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MN gas prices fall slightly after uptick
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.94/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the...
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January 28, 2015
Enbridge project director: Pipeline plan could be in jeopardy
ST. PAUL -- Regardless of environmental feasibility, the Sandpiper pipeline project might not happen if the originally proposed route is not followed. Paul Eberth, Sandpiper’s project manager, testified Tuesday at an evidentiary hearing for the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission...
January 28, 2015 - 9:30am
January 27, 2015
New proposed route for Sandpiper pipeline would go farther south
PERHAM, Minn. — An alternative route for the Sandpiper pipeline route that would take a more southern route across north-central Minnesota seems to be much more of a possibility after two recent reports. Canada-based Enbridge Energy has proposed an oil pipeline route of more...
January 27, 2015 - 7:00am
January 26, 2015
Construction of new pumping stations for Alberta Clipper pipeline under way
PLUMMER, Minn. -- Travelers along Red Lake County Road 1 just east of here might wonder if the gigantic tent that went up this winter is some sort of modern-day revival of the old Big Top Circus. Actually, the tent is a protective covering for work crews who are building a new...
January 26, 2015 - 10:51am
January 16, 2015
Minnesota study shows lack of oil safety training
ST. PAUL -- Many Minnesota public safety workers say they are not prepared to deal with an oil train or pipeline accident. They told the state Public Safety Department they are not adequately trained and some did not know what type of equipment they need to fight an oil fire, the...
January 16, 2015 - 8:14am
January 15, 2015
MN gas prices fall nearly 7 cents, again
Average retail gasoline prices in Minnesota have fallen 6.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $1.93/g Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,856 gas outlets in Minnesota. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the last...
business / business briefs
January 15, 2015 - 1:00pm
M State Wadena launching gas program
Securing a job in the natural gas industry is about to become easier for workers around this region. M State in Wadena is launching a new program that is so unique that only three other colleges across the United States offer it. It’s called the “Gas Utility Construction...
January 15, 2015 - 9:00am
Trains roll through low oil prices
ST. PAUL -- Plunging oil prices do not immediately mean fewer trains will cross Minnesota, a state railroad expert says. North Dakota oilfield activity has slowed since prices tumbled, but Dave Christianson of the Minnesota Department of Transportation told state senators Wednesday...
January 15, 2015 - 8:19am
Helms: Oil production could decline by third quarter
BISMARCK -- November oil production in North Dakota barely hit an all-time high, but low oil prices could lead to too few rigs to maintain current production levels, the state's top oil regulator said Wednesday. The state produced an average of 1,187,206 barrels a day in November...
January 15, 2015 - 8:13am
January 14, 2015
Activists gather across Minnesota to protest Keystone XL, tar sands oil extraction
MINNEAPOLIS -- More than two dozen protesters gathered Tuesday in a chilly Government Plaza in downtown Minneapolis to protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline during the end of business hours. Protesters held signs, sang songs and passed out informational cards to pedestrians...
January 14, 2015 - 8:23am
January 13, 2015
Pipeline proponents, opponents converge on Crookston
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- An uneven split between proponents and opponents of the proposed Sandpiper pipeline didn't keep either side from getting their voices heard Monday at public hearing here. About 100 people turned out to testify in support of or against -- a majority of those...
January 13, 2015 - 8:08am
January 8, 2015
Hundreds pack emotional Sandpiper oil pipeline hearing in Bemidji
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Roughly 500 people attended a hearing in Bemidji that may help decide the fate of the Sandpiper oil pipeline planned to cross...
January 8, 2015 - 8:04am
January 7, 2015
Gas prices continue to fall
Letting the car run a little extra in the winter, making an extra trip to town or taking a weekend drive doesn’t seem so detrimental to the checkbook anymore. Gas has dropped below $2 in the area, a first since 2009. According to historical data at GasBuddy.com, prices in...
January 7, 2015 - 3:30pm
January 6, 2015
Sandpiper oil pipeline gets support, criticism
DULUTH, Minn. -- The proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline across northern Minnesota is either a safer way to move domestic energy or an immoral boost for fossil fuels and climate change. That was the gamut of testimony Tuesday in Duluth at a public hearing on the proposed, all-new,...
January 6, 2015 - 9:58pm
Public hearing draws strong support for pro-, anti-Sandpiper camps
ST. PAUL -- The first public hearing of a weeklong tour of the state regarding the proposed Sandpiper pipeline Monday afternoon had a very different feel to it than past Minnesota Public Utilities Commission meetings on the subject. The commission held the hearing in a ballroom...
January 6, 2015 - 8:07am