End of the line for Sidney Mayour Bret Smelser

Sidney Mayor stepping down. Smelser's efforts to bring state refvenue to town saw mixed results.



Wyoming court herars fracking chemical disclosure case

The state Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday over whether a trade secrets exemption in Wyoming's public records law may be invoked to shield from disclosure many of the chemicals the petroleum industry uses in hydraulic fracturing.



House OKs bills to speed oil drilling, block fracking review

The House approved a bill Wednesday aimed at speeding up drilling for oil and natural gas.



Voice of the Reader: New research casts doubt on climate change impacts

On Sept. 16, 2013, a credible group of 50 international scientists released a new 1,200-page report (climatechangereconsidered.org) on their studies of the causes and consequences of climate change. This Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change report strongly contradicts the work published 20 years ago by the United Nations International Panel on Climate Change, upon which the current anti-global warming legislation of various countries, including the United States, is based.



TransCanada Pushes Keystone XL Pipeling Start to 2016

TransCanada Corp. (TRP) pushed the start date for its $5.4 billion Keystone XL oil pipeline into 2016, the second delay this year as the company awaits U.S. approval for the project.



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.