Opinion: Approving Energy Exports Would Unlock Huge Economic Growth

The Department of Energy recently approved an application from Alaska LNG to export natural gas. But there's a catch: these exports can only go to nations where the United States has a free-trade agreement in place.



North Dakota town evacuated after oil cars derail and catch fire

The small North Dakota community of Heimdal and surrounding farmsteads were evacuated after an oil tanker train derailed Wednesday morning. The BNSF Railway oil tanker train derailed about 7:30 a.m. about a mile and half east of Heimdal.



America's Good News Energy Story

The U.S. is set to reap big strategic rewards from the fracking revolution.



North Dakota approves project to recycle oil drilling waste for roads

North Dakota lawmakers have approved a measure aimed at treating and recycling oil drilling waste for road building and other uses.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.