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An advocate for missing persons: Welder in Fargo spends spare time searching for the lost

December 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

FARGO — After a week of 12-hour work days at TrueNorth Steel in Fargo, Lissa Yellowbird-Chase drives six hours to western North Dakota.
She usually doesn’t change out of her dirty work clothes, and her hands are gray and black from welding….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND could lose billions if oil prices persist

December 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — North Dakota stands to lose billions in revenue if oil prices continue to slip, Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley said Tuesday at a meeting of the Highway 2 West Manufacturers’ Association in Grand Forks.
Under state law, if oil prices fall be…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

ND could lose billions if oil prices persist

December 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — North Dakota stands to lose billions in revenue if oil prices continue to slip, Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley said Tuesday at a meeting of the Highway 2 West Manufacturers’ Association in Grand Forks.
Under state law, if oil prices fall be…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

BLM seeks input on western ND lease parcels

December 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on eight parcels nominated for oil and gas leasing in Bowman, Golden Valley, Williams, Divide and Burke counties for a 15-day scoping period which will end Dec. 30.
The preliminary parcel list …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Health Dept. won’t call more meetings on radioactive oilfield waste

December 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — The North Dakota Department of Health has no plans to oblige the Dakota Resource Council’s request Monday to schedule six additional public meetings across the state to take input on proposed rules that would allow for the disposal of …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Early slowdown signs emerge for U.S. oil states after crude slide

December 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

After leading the U.S. economic recovery out of recession, some of the nation’s top oil states are showing early signs of a slowdown as a result of the plunge in crude prices.

In Houston, the first oil industry layoffs have been announced, with re…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Early slowdown signs emerge for U.S. oil states after crude slide

December 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

After leading the U.S. economic recovery out of recession, some of the nation’s top oil states are showing early signs of a slowdown as a result of the plunge in crude prices.

In Houston, the first oil industry layoffs have been announced, with re…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Oil may boom, but infrastructure is busting northeast Montana oil, gas counties

December 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIDNEY, Mont. — Out in the epicenter of the oil and gas boom, communities are growing so quickly they can’t keep up with their basic infrastructure needs such as water and sewage treatment facilities, housing and roads and bridges.

Upgrading w…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Oil may boom, but infrastructure is busting northeast Montana oil, gas counties

December 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIDNEY, Mont. — Out in the epicenter of the oil and gas boom, communities are growing so quickly they can’t keep up with their basic infrastructure needs such as water and sewage treatment facilities, housing and roads and bridges.

Upgrading w…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Energy leaders hope polar vortex stays north

December 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — Minnesota is one polar vortex away from a winter energy crisis.

With a warm-up predicted for coming days, bitter cold may be a memory, but experts say propane and wood for heating and coal for generating electricity could be in short …continue reading on dglobe.com