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Sinking oil prices may curb U.S. output too slowly for Saudis

NEW YORK — Saudi Arabia effectively started a global oil price war this month aimed at quickly denting U.S. oil output. Slowing a U.S. drilling boom, however, could take more than a year.

BBQ bus adds Southern flavor to small town

BBQ bus adds Southern flavor to small town

RAY, N.D. – What’s yellow and black, has six tires and a custom-built smoker?


Bakken oilfields may spawn new industry

Bakken oilfields may spawn new industry

BISMARCK — Working relationships between energy and other industries in North Dakota were touted Tuesday as the future of the state’s economy at the eighth annual Great Plains Empower North Dakota Energy Conference.


Enbridge donates 19 trucks to emergency response in ND's oil patch

MINOT, N.D. — A pipeline company has donated a fleet of pickups to several North Dakota emergency response organizations.

Whiting's tab for Kodiak dips with oil prices, but risks remain

While the recent slump in crude oil prices has fanned concern about the longevity of the U.S. shale boom, it's created a benefit of sorts for Whiting Petroleum Corp. by lowering the price the North Dakota oil producer will pay for Kodiak Oil & Gas Inc.

ND ag commissioner proposes pipeline reclamation inspection program

BISMARCK – North Dakota’s agriculture commissioner said Thursday he will ask the state Legislature to fund two inspectors to help resolve complaints from landowners, farmers and ranchers unhappy with how their land has been restored around pipelines.

ND legislators propose increase in local oil money allocation

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - North Dakota Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner, R-Dickinson, and other western North Dakota legislators are proposing two bills to increase allocations of oil tax revenue to maintain and develop infrastructure.

Dickinson debates smaller lot sizes for Barons Vista

The Barons Vista development planned for Dickinson’s growing west side could push city officials to reconsider current ordinances on residential lot sizes.

Lower oil prices could hurt growth in ND oil production

BISMARCK – With oil prices on the move, pressure on North Dakota oil and gas production may be mounting.

Affordable housing project announced for Watford City

BISMARCK - Gov. Jack Dalrymple announced on Wednesday the state will spend $2.6 million to build an affordable apartment complex for essential medical personnel in western North Dakota.

Dickinson apartment building to get underground parking, car wash

A West Ridge apartment will be the first in Dickinson to offer underground parking and a car wash bay.

Starboard coming to Williston: Store that started in Dickinson may be sign of retail boom

Starboard coming to Williston: Store that started in Dickinson may be sign of retail boom

WILLISTON — With the opening of their second retail store set for the end of November, brothers Jeff Hafner and Lenny Johnson hope to be on the leading edge of what Williston’s mayor predicts will be the year of retail for the Oil Patch hub.


Gas prices hit $2.99 at some Fargo-Moorhead stations

FARGO, N.D. - Gas prices have dipped just under $3 a gallon at some stations in Fargo-Moorhead.

EmPower ND energy conference starts today in Bismarck

BISMARCK — Energy policy and technological advancements in oil drilling will be among the topics discussed during the eighth annual Great Plains & EmPower ND Energy Conference on Tuesday at Bismarck State College.

Environmental Solutions presents plan for industrial landfill in ND

DICKINSON, N.D. - A proposed industrial landfill in Stark County, N.D., continues to move forward and could gain approval from the North Dakota Department of Health’s Division of Waste Management by early November.

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