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State-tribal relations may suffer into the future after pipeline protests
In historically rare move, Forum Communications doesn’t endorse Republican for president
Dickinson man killed in crash near Beulah
Montana judge targeted for impeachment for 60-day incest rape sentence
Daycare not linked to child obesity
crime and courts
nation and world
Spill reported at well site without berm
ND health department tightens up on radioactive waste monitoring
Treater leak spills oil, brine in Mountrail County
Legal challenges buy time to develop clean coal
Coal prepares for carbon-free future as industry pushes developing commercially viable programs
Veeder: Rainy horse ride triggers memory of couple's beginnings
Dullum climbs Mount Rainier with his Scout troop
Revitalizing Ukrainian churches: Priest and family from Ukraine arrive in western ND
Gabbert specializes in unlocking puzzles of the mind
Watford City to host triple header concert
Bishop Ryan overcomes slow start to steamroll Heart River
No. 4 Bison rebound with road victory at Western Illinois
UND leans on veteran defensemen in finishing sweep of Bemidji State
Blue Hawk seniors bid the BAC a possible adieu
Timberwolves could win 50 games... or miss playoffs
Our View: This time for president, none of the above
Port: Standing Rock has set themselves up to lose big
Our View: Dickinson should improve liquor laws, increase licenses
Other Views: Lawless, bullying 'Keep It in the Ground' tactics fail
Governor candidate: Focus on public education first
Anne Short Johnson
Donna Marie Schmidt
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