Oil And Gas
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.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Canadian Pacific Railway has told a federal oversight board that moving fertilizer for spring planting does not present a "significant challenge" for the railroad.
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota's oil industry is backing new rules intended to crack down on the illegal dumping of radioactive oil filter socks, the tubular nets that strain liquids during the oil production process.
A national energy expert says the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would help revive a sluggish national economy and enhance the nation’s energy security.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The state commissioners who oversee oil and gas development have scheduled a conference call to discuss "personnel matters" and the state oil and gas supervisor says he's unaware of the details.
An investigation into drug crimes in the Bakken oil patch has led to the arrests of 11 people authorities linked to a ring that trafficked methamphetamine from southern California to the Northern Plains, according to court documents and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
OMAHA, Neb. — Investor Warren Buffett says it's clear that railroad tank cars carrying crude oil need to be updated because oil from certain regions has the potential to be more dangerous than previously thought.
Energy Corp. of America, the West Virginia-based oil-and-gas company that’s promised to bring the Bakken to the Beartooth front, has an environmental record that concerns area landowners.
Emergency workers examine the aftermath of a train derailment and fire July 6 in Lac-Megantic, Quebec. Federal regulators issued an emergency order Tuesday requiring tests of crude oil before shipment by rail to determine how susceptible it is to explosion or fire, a response to a string of …
WASHINGTON — Federal regulators issued an emergency order Tuesday requiring more stringent testing of crude oil before shipment by rail to determine how susceptible the cargo is to explosion or fire, a response to a string of train accidents since last summer involving oil from the Bakken re…