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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
February 20, 2016
As 2017 oil rebounds to $45, U.S. drillers begin to hedge anew
NEW YORK -- U.S. oil producers reeling from an 18-month price rout have cautiously begun hedging future production this week, fearing this may be their best chance yet to lock in a $45 a barrel lifeline for 2017 and beyond. As oil markets rebounded from 12-year lows this week, U.S....
February 20, 2016 - 4:43pm
January 2, 2016
Oil has slowed but natural gas is still cooking
TIOGA, N.D. – As drilling and fracking have slowed in North Dakota, Rob Bertola with XTO Energy said he often gets asked if he’s still busy....
January 2, 2016 - 6:00am
December 8, 2015
Pipeline companies buy land for multi-billion pipeline projects to carry Bakken crude
WILLISTON -- A multitude of rigs may be stacked in the weeds right now, but pipeline companies are still laying big bets on a big oil future in the Bakken. Two of those multi-billion bets were recently laid in southwestern Williams County. Lunnen Real Estate Services has recently...
December 8, 2015 - 10:54pm
November 4, 2015
Water suppliers irked by end of of emergency program
WILLISTON, N.D. – A group that supplies water for the oil industry says a drilling slowdown doesn’t mean it’s time to end an emergency water supply rule. The Independent Water Providers ask in a letter this week that the state engineer’s office reconsider its decision...
November 4, 2015 - 5:23pm
July 17, 2015
Oil drillers cut 7 rigs as crude prices collapse
The resurgence in drilling seen earlier this month seemed to fizzle this week as U.S. energy firms cut seven oil rigs, oil services company Baker Hughes data showed on Friday. The decline came as U.S. crude oil prices have fallen nearly 15 percent this month in the biggest slump...
July 17, 2015 - 11:31pm
June 19, 2015
Small frackers face production lag, extinction amid drilling drought
WEATHERFORD, Texas — Oilfield work was coming in fast when GoFrac doubled its workforce and equipment fleet at the beginning of last year, just one of hundreds of small oil service companies thriving on the revival of U.S. drilling. Founded in November 2011 with a loan of around...
June 19, 2015 - 12:04am
April 17, 2015
US proposes higher royalty rates for drilling federal land
WASHINGTON - The U.S. government would get a larger share of oil and gas revenue from federal land under a proposal announced by the Interior Department on Friday. The federal government is entitled to a 12.5 percent share of fossil fuels sold from federal land, chiefly in Western...
April 17, 2015 - 7:36pm
Report: Removing U.S. oil ban would create jobs beyond drilling
Lifting a 40-year-old U.S. ban on crude exports would create a wide range of jobs in the oil drilling supply chain and broader economy even in states that produce little or no oil, according to a report released on Tuesday. Some 394,000 to 859,000 U.S. jobs could be created annually...
March 17, 2015 - 11:42am
March 16, 2015
Drilling deeper: Petroleum engineers still a necessity for oil industry, despite fluctuations in industry
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Alexy Kovalev knows his job doesn't sound that exciting to the average person, but it's obvious he loves it as he talks about how what he's doing will have a real impact on the oil industry. "The outcome of this project will be to collect data from a number...
March 16, 2015 - 6:19pm
February 4, 2015
Oxy has no drilling plans for Dunn Co. up to March
MANNING — Occidental Petroleum Corp. likely won’t have any oil drilling or fracking activity in Dunn County through March, a representative told county commissioners Wednesday. It’s not too surprising, with the oil price drop and on the heels of news that the company will spend...
February 4, 2015 - 11:19pm
January 27, 2015
Hess will cut spending but keep drilling in Bakken
WILLISTON – Hess Corp., one of North Dakota’s largest oil and gas producers, will cut spending and operate fewer rigs in the Bakken this year, but plans to drill almost as many wells as last year. Hess plans to operate an average of 9.5 rigs in North Dakota in 2015 and...
January 27, 2015 - 3:09pm
January 19, 2015
Amid U.S. oil price crash, cost cutting ripples through industry
NEW YORK — Any lingering doubt about the depth of the crisis facing the United States energy industry is quickly evaporating as even the biggest firms slash spending amid the steepest oil price crash since the recession, sending ripples across the vast sector. In a...
January 19, 2015 - 9:59pm
December 15, 2014
Early slowdown signs emerge for U.S. oil states after crude slide
After leading the U.S. economic recovery out of recession, some of the nation's top oil states are showing early signs of a slowdown as a result of the plunge in crude prices. In Houston, the first oil industry layoffs have been announced, with realtors there predicting a sharp...
December 15, 2014 - 8:43am
December 8, 2014
Kemp: Watching for a drilling slowdown in North Dakota
In the next few months, everyone in the oil market will be intently watching the volume of new drilling activity in the shale plays of the United States for any signs of a slowdown in response to the fall in oil prices. There are more than a dozen major shale plays in production....
December 8, 2014 - 11:53pm
December 1, 2014
October oil shale permits drop: is the slowdown here?
NEW YORK -- U.S. oil producers have been racing full-speed ahead to drill new shale wells in recent years, even in the face of lower oil prices. But new data suggests that the much-anticipated slowdown in shale country may have finally arrived. Permits for new wells dropped 15...
December 1, 2014 - 3:52pm