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Franchuk joins county commission
ND budget outlines need for cuts, priorities, Dalrymple says
I-94 now open between Dickinson and Valley City
Standing Rock casino becomes refuge as storm hits protest camp
Blizzard blasts region with up to 19 inches of snow, howling winds that close down most ND roads
crime and courts
nation and world
EPA orders $2.1 million fine in ND air pollution settlement
Wind farm application rejected by Billings County Commission
Protesters, police engaged in standoff at creek between camp and pipeline construction area
Standing Rock chairman applauds Obama’s comments about pipeline reroute
Obama administration sends $28 million to aid coal regions
4 Financial survival tips for new parents
Nourishing the body and the soul
Don't abandon the elderly canine
Kat Perkins appearing in "Home for the Holidays" concert
Cheers for the DHS cheerleaders
Bulldogs boys basketball stressing defense to take next step
NCAA puts a stop to NDSU 'Thunderstruck" intro video for playoffs
Goedert having 'dream' season for South Dakota State
NDSU's Werner not opposed to playing North Dakota twice in one season
As Wild road trip wears on, Graovac accustomed to suitcase living
OMDAHL: Does North Dakota need two parties?
Port: Standing Rock's 2014 pipeline objection is irrelevant
McFeely: Heitkamp in Trump administration would be win-win
STULTS: Watching a piece of my childhood turn to ruin
Commentary: True or false, Trump's tweets beat the media at its own game
Barbara Rose Secrest
Audrey J. Cline
John R. Metz
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
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November 4, 2015
Oasis Petroleum profit beats thanks to cost cuts
North Dakota oil producer Oasis Petroleum posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Tuesday as it successfully slashed costs to offset plunging crude prices. Bucking the industry trend to hunker down, Oasis also boosted its production forecast for the year and locked...
November 4, 2015 - 12:43pm
November 3, 2015
U.S. oil refiners look abroad for crude supplies as North Dakota boom fades
NEW YORK -- PBF Energy, one of the largest independent oil refiners in the United States, spent heavily in recent years to build the rail terminals at its Delaware City complex that it needed to take delivery of large loads of crude coming from North Dakota's Bakken oilfields. But...
November 3, 2015 - 9:42am
October 24, 2015
Building through a bust: Area oilfield service leaders say they’re using 2015 slowdown to improve their businesses
Jim Arthaud doesn't look like a man at the helm of a multimillion-dollar oilfield services company. Wearing a polo shirt and baseball cap...
October 24, 2015 - 11:21pm
October 21, 2015
Oasis moves to preserve credit line with bondholder request
WILLISTON, N.D., -- Oasis Petroleum Inc. said on Wednesday it has asked its bondholders to restrict its ability to take on second-lien debt, a step designed to help it maintain access to an existing credit line during the downturn in crude oil prices. As part of the request,...
October 21, 2015 - 3:51pm
U.S. oil output slide looms as shale firms hit productivity wall
HOUSTON -- Stagnating rig productivity shows U.S. shale oil producers are running out of tricks to pump more with less in the face of crashing prices and points to a slide in output that should help rebalance global markets. Over the 16 months of the crude price rout, production...
October 21, 2015 - 11:24am
October 18, 2015
Occidental's North Dakota deal mixed omen for pending oilfield deals
WILLISTON, N.D. -- Occidental Petroleum’s move to sell its North Dakota acreage likely removes a logjam that had impeded U.S. oilfield deals for much of the year, though the deal's price sets an unusually low bar for future deals and gives buyers the advantage over sellers. Oxy...
October 18, 2015 - 8:19pm
October 12, 2015
Oil slides after big gains last week
NEW YORK -- Oil prices tumbled on Monday, settling 5 percent lower as traders took profits after last week's surge to an 11-week high, and on a report that OPEC continued to boost crude production despite a persistent glut. Both Brent and U.S. crude futures posted the biggest...
October 12, 2015 - 4:50pm
September 18, 2015
Baker Hughes: U.S. oil drillers cut rigs for third week on weak crude prices
U.S. energy firms cut oil rigs for a third week in a row this week, data showed on Friday, a sign that the latest crude price weakness was causing drillers to put on hold plans announced several months ago to return to the well pad. Drillers removed eight rigs in the week ended...
September 18, 2015 - 1:30pm
September 9, 2015
Marathon Oil plans to cut 2016 budget by at least $600 million
Marathon Oil Corp. said on Wednesday it will slash its capital budget next year by at least $600 million, becoming one of the first U.S. shale companies to announce 2016 cuts due to low crude prices. The company, which operates in North Dakota, Texas and Oklahoma, plans to...
September 9, 2015 - 2:12pm
September 4, 2015
Oil falls with Wall Street; drop in U.S. drilling rigs ignored
NEW YORK -- Crude futures fell about 2 percent on Friday as traders paid little heed to a drop in the number of U.S. rigs drilling for oil and focused instead on a supply glut and declining stock prices on Wall Street. Trading volumes in crude were lighter than on Thursday, with...
September 4, 2015 - 2:44pm
August 24, 2015
Update: Oil tumbles up to 6 percent to new lows as China fears intensify rout
NEW YORK -- Oil's weeks-long slump accelerated sharply on Monday with prices tumbling as much as 6 percent to fresh 6 1/2-year lows as a renewed dive in the Chinese equities market sent global financial markets into a tailspin. A near 9 percent fall in China shares roiled...
August 24, 2015 - 3:59pm
July 23, 2015
Kemp: ND oil well completions slow sharply
LONDON -- No new well completion reports have been filed in North Dakota since July 10, the longest gap this year, according to daily activity...
July 23, 2015 - 6:00pm
July 15, 2015
Kemp: ND’s oil output stabilizes but doesn't fall
LONDON -- Crude oil production data published by the state of North Dakota on Friday contained something for both bulls and bears. Bears can...
July 15, 2015 - 5:54pm
June 26, 2015
Kemp: Fuel demand stabilizes in the U.S.
LONDON -- The initial consumption stimulus from lower oil prices may be fading, at least in the United States, according to the latest round of official data on traffic volumes and fuel sales. Traffic on California’s highway network was 2.6 percent higher in May than a year earlier,...
June 26, 2015 - 3:42pm
May 13, 2015
Gardner: What would it take to free U.S. oil exports?
WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers pushing to repeal the 1970s-era ban on U.S. oil exports face a steep obstacle: The Obama administration sees no need to fully remove the restriction while the country is still importing part of its oil supply. And many politicians are wary of a voter backlash...
May 13, 2015 - 3:52pm