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energy and mining
February 15, 2018
Winter weather causes slight drop in oil production
BISMARCK—Winter weather contributed to a slight slowdown in North Dakota oil activity in December, bringing the state's production down 1.3 percent to an average of 1.18 million barrels per day. Director of Mineral Resources Lynn Helms said Thursday, Feb. 15, he expects to continue...
February 15, 2018 - 5:53pm
February 9, 2018
New breed of fracking earthquakes sends warning to oil drillers
The oil prospectors of Oklahoma, it appeared, finally had a solution to their earthquake problem. Ordered by regulators to curb the wastewater...
February 9, 2018 - 12:54pm
February 7, 2018
MDU Resources Group reports earnings increase, tax benefit
BISMARCK—MDU Resources Group is reporting a $39.5 million tax benefit in the fourth quarter of 2017 from federal tax reform and is expected to return a portion to customers. With the reduction of the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent on Jan. 1, MDU's construction...
February 7, 2018 - 5:31pm
February 5, 2018
ND regulators monitoring saltwater spill near Killdeer
KILLDEER, N.D. — The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division is monitoring a spill that occurred last week at a saltwater disposal well about 25...
February 5, 2018 - 4:49pm
February 2, 2018
Geology is destiny: A Q&A with John Bluemle
GRAND FORKS—Don't be fooled by North Dakota's comparatively flat terrain, says John Bluemle, retired North Dakota state geologist. The...
February 2, 2018 - 4:57pm
Badlands energy development focus of film
The Badlands Conservation Alliance and the North Dakota Wildlife Federation have released a 15-minute film, "Keeping All the Pieces," about...
February 2, 2018 - 12:18pm
February 1, 2018
Why are gas prices going up?
FARGO—There's an unsettling and unwelcoming trend settling into the region and it's not expected to go away anytime soon, according to...
February 1, 2018 - 4:52pm
Trump administration tears down regulations to speed drilling on public land
The Trump administration is aggressively sweeping aside regulations protecting public land to clear a path for expanded oil and gas drilling. A memorandum from the Interior Department, made public Thursday, Feb. 1, directs its field offices "to simplify and streamline the leasing...
February 1, 2018 - 4:39pm
South African miner says 1,000 workers trapped underground after power failure
Almost 1,000 workers are trapped underground at a South African gold mine after a power failure. Sibanye Gold is using a generator to get the workers out of the mine, but "having some problems," according to spokesman James Wellsted. He didn't say how long it could take, adding that...
February 1, 2018 - 12:52pm
January 24, 2018
N.D. state oil and gas director says industry will need more transportation infrastructure
MINOT, N.D.—North Dakota needs more pipelines to keep up with oil and gas production, Lynn Helms told county officials at the Elmer Jesme...
January 24, 2018 - 3:54pm
January 18, 2018
Keystone XL pipeline gets enough shipper pledges to proceed
TransCanada Corp. has enough customer interest to go forward with the Keystone XL oil pipeline, if the company decides to build it. The Calgary-based...
January 18, 2018 - 11:32am
Oil's sustained rise giving oilfield servicers time to prosper
Oilfield-service providers, happy to close the book on a largely unforgiving 2017, are eyeing a rebirth with higher crude prices sowing the seeds...
January 18, 2018 - 10:35am
Public hearing shows mixed feelings towards proposed refinery on fringes of Theodore Roosevelt National Park
DICKINSON, N.D.—The North Dakota Department of Health received mixed comments at a public hearing Wednesday night about a proposed oil...
January 18, 2018 - 8:45am
January 13, 2018
Concerns remain about refinery's impact to Theodore Roosevelt National Park views
BELFIELD, N.D.—The company proposing an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park says it will not be visible from the park, but...
January 13, 2018 - 5:00pm
January 10, 2018
North Dakota coal production up in 2017
BISMARCK—Coal production climbed to its highest point in nearly a decade at North Dakota's five lignite mines last year, an industry group...
January 10, 2018 - 3:30pm