Canada looks to lure energy workers from the U.S.

In its quest to increase oil production, Canada is lobbying job fairs and air waves for laborers. Would you consider moving to Canada for the right job? The sales pich: free health care, good pay, quality schools, bonuses This article from the Los Angeles Times appeard in the Billings Gazette on Sunday November 18, 2012.



Obama presured to approve/reject Keystone XL pipeline

OMAHA, Neb. -- The fight over a proposed pipeline to transport crude oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries has picked up again with groups on both sides putting pressure on President Barack Obama to either approve or reject the pipeline.



Keystone XL Pipeline

Changing Course - TransCanada Corp has proposed an alternate route for the Keystone XL Pipeline



Gazette opinion: Pipeline can be approved in 2013 with new Neb. route

The process is painstaking, but much is at stake. The 875-mile pipeline through Eastern Montana ought to be approved in 2013. Obama could reassure pipeline supporters, which includes Montana's entire congressional delegation, by simply saying that the Nebraska reroute is progressing and if the appropriate state and federal agencies agree, he expects that a permit could be approved within months.



U.S. to become biggest oil producer - IEA

The United States will overtake Saudi Arabia to become the world's biggest oil producer before 2020, and will be energy independent 10 years later, according to a new forecast by the International Energy Agency.



GUEST COLUMN: Offshore Energy Development Offers Huge Employment Potentioal

When the discussion turns to jobs, we would all do well to remember that there is an industry that is already creating good jobs in America. Freed from unnecessary constraints, the offshore energy industry is prepared to generate many more employment opportunities that will help turn around the American employment picture.



BNSF CEO says oil-by-rail hauling will continue, even with Keystone XL Pipeline

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad will continue shipping millions of barrels of crude oil from the prolific Bakken oil play even if the proposed Keystone XL pipeline is built, BNSF's chief executive told a Billings audience.



Wyoming DEQ: Pavillion gas field air quality tests clean

Data from a monitor near the Pavillion natural gas field in central Wyoming showed no problems with air quality, according to results of a Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality study.



Montana oil lease sale could mark Bakken expansion

Bakken play may be moving into McCone County. Texas company buys up 75K acres of oil leases and has its eye on Garfield County, too.Sam Tallis of Shale Exploration says his company wants to amass leases on about 200,000 acres ub McCone anbd Garfield counties.



U.S. may soon become world's top oil producer

NEW YORK -- U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the United States could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest producer.