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Top News & Analysis North Dakota

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has moved into the evacuated Dakota Access pipeline protest camp to finish the cleanup started weeks ago by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Authorities this week cleared the last holdouts from the camp near the Standing Rock Reservation, which straddles the North Dakota and South Dakota border.

  • The number of demonstrators had dwindled from the thousands who poured into the camp starting in August to oppose the pipeline that critics say threatens the water resources and sacred land of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The 1,170- mile line, built by Energy Transfer Partners LP, will move crude from the shale oilfields of North Dakota to Illinois en route to...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 602 rigs sought oil and 151 explored for natural gas this week. Alaska and Louisiana each lost two rigs and North Dakota declined by one. Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah and West Virginia were all unchanged.

  • U.S. markets are trading at record levels since the U.S. election, spurred by President Donald Trump's promises of tax reforms, reduced regulations and increased infrastructure spending. But, with Trump giving scant detail on his plans including one on Thursday to bring millions of jobs back to the United States markets have recently traded in a tight range.

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are losing ground Friday as banks fall and energy companies continue to slide. The losses are modest, but there's far more selling than buying on Wall Street. The Standard& Poor's 500 index fell 5 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,358. The Nasdaq composite sank 6 points, or 0.1 percent, to 5,829. The Russell 2000 index, which tracks smaller companies, slid...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D.— The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline.:. Authorities this week cleared the last holdouts from a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp on federal land in North Dakota, but it will be a while before the region returns to normal. And people haven't been able to get into another camp established on private land by the Cheyenne River Sioux because of...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D.— Authorities this week cleared the last holdouts from a large Dakota Access pipeline protest camp on federal land in North Dakota, but it will be a while before the region returns to normal. "This was beautiful North Dakota prairie in a sensitive watershed area," Gov. But since August, it was home to hundreds and at times thousands of people who support...

  • Offshore production from the Gulf of Mexico accounted for more than half the total gain, adding an extra 175,000 bpd, with output from Alaskas North Slope also up 61,000 bpd. However, production increases were also reported from onshore predominantly shale plays in North Dakota, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. Production from the contiguous United States...

  • HENDERSON, Louisiana, Feb 22- When Hope Rosinski's father gave her a six-acre plot in Louisiana more than a decade ago, she was surprised to find oil and gas pipelines crisscrossing the property. Opposition to the company's planned extension of the Bayou Bridge pipeline has made Louisiana bayous the latest battleground in a nationwide war against new pipeline...

  • The Oceti Sakowin Camp was completely vacated shortly after 2:00 p.m. CST, the Morton County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. About a dozen Humvee vehicles entered the camp at around 12:30 p.m. CST and a helicopter flew low overhead, with more police officers and National Guard members stationed outside the site. Around 200 law enforcement...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Feb 23- More than a dozen of a dwindling number of protesters at a camp near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline were arrested on Thursday after defying a previous deadline set by authorities to vacate the Army- owned land. About a dozen Humvee vehicles had entered the camp and a helicopter hovered overhead, with more police officers and National...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Feb 23- The number of protesters at a camp near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline dwindled to around a dozen on Thursday, with those still there defying a previous deadline set by authorities to vacate the Army- owned land. Armored vehicles were parked near the camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, and members of the Army Corps of Engineers, which owns...

  • Native Americans and environmental activists have said the multibillion-dollar pipeline threatens the water resources and sacred land of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, but President Donald Trump has quickly pushed for the completion of the pipeline since taking office last month. The pipeline will carry Bakken crude from North Dakota through the...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D.— The Latest on the closing of a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota:. Authorities say they arrested 46 protesters while clearing a Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camp in North Dakota. Authorities have declared a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp in North Dakota officially cleared after...

  • Offshore production from the Gulf of Mexico accounted for more than half the total gain, adding an extra 175,000 bpd, with output from Alaskas North Slope also up 61,000 bpd. However, production increases were also reported from onshore predominantly shale plays in North Dakota, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. Production from the contiguous United States...

  • Native Americans who oppose the $3.8 billion pipeline established the Oceti Sakowin camp last April on federal land near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation to draw attention to their concerns that the project will hurt the environment and sacred sites— claims Dallas- based pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners disputes. The Army Corps of...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Feb 22- All but a few dozen of the last holdouts from a months-long mass protest against a proposed oil pipeline in North Dakota peacefully vacated their riverside camp as an eviction deadline passed on Wednesday. "We've very firm that the camp is now closed," Governor Doug Burgum, a Republican, told an evening news conference. The encampment has...

  • Police arrested a handful of protesters who confronted them with taunts late in the day outside the camp entrance, then retreated as tensions mounted in the standoff, about 40 miles south of Bismarck, the state capital. Republican Governor Doug Burgum and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had set a 2 p.m. CST deadline for protesters to leave the Oceti Sakowin camp,...

  • Dec. 2014— Dallas- based Energy Transfer Partners applies to the federal government to build the 1,200- mile Dakota Access pipeline to carry North Dakota oil through the Dakotas and Iowa to an existing pipeline in Illinois. The proposed route skirts the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's reservation and crosses under Lake Oahe, a Missouri River reservoir in North...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Feb 22- A few dozen demonstrators opposed to the Dakota Access pipeline defied a Wednesday deadline to leave a protest camp they have occupied for months to demand an end to construction of the project, saying they were prepared to be arrested. President Donald Trump has pushed for the completion of the multibillion-dollar pipeline since he...