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energy and mining

January 18, 2019
Casselton oil train explosion, Dec. 30, 2013
North Dakota Industrial Commission votes to reduce testing that ensures safe oil transport
January 18, 2019 - 6:31pm
January 17, 2019
An oil well pump in a sunflower field on July 26, 2015, west of Dickinson just off Interstate 94 as a storm brews off to the east. 2015 Forum News Service photo
Compromise proposed for sharing state, tribal oil tax revenue
January 17, 2019 - 7:12pm
January 14, 2019
Leak causes brine spill in North Dakota's McKenzie County
January 14, 2019 - 4:21pm
January 12, 2019
Antler residents Christine and Daryl Peterson, seated left, met with the Northwest Landowners Association and donated $250,000 to the organization's foundation for brine spill cleanup education. Also shown are Troy Coons, chairman, Amy Shelton, executive director, Dave King, vice chairman. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
Landowners' donation seeks to protect land from brine contamination
January 12, 2019 - 3:18pm
Gas flaring takes place at a well site east of New Town, N.D., on Dec. 12. A new study examines storing natural gas underground temporarily as an alternative to flaring. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
Study finds storing natural gas underground feasible
January 12, 2019 - 3:06pm
January 8, 2019
Nearly 50 people in red shirts showed their opposition to a proposed Morton Township wind farm during a Burleigh County Commission meeting Monday night. Seated from the left, in the front row, are Durant Schiermeister, Jayce Doan and KariAnn Buntrock. Will Kincaid / Bismarck Tribune
Central North Dakota wind farm permits denied
January 8, 2019 - 3:27pm
January 2, 2019
Brine spill of almost 20K gallons reported in northwest North Dakota
January 2, 2019 - 5:14pm
December 29, 2018
Members of the Land Board, from left, Secretary of State Al Jaeger, Gov. Doug Burgum and Treasurer Kelly Schmidt, meet on Dec. 17 at the Capitol. The board plans to hire an engineering firm to do a second phase of review of the Missouri River but needs support from the Legislature. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
Questions over Lake Sakakawea mineral ownership return to 2019 session
December 29, 2018 - 3:34pm
December 27, 2018
An American flag flies on top of a Unit Drilling rig in the Bakken Formation outside Watford City, N.D., on March 9, 2018.  Bloomberg photo by Daniel Acker
U.S. shale's blows leave Middle East oil producers staggering
December 27, 2018 - 10:35am
December 25, 2018
Natural gas is flared at a well site north of Killdeer along North Dakota Highway 22 on Dec. 12. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
North Dakota natural gas flaring hits record high; improvement expected in 2019
December 25, 2018 - 5:41pm
December 21, 2018
A natural gas flare on an oil well pad burns as the sun sets outside Watford City, North Dakota January 21, 2016.  REUTERS/Andrew Cullen
Natural gas liquids pipeline proposed for northwest North Dakota
December 21, 2018 - 6:38pm
December 20, 2018
A protestor stands before a police line on North Dakota Hwy. 1806 on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, north of Cannon Ball. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Environmentalists, energy industry debate fossil fuel policies
December 20, 2018 - 9:02pm
December 18, 2018
Brendon Ruppell, a first-year wind energy technician major, looks down nearly 300 feet from the top of Lake Region State College's wind turbine. He has climbed the tower more than a dozen times.  Forum News Service file photo
Wind, solar power increasing in region
December 18, 2018 - 3:37pm
Flares burn off excess natural gas from oil well sites in western North Dakota. Joshua Komer / Forum News Service file photo
Fossil fuels boost region’s economy but drive up emissions
December 18, 2018 - 12:38pm
December 14, 2018
Crews work to complete oil and gas wells at a site east of Mandaree. Tom Stromme / Bismarck Tribune
North Dakota oil production, natural gas flaring reach new highs
December 14, 2018 - 8:54pm