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Lynn Helms

March 2, 2015
Workers take soil borings on Feb. 18 near Blacktail Creek north of Williston to test for contamination after a pipeline rupture spilled nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater in the area. (FNS Photo by Amy Dalrymple)play button
Pipeline company didn’t use remote sensors before leak
March 2, 2015 - 9:50am
February 26, 2015
Industrial Commission grants flaring exception: Members want new policy for when targets not met
February 26, 2015 - 2:41pm
February 25, 2015
Helms: Safe oil shipments are regulators’ constant goal
February 25, 2015 - 6:47pm
February 14, 2015
Senators reject bill to separate promotion, regulation of oil industry
February 14, 2015 - 12:03am
February 13, 2015
Oil tug of war: North Dakota production hits record; rigs decline
February 13, 2015 - 11:33pm
February 10, 2015
Helms: There’s concern slimmer profits could lead oil producers to cut corners
February 10, 2015 - 9:49pm
January 30, 2015
Bill introduced to split oil and gas industry from promotional duties
January 30, 2015 - 11:38pm
January 29, 2015
Democrat introduces oil penalties legislation
January 29, 2015 - 10:18pm
January 28, 2015
FNS Photo by Kathleen J. Bryan 
Workers tethered to an air boat for safety squeegeed oil into holes or slots in the ice-covered Yellowstone River on Monday near Glendive, Mont. The oil was then scooped up into hand buckets or via a 2-inch suction line.
Spills have lawmakers looking for answers
January 28, 2015 - 10:06pm
January 15, 2015
Crude surges 5 percent after reaching 6-year low
January 15, 2015 - 12:01am
January 14, 2015
Press Photo by Katherine Lymn
A workover rig is moved through Manning past the Dunn County Courthouse on Jan. 7.
Helms: Oil production could decline by third quarter
January 14, 2015 - 5:11pm
January 8, 2015
N.D. oil regulator says lower oil prices spell gloom, not doom
January 8, 2015 - 10:07pm
December 12, 2014
Prices could plateau production: Helms says 2015 could be tough for oil
December 12, 2014 - 10:29pm
October 16, 2014
Press Photo by April Baumgarten 
An oil jack pumps crude Wednesday in the Badlands southeast of Medora.
Lower oil prices may cool down drilling
October 16, 2014 - 9:00am
October 8, 2014
FNS File Photo
Lynn Helms, state director of department of mineral resources, talks Monday, July 19, 2010, about North Dakota’s oil production at his office in Bismarck.
North Dakota oil production will continue to rise despite limitations
October 8, 2014 - 11:49pm