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Tom Hauptman

Zinke is most electable candidate

Recent infighting in the Montana Republican Party has been brought to light the disagreement over who should be our next candidate in the general election for the United States Congress. As a past Yellowstone County chairman and long-term Republican activist, I can say unequivocally that the…

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Shale formation in Montana frustrates oil drillers

Shale formation in Montana frustrates oil drillers

The pessimists are right for now: The Heath oil play cutting a swath across Central Montana is no match for the Bakken.

March 15, 2013 12:05 am Photos

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Locked elk antlers

Locked elk antlers

Tom Hauptman of Billings found these interlocked elk in a field near the Bighorn River in December. The elk died after a fall sparring match proved fatal to the animals. All that was left were their skulls and part of their spinal column, Hauptman said.

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A piece of the oil action

A piece of the oil action

The secret has been well-kept until now, but Central Montana is sitting on an oil field that some suggest could be a mini-Bakken, the boom that turned western North Dakota into the country’s top oil play.

March 06, 2011 12:10 am Photos

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Central Montana may hold large oil reserve

Central Montana may hold large oil reserve

Oil producer Tom Hauptman believes that central Montana is sitting on an oil field that some suggest could be a mini-Bakken, the boom that turned western North Dakota into the country's top oil play.

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Fracking draws more criticism

In the horizontal hydraulic fracking process, the driller punches down to the rock formation and then turns 90 degrees and drills horizontally for two miles.

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Tom Hauptman owner of KGH Operating Company

Tom Hauptman owner of KGH Operating Company

Tom Hauptman, an independent oil-and-gas producer and owner of KGH Operating Company in Billings, believes the Heath Shale formation north of Roundup has the potential to be this region's mini-Bakken field.

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