On Keystone XL, put policy ahead of politics

Upon the latest exasperating delay of the Keystone XL pipeline project, our union - the Laborers' International Union of North America - suggested that the Obama administration grow a set of antlers or take a lesson from Popeye and eat some spinach.



Union Hammers Obama for 'Gutless' Keystone XL Delay

"The administration is making a political calculation instead of doing what is right for the country."



Administration again delays Keystone pipeline decision

The Obama administration on Friday extended the review period on the Keystone XL pipeline, perhaps pushing back a final decision on the disputed project until after the Nov. 4 congressional elections.



Walsh among 11 Senate Democrats urging Obama to OK pipeline

Eleven Senate Democrats, including six who face contested races this year, urged President Barack Obama on Thursday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May.



Advocate gives Obama Administration 'incomplete' on energy policy

Karen Harbert, president and chief executive of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for 21st Century Energy, isn't ready to give the administration a passing grade on the energy front. Her one-word assessment of the administrationí' energy policy: Incomplete



Guest Opinion: Montana should meet world's energy nees

Colin Marshall is president and CEO of Cloud Peak Energy, which is headquartered in Gillette, Wyo. He is a keynote speaker at Montana Energy 2014 today in Billings writes a guest opinion in todays Gazette about how coal is a vital part of our national energy portfolio. Moreover, coal is an important export commodity in high demand throughout the world. Montana has a tremendous opportunity before it to supply some of that demand and create new jobs and investment in our state in the process.



Gazette Opinion: Getting along with Beartooth neighbors

Energy Corporation of America opened its Billings office in October with fanfare and the announcement of plans to develop up to 50 wells in two areas of the Beartooth foothills, near Roscoe and Dean, and an undetermined number of oil or gas wells in the north end of the Big Horn Basin near the Montana-Wyoming border.



Coal port developers ask for support in Pacific Northwest

Developers said Wednesday they are politically outmatched in their battle to build two coal ports in Washington state, and they're begging for help from Montana industry.



Report: 2014 Bakken oil output 1.1million barrels a day

Last year, North Dakota produced a daily average just shy of 860,000 barrels per day, according to statistics from the North Dakota Industrial Commission's oil and gas division. The North Dakota Petroleum Council, a group that provides governmental relations support to oil companies, expects the state's oil production to surpass 1 million barrels per day in June.



How American energy independence could change the world

The holy grail of American leaders over the past four decades, from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama, has been energy independence, and thanks to shale oil and gas, the dream could soon become reality.