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April 3, 2020
As oil prices drop, so do Northland gasoline prices
DULUTH, Minn. -- Gas prices across the Northland have fallen below $2 per gallon amid an oil price war and lower demand caused by the COVID-19...
April 3, 2020 - 6:36pm
April 1, 2020
Carbon emissions down in Minnesota power sector, report says
ST. PAUL — Minnesota electric power producers cut back on their carbon emissions by 14% between 2018 and 2019, according to a report from research...
April 1, 2020 - 5:51pm
Bakken giant Whiting files for bankruptcy amid massive drop in oil prices
BISMARCK — Whiting Petroleum, one of the leading oil producers in North Dakota's Bakken Formation, is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The...
April 1, 2020 - 1:03pm
Whiting Petroleum, a major player in North Dakota oil boom, files for bankruptcy
The unprecedented collapse in global oil markets brought another driller to its knees, forcing a champion of what was once the premier U.S. shale...
April 1, 2020 - 11:54am
March 30, 2020
Oil spilled into McKenzie County creek
WATFORD CITY, N.D. —Oil spilled in McKenzie County has flowed into a creek, according to the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality....
March 30, 2020 - 3:10pm
March 29, 2020
ND oil regulators relax well requirements to avoid forcing well closures during price plunge
BISMARCK — North Dakota oil regulators are relaxing requirements to give operators flexibility to determine whether to complete wells or keep...
March 29, 2020 - 8:00am
March 25, 2020
Produced water spill in Billings County impacts rangeland
BISMARCK — An estimated 6,300 gallons of produced water spilled Monday, March 23, on a well pad in Billings County, N.D., according to a news...
March 25, 2020 - 3:21pm
March 23, 2020
Court of Appeals sends PolyMet's air permits back to MPCA, says agency should have considered larger mine potential
The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Monday, March 23 sent air permits for PolyMet back to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency for review and...
March 23, 2020 - 2:56pm
March 17, 2020
North Dakota oil producers' cash flow could drop 50-60% due to price war, coronavirus
BISMARCK — North Dakota oil production fell 3% in January because of adverse weather and now the Oil Patch is girding for what the state's...
March 17, 2020 - 6:59pm
March 16, 2020
Gas prices around $2 a gallon could be trouble for North Dakota in long run
BISMARCK — North Dakotans may pay less at the pump than they have in several years due to the far-reaching economic effects of the coronavirus...
March 16, 2020 - 1:43pm
March 14, 2020
Regulators nix Line 3 public meetings over coronavirus concerns
ST. PAUL — Minnesota state regulators on Friday, March 13 announced that they will not hold public meetings on the Line 3 oil pipeline replacement...
March 14, 2020 - 7:01pm
March 9, 2020
Oil prices plunge as coronavirus fears soar and price war begins
FARGO — North Dakota’s crude oil industry is bracing for a possible contraction. Under the weight of spreading coronavirus fears, and an...
March 9, 2020 - 5:15pm
March 2, 2020
Duluth couple's plan to develop 'snow-worthy' solar panels advances in Department of Energy competition
DULUTH — A snowy winter has put a significant damper on the output of the solar panels Karl Wagner and Danielle Rhodes installed on the roof...
March 2, 2020 - 8:00pm
February 27, 2020
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency releases draft Line 3 water permit
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency released the three draft permits for Enbridge's proposed Line 3 oil pipeline. The draft permits...
February 27, 2020 - 8:24pm
Minnesota Supreme Court will hear Minntac permit case
DULUTH -- The Minnesota Supreme Court will review a lower court's December decision that reversed a permit for U.S. Steel’s Minntac taconite...
February 27, 2020 - 6:21pm