STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Notebook: Officials examine damage
By Don Davis
Federal, state and local officials begin assessing damage today from last months storms.
They will examine damage to public and some non-profit facilities that occurred during June 20-26 ... Posted on 7/9/13 at 8:18 AM
REAL OILFIELD WIVES Managing the Kids While Your Husband is Away
How many times has someone told you, "I don't know how you do it!" and you just laugh it off and say it's not that bad. What they don't know is that you are quite possibly on the verge of a breakdow... Posted on 3/21/13 at 6:21 AM
THE NEW FORTY $3.59!!!!
On February 7th, I wrote about gas prices that had risen about 40 cents over a few weeks to $3.39 a gallon. Today, on February 15th the gas prices are $3.59 a gallon. Are you $%!?@$#$%?!@$%$!! kidding... Posted on 2/15/13 at 9:59 PM
North Dakota's governor is asking propane suppliers to do as much as they can to deliver the fuel to farmers who need it for drying grain. The gas is in short supply across parts of the Midwest and West because of supply disruptions and abnormally high demand.
While most drivers are suffering the wrath of the gas pumps, owners of one less-common vehicle — the scooter — don’t seem to mind quite as much.
That’s because scooters are extremely gas-efficient, and get close to 100 miles per gallon, according to Blake Ashmore, a salesman at Wheels Inc. in Fargo.
The chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources said Friday he’s not in favor of a one-size-fits-all approach to regulating energy. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., is taking a two-day tour of the Bakken to learn more about the state’s oil and gas development.
Recently we saw gas prices spike when refineries shut down for routine maintenance and to turn operations around for summer blends. Some of these shutdowns were planned, and some weren’t; but in either case, the simultaneous shutdown of refineries across the Upper Midwest caused shortages of fuel and higher prices at the pump for consumers and businesses.
Big energy companies have been trying for five years to tap the riches of the Marcellus Shale in southern New York, promising thousands of new jobs, economic salvation for a depressed region, and a cheap, abundant, clean-burning source of fuel close to power-hungry cities.
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