21
Mar
Natural gas rules push, pull Bakken oil producers
On one hand, Bakken oil producers are being told to quit flaring so much gas and, on the other, to start generating more gas.

08
Mar
Oil tanks explode near Killdeer
Three oil tanks exploded at about 9 a.m. Saturday morning, causing a boom felt by houses in Killdeer, all the way from the oil well location 5 miles north.

07
Mar
20,000-barrel-a-day refinery could open in Devils Lake
An oil refinery with the capacity to process 20,000 barrels a day could open in Devils Lake.

24
Feb
Governor signs surge funding bill
Following a stroke of the governor's pen, $1.1 billion in surge funding will be going to oil patch communities so they may start the bidding process for this year's construction season.

02
Feb
Legislators could consider extending oil tax incentives
North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger said state legislators may reconsider extending tax incentives for oil producers if crude prices remain low.

22
Jan
Declining price of crude brings uncertainty to Legislature
The recent decline in the price of crude oil, and the accompanying fall in the number of active drilling rigs in Bakken, make crafting a two-year state budget a serious challenge for lawmakers in Bismarck. It makes representatives and senators jittery.

22
Jan
Montana city gets OK to drink water after oil spill in river
Thousands of people in an eastern Montana city were told Thursday they can resume using tap water after tests showed no further signs of contamination from a weekend oil spill into a nearby river.

16
Jan
Jump-start funding
With oil patch communities strapped for cash and with a critical construction season on the horizon, western state leaders pleaded Friday with lawmakers to expedite a major early funding bill in order to catch up on infrastructure needs.