Crude Awakening - CHS capitalizes on current oil margins by upgrading infrastructure

Asking price for Canadian tar sands, Bakken oil likely to increase as shipping improves.



John Stancavage: Architecture firm wants to walk all over Keystone XL

Houston-based landscape architecture firm SWA Group has proposed a bicycle route across America along the Keystone XL pipeline, even drawing up illustrations.



Guest Opionion: Give bipartisianship a chance at corporate tax reform

Baucus and Camp have put aside smaller policy differences in search of something they believe is in the best interest of the nation. Read more: http://billingsgazette.com/news/opinion/guest/guest-opinion-give-bipartisanship-a-chance-at-corporate-tax-reform/article_d4a0e727-a414-552f-9b7a-8cf3c2ebe210.html#ixzz2jQVWDVBp



BNSF opens economic-development office in Billings to address Montana growth

Bakken oil is the driving force behind the expansion. The announced opening comes days after the Big Sky Economic Development Corporation advanced its plans for a rail industrial park feasibility study to be carried out by KLJ Engineering.



A New Era of Energy Security

Let's make no mistake about what is largely responsible for America's energy security today: ample resources, private sector-driven innovation and development, and open, vibrant markets. Any threat to those things is a threat to our security.



The Keystone XL Pipeline Should the president approve construction?

Few domestic policy issues have prompted more controversy recently than whether to build the Keystone XL pipeline. Proponents contend that it would enhance access to Canadian oil, significantly increasing U.S. and North American energy security. Opponents counter that the pipeline, by opening a long-term channel to market for abundant, carbon-rich, Canadian tar-sands oil, would sharply accelerate emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), with global climate consequences that would be simply unacceptable. As climate scientist James Hansen said of the company proposing to build the pipeline, "Once the spigot is open, Trans Canada will have every incentive to milk the massive tar-sands basin for all that it is worth."



TransCanada gets business leader support for Keystone XL oil pipeline

A diverse group of over 150 companies, including AT&T, Motorola, Siemens, Volvo and Wyndham Worldwide, have urged President Obama to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.



Keystone XL Pipeline decision not expected in 2013

WASHINGTON D.C. - Both good and bad news this week for the Keystone XL Pipeline.



Gazette opinion: Obama should announce plan to OK Keystone XL

The Keystone XL pipeline is an international project at the center of fierce debate between advocates of oil development and defenders of the environment. Yet for many Montanans, the proposed oil pipeline is a local issue.



TransCanada exec says he's 'confident' Keystone XL will get

An executive for the Canadian firm that plans to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline through northeast Montana said Wednesday he's confident the project will get final approval from the U.S. State Department.