STAFF BLOG OIL PATCH DISPATCH Tribal non-profit tackles oil regulation
MANDAREE, N.D. A newly formed commission to regulate oil and gas activity for a segment of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation launched this week, but questions remain about how it will work with ... Posted on 7/1/15 at 8:14 PM
STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT WITH AGWEEK REPORTER JONATHON KNUTSON Actions and consequences
I've written several stories about how the proposed Food and Drug Administration ban on artificial trans fat in the U.S. food supply could affect Upper Midwest agriculture. One of the stories, an inte... Posted on 11/22/13 at 11:03 AM
REAL OILFIELD WIVES Our Camper Life: An Introduction
Two months ago I was living in a four bedroom house with chickens and gardens, working a full time job and taking care of my son, Will, while his daddy, Jacob, worked in the North Dakota oilfields. So... Posted on 7/10/13 at 9:16 AM
DICKINSON, N.D. -- It’s a simple looking thing that has the same size and appearance of a bandage. And while it doesn’t look like much, the white adhesive is absorbing sweat that will later be registered into a computer and determine whether or not an individual has been using drugs.
SIDNEY, Mont. -- Bakken oil production will be around for years, but some political strings are going to have to be pulled to drive up sweet crude prices before things pick up, according an industry analyst.
BISMARCK – An oilfield service company says it can recycle Bakken drilling waste while protecting the environment, turning waste that would otherwise go to a landfill into material for roads or other uses.
BISMARCK -- Despite a slowdown in oil activity in the western part of the state, government agencies are still seeing the need for rental assistance and temporary increases in salary to maintain current staff levels.
WILLISTON, N.D. – The company that proposes a major crude oil pipeline for the Bakken says it will minimize impacts to agriculture and use state-of-the-art safety features, but nearly half of the landowners along the North Dakota route have yet to sign on to the project.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- A study underway in the Oil Patch of northwest North Dakota and northeast Montana aims to gauge the impact of energy development on waterfowl productivity in the part of the Prairie Pothole Region that falls within the Bakken Formation.
BISMARCK – Barring a substantial drop in crude prices before the end of May, North Dakota’s oil industry probably won’t see a tax cut potentially worth almost half a billion dollars over the next six months, the state’s tax commissioner said Tuesday.
The so-called “large trigger” exemption will take effect June 1 if the price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil at Cushing, Okla., averages below $55.09 a barrel for a fifth consecutive month in May.
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