Oil and Gas Energize U.S. Job Market

The American job market is the best it's been in six years... This U.S. energy boom is creating many new jobs here in America, and it's a leading contributor to American workers' vaulting out of the unemployment line and into the middle class.



North Dakota regulators plan public hearing on proposed oil pipeline

North Dakota's Public Service Commission is holding a public hearing on a proposed 1,100-mile pipeline from western North Dakota to Illinois.



William S. Cohen: Why President Obama Should Export Crude Oil

The core of our strength overseas is economic strength at home. The president would be wise to consider alternatives that would enhance his trade legacy and also further our strategic priorities overseas.



Silence for Memorial Day

Memorial Day is coming up. Have you made your plans yet - a backyard barbecue, the rec center, fishing? Do you know what Memorial Day commemorates? Do your children know?



North Dakota oil production up 12,500 barrels daily in March

North Dakota produced about 1.19 million barrels of oil a day in March. That's about 12,500 barrels a day more than produced in February.



Talk Infrastructure - Build Keystone XL Pipeline

Vice President Joe Biden underscored the administration's call for infrastructure spending... that focused on the country's deteriorating delivery and transportation systems... the U.S. needs major investments in energy infrastructure.



$430 million Dakota Prairie Refinery launches operations

... the $430 million Dakota Prairie Refinery near Dickinson. Officials said Monday that it has begun producing diesel fuel and is expected to start selling it later this month.



LoneStar Energy Fabrication Completes Work on $5.1 Billion Big Foot Project

The 4,600HP, modular, extended tension-leg platform is the industry's largest and will operate in the Bigfoot oil and gas field, 225 miles south of New Orleans at a depth of 5,200 feet.



ND Legislature changes state's oil tax distribution formula

The North Dakota Legislature has endorsed a change to a formula used to distribute oil and gas production tax revenue. The fund currently sets aside 75 percent to the state and 25 percent to local governments.



Why $100 Oil Won't Be Coming Back for a Long Time

A growing consensus is emerging from the likes of BP Plc, the International Energy Agency, shale wildcatters and even the Saudis that a near-term recovery to $100-a-barrel crude isn't in the cards. Instead, expect a range of $50 to $60 for at least the next few years.