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  • Keystone XL plans started six years ago

    September 21, 2014 7:47 PM

    BILLINGS - Friday marked six years since the permitting process began for the planned Keystone XL Pipeline, that would haul crude oil from Canada's tar sands through Montana eventually all the way to refineries along the Gulf Coast. The Transcanada Corporation says the cost to build the pipeline has... more »
  • TransCanada CEO predicts Keystone XL will get White House approval

    March 6, 2014 12:54 AM

    HOUSTON - Backers of the Keystone XL Pipeline are now predicting the controversial project will soon get the approval from the Obama Administration. That word from Russ Girling, CEO of TransCanada, the company behind the $5.4 billion dollar venture. At a Houston energy conference this week, the largest... more »
  • Keystone XL Pipeline decision not expected in 2013

    October 3, 2013 1:01 AM

    WASHINGTON D.C. - Both good and bad news this week for the Keystone XL Pipeline. Word from TransCanada, the company proposing the project, that it no longer expects a decision this year on the required U.S. presidential permit. That news was included in a filing TransCanada submitted Wednesday... more »
  • Keystone Pipeline official confident project will be approved

    September 25, 2013 9:05 PM

    HELENA - A top executive from TransCanada was in Helena Wednesday, to discuss the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline and ensure Montanans that the project will be completed. Vice President Corey Goulet says Montana has been largely supportive of the project which has seen substantial delays over the... more »
  • Keystone XL Pipeline decision likely delayed until 2014

    August 28, 2013 1:01 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Those waiting for a decision on the fate of the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline will have to wait a bit longer. The Hill newspaper reports the Keystone Pipeline decision is likely delayed until the Inspector General releases the results of an investigation into conflict of interest complaints,... more »
  • Oil boom fuels North Dakota's Williams County to tops in wages

    August 13, 2013 1:08 AM

    WILLISTON, NORTH DAKOTA - The boom in the Bakken oil patch continues to impress. According to the North Dakota Job Service, Williams County, home of Williston, and the heart of the Bakken boom - now boasts the highest average wage of any North Dakota county. Last year's average wage... more »
  • Rehberg pushes again for Keystone Pipeline approval

    February 3, 2012 12:55 AM

    WASHINGTON D.C. - Congress is again being asked to allow the controversial Keystone Pipeline to move forward. Montana Congressman Denny Rehberg made that request today in a letter sent to conference committee members, who are now working on a final bill to extend the Payroll Tax Cut for the... more »
  • Baucus, Tester support Keystone XL, but not GOP bill

    December 1, 2011 12:26 AM

    WASHINGTON, DC - Montana's two US Senators did not commit to supporting a Republican bill, but they do want to see approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Senate Republicans have proposed legislation to speed up federal action on the controversial Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. The White House has delayed... more »
  • Pipeline protesters to hold hands, encircle White House

    November 6, 2011 12:47 PM

    WASINGTON, DC - Protesters plan to hold hands and encircle the White House on Sunday to demand President Barack Obama reject a proposed oil pipeline that would stretch from Canada through Texas. Obama has implied he may weigh in on whether to allow construction of the 1,700 mile oil... more »
  • Nebraska county backs proposed Canadian oil pipeline

    April 27, 2011 11:49 PM

    CENTRAL CITY, NE- A county board is supporting a proposed pipeline that would carry Canadian tar sands oil through Nebraska on its way to refineries near the Gulf of Mexico. The Merrick County Board voted Tuesday to write a letter of support for TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which is... more »
  • US says new oil pipeline study shows no new issues

    April 16, 2011 12:16 AM

    WASHINGTON - The State Department said Friday that a new environmental study of an oil pipeline from Canada to Texas shows no new issues since a similar report was issued last year. The report on the proposed $7 billion, 1,900-mile pipeline, comes as President Barack Obama offered his first public... more »
  • Canada PM urges US to approve oil pipeline

    February 5, 2011 12:33 AM

    WASHINGTON - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Friday urged U.S. officials to approve a proposed oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast, calling Canada a "secure, stable and friendly" neighbor that poses no threat to U.S. security. By contrast, many other countries that supply oil are not... more »
  • Keystone XL Pipeline discussion moves ahead

    March 3, 2010 7:27 PM

    BILLINGS - As the demand for energy grows across North America, energy transportation company TransCanada is laying the groundwork for a 1,980 mile pipeline called the Keystone XL pipeline. "The keystone pipeline is a mega-project and it's going to move over a million barrels of crude oil. And we're hoping... more »
  • MT, ND push for access to Canadian pipeline

    March 3, 2010 7:30 AM

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) The governors of North Dakota and Montana are enlisting domestic oil producers to bring pressure on a Canadian energy company that has so far declined to let domestic crude onto a pipeline planned from Alberta to the Gulf Coast. TransCanada hopes to start construction this year on... more »
  • Keystone XL Pipeline discussion in Billings

    March 2, 2010 11:57 PM

    BILLINGS - An important discussion involving the Keystone X-L Pipeline is set for Wednesday in Billings. Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, North Dakota Governor John Hoeven and oil producers will gather at MSU Billings to discuss the $7 billion pipeline, which will stretch from northern Alberta to refineries on the Texas... more »
  • Exec: Market to decide on N. Plains pipeline stop

    February 5, 2010 3:23 PM

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) A Canadian energy executive says a proposed major oil pipeline to the Gulf Coast could include a stop in the Northern Plains to take on American crude, but cautioned that the market will determine the feasibility and location of a terminal. Meeting with Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer... more »
  • Gov. Schweitzer wants states to tap into Keystone XL pipeline

    January 21, 2010 6:31 AM

    BILLINGS - Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer said Wednesday that he wants oil companies in his state and neighboring North Dakota to be able to tap into a proposed pipeline that would run from Alberta to the Gulf Coast. On Wednesday, Schweitzer asked the Public Service Commission to investigate whether the... more » is social!