BISMARCK, N.D. — With the price for a barrel of crude oil hovering below $50 per barrel, the wives and girlfriends of the men who came to the Bakken to work are facing worries of their own.
CASPER, Wyo. — This was the week low oil prices hit home. The world’s largest oil field service company slashed 9,000 jobs, Wyoming’s January rig count fell below 2011 levels and state budget analysts predicted prices would remain under $65 for the next five years.
CASPER, Wyo. — As many in Wyoming’s oil industry grow ever more concerned by the drop in crude oil prices, agricultural producers in the state are working to take advantage of lower fuel costs.
BISMARCK, N.D. — With oil prices slipping to their lowest point in more than five years, new state regulations slated to take effect and lawmakers proposing major investments in oil country, 2015 is shaping up to be a critical year for the oil and gas industry in North Dakota.
CASPER, Wyo. — 2014 featured spectacular highs and lows in the price of oil but also witnessed some fundamental changes in the makeup of Wyoming's oil industry.
CASPER, Wyo. — Congress approved a little-noticed provision aimed at streamlining oil and gas permits on federal land as part of a $585 billion defense spending bill on Friday.
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s oil industry is coming in even lower than the targets set by new rules that require reducing the amount of natural gas burned off as a byproduct of oil production, the state’s top energy regulator said Friday.
CASPER, Wyo. — American crude fell below $60 a barrel Thursday for the first time since 2009, raising the prospects of layoffs in Wyoming’s oil patch as companies rush to cut costs.
BISMARCK, N.D. – Environmental activists called Friday for a state investigation into what they say is North Dakota’s failure to enforce state rules and regulations for the oil industry as identified in a New York Times report last weekend.
The oil industry’s lead trade group released new standards on Thursday for testing and classifying crude shipped by rail after prior shipments were misclassified, including a train that derailed in Canada and killed 47 people.
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.