President Theodore Roosevelt once came to North Dakota's Badlands to find solitude and solace amid the area's "desolate, grim beauty." But Roosevelt's Dakota is barely visible today. The area's oil boom has resulted in an infrastructure-building frenzy as the rush for jobs and oil demands mo…
WILLISTON, N.D. — The nation's largest labor federation says North Dakota continues to have the highest worker death rate in the country, with 17.7 fatalities per 100,000 employees in 2012.
U.S. transportation officials rebuked the oil industry Friday for not giving up information regulators say they need to gauge the danger of moving crude by rail, after several accidents highlighted the explosive properties of fuel from the booming oil shale fields on the Northern Plains.
Rig Mats of America employees weld and grind steel frames that are part of the company's innovative rig mats.
Rig Mats of America employees weld steel frames on mats in production at the company's facility on Cerise Road in Billings.
Here is a lesson for all my fellow Montanans living east of the Rocky Mountain Front, especially those in the Beartooth Front. I’m a resident of Savage, which is well within the Bakken formation. I have lived here since 1986 and observed the influx of the oil industry.
By all accounts, it has been 124 years since Montana has been represented in the winner’s circle at the Kentucky Derby.
From my home in Baker to Sidney to Billings, Eastern Montanans are living through the latest oil boom. Some impacts are from our neighbors to the east, and some are from within our own counties. With the nation focused on energy independence, Montana needs to realize that oil and gas develop…
OMAHA, Neb. — The fight over a proposed pipeline to transport crude oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries has picked up again with groups on both sides putting pressure on President Barack Obama to either approve or reject the pipeline.
LINCOLN, Neb. — Officials unveiled a new preferred route Thursday for the Nebraska portion of the stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline that avoids the state's groundwater-rich Sandhills region.
BISMARCK, N.D. — A group representing companies working in North Dakota's booming oil patch announced an effort Tuesday to clean up the human waste, old tires and other trash littering the state's highways.
HELENA — U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, during a Wednesday tour of state businesses, blamed Obama administration environmental rules for constraining economic growth.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday unveiled new procedures to speed up drilling on public lands, an area where Republicans and the oil industry have pressed the administration to do more to boost oil production and help drive down gasoline prices.
Some fly fishermen obsessed with dreams of becoming master anglers reach their goals.
WASHINGTON — The oil industry's top lobbyist warned the Obama administration Wednesday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline or face "huge political consequences" in an election year.
I have watched the oil industry get trashed in this election cycle in Billings and have asked myself why? For over 30 years I have worked in the industry, in exploration, production, as a government regulator and service supplier. In fact, over 4,500 people in Montana work in the petroleum …