Oil

Despite verbal commitments from President Donald Trump, the administration plans to go forward with its proposed 2020 biofuel blending requirements. They have ignored the pleas and frustrations from farmers and ethanol producers who say that the plan does too little ...

During the 2018 campaign for U.S. Senate, NDx pressed candidate Kevin Cramer to start talking about his accomplishments in ads. After all, accomplishments matter. At least, they used to. Cramer’s campaign was focused almost solely on attacking his opponent, Heidi ...

There is a troubling pattern in North Dakota when it comes to reporting and cleaning up spills and leaks of our natural resources. You’ve likely caught on to the routine yourself. A spill or leak occurs. It is discovered – ...

Today a subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee will hear updates on the Trump Administration’s moves to exempt oil refiners from blending requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The hearing is titled, “Protecting the RFS: The Trump ...

Bipartisan push back continues to the Trump administration’s ethanol exemptions for big oil. Since taking office, President Trump and his EPA have handed out 85 waivers to refineries that includes 31 exemptions granted in August of 2019. The latest round ...

The eyes of the nation have focused on our farmers and agriculture economy. Many of us in the Midwest wish the focus wasn’t due to the dire situation many farmers are finding themselves in. Weather. Trade. Prices. Waivers. All taking ...

North Dakota officials have pushed back on an online article wondering if regulators essentially covered up the size of a 2015 natural gas liquid spill. What was originally reported as a 10 gallon spill on liquid natural gas is potentially ...

With this week’s Associated Press reporting “North Dakota oil drillers are falling far short of the state’s goals to limit the burning of excess natural gas at well heads, five years after the state adopted the rules to reduce the ...

It is no secret, North Dakota has become more reliant on energy activity over the last decade. The state budget relies heavily on oil revenues. The problem this reliance poses is the volatile swings in oil prices. It leads to ...

Six years ago to the day, November 6th, 2012 North Dakota voters hired Heidi Heitkamp to the Senate and Kevin Cramer to the House of Representatives. November 6th, 2018 those two candidates elected by many of the same voters will ...