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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
September 24, 2015
Regulators delay flaring goal in 2016, raise overall target for 2020
BISMARCK – North Dakota regulators voted unanimously Thursday to push back next year’s deadline for reducing the flaring of natural gas,...
September 24, 2015 - 4:53pm
September 22, 2015
Letter: Oil industry should be accountable for gas flaring goals
I recently learned that the North Dakota Petroleum Council is asking the North Dakota Industrial Commission to delay by two years the implementation of the benchmark goals designed to reduce natural gas flaring in the Bakken oilfields. These reduction goals were adopted last year...
September 22, 2015 - 4:30pm
Senate Democrats unveil climate-focused energy bill
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senate Democrats on Tuesday unveiled energy legislation designed to hasten America's adoption of cleaner energy, slash greenhouse gas emissions below the Obama administration's goal, and help their party attract young voters in the 2016 elections. The bill, announced...
September 22, 2015 - 2:40pm
September 21, 2015
North Dakota groups urge regulators to enforce flaring policy, not extend it
BISMARCK – Activist groups urged North Dakota regulators on Monday to “get tough” with the oil industry and deny its request to relax the...
September 21, 2015 - 6:22pm
September 14, 2015
Oil production off slightly in July
WILLISTON, N.D. - North Dakota oil production fell less than 1 percent in July but held at an average of 1.2 million barrels per day, the Department of Mineral Resources said Monday. Director Lynn Helms said North Dakota’s oil and gas industry is “hanging in there” despite...
September 14, 2015 - 5:06pm
August 27, 2015
Reaction split on proposed natural gas flaring change
BISMARCK — An environmental group official said Thursday the North Dakota Industrial Commission should hold the line in its natural gas flaring regulations and not move back a Jan. 1 benchmark for reduced natural gas flaring. An oil patch lawmaker countered that flexibility was...
August 27, 2015 - 11:40pm
August 25, 2015
BLM opens comment period on energy lease parcel
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on a Determination of NEPA Adequacy for one parcel nominated for competitive oil and gas leasing in Williams County for a 30-day period ending Sept. 23. The lease sale is tentatively scheduled for Jan. 26, 2016. The preliminary...
August 25, 2015 - 12:06pm
August 13, 2015
Bakken-to-Albert ethane pipeline project would feed Canadian demand
WILLISTON, N.D. – A proposed pipeline would send more ethane from the Bakken to Alberta’s petrochemical industry, adding value to North Dakota natural gas as the state works to reduce flaring. Vantage Pipeline laid out its plans Thursday to the North Dakota Public Service...
August 13, 2015 - 6:02pm
August 12, 2015
Natural gas liquids pipeline approved in McKenzie County
BISMARCK – North Dakota regulators approved a siting permit Wednesday for a natural gas liquids pipeline in McKenzie County. ONEOK Bakken Pipeline LLC plans to install and operate the 4-mile-long, 8-inch-diameter pipeline and associated facilities at an estimated cost of $6...
August 12, 2015 - 11:41pm
July 29, 2015
Update: El Sombrero, 15th Street West open after natural gas line repaired
A popular Dickinson lunchtime restaurant was evacuated shortly after noon Wednesday and part of a busy street was blocked off as precautions...
July 29, 2015 - 10:40pm
July 8, 2015
Small gas condensate pipeline spill reported near Tioga
TIOGA, N.D. – A pipeline spill caused about 1 barrel, or 42 gallons, of natural gas condensate to release about 10 miles south of Tioga, the North Dakota Department of Health said Wednesday. Hess Tioga Gas Plant is the owner of the natural gas gathering pipeline. The spill affected...
July 8, 2015 - 11:44am
June 30, 2015
N.D. regulators grant more exceptions to gas flaring policy
BISMARCK – The North Dakota Industrial Commission granted more exceptions Tuesday to its natural gas flaring policy, and Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms said officials have discussed possibly delaying a stricter gas capture goal set to take effect in January....
June 30, 2015 - 5:18pm
June 12, 2015
North Dakota oil production down 1.8 percent in April
WILLISTON — North Dakota oil production decreased 1.8 percent in April to nearly 1.2 million barrels a day, preliminary figures released Friday show. Natural gas production increased 1.4 percent in April to an average of 1.5 billion cubic feet per day, according to the Department...
June 12, 2015 - 11:44pm
June 10, 2015
Study shows Bakken natural gas flare satellite images aren't accurate
Satellite images that circulated the Internet more than two years ago purported to show natural gas flares lighting up the Bakken Oil Patch as...
June 10, 2015 - 6:45pm
June 4, 2015
Natural gas odorant passes through, prompts calls about gas leaks
A trailer of natural gas odorant passing through Dickinson along Interstate 94 prompted calls about gas leaks to Montana Dakota Utilities on Thursday morning. WBI Energy Co., a company within MDU Resources, had a semi truck pulling a tank of mercaptan through town, MDU spokesman...
June 4, 2015 - 4:13pm