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Fracking comes to Alaska, triggering new oil boom

Prudhoe Bay - The Arctic region hold great allure for global oil companies, despite opposition from green groups and Obama's 2016 ban on drilling in federal Arctic waters. However, over the past year, huge oil reserves have been found on Alaska's North Slope.

North Dakota extends lowest state unemployment rate to 69 months

Bismarck - While the nation struggles with unemployment, and small new job numbers, one state stands alone in job growth. For more than five years, North Dakota has lead the nation with the lowest rate of unemployment.

Op-Ed: Oil trains and the new regulations — It all comes down to money

America's energy boom is still going strong, and the oil trains continue to roll, moving millions of gallons of black gold from North Dakota's Bakken oil patch to refineries on the East Coast. But, will new safety rules lead to the end of oil trains?

Boom in North Dakota responsible for unreported major oil spills

Tioga - A 20,600-barrel spill of crude oil in Tioga, North Dakota, recently went unnoticed for 11-days because of the government shutdown. The largest oil spill in the state, 2,209 barrels of oil were spilled in 300 other unreported spills.
 

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Photograph of the first oil district in Los Angeles  Toluca Street  ca.1895-1901. The oil field is c...
Photograph of the first oil district in Los Angeles, Toluca Street, ca.1895-1901. The oil field is closely packed with about 20 derricks which reflect in the standing water or oil on the ground in the foreground. Each derrick has a small building at its base. Oil pipes traverse the general area.
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Workers at a decontamination site in Venice  La.  bundle oil containment boom after it was replaced ...
Workers at a decontamination site in Venice, La., bundle oil containment boom after it was replaced by clean boom and cleaned
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