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AAA predicting an explosion in summer travel

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — AAA is expecting an explosion in travel with 80% of North Dakotans planning to take a vacation this year. More than half are hoping to take a trip during the summer months. Travelers are planning to hit the lakes, state parks, or head to a major city. Many traveling are enjoying lower gas prices compared to…

Sen. Hoeven Pushes Biden Administration For Increased Oil And Gas Production

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVRR) — Sen. John Hoeven is pressing Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to increase domestic oil and gas production to bring down prices at the pump. He is also stressing the importance of increasing the nation’s refining capacity. Hoeven says U.S. oil refining capacity has dropped to nearly 18 million barrels per day from 19 million in 2019. He…

Walz Signs 2040 Clean Energy Bill, N.D. Gets Ready to Sue

ST. PAUL (KVRR/AP/KFGO) — Minnesota utilities will be obligated to transition to 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2040 to step up the fight against climate change under a bill just signed by Gov. Tim Walz. It’s a top priority for Democrats, who control both chambers, and for Democratic Walz, who has made it an important part of his climate agenda….

North Dakota U.S. Sen. John Hoeven Sworn In For 3rd Term

WASHINGTON, D.C. (KVRR) — North Dakota Republican Sen. John Hoeven is sworn in for his third term along with fellow election winners including John Fetterman of Pennsylvania. Vice President Kamala Harris was the first woman to preside over opening day in the Senate as she swore in new senators. Hoeven says the 118th Congress needs to focus on addressing the…

Why are diesel prices above $5 a gallon?

UNITED STATES – Diesel prices in Minnesota average $5.29 a gallon and North Dakota averages $5.34 per gallon according to AAA. It’s not quite the record of $5.62 a gallon North Dakota saw in June, but it’s still pretty high. “We have seen it pop up here in the past month or so. We are up over 50 cents a…

$60 Million in Utility Spending Tied To Feb. 2021 Storm Rejected By MPUC

ST. PAUL (KVRR) — Minnesota Public Utilities Commission rejects nearly $60 million in utility gas spending. They ruled that the utilities themselves will have to cover the costs they incurred during a February 2021 winter storm that caused the price of natural gas to skyrocket. The commission agreed with the state’s attorney general that the utilities made imprudent decisions that…

MN Governor candidate Scott Jensen says he’d cut gas prices, but it’s easier said than done

MINNESOTA (FOX 9) – Record-setting gas prices have sent Minnesota politicians scrambling for something they can do to address voters’ concerns about inflation ahead of this fall’s midterm elections. Prices in the Twin Cities surged to a record $4.59 per gallon on Monday. Locally, the cost for a gallon of regular gas is up $1.61, or 62% from this time…

Biden administration announces it will resume onshore oil & gas lease sales on federal land

WASHINGTON (CNN) –┬áThe Department of Interior announced Friday it planned to resume onshore oil and gas lease sales on federal land, with a higher royalty rate for companies to pay to the federal government. The Bureau of Land Management will issue sale notices on Monday for upcoming oil and gas projects. The Biden administration had previously planned to hold the…

Gas prices are surging with rising costs of oil

Prices at the pump continue to spike and there are no signs of them dropping anytime soon.

FARGO-MOORHEAD (KVRR)- Prices at the pump continue to spike and there are no signs of them dropping anytime soon. “We get very little of our fossil fuels from Russia so in terms of a national supply of fossil fuels this is going to have a minimal impact and so doing a minimal impact on Russia as well,” said Dr. David…

Sen. Cramer happy Biden banned Russian oil imports, says it should’ve happened sooner

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer says America shouldn’t help fund Russia’s war with Ukraine by buying their oil, especially because he believes America can produce enough of its own. “How would you tell a single parent in North Dakota they could soon see gas prices go up above $4 a gallon, that would you tell a single…