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A well is drilled at an Apache Energy site in the Permian Basin in Midland, Texas, Feb. 14, 2012. (Jim Wilson/The New York Times)

Obama administration’s new fracking rules blocked by U.S. judge in Wyoming

The ruling by U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl puts on hold the most closely-watched effort by the Obama administration to ensure that fracking doesn’t contaminate water supplies.
A crude oil drill rig stands in the distance of a single family home under construction in Williston, North Dakota, U.S., on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. North Dakota will hold its Republican presidential caucus on March 6. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Real estate crisis emerging in North Dakota’s man camps

The frenzied drilling that made North Dakota No. 1 in personal-income growth and job creation for five consecutive years hasn’t lasted long enough to support the oil-fueled building explosion.

Eric Dille, director of government relations for EOG Resources., speaks at a meeting about flaring of natural gas in Bismarck, N.D., Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

North Dakota regulators extend, toughen gas flaring mandate

North Dakota regulators have given the oil industry an additional 10 months next year to reduce the flaring of natural gas but also implemented a stiffer long-term benchmark.
(Johnny Hanson/Houston Chronicle file photo)

Halliburton lays off North Dakota workers; how many not known

Both Halliburton and its acquisition target, Baker Hughes, say the proposed merger has not been the reason for recent job cuts.
(Jim Gehrz/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT)

Shale drillers spending most of their cash paying off high debt

North American oil explorers have only hedged about 11 percent of their oil production in 2016. That’s well below the 28 percent of oil production they’ve hedged in the third quarter of this year and , according to research firm IHS.
(Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

3 plead guilty in murder-for-hire plot in North Dakota oil patch

Three men have pleaded guilty in federal court in the murder-for-hire slaying of a Spokane businessman that arose from business dealings in the North Dakota oil patch.
(Photographer: Eddie Seal, Bloomberg)

EIA: Shale output fell by 350,000 barrels a day since April

Government analysts say shale oil fields in Texas, Colorado, North Dakota and Ohio are set to decline by 80,000 barrels a day this month, bringing their combined daily output to 5.2 million barrels in October.
(Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Rig count drops for second week in a row

The renewed plunge in oil rigs comes after weeks of instability in the price of crude, with West Texas Intermediate, the U.S. benchmark, hitting as low as $37 on Aug. 24.
Over thirty oil drilling rigs are idle in a Helmerich & Payne, Inc. yard along Groening Street in Odessa, Texas, as rig counts drop in the Permian Basin, Monday, May 18, 2015. (Courtney Sacco/Odessa American via AP)

IEA: U.S. oil production could fall sharply in 2016

The shale plays in Texas and North Dakota at the center of the nation’s energy supply surge over the last seven years could lose 400,000 barrels a day in 2016 after the latest collapse in oil prices.
This Oct. 11, 2013 file photo shows cleanup at the site of a Tesoro Corp. pipeline break that spilled more than 20,000 barrels of oil into a Tioga, N.D., wheat field. Cleanup is being hampered by a lack of natural gas needed to power special equipment that cooks hydrocarbons from crude-soaked soil, a state regulator said Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom, File)

North Dakota oil spill cleanup slowed by lack of natural gas

Crews have been working around-the-clock to deal with the Tesoro Corp. pipeline break that spilled more than 20,000 barrels of oil into a Tioga wheat field two years ago this month.