As Drivers Enjoy Cheap Gas, Oil Glut Hurts Patch EconomiesOil communities across America are being clobbered by an unexpected worldwide oversupply of crude oil.
Legal Fight Brewing Over Crew Camps In N.D. Oil Patch A company that provides workforce housing in the western North Dakota oil patch says it will sue to continue operating crew camps in Williston.
Gas Prices So Low You Have To Crouch At The PumpIt's becoming a joy for motorists to pull up to the pump as gas prices continue to drop toward levels not seen in years, if not decades. Friday's national average is $1.69, but prices are even better in the Twin Cities.
Enbridge: Supporters Accuse Regulators Of Delaying Pipeline ProjectEnbridge Energy and its supporters have accused Minnesota regulators of imposing unreasonable and unlawful procedures that they say will delay construction of a $2.6 billion pipeline to carry North Dakota crude oil across northern Minnesota.
Cuts Ordered As N.D. Sees $1B Budget Shortfall Amid Oil SlumpNorth Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple has ordered deep cuts to state government and a massive raid on state savings to make up for a more than $1 billion budget shortfall due to a drop in oil drilling and depressed crude prices.
Gas Prices Continue To Slide Downward In MinnesotaGas prices are continuing to spiral downward. Minnesota drivers are paying an average $1.73 a gallon to fill up this Tuesday, which 15 cents per gallon down from where prices were a month ago.
University To Give Scholarship To Oil Patch WorkersThe North Dakota University System is giving out its first scholarship for a new program meant to help people in the oil patch further their educations.
Number Of Rigs Drilling In N.D. Dips Below 60The number of rigs drilling in North Dakota's oil patch has dropped below 60 for the first time since 2009.
AAA: 2015 Gas Prices Second-Cheapest In A DecadeAs 2015 went one, gas prices went down. In fact, AAA said we enjoyed the second-cheapest gas prices in a decade. The national average was just $2.40 a gallon last year. That's nearly a dollar cheaper than 2014.
Minnesota Regulators To Make Key Sandpiper Oil Pipeline DecisionsThe Minnesota Public Utilities Commission meets Thursday to make some important decisions on how to proceed with Enbridge Energy's proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline from the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota across Minnesota to Superior, Wisconsin.
N.D. Officials Consider Easing Pipeline Spill FineNorth Dakota regulators are considering easing a $2.4 million fine levied against a Texas company for a pipeline spill that spewed saltwater and oil for three months before being discovered.
Minnesota's Gas Prices Fall Again; Oil Prices At 7-Year LowOil prices are at a seven-year low. The price of a barrel fell to $37 Monday. That follows OPEC's decision last week to keep pumping at current levels.