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This Is Your Town on Fracking

Not long ago I found myself stranded in Williston, North Dakota. You might have heard of it. Despite being the eighth-largest city in the 48th most-populous state, Williston has won some infamy in recent years. It’s at the center of an oil boom that’s likely to make the United States a net exporter of fossil fuels in just a few ...

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Fracking critics unhappy with Obama climate speech

PITTSBURGH (AP) — President Barack Obama’s speech this week on climate change forcefully rejected some key arguments made by opponents of natural gas fracking, upsetting some environmental groups that otherwise back his climate goals. Obama, in his address Tuesday calling for urgent action to address climate change, praised what he called “cleaner-burning natural gas” and its role in providing safe, ...

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Name of victim in fiery oil tanker crash released

STANLEY, N.D. – One of three people killed last week in a multiple-vehicle crash involving an oil tanker that exploded was identified Tuesday as Tyler Fischer, 23, of Minot, the North Dakota Highway Patrol said. Authorities withheld the release of his name until receiving positive confirmation from the medical examiner, said Capt. Gary Orluck.Heavy fog contributed to a five-vehicle crash ...

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Night use restricted at oil patch wildlife areas

Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013 7:08 am Updated: 11:46 am, Fri Jun 28, 2013. Night use restricted at oil patch wildlife areas Associated Press | BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department is closing two wildlife management areas in the oil patch to night uses other than fishing and hunting. The restrictions at the Trenton and the ...

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ND drillers to get tax breaks natural gas usage

Posted: Monday, July 1, 2013 8:59 am Updated: 7:17 am, Tue Jul 2, 2013. ND drillers to get tax breaks natural gas usage Associated Press | BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — New legislation offers North Dakota oil drillers tax breaks beginning Monday if they stop burning and wasting natural gas. The Republican-sponsored bills passed the Legislature this year. They offer oil ...

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Oil above $98 as protests rock Egypt government

Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 7:15 am Updated: 11:34 am, Tue Jul 2, 2013. Oil above $98 as protests rock Egypt government Associated Press | The price of oil advanced past $98 a barrel Tuesday, underpinned by political unrest in Egypt that raised fears of disruption to global crude supplies. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude for August delivery ...

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Putin pushes Russian agenda at global gas summit

Mon Jul 1, 2013 11:01am EDT * Putin defends Russian pipeline gas model * Decries attempts to break oil-price link * Qatar says prices should reflect consumer interests (Writes through with speakers, context) By Alexei Anishchuk and Katya Golubkova MOSCOW, July 1 (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin defended the long-term supply deals under which Russia exports its gas on Monday, ...

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ND drillers to get tax breaks natural gas usage – FuelFix (blog)

BISMARCK, N.D. — New legislation offers North Dakota oil drillers tax breaks beginning Monday if they stop burning and wasting natural gas. The Republican-sponsored bills passed the Legislature this year. They offer oil companies tax incentives for capturing and using the byproduct of the state’s booming crude production. Records show 275 million cubic feet of natural gas goes up in ...

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ND drillers to get tax breaks natural gas usage

Bakken Shale Rig near Watford City North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — New legislation offers North Dakota oil drillers tax breaks beginning Monday if they stop burning and wasting natural gas. The Republican-sponsored bills passed the Legislature this year. They offer oil companies tax incentives for capturing and using the byproduct of the state’s booming crude production. Records show 275 million cubic feet of natural gas goes up in ...

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