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In Watford City, push continues to widen U.S. Highway 85

U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad and U.S. Rep. Earl Pomeroy heard from local and state representatives regarding highways issues on Tuesday during a Senate Budget Committee hearing in Watford City.

Posted 6/03/10 (Thu) read more »

Conrad is to visit Williston; housing, highway are topics of visit

U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad, D-ND, will be holding Congressional hearings in Williston and Watford City Tuesday afternoon to gather information on the needs of area housing and U.S. Highway 85, two issues heavily impacted by the current oil boom.

Posted 6/01/10 (Tue) read more »

2009 Oil Production in North Dakota

During 2009, 155 production companies produced more than 77 million barrels of oil in North Dakota. Petroleum Council members produced 95% of those 77 million barrels.

Posted 6/01/10 (Tue) read more »

Corps of Engineers nixes moratorium on water permits

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it will not impose a moratorium on Lake Sakakawea and Lake Oahe water permits.

Posted 5/24/10 (Mon) read more »

Behms part of boom

For generations, people living in northwest North Dakota have been familiar with the Behm family name. It has been attached to truck stops, gas companies, propane and energy since the 1930s, when its first business, Behm's Garage, opened west of Minot.

Posted 5/13/10 (Thu) read more »

ND Three Forks Study Points to Enhanced Bakken Sustainability

Gov. John Hoeven, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Agricultural Commissioner Doug Goehring today announced the results of a state study requested by the N.D. Industrial Commission evaluating oil reserves in the Three Forks Formation in western North Dakota.

Posted 4/29/10 (Thu) read more »

North Dakota Crude Shipping Capacity Catches Production

Millions of dollars in infrastructure improvements have allowed North Dakota’s crude shipping capacity to catch up with production for the first time in more than a year — bumping up the value of a barrel of oil for producers and sending more money to state coffers.

Posted 4/27/10 (Tue) read more »

$350M Gas Expansion Planned

An Oklahoma natural gas gathering and processing company plans more than $350 million in upgrades to its operations in North Dakota.

Posted 4/23/10 (Fri) read more »

A Look at Oil's Contributions

Greetings from your District 36 senator. I would like to focus this article on the oil and gas production tax accessed on the oil and gas produced in North Dakota. North Dakota has two types of oil and gas production taxes: The 5 percent Gross Production Tax and the 6 1/2 percent Oil Extraction Tax.

Posted 4/19/10 (Mon) read more »

Workers comp agency proposes 3 percent rate hike

North Dakota's workers compensation agency is proposing a 3.3 percent average rate increase that would raise companies' annual insurance bills by almost $5 million.

Posted 4/09/10 (Fri) read more »