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  • Canada's Encana Corp invested $2 million to refrack two wells in Louisiana's Haynesville shale formation earlier this year, after seeing its production in the area dip 27 percent from 2012 levels. "There were a significant number of wells that we considered unstimulated," said David Martinez, Encana's senior manager for Haynesville development.

  • WILLISTON, Aug 18- A subsidiary of real estate developer The Prime Group Inc said on Monday it plans to build a $150 million convention center in Williston, North Dakota, aiming to supply a world-class meeting space for the fast-growing oil boom community.

  • Unemployment rises in most US states in July Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 11:34 AM ET

    The Labor Department said Monday that unemployment rates fell in eight states in July and were unchanged in 12. At the same time, hiring rose in 36 states, fell in 13, and was unchanged in Iowa. Mississippi had the highest unemployment rate in July, at 8 percent, its first month with the highest since the 2008-2009 Great Recession.

  • OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug 15- More than $17 billion of Oklahoma oilman Harold Hamm's fortune could be subject to division with his estranged wife, according to an economic analysis presented in their divorce trial, defining the stakes in one of the biggest battles ever over a marital estate.

  • Aug 15- The first new crude-by-rail project at a California refinery is likely to win approval next month after more than a year of scrutiny, the head of the Kern County planning division told Reuters, and it could help reopen the shuttered plant.

  • Supervalu becomes latest to suffer data breach Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 6:45 AM ET

    NEW YORK— A data breach at Supervalu may have impacted as many as 200 of its grocery and liquor stores and potentially affected retail chains recently sold by the company in two dozen states.

  • TORONTO, Aug 15- More than eight months after an extreme winter began snarling North American rail traffic, a Reuters analysis of industry data shows delays lingering, raising the risk of a second winter of chaos on the rails.

  • Aug 15- The first crude-by-rail project at a California refinery is likely to win approval next month after more than a year of scrutiny, the head of the Kern County planning division told Reuters, and it could help reopen the shuttered plant.

  • WASHINGTON/ CALGARY, Aug 14- Thousands of oil train tankers soon to be deemed obsolete in the United States are unlikely get a second life in Canada's oil sands industry, undercutting a U.S. government forecast that the costly cars will continue in use in the energy sector.

  • ND energy panel suggests $1B for roads, bridges Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 2:02 AM ET

    BISMARCK, N.D.— A group representing North Dakota's various energy sectors is recommending the state spend almost $1 billion over the next two years on roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

  • *Soy market digests higher-than-expected USDA stocks view. *Hesitant corn market shrugs off below-consensus USDA yield. On Tuesday, the USDA pegged the U.S. corn harvest at a record 14.032 billion bushels, below analysts' estimates of 14.253 billion, and 2014/ 15 ending stocks at 1.808 billion bushels, below expectations of 2.005 billion.

  • Record crops predicted; farmers market carefully Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 2:08 PM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— Farmers will produce a record-breaking corn harvest this year, surpassing earlier expectations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which on Tuesday revised upward its estimate of this year's corn crop to 14 billion bushels to exceed last year's 13.9 billion bushel record.

  • LONDON, Aug 12- From modest beginnings in the Barnett shale beneath the city of Fort Worth, unnoticed by most energy analysts, horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing spread across North America and transformed all aspects of the energy landscape in under 10 years.

  • ND farm real estate value, cash rent up over year Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 2:25 AM ET

    FARGO, N.D.— The value of farm real estate in North Dakota has risen 17 percent in the past year. The Agriculture Department says the value in North Dakota averages $1,820 per acre, up $270 per acre from last year. Irrigated cropland rent averages $166 per acre, up $1.

  • Firm hasn't paid ND fine for wastewater violation Saturday, 9 Aug 2014 | 11:12 AM ET

    BISMARCK, N.D.— It's been two years since state regulators touted a record $1.5 million fine against a company for illegally dumping 20,000 barrels of toxic liquid and threatening drinking water supplies near a large western North Dakota city, and little has changed.

  • California spends big on housing, little on energy Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 4:27 PM ET

    SAN DIEGO— California consumers rank among the nation's biggest spenders on housing and the lowest spenders on energy, according to new government data. California was surpassed only by the District of Columbia at $11,985, Hawaii at $10,002, Connecticut at $9,524, Maryland at $9,000 and New Jersey at $8,861.

  • Central NY airport new site for drone safety tests Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 11:16 AM ET

    Flights could begin in a couple of weeks after the Federal Aviation Administration approval Thursday, said the NUAIR Alliance, a consortium of private industry, academic institutions and the military.

  • The 101- mile seaway was a crucial link between big oil producers and European refiners, ferrying some 1.2 million bpd to Western Europe, particularly to Britain and France.

  • APNewsBreak: Tribe wants fee on wasted natural gas Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 5:53 PM ET

    BISMARCK, N.D.— Tribal leaders on an American Indian reservation in the heart of North Dakota's booming oil patch are proposing fees for companies that burn and waste natural gas.

  • Report: Consumer spending increasing in Utah Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 4:28 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— Consumer spending increased faster in Utah in 2012 than in all but three other states, according to a federal report issued Thursday.