04.13.15

Gazette Opinion: Montana infrastructure bills must be completed

With just three weeks left in the 2015 session, infrastructure bills are still under construction in the Montana Capitol. Eastern Montana has special infrastructure needs now. So does Yellowstone County and the rest of our great state. The Legislature has the difficult job of balancing demands for infrastructure with the state budget. Lawmakers must approve a fair plan. The worst outcome for the entire state would be for the Legislature to adjourn having failed to invest in the public facilities that Montana needs to thrive and grow.

 

04.09.15

Indian coal economy has suffered because of EPA regs, tribes say

The coal economy on Indian reservations is being endangered by tougher Environmental Protection Agency clean air laws, tribal officials told U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., on Wednesday.

 

03.30.15

Methane in drinking water unrelated to fracking, study suggests

Fracking doesn't appear to be allowing methane to seriously contaminate drinking water in Pennsylvania, a new study finds - contrary to some earlier, much publicized research that suggested a stronger link.

 

03.24.15

Fracking Rule Could Slow Energy Revolution

Onshore production of natural gas in federal areas fell 21.6 percent. The reason is federal policy. In contrast, state and private lands production increased 57.4 percent.

 

03.16.15

Fight over Keystone XL doesn't stall pipeline boom

Miles of pipe for the stalled Canada to Texas Keystone XL pipeline are stacked in a field near Ripley, Oklahoma. The recent surge in oil production, from roughly 5 million barrels a day in 2008 to 8.9 million barrels in 2014, has led to more than 11,600 miles of crude oil pipeline being added to the domestic oil network -- the equivalent of 14 Keystone XL pipelines.

 

03.11.15

This Week's Top Energy Jobs

The energy industry - oil & gas sector in particular - is bracing itself for a massive wave of retirements... companies are looking to the next generation of candidates with skills ranging from finance, geology, engineering, law, etc.

 

03.02.15

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.

 

02.24.15

Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill, Defying GOP

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

 

02.23.15

As White House confirms plan to veto Keystone XL, five facts about its status

An attempt to force U.S. President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline is being rebuffed, with the White House confirming that the president will veto a pro-Keystone bill, the first legislation of its kind passed by Congress.

 

02.23.15

AFP Urges White House Not To Veto Keystone XL

Americans for Prosperity launched a massive campaign to urge President Obama not to veto the Keystone XL Pipeline project. They’ve mobilized 2.3 million of their grassroots activists to call the White House switchboard...