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Dems question Laffen advertisement: Footage was filmed for oil industry ad

October 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Democratic party officials are raising questions over a Grand Forks Republican state senator’s campaign advertisement.
But the senator, Lonnie Laffen, said there is nothing wrong with the ad.
Laffen’s ad includes a few seconds o…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Citing oil boom, HUD raises limits for housing vouchers in western N.D.

October 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – The federal government has agreed to raise the dollar limits for housing vouchers in nine western North Dakota counties facing a housing crunch and higher rental rates because of the state’s oil boom.

The change was expected to be h…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

BLM mineral lease sale in Golden Valley County nets $510,400

October 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

BILLINGS, Mont. — Diamond Resources recently paid $510,400 for the oil and gas lease rights to a 1,760-acre parcel located in Golden Valley County at a recent Bureau of Land Management oil and gas lease auction.

The BLM netted $685,712.50 in reve…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

BLM mineral lease sale in Golden Valley County nets $510,400

October 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

BILLINGS, Mont. — Diamond Resources recently paid $510,400 for the oil and gas lease rights to a 1,760-acre parcel located in Golden Valley County at a recent Bureau of Land Management oil and gas lease auction.

The BLM netted $685,712.50 in reve…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Virginia governor sees riches for state from U.S. shale gas

October 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

Impressed by the riches created by shale gas in some U.S. Northeast states, Virginia is working to build a manufacturing hub and create thousands of jobs from the cheap fuel that will soon flow into the state, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Wednesday.
Sh…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Virginia governor sees riches for state from U.S. shale gas

October 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

Impressed by the riches created by shale gas in some U.S. Northeast states, Virginia is working to build a manufacturing hub and create thousands of jobs from the cheap fuel that will soon flow into the state, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Wednesday.
Sh…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Republicans craft 2015 plan to force Obama’s hand on Keystone

October 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Amanda Becker and Timothy Gardner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans plan to put approval of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline on a fast track early next year if they win a U.S. Senate majority in November, finally forcing President Bar…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Republicans push for Keystone XL: GOP leaders say pipeline is a top energy priority

October 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Republicans plan to put approval of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline on a fast track early next year if they win a U.S. Senate majority in November, finally forcing President Barack Obama to make a tough call on the controvers…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Study: Drivers to face delays at railroad crossings due to oil

September 26, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — Runaway oil production could slow road traffic as drivers face longer delays to cross train tracks in many congested regions, a U.S. study released on Friday predicted.
Oil, coal and grain shipments are taxing the national rail grid a…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Lawmakers in U.S. oil heartland soften over export ban

September 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

NEW YORK – In the oil drilling and refining heartland of Texas, the debate over U.S. crude exports is no longer a fight over whether a 40-year ban should be lifted. The question now is how soon it will end.

As Washington mulls reversing the ban am…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com