Voice of the Reader: Keystone will replace other imported crude with Canadian oil

Matthew John of TransCanada writes a responce to 2 letters in the Gazette on Deb. 2nd.



Retired energy exec: No bust in the Bakken

Oil field spending is 30% of all investment in U.S. economy, officials say. Bill Whitsitt was the keynote speaker at the University of Montana's 40th annual economic outlook seminar at the Crowne Plaza in downtown Billings.



Senate Approves Keystone XL Pipeline Bill, Testing Obama

The Senate passed a bill on Thursday to force approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which President Obama is certain to veto in his first official clash with the new Republican-majority Congress.



Guest Opinion: Smarter energy policy benefits farmers, ranchers

Montana's agricultural producers are the backbone of the state's economy. We deserve an energy policy that works for us, noy against us.



Gazette Opinion: Montana's big stake in Keystone XL pipeline

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would become the biggest taxpayer in Phillips County and the biggest customer for the Big Flat Rural Electric Cooperative.



Senate advances Keystone bill despite Obama veto threat

Legislation approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared an initial Senate hurdle Monday, a victory for newly empowered Republicans angling for a quick veto showdown with President Barack Obama



Gazette Opinion: Start talking out differences over big building bill

The Gazette staff writes an opinion about House Bill 5, a 34-page funding plan for building up Montana.



House OKs Keystone XL pipeline

Defying a presidential veto threat, the House of Representatives passed a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.



Nebraska court tosses suit over Keystone pipeline

Nebraska's highest court tossed a lawsuit Friday challenging a proposed route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying the landowners who sued didn't have legal standing to do so. The Nebraska Supreme Court decision could remove a major roadblock for the $7 billion cross-continental project.



First bill in GOP-run Senate seeks to approve oil pipeline

Setting up what is likely to be the first of many confrontations with the White House, the Republican-controlled Senate Tuesday announced its first piece of legislation, a bill to approve the construction of the much-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline.