Bakken Oil Boom http://kufm.org en MT Company seeks to capture gases now burned in oil rig flares http://kufm.org/post/mt-company-seeks-capture-gases-now-burned-oil-rig-flares <p></p><p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">(Note: This is the final of a six-part series on "Bakken&nbsp;Spinoffs" airing Thursdays through January 9th on "Montana Evening Edition.")</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The flares from oil rigs light up the night sky in the Bakken region.</span></p><p>Burning off these polluting gases is a by-product of extracting the oil in fracking operations.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:48:50 +0000 Dan Boyce 13625 at http://kufm.org MT Company seeks to capture gases now burned in oil rig flares Writing workshop shows the creative side of an oil boom http://kufm.org/post/writing-workshop-shows-creative-side-oil-boom <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">(Note: This is the fourth of a six-part series on "Bakken&nbsp;Spinoffs" airing Thursdays through January 9th on "Montana Evening Edition.")</em></p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 03:42:54 +0000 Dan Boyce 12930 at http://kufm.org Writing workshop shows the creative side of an oil boom Oil Boom continues to strain infrastructure of Eastern Montana communities http://kufm.org/post/oil-boom-continues-strain-infrastructure-eastern-montana-communities <p></p><p><em>(Note: This is the first of a six-part series on "Bakken Spinoffs" airing Thursdays through January 9th on "Montana Evening Edition.")</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sidney’s Mayor, Bret Smelser, stood at the corner of his community’s busiest street, Central Avenue. A steady stream of traffic, punctuated with big rigs, leaves thick white exhaust hanging in the frigid air. Smelser nodded to one truck.</span></p><p>“One of our city crew, collecting twice as much garbage as we did two years ago,” he said.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:35:14 +0000 Dan Boyce 12011 at http://kufm.org Oil Boom continues to strain infrastructure of Eastern Montana communities Is the Bakken Oil Boom an Example of the Economic Development We Are After? http://kufm.org/post/bakken-oil-boom-example-economic-development-we-are-after <p><strong>Is the Bakken Oil Boom an Example of the Economic Development We Are After?</strong></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 18:32:54 +0000 Tom Power 10630 at http://kufm.org AG blasts proposed BLM 'fracking' regulations http://kufm.org/post/ag-blasts-proposed-blm-fracking-regulations <p></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 13:20:43 +0000 Dan Boyce 7590 at http://kufm.org AG blasts proposed BLM 'fracking' regulations Time running out for lawmakers to override Bullock vetoes http://kufm.org/post/time-running-out-lawmakers-override-bullock-vetoes <p></p><p>Montana lawmaker have until Monday to cast their votes on whether to override certain vetoes from Governor Steve Bullock.</p><p>Bullock vetoed the second highest number of bills in Montana history this year--a total of 71 bills.</p><p>Two dozen of those bills were passed by a 2/3rds&nbsp; majority of the legislature, and thus meet the criteria for a potential veto override. The Secretary of State's office sends out polls on those bills, and if 2/3rds&nbsp;of both the House and Senate vote for them again the veto is overturned.</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 15:40:36 +0000 Dan Boyce 3178 at http://kufm.org Time running out for lawmakers to override Bullock vetoes Pakistani energy officials visit PSC http://kufm.org/post/pakistani-energy-officials-visit-psc <p></p><p style="border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 1.625em; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(55, 55, 55); line-height: 24px;">Montana Public Service Commissioners Bill Gallagher and Kirk Bushman hosted a discussion Tuesday with high-ranking officials from Pakistan’s energy sector.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 18:47:40 +0000 Dan Boyce 2790 at http://kufm.org Pakistani energy officials visit PSC