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.
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.
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.
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. — 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.
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.
Traffic entering Billings Logan International Airport was rerouted after a construction crew accidentally cut a natural gas line Monday afternoon.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
Montana’s Crow Tribe is pursuing a scaled-down proposal to build a plant converting coal and natural gas to liquid fuels after an earlier project stalled because of its high price tag, tribal leaders said Thursday.
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota regulators have scheduled a public hearing later this month on a new plan to reduce the flaring of natural gas in the western oil fields.
CASPER, Wyo. — Natural gas inventories nationwide reached an 11-year low during the second week of March, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Thursday, in what industry analysts said could be a boon for Wyoming.
In his Feb. 26 guest opinion, John Roeber praises Montana’s history of “balancing” our love of the land with our extraction of mineral riches. He writes, “That balance is our ‘third way,’ where extremist positions take a back seat to pragmatism.”
Architect Scott Atwood talks with the owner of the land and building that Canyon Creek Brewery occupies about the efficiency of the radiant-heating system installed in the floors. The owner wants to remain a silent partner in the business.
Ron Kalvig starts another batch of craft beer in his newly opened Canyon Creek Brewery. He said the building is too new to fully know his what his heating and cooling costs will be.
On Feb. 6, when temperatures hit 23 below zero, both Montana State University Billings and MetraPark felt the bite of their gas bill.