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U.S. oil rig count recovers to end 2016 near year-ago levels
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ND oil production up 7 percent, returns above 1 million barrels a day
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January 9, 2016
Complex, controversial drilling operation to be reviewed
BISMARCK – A company developing a controversial drilling mega-unit in Dunn County that initially had a January target for completion will give an update on the progress Wednesday during a hearing in Bismarck. The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division will hold a hearing at 9 a.m. Wednesday...
January 9, 2016 - 4:02pm
December 23, 2015
U.S. oil drillers cut rigs again as prices inch up
U.S. energy firms this week cut oil rigs for a fifth week in the last six, data showed on Wednesday, a sign drillers were still waiting for higher prices before returning to the well pad. Drillers removed three oil rigs in the week ended Dec. 23, bringing the total rig count down...
December 23, 2015 - 6:09pm
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
October 7, 2015
Oilfield cannibals: To save cash, U.S. drillers strip idle rigs
Cam Hewell runs Premium Oilfield Technologies, a small company that makes equipment and spare parts for drilling rigs from North Dakota to Texas....
October 7, 2015 - 10:39am
September 4, 2015
North Dakota down 1 drilling rig this week
HOUSTON -- North Dakota lost one drilling rig this week, according to oilfield services company Baker Hughes. The state had 71 rigs listed as active this week, down from 183 a year ago. Nationally, 13 oil rigs were lost this week, bringing the total to 662. Last year at this time,...
September 4, 2015 - 11:15pm
Oil falls with Wall Street; drop in US 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 - 11:15pm
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 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
June 11, 2015
Disappearing Bakken oil discount adds to output slowdown signs
NEW YORK — Oil traders scrambling to secure crude in the U.S. Midwest have pushed North Dakota’s Bakken to a near premium for the first time in two years, a rally stoked by record refinery runs and an unprecedented slump in Canadian imports. Yet some traders say the surprising...
June 11, 2015 - 11:12pm
June 6, 2015
Rig count to bottom out soon, recover at year-end
The U.S. drilling-rig count, which recorded its 26th straight weekly decline this week, is close to bottoming out ahead of a recovery in the second half of the year, mainly in the Permian and Eagle Ford shale plays in Texas, analysts said. Oil prices are expected to hold roughly...
June 6, 2015 - 10:26pm
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 15, 2015
WPX Energy would add ND rigs with $65 per barrel of oil
WILLISTON — Oil and gas producer WPX Energy Inc. would add one or two drilling rigs in North Dakota if WTI oil prices stabilized around $65 per barrel, CEO Rick Muncrief told Reuters Friday. The forecast falls in line with U.S. shale peers, several of whom have pointed to $65 to...
May 15, 2015 - 3:36pm
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
April 2, 2015
Rig count cull eases, approaches low point
NEW YORK — Two weeks of thin declines in the U.S. rig count have raised expectations that drilling activity is nearing a pivotal level that...
April 2, 2015 - 7:08pm
March 30, 2015
ICYMI: Few rigs, lots of people, no circus
Too busy binge-watching The Walking Dead in time for Sunday's Season 5 finale to stay on top of the news? (No spoilers, please!) Don't worry...
March 30, 2015 - 6:16am