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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

Low prices raise alarm in North Dakota oil patch

posted on February 6, 2015 at 2:48 PM

High crude prices catapulted North Dakota into the top tier of the global oil market and doubled or tripled the size of once-sleepy towns that suddenly had to accommodate a small army of petroleum workers. Full Story

Pipeline not state-inspected before 3M-gallon saltwater leak

posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:17 PM

A pipeline that ruptured recently in North Dakota and spilled nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater produced during oil drilling wasn't inspected by the state before being installed, according to state regulators. Full Story

Government sells scandalized Teapot Dome oilfield for $45M

posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:14 PM

A private company finally will be able to legally drill for oil in part of Wyoming that's best known for a 1920s presidential scandal. Full Story

#IPTVMarket VoW: Driving in North Dakota

posted on January 21, 2015 at 4:56 PM

#IPTVMarket VoW: Driving in North Dakota
Driving in the middle of the Bakken oil fields can be a challenge. This dashboard video from 2011 shows just how difficult it is to make a left-hand turn. Check the truck to the right and if you listen closely, the squeal of the tires to get... Full Story

U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count Dips

posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by 35 last week to 1,840. Full Story

The biggest stories in rural America in 2014

posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:02 PM

The biggest stories in rural America in 2014
2014 was full of big stories impacting rural America. Politics, protests and policymaking played out across the country, including discussions aimed at cutting the amount of ethanol in renewable fuel mandates. Full Story

Oil prices fall further after IEA cuts forecast

posted on December 12, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Oil prices fell further Friday after the International Energy Agency lowered its forecast for global oil demand next year. Full Story

Market to Market (December 5, 2014)

posted on December 5, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Market to Market (December 5, 2014)
Full Program: Another oil pipeline company makes a run at the Midwest. Rural America waits on Washington before making last minute purchases. Food waste finds its way into everything from compost to glass. Market analysis with Naomi Blohm. Full Story

North Dakota-to-Illinois Oil Pipeline Proposed

posted on December 5, 2014 at 5:23 PM

North Dakota-to-Illinois Oil Pipeline Proposed
The proposed $3.78-billion Dakota Access pipeline would transport 450,000 barrels of oil per day from the Bakken and Three Forks regions of North Dakota to southern Illinois. The new construction would tack-on barely 4 hundredths of one percent of... Full Story

Short-term tax fix could help rural America

posted on December 5, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Short-term tax fix could help rural America
The lame-duck Congress has a small window to accomplish a lot of things before winter recess that could benefit farm and ranch families. One item is the reinstatement, and in some cases, extension, of 50 tax breaks, most of which expired in 2013. Full Story

Low Oil Prices Send Chills through Drilling Communities

posted on November 7, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Lower oil prices, while good for the broader U.S. economy, are a threat to what has been a surprising and dramatic surge in oil production in the U.S., and to drilling communities that have come to depend on oil money. Full Story

Seattle: more needed to improve oil train safety

posted on October 24, 2014 at 1:57 PM

With increasing numbers of volatile crude oil trains moving through Seattle's "antiquated" downtown rail tunnel, city emergency planners say more must be done to lower the risk of an oil-train accident and improve the city's ability to respond. Full Story

North Dakota well leaking oil, gas and water

posted on October 24, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Workers are attempting to contain an out-of-control oil well in North Dakota, authorities said Friday. North Dakota regulators said a well near Watford City in the western part of the state has been leaking oil, gas and water since Thursday. Full Story
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