WASHINGTON — Responding to a series of fiery train crashes, the government proposed rules Wednesday that would phase out tens of thousands of older tank cars that carry increasing quantities of crude oil and other highly flammable liquids through America's towns and cities.
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming oil’s slow and steady climb continued through the first half of 2014.
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CASPER, Wyo. — A series of explosive accidents involving train cars hauling crude oil from North Dakota has prompted a national outcry for more information about the amount of oil traveling the country’s rail lines.
BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota should employ its own railroad safety inspectors to help the federal government monitor crude oil shipments coming from the state's booming oil patch, a state regulator said Friday.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Jack Dalrymple urged industry and government officials on Tuesday to build more pipelines to keep pace with the breakneck speed of North Dakota's oil production.
SPOKANE, Wash. — Numerous speakers told a state Senate committee Tuesday that they oppose the rapid increase in rail cars carrying crude oil from the Bakken fields of North Dakota and Montana through the state.
WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota has joined the ranks of the few places in the world that produce more than a million barrels of oil per day, due in large part to the rich Bakken shale formation in the western part of the state.
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.
WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota's Public Service Commission is holding a public hearing in Williston to discuss a proposed crude oil transmission pipeline.
A fire at ExxonMobil refinery east of Billings sent heavy, black smoke over portions of Lockwood on Friday.
U.S. railroads forced to turn over details of their volatile crude oil shipments are asking states to sign agreements not to disclose the information. But some states are refusing, saying Thursday that the information shouldn’t be kept from the public.
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BISMARCK, N.D. — The godfather of North Dakota's present oil bonanza predicted the state's crude production will double to 2 million barrels daily by decade's end but warned industry officials Thursday that future safety missteps would threaten that.
BISMARCK, N.D. — Gov. Jack Dalrymple told a huge oil industry conference Wednesday that North Dakota would no longer allow flaring of natural gas from oil wells in the Bakken region for longer than one year.
BISMARCK, N.D. — The Bakken oil formation is synonymous with North Dakota to many. But other areas of the play are producing oil as well.
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BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota's top energy industry regulator says he expects April's oil production figures to be over 1 million barrels daily.
BISMARCK, N.D. — The U.S. oil industry pushed back Tuesday against tougher rules for rail cars carrying crude following a string of fiery accidents, asserting in a new report that oil from the Northern Plains is no more dangerous than some other cargoes.
ROSS, N.D. — The small incorporated hamlet of Ross is squeezed by one of North Dakota’s busiest highways on one side and railroad line on the other.