Patrick C. Miller

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June 29, 2016

Williston Basin area sees improvement in jobs numbers

Although low oil prices have hurt employment in the Bakken, there are signs that an improvement in prices and ongoing infrastructure projects are helping to reverse that trend, according to Cindy Sanford with Job Service North Dakota. READ MORE

April 20, 2016

Federal Reserve: Energy firms need $51 oil for profitability

Exploration and production firms and other energy companies surveyed in the Federal Reserves's 10th District say they need oil prices to average $51 a barrel to be profitable, but don't expect a rebound in prices until later in 2017. READ MORE

March 23, 2016

Iowa Utilities Board won’t expedite Dakota Access construction

The Iowa Utilities Board has denied a request from Dakota Access LLC to expedite the issuing of a permit to begin construction on a Bakken crude pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois. READ MORE

March 23, 2016

Cramer says proposed BLM methane regs harm oil and gas industry

Congressman Kevin Cramer says it's good BLM extended the comment period for proposed methane emission regulations, but he also believes the regulations are duplicative and aimed at shutting down the oil and gas industry. READ MORE

March 23, 2016

TransCanada buys Columbia Pipeline Group for $13 billion

TransCanada's purchase of the Houston-based Columbia Pipeline Group for $13 billion provides it with access to transportation, storage and related services in the Northeast, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Gulf Coast regions. READ MORE

March 22, 2016

Business leader urges presidential candidates to support fracking

Thomas Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is encouraging presidential candidates to look at the facts about fracking and the benefits it provides to the nation's economy. READ MORE

March 16, 2016

ND oil and gas production down slightly in January

Lynn Helms, director of North Dakota's Department of Mineral Resources, reported that oil and gas production fell slightly during January. He anticipates that low oil prices will continue to impact production at least until the third quarter. READ MORE

March 15, 2016

Industry groups say EPA methane reduction plan costly, unneeded

Two oil and gas industry organizations came out against a plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce methane emissions 40 to 45 percent below 2012 levels by 2025. API said the move is "catering to environmental extremists." READ MORE

March 10, 2016

Dakota Access Pipeline gets conditional approval from Iowa board

Iowa last week became the final state to approve construction of the $3.78 billion Dakota Access Pipeline that will carry Bakken crude to Illinois, but landowners and environmental groups say they will continue to oppose the project. READ MORE

March 09, 2016

Iowa board expected to make Dakota Access decision Thursday

The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) expects to issue a decision this Thursday on the Dakota Access Pipeline that will carry up to 570,000 barrels of Bakken crude from North Dakota to Illinois. READ MORE