CASPER, Wyo. — At G-Ma’s, a Mills diner where pickups bearing the logos of companies such as Halliburton jam the parking lot, talk around the breakfast counter one recent morning focused on falling oil prices.
With low unemployment, falling fuel prices, and growing consumer demand, the greater Billings area and most of Eastern Montana have been enjoying a good run, experts say.
Nick Zyliak was happy with his summer job but was surprised one day to find his services in demand.
CASPER, Wyo. — Converse County recently rejected Chesapeake Energy’s bid to earn a tax exemption for pollution controls on its flaring equipment in a move that state and local officials say could set an important precedent for Wyoming’s growing oil fields.
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota's unprecedented oil bonanza has boosted the state's median household income to record levels.
MANDAREE, N.D. — Troy Easton traded his career as a flight paramedic for a drilling rig job in Wyoming six years ago, pulling in three times what he used to make. From Texas to Wyoming’s hilly gas patch, he noticed that much of the nation’s resurgent oil and gas industry’s activity was takin…
Wanna own a sports-pub franchise in Billings? Beef O’Brady’s is taking applications.
BISMARCK, N.D. — For the first time and because of environmental issues in the Bakken oil fields, an office of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Criminal Investigation Division will open in North Dakota.
Frustrated farmers told Congressman Steve Daines on Monday in Huntley that clogged rail lines, increasing federal regulations and cheap imports are hurting their business.
Stacey Ronquillo is down to one part-time employee at his Billings lawn care business this summer, and it’s costing him precious work.
LARAMIE, Wyo. — A visiting professor at the University of Wyoming says using carbon dioxide to re-pressurize Wyoming's aging oil fields could yield up to 1 billion barrels of oil.
New federal health insurance laws won’t be the job killers that critics fear, a U.S. Small Business Administration official said Thursday in Billings.
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.
HELENA - A panel of Montana lawmakers on Tuesday questioned Missoula's requirement that companies pay $309 for a permit to move a megaload of oil-refinery equipment through the city, on top of the permit and fees already required by the state.
MINOT, N.D. — Public school enrollments are on the rise in the western North Dakota oil patch.
POWDER RIVER, Wyo. — Gov. Matt Mead and other state and local officials gathered Wednesday in a small lot in western Natrona County to dedicate a carbon dioxide pipeline that will bring new life to oil fields in Wyoming and Montana.
A hub of the Greencore pipeline is shown just east of Powder River in Natrona County. A visiting professor at the University of Wyoming says using carbon dioxide to re-pressurize Wyoming's aging oil fields could yield up to 1 billion barrels of oil.
SIDNEY — Family and friends of one of the two suspects in a brutal Montana kidnapping described him as an illiterate young father who was eager for work when he fell under the sway of a convicted criminal promising lucrative employment in the Bakken oil fields.
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As huge trucks crawl bumper to bumper across the Bakken oil fields, a Billings business is making money supplying parts to keep them running.