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Senate confirms Pompeo to be Trump's CIA director
Ban on North Dakota Sunday morning sales could be lifted
Trump White House vows to stop China taking South China Sea islands
Debate begins on ND bill to exempt higher ed applicants from open records law
ND legislators going round and round on daylight saving time, time zone discussions
crime and courts
nation and world
MDU enters power purchase agreement for Thunder Spirit Wind project near Hettinger
U.S. oil rig count recovers to end 2016 near year-ago levels
New state regulations will affect repairs of pipeline
ND oil production up 7 percent, returns above 1 million barrels a day
Oil pipeline spill near Belfield estimated at 176,000 gallons
Counting on Student Loan Forgiveness? Better Check Your Eligibility Status Again
Magic, murder and mayhem; Foundation sponsors mystery dinner theater
Lauren Alaina to entertain at the Mardi Gras
Saving homeless pets; Oreo's Animal Rescue plans fundraiser
Trinity to present 'Into the Woods'
The mortar that binds: Jung’s defense, rebounding vital to Midgets’ success
Dickinson State softball picked 1st, baseball 4th in NSAA poll
Blyleven says Twins' improvement has to start with pitching
UND gets commitment from right-handed defenseman
SCHLOSSMAN: Road trip may be what UND needs
McFeely: N.D. lifetime fishing license 'more complicated than it seems'
Port: ND Democrats have some good ideas on transparency and accountability laws
McFeely: It’s the media’s duty to shine light on hatred
Veeder: Hot dish and ice slabs key to staying warm in January
Swift: Lessons learned from watching parents age
Laurence "Bud" Lewison
Thomas F. Murtha
Medora gears up for visitors
New tellings of old museum stories
Beach vibe in the Bakken
Sax remodels downtown building into custom and detailing center
Business steady as Platinum Motorsports becomes certified
August 26, 2015
Schlumberger to buy oilfield gear maker Cameron in $14.8B deal
Schlumberger will buy equipment maker Cameron International Corp. for $14.8 billion, as the world's top oilfield services firm scrambles to offer a broader range of products at lower prices to oil companies slashing budgets. The deal, which values Cameron around the market cap...
August 26, 2015 - 11:10pm
August 7, 2015
U.S. oil drillers add rigs despite crude prices collapse
U.S. energy firms added six oil rigs this week, continuing a recent trend of increases, even after U.S. crude oil prices plunged 25 percent from a recent high in June, data showed on Friday. That was a sign some drillers followed through on plans to add rigs announced in May and...
August 7, 2015 - 3:01pm
July 24, 2015
U.S. oil drillers add rigs despite crude price collapse
U.S. oil producers added 21 oil rigs in the past week, the most in over a year, data showed on Friday, suggesting that drillers were moving more aggressively than expected, just before crude prices' latest dive down. Oil producers, who cut rigs in the face of falling prices late...
July 24, 2015 - 1:01pm
May 22, 2015
North Dakota rig count stays steady, down 1 this week
North Dakota's rig count was down by one again Friday, staying in line with North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness comments earlier this week that the number of rigs in the state is leveling off. According to Baker Hughes, the state has 78 rigs. At this time last year,...
May 22, 2015 - 4:05pm
May 18, 2015
Expendable industry: Oilfield service companies, workers deal with layoffs in wake of low oil prices
A few weeks ago, a man walked into Command Center, a temporary labor and staffing service in downtown Dickinson, and said he needed a job after...
May 18, 2015 - 3:02pm
May 8, 2015
Data: North Dakota rig count up by 1
For the first time in 2015, North Dakota’s rig count increased — by a single rig. North Dakota has 80 active drilling rigs on Friday, an increase of one from last week, according to industry data released Friday by Baker Hughes. At this time last year, the state had 174 drilling...
May 8, 2015 - 10:49pm
March 27, 2015
Schlumberger: Prudence the new normal for U.S. oil
The U.S. shale oil industry may have forever abandoned its heavy-spending ways in the face of sliding crude prices, Schlumberger, the world’s No.1 oilfield services provider, said Monday. Spending cuts already announced by producers — to the tune of 25 to 60 percent — have...
March 27, 2015 - 8:57pm
Stockholders approve Halliburton, Baker Hughes merger
DICKINSON, N.D. - Stockholders from both companies gave the green light on Friday for Halliburton Co. to acquire Baker Hughes Inc. for about...
March 27, 2015 - 8:17pm
Hi-tech and Big Data offer hope to battered U.S. oil industry
WILLISTON, N.D. - The tech geeks are coming to the oil industry's rescue. With the price of crude plumbing lows not seen since 2009, Royal...
March 27, 2015 - 7:49pm
Rig decline smallest in 3 months
The number of rigs drilling for oil in the U.S. declined by 12 this week to 813, the smallest decline since December, oil services firm Baker...
March 27, 2015 - 6:57pm
January 26, 2015
Kemp: North Dakota oil rigs drop points to U.S. output decline after May
The decline in oil drilling that has occurred so far across the United States is probably enough to ensure U.S. production peaks by April or May, though that might not be evident until June or July given delays in publishing production records. If the number of active rigs continues...
January 26, 2015 - 10:06am
January 20, 2015
Halliburton, Baker Hughes to lay off thousands as oil slumps
* Baker Hughes to lay off 7,000 employees * Halliburton says job cuts to be in line with primary competitors * Baker Hughes says falling...
January 20, 2015 - 11:32pm
November 21, 2014
With Baker Hughes, Halliburton cements leading North Dakota role
WILLISTON - Halliburton's $35 billion takeover of Baker Hughes will create an oilfield services powerhouse in North Dakota with more than half the cementing market and a leading position in fracking, according to data seen by Reuters. The deal, announced on Monday, will help Halliburton...
November 21, 2014 - 2:56pm
November 17, 2014
Halliburton to buy Baker Hughes for about $35B
Halliburton Co. said on Monday it will buy Baker Hughes Inc for about $35 billion in cash and stock, creating an oilfield services behemoth to...
November 17, 2014 - 11:20am
November 13, 2014
Baker Hughes in preliminary merger talks with Halliburton
HOUSTON — Oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Inc. said on Thursday it is in preliminary merger talks with its larger rival Halliburton Co., though any potential deal would likely face antitrust concerns. Two people familiar with the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity,...
November 13, 2014 - 9:59pm