North Dakota was given the green light by state regulators Thursday.

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N.D. regulators adopt natural gas flaring rules

N.D. regulators adopt natural gas flaring rules

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota regulators have adopted the most stringent rules to date aimed at reducing the amount of natural gas that is burned off and wasted as a byproduct of the state's soaring oil production.

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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.

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North Dakota starts natural gas capturing plans

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota oil companies must submit a gas capturing plan with their drilling permits beginning this month in an attempt to cut down the amount of natural gas that is burned off and wasted as a byproduct of oil production.

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Keeping up with technology in oil country

Keeping up with technology in oil country

BISMARCK, N.D. — Mark Peterson is one of several entrepreneurs touting a new technology meant to reduce natural gas flaring and add value to mineral rights owners. However, there’s no way for him or mineral owners to know whether proper royalties were paid between the time the units started …

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Compressor stations pictured in May 2011

Compressor stations pictured in May 2011

Compressor stations pictured in May 2011 at the Williams natural gas pipeline hub in Opal, Wyo. The facility and the town of Opal were evacuated Wednesday afternoon after an explosion and fire.

April 23, 2014 6:25 pm
Natural gas is flared from an oil well

Natural gas is flared from an oil well

Natural gas is flared from an oil well near Parshall, N.D. A University of North Dakota researcher says that about 270 oil wells are responsible for 60 percent of all the natural gas flaring in the state.

April 22, 2014 4:14 pm

Wyoming to study setback requirements for oil and gas operations

CASPER, Wyo. — Oil-and-gas operations might be pushed farther from homes, schools and other residential buildings under a rule change being considered by Wyoming regulators.

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Advocate gives Obama Administration 'incomplete' on energy policy

Advocate gives Obama Administration 'incomplete' on energy policy

Oil-and-gas production from unconventional sources such as the prolific Bakken shale has exploded, and the U.S. now produces more oil than it imports.

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