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North Dakota regulators approve Dakota Access Pipeline

posted on January 22, 2016 at 2:20 PM

North Dakota regulators on Wednesday approved the biggest-capacity crude pipeline proposed to date that would move nearly 600,000 barrels daily from the oil patch to Illinois. Some things to know about the $3.8 billion, 1,150-mile project that... Full Story

As oil plunges, energy companies cut jobs, postpone projects

posted on January 15, 2016 at 2:24 PM

The world's biggest oil companies are slashing jobs and backing off major investments as the price of crude falls to new lows — and there may be more pain to come. Full Story

2015 in rural America

posted on December 31, 2015 at 5:43 PM

2015 in rural America
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D – Rhode Island: “At $50 per barrel, this pipeline could already be a zombie pipeline…dead man walking.   The Keystone Pipeline was billed as a way to move oil from the tar sands of Canada... Full Story

AP Exclusive: Brown had state workers research oil on ranch

posted on November 6, 2015 at 5:12 PM

Gov. Jerry Brown last year directed state oil and gas regulators to research, map and report back on any mining and oil drilling potential and history at the Brown family's private land in Northern California. Full Story

Oklahoma town knows how to survive oil busts: a backup plan

posted on November 6, 2015 at 4:58 PM

It's a slow day at Fun Bob's shaved ice stand, though the temperature is in the 80s. With summer over, only an occasional car pulls up to the blue-and-white-striped shack where David Anderson sits atop a picnic table and explains his plan for... Full Story

Audit finds railroad safety lacking during high oil traffic

posted on October 30, 2015 at 5:38 PM

Montana's oversight of railroad safety falls short at a time when volatile crude oil train traffic from the Bakken region, already high, is only expected to increase, a new audit found. Full Story

House OKs lifting 40-year-old US ban on oil exports

posted on October 9, 2015 at 4:44 PM

Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Friday approved a bill to lift a 40-year-old U.S. ban on crude oil exports. Supporters argued that an ongoing boom in oil and gas drilling has made the 1970s-era restrictions... Full Story

Iran Nuclear Deal Could Pinch Central Valley Commodities

posted on July 31, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Iran Nuclear Deal Could Pinch Central Valley Commodities
As California’s chronic dry spell bears down for a fourth consecutive year, parched streams and reservoirs like Lake Isabella, the victim of ‘exceptional’ drought, are exhibit A for the most dire classification of the U.S. drought monitor. Full Story

Senate panel passes bill lifting crude oil export ban

posted on July 31, 2015 at 4:14 PM

A Senate panel approved energy legislation Thursday that would lift the 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports and open more areas of the Arctic, Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas exploration. Full Story

Response by operator of broken oil pipeline faces scrutiny

posted on May 29, 2015 at 5:57 PM

Emergency workers and officials from a pipeline operator had gathered last week to train for the worst — an oil spill — when a 911 call came in reporting a noxious smell at a nearby beach. Full Story

U.S. officials revive oil train safety order after complaints

posted on May 29, 2015 at 4:27 PM

U.S. transportation officials are extending an order for railroads to notify states about shipments of hazardous crude oil shipments. Full Story

Oil industry challenges rules meant to stop train explosions

posted on May 15, 2015 at 4:37 PM

The U.S. oil industry has filed a court challenge to new rules aimed at reducing the risk of catastrophic accidents involving crude moved by rail, following a string of fiery derailments in recent years. Full Story

Market to Market (May 1, 2015)

posted on May 1, 2015 at 7:04 PM

Market to Market (May 1, 2015)
Full Program: As one state makes progress on the fight against Avian Flu, the nation's top-egg producing state endures additional outbreak. Rail shipments of U.S. crude oil soar and scrutiny increases on tracks carrying the world's most heavily traded... Full Story

Market to Market (April 3, 2015)

posted on April 2, 2015 at 6:55 PM

Market to Market (April 3, 2015)
Full Program: The Agriculture Department’s Quarterly Stocks and Prospective Plantings reports fuel rallies and selloffs in the commodity markets. 25 years after one farmer built a ballpark in the middle of a cornfield, people still come to the “Field of Dreams.”... Full Story

Fracking lawsuit amid crude shipment changes

posted on April 2, 2015 at 6:12 PM

Fracking lawsuit amid crude shipment changes
One of the states that has benefited the most from hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is joining a lawsuit against the federal government over a new federal rule involving the disclosure of the chemicals used in the process. Full Story
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