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  • North Dakota oil wellND oil pipeline plan could be scrapped
    A Colorado company says its proposed $650 million pipeline that would move 150,000 barrels of North Dakota crude daily to a hub in Minnesota is at risk of being scrapped due to a dispute with Enbridge Energy over the use of its pipleine network.May 31, 2012
  • Excess ethanol in mixture prompts gasoline recall
    A fuel distribution company is recalling gasoline from 21 communities in southern Minnesota because too much ethanol was mixed in with the gas.October 12, 2011
  • Group to campaign for controversial oil pipeline
    A business partnership will support the controversial proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry crude from Canada's oil sands to Texas refineries.September 28, 2011
  • Oil firms seek to prove they can contain spills
    A year after the disaster at BP's Macondo well, the bar for Gulf drilling permits has been raised.April 19, 2011
  • Why gas prices are going up
    Oil and gas prices are on the upswing, with some suggestions that we could see $5 a gallon gas by the summer. Sound familiar? Midmorning looks at what's behind the increase, and examines whether anything has changed since the last spike in oil prices.Midmorning, January 6, 2011
  • Obama: No offshore drilling in East Coast waters
    In a reversal, the Obama administration said Wednesday it will not pursue offshore drilling off the East Coast of the U.S. and the eastern Gulf of Mexico.December 1, 2010
  • Report: White House altered drilling safety report
    The Interior Department's inspector general says the White House edited a drilling safety report in a way that made it falsely appear that scientists and experts supported the idea of the administration's six-month ban on new drilling.November 10, 2010
  • Mediation authorized for ND oil patch disputes
    A North Dakota program that helps mediate disputes between farmers and ranchers and their creditors will now help with disagreements involving oil exploration.October 11, 2010
  • ND oil rig count breaks record set in 1981
    The state Department of Mineral Resources on Friday said that 154 rigs were drilling in western North Dakota. That breaks the record 148 rigs set in October 1981.October 8, 2010
  • Ethanol subsidies in doubt as politicians quiet on renewal
    The next few months are likely to be critical for the ethanol industry as two key subsidies for the alternative fuel expire in December -- and it's unclear if Congress will renew them.September 17, 2010
  • High rents, revenues as oil boom ripples through North Dakota
    North Dakota is setting new oil production records every month, and it now ranks fourth among oil-producing states. Oil brings millions of dollars in new revenue to the state treasury, but the boom is losing some of it's luster in oil country.September 16, 2010
  • The environmental cost of oil's journey to Minnesota
    Although the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has the attention of many Minnesotans, most of the state's oil comes from Canada, where oil sands production also carries environmental risks.June 4, 2010
  • Slideshow: The source and destination of Minnesota's oil
    While off-shore oil drilling has received a lot of attention recently because of its potential environmental costs, most of Minnesota's oil comes from Canada, where oil sands production also carries environmental risks. Crude oil arrives at the Flint Hills refinery in Rosemount, Minn. in a pipeline that runs more than 1,000 miles to Alberta, Canada.June 4, 2010
  • Alternative fuel vehicles find more use among fleets
    Much of the crude oil consumed in the U.S. is used to create the fuel we burn in our cars and trucks. Now, some managers of fleet vehicles in both the private and public sectors are making efforts to reduce their dependence on crude by using alternative fuel vehicles.May 18, 2010
  • Box to contain oil leak touches down on Gulf floor
    A BP-chartered vessel lowered a 100-ton concrete-and-steel vault onto a ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, an important step in a delicate and unprecedented attempt to stop most of the gushing crude fouling the sea.May 7, 2010

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