02.18.15

Gazette Opinion: Signs of optimism on state aid for oil patch

The plight of oil patch communities needs to be top of mind for Montana lawmakers. Even if the boom goes bust, communities with failing water and sewer systems need help urgently. They will need more help if local government revenues decline Let's keep those lines of communication open and move forward with infrastructure upgrades in oil patch towns and other communities across our great state in 2015.

 

02.12.15

Congress clears Keystone XL pipeline bill, setting up veto

Passage sets up standoff with Obama, who has vowed to veto measure.

 

02.10.15

Game Change: U.S. Oil Revolution Has Torn Up the Rule Book

Last year, the United States far outpaced every other country in the world in boosting oil production.

 

02.10.15

Lift The Ban On Oil And Gas Exports And Strengthen The US

Falling oil prices threaten to slow the US drilling boom. The downturn has also increased calls to lift the ban on exporting oil and natural gas from the US - an outdated policy that should be changed.

 

02.08.15

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.

 

02.04.15

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.

 

01.29.15

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.

 

01.28.15

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.

 

01.16.15

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.

 

01.13.15

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