STAFF BLOG GRAND FORKS GOURMET A Delicious Lunch in Denver
While the Thanksgiving turkey is bathing in a salty brine, I thought I'd share a tasty lunch I had in north Denver when I was there about two weeks ago.
Fuel Cafe is in a rapidly changing, once indus... Posted on 11/20/12 at 4:26 PM
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA NEWS UND granted energy tech patent in Australia
A University of North Dakota renewable energy research team has been issued an Australian patent, titled Method for cold stable biojet fuel for biofuels technology.
The UND technology, patent no. Au ... Posted on 10/17/12 at 11:37 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Rural Minnesotans pay more for fuel
A new study shows what rural Minnesotans already knew: Gasoline takes a bigger bite out of their budgets than their city cousins.
Research by the Center for Rural Policy and Development shows that if... Posted on 7/9/09 at 8:32 AM
The U.S. oil and gas renaissance that has bestowed unexpected prosperity on states from North Dakota to Pennsylvania and boosted distillate production to a record high in the Midwest is also causing pockets of fuel scarcity: just ask Arkansas.
Kristen Hays and Sabina Zawadzki
, May 07, 2013
As the issue of reducing natural gas flaring at oil well sites in western North Dakota has become a hot topic of late, one major hauler of Bakken crude is looking at the possibility of using natural gas for fuel.
If the ethanol and biodiesel industries need reassurance of support from the Obama administration, they got it here Feb. 8 from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. But they also got some advice on how to convince people outside their industry to support them.
As an early gift to holiday travelers, gas prices in Fargo are below $3 a gallon at some stations. It is the first time prices have dipped that low in more than a year, a break at the pump that comes just before what forecasters say will be the busiest holiday travel season in six years.
On Tuesday, the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded in Grand Forks was $3.769. On Wednesday, it was $3.823. Analysts say the disruption of the storm in the Gulf of Mexico rippled into the Midwest.
Jonathan Fahey and Herald Staff Report
, August 29, 2012
A plunge in the price of natural gas has made it cheaper for utilities to produce electricity. But the savings aren't translating to lower rates for customers. Instead, U.S. electricity prices are going up.
Back when gas was cheap, Americans bought cars with V-8 engines like the Big Block, Cobra Jet and Ramcharger. Acceleration was all that mattered, even in family cars that never made it to full throttle. But now, thanks to government regulation and gas-price gyrations, the motors that move the nation's cars and trucks are shrinking.
Local policymakers and business officials from Stark County received a better look at plans for a $250 million to $325 million diesel refinery that would pump up to 10,000 barrels of fuel or kerosene per day into the region, MDU Resources Group Inc. representatives said Tuesday.
President Barack Obama says higher auto mileage standards set under his administration and better cars built by a resurgent U.S. auto industry will save money at the gas pump over the long term, a counterpoint to Republican criticism of his energy policy. In his weekly radio and online address today, Obama said Detroit automakers are on track to build cars that average nearly 55 miles per gallon by 2025, doubling current mileage standards.
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