Oil And Gas
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming regulators seized some 2,300 idle coalbed methane wells from High Plains Gas Inc. on Tuesday, in a move that almost doubles the number of abandoned wells the state will need to close.
WASHINGTON — In a combustible blend of oil and politics, the Democratic-controlled Senate rejected legislation Tuesday night aimed at forcing completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Republicans vowed to resurrect the controversial issue swiftly after taking two-house control of Congress in January.
WASHINGTON — Republican leaders promised Tuesday to take up and pass a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline next year if the Senate fails to advance the measure this fall, or President Barack Obama vetoes it.
CASPER, Wyo. — High Plains Gas Inc. is headed for a high-stakes meeting with Wyoming regulators today after failing Monday to post a $6.8 million bond to cover the company’s 3,000 idle coalbed methane wells in the Powder River Basin.
CASPER, Wyo. — Doubts over High Plains Gas Inc.’s ability to pay a $6.8 million bond grew Thursday after the Sheridan company failed to submit the money a day after it was due.
CASPER, Wyo. — High Plains Gas Inc. did not post a $6.8 million bond with Wyoming regulators on Wednesday, but state officials said a filing appeared imminent and signaled they would give the company several more days to submit the money.
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. — A Canada-based energy company is considering building an oil refinery at Devils Lake.
CASPER, Wyo. — Oil development in Laramie County is "devastating to the quality of life of residents who live within eye and earshot" of nearby drilling rigs, a high-ranking state health official wrote in a recent letter to local officials.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming’s drilling fleet has grown 25 percent since June, with the state adding two more rigs last week to bring the total number to 62.
CASPER, Wyo. — Oil production in the Powder River Basin more than doubled during the past five years, the U.S. Energy Information Agency reported Monday, confirming a trend many observers had long suspected.
Before the Bakken. Before America's oil and gas revolution. Before fracking was a buzzword. Before all that, there was the Jonah.
WILLISTON, N.D. — The latest figures available show North Dakota's daily oil production reached more than 1.1 million barrels in July, a record high, state regulators announced Friday.
DICKINSON, N.D. — Construction of an oil refinery near Dickinson is about three-fourths complete, and most of the jobs that will be created there have already been filled.
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.
Despite a recent report of a slowing national economy, two national investment experts said Thursday in Billings that they still see signs of improving markets and consumer demand.
BISMARCK, N.D. — The godfather of North Dakota's present oil bonanza predicted the state's crude production will double to 2 million barrels daily by decade's end but warned industry officials Thursday that future safety missteps would threaten that.
BISMARCK, N.D. — The future of crude oil shipments by train depends on proving to the public that it can be done safely, the head of BNSF Railway Co. said Wednesday.
BISMARCK, 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.
BISMARCK, N.D. — The U.S. oil industry pushed back Tuesday against tougher rules for rail cars carrying crude following a string of fiery accidents, asserting in a new report that oil from the Northern Plains is no more dangerous than some other cargoes.
WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota has the country's highest death rate for workers in the oil, gas and mining sector, at more than six times the national average, and an even higher rate among construction workers, according to a new report from the nation's largest labor union.