Unconventional drilling techniques are beginning to make inroads along the US-Mexican border in Texas, and that is causing concern for some.
Farming and ranching have always been the biggest industries in North Dakota. But now, oil has knocked agriculture from the top spot. Mining -- which includes oil -- is now worth $8.5 billion dollars in the state. Agriculture is closer to 7 billion. It’s a milestone for a state that had hardly any oil production 10 years ago, and the change has created some tension.
More than a half a million miles of new pipeline will be built in the United States by 2035, according to a new study by the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America. That’s 22 trips around the Earth and then some.
A huge salt water spill in North Dakota threatens a reservoir.
North Dakota regulators are cracking down on the wasteful practice of flaring natural gas.