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4-state pipeline project gets OK for large crude terminal

posted on June 19, 2015 at 2:17 PM

A company proposing a $3.8 billion oil pipeline from western North Dakota to Illinois has received permission for a large crude terminal near Watford City, along with heavy criticism for what some landowners say is arrogance. Full Story

EPA proposes tougher mileage standards for trucks

posted on June 19, 2015 at 2:07 PM

The Obama administration on Friday proposed tougher mileage standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks, the latest move by President Barack Obama in his second-term drive to reduce pollution blamed for global warming. Full Story

EPA: No widespread harm to drinking water from fracking

posted on June 5, 2015 at 3:46 PM

Hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas has not caused widespread harm to drinking water in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday in a report that also warned of potential contamination of water... Full Story

New Texas Law Bans Cities From Banning Fracking, Drilling

posted on May 22, 2015 at 4:10 PM

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a prohibition on cities and towns imposing local ordinances preventing fracking and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas activities. 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

How Some Oil Towns are Weathering Low Oil Prices

posted on May 15, 2015 at 4:21 PM

How Some Oil Towns are Weathering Low Oil Prices
Boom and bust cycles are anything but new in some parts of Texas and Oklahoma. And the oil industry--as well as local residents who depend on it--have developed innovative coping mechanisms to “thrive when the price takes a dive. Full Story

Texas Legislature Acts to Stop Cities from Limiting Drilling

posted on May 8, 2015 at 3:44 PM

Texas moved Monday to ban its own cities from imposing prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas drilling activities within their boundaries Full Story

U.S., Canada Unveil Rules to Boost Oil Train Safety

posted on May 1, 2015 at 6:52 PM

Rail tank cars used to transport crude oil and many other flammable liquids will have to be built to stronger standards to reduce the risk of a catastrophic train crash and fire, under sweeping new safety rules unveiled by U.S. and Canadian... Full Story

Special police unit to focus on street gangs in Fargo area

posted on April 10, 2015 at 2:56 PM

Law enforcement authorities say gang members headed to and from the North Dakota oil patch are setting up shop in the Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota, metropolitan area. 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

Oil price fall forces North Dakota to consider austerity

posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:31 PM

Two years ago, North Dakota was so flush with money from the energy boom that lawmakers spent over $1 million to spruce up the cafe at the state Capitol. Now, the fall in oil prices has tightened the revenue tap and the nation's fastest-growing... Full Story

Canada safety board says tank car standards needed sooner

posted on March 20, 2015 at 4:40 PM

Canada's transportation safety board says the government needs to implement tougher new standards for oil trains earlier than a 2025 target. Full Story

AP survey: Why The Outlook for Global Economy Has Brightened

posted on March 6, 2015 at 4:10 PM

From the United States to Asia to Europe, a global economy that many had feared was faltering appears poised for a resurgence on the strength of cheap oil and falling interest rates. Full Story

Growing pains: Oil boom turns prairie school to melting pot

posted on February 20, 2015 at 3:42 PM

Every morning as principal Brad Foss arrives at his school — after just a 60-second commute — he's reminded of oil's giant footprint in this town. Full Story

Another train derails containing Bakken crude

posted on February 20, 2015 at 12:28 PM

Another train derails containing Bakken crude
A massive explosion rocked a railroad town this week in West Virginia and once again crude oil from the Bakken is at the center of the incident. Full Story
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