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Investigators release records of fiery North Dakota derailment

Federal investigators said in the documents that a broken train axle found after the derailment might have been prevented if BNSF railroad had inspected it more carefully and found a pre-existing flaw.  More »

North Dakota allowed to join Wyoming lawsuit against fracking rules

The Obama administration announced in March that it will require companies that drill on federal lands to disclose the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.  More »

Transportation officials issue oil train safety measures

There have been a series of fiery oil train explosions in the U.S. and Canada in recent years, including one just across the border in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, that killed 47 people.  More »

Saudi Arabia adds half a Bakken to global oil market in a month

Prices collapsed almost 50 percent last year as Saudi Arabia led OPEC in maintaining production in the face of a global glut.  More »

North Dakota will send more oil tax revenue to boom towns grappling with growth

North Dakota’s state fund currently sets aside 75 percent of some oil tax revenues for the state and 25 percent for local governments.  More »

Cheap oil is squeezing property owners in energy hubs

The 50 percent plunge in crude values since June is already dragging down property prices in Texas.  More »

North Dakota orders 5 companies to reduce oil production in state

The five companies were ordered this month to reduce production to 100 barrels per day at certain wells or risk facing daily penalties.  More »

Engineer of oil tanker train sues BNSF for Casselton crash

The accident about 30 miles west of Fargo happened when a train carrying soybeans derailed in front of a BNSF oil train, causing that train to also derail and set off a fire that could be seen from nearly 10 miles away.  More »

Another state joins the fight against the White House’s new fracking rules

The Obama administration is requiring companies that drill on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing.  More »

U.S. crude production sets record in 2014

The shale boom in 2014 fueled the most dramatic rise in U.S. oil production since the government began keeping records more than a century ago.  More »

Personal income grew the most in energy producing states in 2014, government data shows

Crude oil prices grew for the first six months of 2014, hitting their peak in June at $107. That helped boost the economies of states like Alaska and North Dakota, where the oil and gas industry are big employers and help bolster state budgets.  More »

North Dakota oil rig count drops below 100

North Dakota is the nation’s No. 2 oil producer behind Texas. North Dakota has been producing about 1.2 million barrels of oil daily.  More »

North Dakota might challenge new federal fracking rule

The Obama administration is requiring companies that drill for oil and gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing drilling technique.  More »

Scientists launch study of emissions over fracking sites

Scientists from the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plan 15 research flights out of Colorado and Texas between now and May.  More »

U.S. drillers scrambling to thwart OPEC threat

Companies are leaning on new techniques and technology to get more oil out of every well they drill, and furiously cutting costs in an effort to keep U.S. oil competitive with much lower-cost oil flowing out of the Middle East, Russia and elsewhere.  More »
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