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  • That dire projection comes as northeast Montana experiences the worst drought in the country, with similar dry conditions in neighboring North Dakota and South Dakota. A scant 1.2 inches of rain have been recorded since April 1 in the small town of Nashua on the edge of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. Ranchers also will lose in this drought, said Ed Hinton, an...

  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Louisiana gained four rigs, California increased by two and North Dakota and Utah each gained one. Oklahoma and Texas each declined by three, New Mexico fell by two and Alaska decreased by one. Arkansas, Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wyoming were all unchanged.

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— North Dakota regulators approved a plan by the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline to replace trees removed during construction, but the permission won't impact an upcoming decision on whether Texas- based Energy Transfer Partners is fined for removing too many. Public Service Commission Public Utilities Director Patrick Fahn...

  • The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates fell in 10 states and rose in only 2. The rate has fallen below 3 percent in five states: Colorado, Hawaii, Nebraska, New Hampshire and North Dakota. North Dakota's unemployment rate fell to 2.3 percent, a record low for the state dating back to 1976 and tying for lowest in the nation with Colorado.

  • The groups, including the North Dakota Petroleum Council, maintain their input is important because none of the parties in a lawsuit over the $3.8 billion pipeline to move North Dakota oil to Illinois speaks for the general oil industry. Texas- based pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners says it would cost at least $20 million and as much as $234 million...

  • NEW WASHINGTON, Ohio— The company that developed the Dakota Access oil pipeline is entangled in another fight, this time in Ohio where work on its multi-state natural gas pipeline has wrecked wetlands, flooded farm fields and flattened a 170- year-old farmhouse. The federal commission that oversees gas pipelines told Dallas- based Energy Transfer Partners...

  • Revenue from grain shipments, the biggest contributor to the rail operator's total revenue, jumped 20.2 percent to C $363 million in the second quarter ended June 30. CP Chief Marketing Officer John Brooks said he expects Canada's second largest railroad will feel the impact of the dry conditions in North Dakota, as uncertainty grows in southern Alberta and...

  • The struggle over the recently completed $3.8 billion pipeline was discussed at an annual oil industry conference in Bismarck, with a panel dissecting what the industry learned. Native Americans and other opponents worried about the pipeline's effect on the environment established a massive encampment in North Dakota to protest it.

  • WASHINGTON— Cake and conversation, it seems, can go only so far to mend longstanding economic rifts between the United States and China. And Trump is criticizing China again for failing to use its economic leverage to rein in its neighbor and ally, the nuclear rogue state North Korea. "I'm not looking for anything worthwhile," says Derek Scissors, a China specialist...

  • District Judge James Boasberg to keep the line open, saying a shutdown would cost the Texas- based company $90 million each month. The $3.8 billion pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois was finished after President Donald Trump pushed through its completion despite opposition and an ongoing lawsuit by American Indian tribes, who fear environmental harm.

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with U.S. President Donald Trump as he is accompanied by China's first lady Peng Liyuan during a dinner at the start of a summit between President Trump and President Xi at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, April 6, 2017.

    The looming threat of a trade war is making US-China relations increasingly fraught, despite recent friendliness among the countries' leaders.

  • WASHINGTON— Cake and conversation, it seems, can go only so far to mend longstanding economic rifts between the United States and China. And Trump is criticizing China again for failing to use its economic leverage to rein in its neighbor and ally, the nuclear rogue state North Korea. "I'm not looking for anything worthwhile," says Derek Scissors, a China specialist...

  • *Dry, hot weather has hit Australia, North America and Europe. Low prices against a backdrop of plentiful supply had discouraged U.S. farmers from planting wheat, and dry weather is now exacerbating the shortage from North America to Australia. said Terry Reilly, senior commodity analyst with Futures International in Chicago.

  • *Dry, hot weather has hit Australia, North America and Europe. Low prices had already discouraged U.S. farmers from planting wheat, and dry weather is now exacerbating the shortage from North America to Australia. In Europe, a drought threatens to reduce cereal production in Italy and parts of Spain to its lowest in at least 20 years.

  • *Dry, hot weather has hit Australia, North America and Europe. Low prices had already discouraged U.S. farmers from planting wheat, and dry weather is now exacerbating the shortage from North America to Australia. In Europe, a drought threatens to reduce cereal production in Italy and parts of Spain to its lowest in at least 20 years.

  • Low prices had already discouraged U.S. farmers from planting wheat and dry weather is now exacerbating the shortage from North America to Australia. Drought in southern Europe threatens to reduce cereal production in Italy and parts of Spain to its lowest level in at least 20 years. said Terry Reilly, senior commodity analyst with Futures International in...

  • NEW YORK, July 17- U.S. shale oil production is forecast to rise for the eighth consecutive month, climbing 112,000 barrels per day to 5.585 million bpd in August, the U.S. Energy Department said in a report on Monday. The increase comes amid market concerns that rising shale output will dampen the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' efforts to curb a...

  • NEW YORK, July 17- U.S. shale oil production is forecast to rise for the eighth consecutive month, climbing 112,000 barrels per day to 5.585 million bpd in August, the U.S. Energy Department said in a report on Monday. The increase comes amid market concerns that rising shale output will dampen the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' efforts to curb a...

  • BEULAH, N.D.— Drought in North Dakota is laying waste to fields of normally bountiful food and hay crops and searing pastures that typically would be home to multitudes of grazing cattle. "We've never been in this sort of boat, honestly," said Dawn Martin, who raises beef cattle with her parents and husband in the southwestern part of the state, an area the U.S.

  • *OPEC needs to cut more deeply to achieve higher prices- analysts. *Kuwait says premature to cap Libya, Nigeria output. "I think the big driver is inventory numbers," said Stewart Glickman, head of energy research at CFRA Research in New York, "We've finally broken below 500 million barrels, I feel like it's a psychological barrier."