Tribe Files Formal Request For Hearing On Pipeline ExpansionThe Standing Rock Sioux has requested a hearing on a plan by the developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline to double the line's capacity. Tribal Chairman Mike Faith says in a letter to state regulators that doubling the pipeline's capacity increases the "consequences as well as the likelihood" of an oil spill.
DeRusha Eats French Fry Oil ... Pretty MuchCargill creates oils for all the types of fries: from traditional thin-cut fries like you’d see at McDonald’s, to the waffle fries of Chik-Fil-A, and the curly fries of Arby’s and Hardees.
Keystone XL Pipeline Opponents Seek To Block ConstructionOpponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline are asking a judge to again block construction of the $8 billion project after President Donald Trump issued it a new permit. Attorneys for environmental groups made the request Wednesday in a lawsuit before U.S. District Judge Brian Morris in Montana. They say Trump's permit was illegal.
Enbridge Spends Most In Minnesota On Lobbying, Report FindsThe company gained the commission's approval to replace the pipeline, which angered Native American tribes and climate change activists who say the project threatens fragile areas.
'Energy Dominance': Trump Administration Eyes Military Bases For Coal, Gas ExportsThe Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia as officials seek to bolster the domestic energy industry and circumvent environmental opposition to fossil fuel exports, according to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and two Republican lawmakers.
Work Begins On Proposed Oil Refinery Near Theodore Roosevelt National Park Meridian Energy Group said Tuesday that it has begun site work for an oil refinery about 3 miles (5 kilometers) from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota, though the project still faces hurdles, including a lawsuit by environmental groups.
Trump Administration Moves To Greatly Expand Offshore DrillingThe Trump administration on Thursday moved to vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans with a plan that would open up federal waters off the California coast for the first time in more than three decades.
Fire Destroys International Falls Oil CompanyA massive fire in northern Minnesota has destroyed a heating oil and fuel company near the Canadian border.
Enbridge Line 3 Gets Public Hearing In St. PaulEnbridge wants to replace the 282 miles of the existing pipeline in Minnesota, which was built in the 1960s, with a new 337-mile pipeline.
N.D. Oil Expo Comes At Troubled Time For IndustryNorth Dakota's oil expo and conference kicks off at a troubled time for the industry, with depressed prices and a drop in drilling activity that has hurt both oil companies and oil-producing states like this one.
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.