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.
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.