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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 »

Out of Keystone debate’s glare, pipelines going in nationwide

While the Keystone project awaits a final decision, lesser-known developments have quietly added more than 11,600 miles of pipeline to the nation’s domestic oil network.  More »

Texas oil taxes crumple 40 percent during price collapse

As oil prices have fallen, hundreds of drilling rigs have been swept to the sidelines from the Permian Basin near Odessa and Midland to the Eagle Ford Shale in the south.  More »

Improperly disposed radioactive oil field waste found in North Dakota

Officials on Thursday said up to 100 filter socks were found in a property in within the city limits of Williston. The socks are the nets that strain liquids in the oil production process.  More »

Texas, North Dakota lawmakers jump into oil export fray

While Congress deliberates the wisdom of a decades-old ban on crude exports, state lawmakers in oil-flush North Dakota and Texas have moved swiftly to blast the trade restrictions.  More »

EIA: Eagle Ford production will slow in April

Oil production from the six largest shale plays in the U.S. will hit 5.6 million barrels per day in April, an increase of less than 300 barrels per day over March.  More »

$1.1 billion in fast-track funding disbursed to North Dakota communities

Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed the bill last month at a ceremony at the state Capitol.  More »

Nearly 19,000 gallons of saltwater spills north of Tioga

The pipeline owned by Continental Resources ruptured after it was struck by equipment excavating at the site about 16 miles north of Tioga.  More »

Statoil agrees to pay $2 million for illegal well in North Dakota

Authorities say the well was drilled in December 2011 on unleased federal land about two weeks after Statoil Oil & Gas Services Inc. acquired Brigham Oil & Gas L.P.  More »

Oil bust threatens mortgage-backed securities in Wall Street-funded shale towns

Wall Street analysts are poring over commercial-mortgage backed securities for signs of distress as the oil crash weighs on demand for real estate in energy hubs.  More »

Halliburton exec: “Boom town” costs falling amid oil slump

The service costs associated with housing and feeding employees in remote locations like the Permian Basin in West Texas and the Bakken Shale in North Dakota typically skyrocket in boom times, Halliburton President Jeff Miller said.  More »
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