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Legislative races fill up on final filing day

And they’re off.

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Oil well near Belfry approved; Red Lodge residents talk fears of Bakken-like atmosphere at town meeting

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.

December 10, 2013 9:05 pm Photos

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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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Red Lodge gym bulks up

In just eight years, Well Approach Fitness Professionals of Red Lodge has expanded five times and the latest expansion is a big one.

September 09, 2012 12:05 amLoading…
Montanans create company to capture, sell excess Bakken gas

Montanans create company to capture, sell excess Bakken gas

The unprecedented oil-and-gas boom in the Bakken and Three Forks shale underlying western North Dakota and Eastern Montana is creating tremendous wealth for some and an unprecedented number of jobs.

June 10, 2012 12:10 am Photos

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Tom Richmond

Tom Richmond

Tom Richmond is administrator of the Montana Board of Oil and Gas.

January 31, 2012 10:50 amLoading…

Oil and Gas classes offered to Central Montana property owners

On the off-chance that a central Montana farmer might be America's next Jed Clampett, the Montana Farmer's Union is holding oil and gas leasing classes next month.

December 23, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
N.D. economic development leader says Bakken boom is boosting Montana

N.D. economic development leader says Bakken boom is boosting Montana

Someday, when the massive Bakken oil play is more fully developed and pumping crude, the western North Dakota countryside will look like one giant industrial subdivision.

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Montana implements fracking disclosure rules

From now on, producers drilling for oil and gas in Montana have to disclose most of the chemicals they are using in hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” under rules that recently were implemented.

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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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