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Billings no longer part of energy company's plans for developing Bakken refineries

Billings no longer part of energy company's plans for developing Bakken refineries

Billings apparently no longer figures into an Arizona company’s plans for developing up to five refineries designed to produce diesel fuel from Bakken crude oil.

November 13, 2014 12:17 pmLoading…

Feds: Colorado oilman failed to report production

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Colorado oilman who once filed scores of lawsuits against energy companies claiming that they all had underreported natural gas production on federal lands now faces a civil penalty of his own from the federal government alleging he failed to report gas production.

November 07, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…

North Dakota tribe to drill its own oil wells

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is planning to drill the first tribe-owned oil wells on its North Dakota reservation next year.

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N.D. awards schools, airports oil-impact grants

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota's Land Board has awarded $5 million in grants to schools and airports in the state's oil-producing region.

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Converse County denies Chesapeake exemption

Converse County denies Chesapeake exemption

CASPER, Wyo. — Converse County recently rejected Chesapeake Energy’s bid to earn a tax exemption for pollution controls on its flaring equipment in a move that state and local officials say could set an important precedent for Wyoming’s growing oil fields.

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Flares burn at a well site Oct. 21 in Converse County near Douglas. Converse County rejected a request from Chesapeake Energy for a tax exemption on flaring equipment pollution controls.

October 27, 2014 6:14 pm

Poll: Most think oil counties don't get enough funding

DICKINSON, N.D. — The majority of North Dakotans, regardless of location or political leaning, think oil-producing counties do not receive enough state oil impact funding to meet their needs, or are unsure, according to a new poll.

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N.D. produced a record 35 million barrels of oil in August

N.D. produced a record 35 million barrels of oil in August

WILLISTON, N.D. — North Dakota produced a record 35 million barrels of oil in August, according to figures released Wednesday by the state’s Industrial Commission.

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Environmentalists press Oil and Gas officials for more public information

Environmentalists press Oil and Gas officials for more public information

Calling oil and gas information from Montana too hard to come by and not very useful, environmentalists pressed the Board of Oil and Gas for more transparency Wednesday.

October 15, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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Company files record-breaking number of drilling applications

CASPER, Wyo. — A Houston oil company filed about 200 drilling applications in Laramie County during the last two weeks, a significant spike signaling rising competition among the companies seeking to unlock the area’s rich reserves.

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After big splash, not a trickle of news about new Billings refinery plans

After big splash, not a trickle of news about new Billings refinery plans

More than a month after floating plans for a new oil refinery in Billings, Arizona-based Quantum Energy hasn’t been in touch with Yellowstone County commissioners.

October 02, 2014 8:15 pmLoading…

Green Group Holdings opens $22M oilfield waste facility near Bill

CASPER, Wyo. — A Georgia company will begin accepting oil field waste at a $22 million facility near Bill next month.

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GAO: Federal planning, money needed for rail crossing infrastructure

GAO: Federal planning, money needed for rail crossing infrastructure

Many American cities, including several in Montana, are ill-prepared to deal with the safety challenges of increased rail traffic, concluded a federal government report released Friday.

September 26, 2014 4:49 pmLoading…

Anschutz marks return to Wyoming with purchase of Barrett acreage

CASPER, Wyo. — The Anschutz Corp. is coming back to Wyoming to look for oil.

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Bakken oil boomtown of Williston approves $250 million budget

Bakken oil boomtown of Williston approves $250 million budget

WILLISTON, N.D. — The budget for the oil boomtown of Williston has increased nearly fivefold in just three years.

September 11, 2014 3:18 pmLoading…
Oil industry advocate says innovation is key to keeping industry healthy

Oil industry advocate says innovation is key to keeping industry healthy

Alex Epstein says he’s not too worried about running out of oil. But he sometimes worries that the industry won’t always have the freedom to develop it.

August 27, 2014 4:33 pm Photos

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Mall of America targets North Dakota oil workers

Mall of America targets North Dakota oil workers

BISMARCK, N.D. — The largest shopping mall in the country is targeting workers in one of the nation’s top oil-producing areas.

August 23, 2014 11:00 am Photos

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Many questions unanswered about proposed Billings refinery

Many questions unanswered about proposed Billings refinery

An Arizona business that wowed Yellowstone County commissioners Tuesday with plans for a $500 million Billings-area oil refinery has little money and many unanswered questions about its CEO.

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County officials roll out welcome mat for proposed Bakken refinery

County officials roll out welcome mat for proposed Bakken refinery

Yellowstone county officials are rolling out the welcome mat for the developers of a proposed $500 million oil refinery being considered for the Billings area.

August 19, 2014 12:06 pm Photos

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Shell sells shale gas rights for $2.1 billion

Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to sell drilling rights in shale formations in Louisiana and Wyoming for $2.1 billion in two transactions.

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