BISMARCK, N.D. — Federal oil field inspectors are hustling to clear a backlog of hundreds of uninspected well sites on public and tribal lands in North Dakota, amid the explosion of drilling activity.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Almost half of all newly drilled oil and gas wells considered high pollution risks in Wyoming weren't inspected over a recent three-year period, according to an Associated Press review of federal data.
A landowner near Belfry has been told to stop selling water to an oil company drilling in the area.
WILLISTON, N.D. — An oil well that leaked an unknown amount of oil, gas and other liquids over the weekend has been plugged in northwestern North Dakota, state officials said Tuesday.
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.
From his office in Billings, Casey Anderson supervises more than a dozen petroleum geologists
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.
Oil well near Belfry approved; Red Lodge residents talk fears of Bakken-like atmosphere at town meeting
RED LODGE — Even before Red Lodge-area residents started their meeting Tuesday evening about expanded oil-and-gas development in their backyard, one permit to drill a well near Belfry was a done deal.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming governor's office has come out with a plan to plug and reclaim as many as 4,400 abandoned oil and gas wells over the next four to seven years.
GILLETTE, Wyo. —Gov. Matt Mead's proposed budget recommends spending $3 million to implement a plan to clean up old oil and gas wells across the state.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is poised to require the companies that drill for oil and gas in the state to first test nearby water wells and other water sources for pollution.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Nov. 20 over whether the public has the right to obtain lists of chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing or if those ingredients are corporate trade secrets that may be shielded.
HELENA — Attorney General Tim Fox said Thursday that Montana is joining Alabama, Alaska and Oklahoma in protesting Bureau of Land Management plans to regulate hydraulic fracturing on federal land.
DOUGLAS, Wyo. — A drilling boom has made the Powder River Basin one of Wyoming's most productive areas for oil.
CHEYENNE — Gov. Matt Mead's proposal to require groundwater testing at oil and gas drilling sites has gotten good reviews from environmental advocates, landowners and industry representatives.
RIFLE, Colo. — Three hours west of Denver, across the Continental Divide, the Rocky Mountains begin the long transition into high desert plateaus.
CASPER, Wyo. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants a company asking to inject oil and gas well wastewater into an aquifer in central Wyoming to do more to prove it won't pollute the aquifer and show it won't be used for drinking water.
When a bunch of oil and gas executives fly in from out of state and line up at a legislative hearing and say they couldn’t possibly do business in Montana if they had to pay production taxes (like they would anywhere else), my flimflam alarm goes off.
WATFORD CITY, N.D. — Authorities have identified a Montana man who died after an incident at an oil drilling rig in western North Dakota.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Wyoming governor's office is looking into possibly requiring petroleum companies that drill for oil and gas in Wyoming to test the local groundwater for any pollution before they sink a drill bit into the ground.