Bakken Oil Boom http://mtpr.org en Building picks up in the Flathead, but Bakken boom still a big draw http://mtpr.org/post/building-picks-flathead-bakken-boom-still-big-draw <p>Businesses are hiring and construction across the greater Flathead has been picking up, but many are still heading east and sending money home. Kramer Enterprises Incorporated of Evergreen, east of Kalispell is one of those companies. President and CEO Terry Kramer said his company handles commercial and heavy industrial projects mainly, as well as large residential or multi-use projects.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:59:09 +0000 Katrin Frye 21335 at http://mtpr.org Building picks up in the Flathead, but Bakken boom still a big draw MT Company seeks to capture gases now burned in oil rig flares http://mtpr.org/post/mt-company-seeks-capture-gases-now-burned-oil-rig-flares <p></p><p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">(Note: This is the final of a six-part series on "Bakken&nbsp;Spinoffs" airing Thursdays through January 9th on "Montana Evening Edition.")</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The flares from oil rigs light up the night sky in the Bakken region.</span></p><p>Burning off these polluting gases is a by-product of extracting the oil in fracking operations.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:48:50 +0000 Dan Boyce 13625 at http://mtpr.org MT Company seeks to capture gases now burned in oil rig flares Writing workshop shows the creative side of an oil boom http://mtpr.org/post/writing-workshop-shows-creative-side-oil-boom <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">(Note: This is the fourth of a six-part series on "Bakken&nbsp;Spinoffs" airing Thursdays through January 9th on "Montana Evening Edition.")</em></p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 03:42:54 +0000 Dan Boyce 12930 at http://mtpr.org Writing workshop shows the creative side of an oil boom Oil Boom continues to strain infrastructure of Eastern Montana communities http://mtpr.org/post/oil-boom-continues-strain-infrastructure-eastern-montana-communities <p></p><p><em>(Note: This is the first of a six-part series on "Bakken Spinoffs" airing Thursdays through January 9th on "Montana Evening Edition.")</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sidney’s Mayor, Bret Smelser, stood at the corner of his community’s busiest street, Central Avenue. A steady stream of traffic, punctuated with big rigs, leaves thick white exhaust hanging in the frigid air. Smelser nodded to one truck.</span></p><p>“One of our city crew, collecting twice as much garbage as we did two years ago,” he said.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:35:14 +0000 Dan Boyce 12011 at http://mtpr.org Oil Boom continues to strain infrastructure of Eastern Montana communities Is the Bakken Oil Boom an Example of the Economic Development We Are After? http://mtpr.org/post/bakken-oil-boom-example-economic-development-we-are-after <p><strong>Is the Bakken Oil Boom an Example of the Economic Development We Are After?</strong></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 18:32:54 +0000 Tom Power 10630 at http://mtpr.org AG blasts proposed BLM 'fracking' regulations http://mtpr.org/post/ag-blasts-proposed-blm-fracking-regulations <p></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 13:20:43 +0000 Dan Boyce 7590 at http://mtpr.org AG blasts proposed BLM 'fracking' regulations Time running out for lawmakers to override Bullock vetoes http://mtpr.org/post/time-running-out-lawmakers-override-bullock-vetoes <p></p><p>Montana lawmaker have until Monday to cast their votes on whether to override certain vetoes from Governor Steve Bullock.</p><p>Bullock vetoed the second highest number of bills in Montana history this year--a total of 71 bills.</p><p>Two dozen of those bills were passed by a 2/3rds&nbsp; majority of the legislature, and thus meet the criteria for a potential veto override. The Secretary of State's office sends out polls on those bills, and if 2/3rds&nbsp;of both the House and Senate vote for them again the veto is overturned.</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 15:40:36 +0000 Dan Boyce 3178 at http://mtpr.org Time running out for lawmakers to override Bullock vetoes Pakistani energy officials visit PSC http://mtpr.org/post/pakistani-energy-officials-visit-psc <p></p><p style="border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 1.625em; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(55, 55, 55); line-height: 24px;">Montana Public Service Commissioners Bill Gallagher and Kirk Bushman hosted a discussion Tuesday with high-ranking officials from Pakistan’s energy sector.</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 18:47:40 +0000 Dan Boyce 2790 at http://mtpr.org Pakistani energy officials visit PSC