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Higher Crude Oil Prices Are Great News For North Dakota’s Bottom Line

oil and gas revenue is $323 million more than initial estimates

BISMARCK, N.D. — Oil and gas tax collections in North Dakota are running 25 percent above forecast due to rebounding crude prices. A report by the Legislature’s research arm shows oil and gas revenue is $1.6 billion for the current two-year budget cycle that began in July. That’s $323 million more than initial estimates. Oil prices are a key contributor…

Woman Accidentally Drives Car Into Sherwin Williams

Grand Forks Police Say it appears Anderson hit the gas instead of the brakes

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — It was a shock for workers at Sherwin Williams in Grand Forks. A car driven by 70-year-old Sue Anderson of Williams, Minnesota ended up inside the store around 2 o’clock this afternoon. Police say it appears Anderson hit the gas instead of the brakes and drove into the store, causing extensive damage. Anderson and a passenger…

Price of Gas Hits 28-Month High

Average price for a gallon of gas in North Dakota is $2.54

FARGO, N.D. — If you’ve filled up at the pump recently, you’ve probably noticed the higher prices. The average price for a gallon of gas in North Dakota has hit a 28-month high. The statewide average is $2.54. In Fargo, the highest price is $2.45 at Casey’s and the lowest is $2.24 at Fleet Farm and Sam’s Club. The key…

Oil Production in North Dakota Increasing

Ness says a task force is being convened to help speed up infrastructure development

  NORTH DAKOTA — Oil production in North Dakota is increasing amid rebounding oil prices and technology advances. But officials say the infrastructure needed to capture the natural gas byproduct isn’t keeping up. North Dakota Petroleum Council President Ron Ness says some oil drillers are cutting output to meet gas capture rules so they won’t be sanctioned by the state….

Construction Proposal Made for $1.2 Billion Pipeline from Montana to Kansas

It would also help reduce the wasteful flaring of excess gas in the state's oil fields

  NATIONAL — Officials say a $1.2 billion natural gas liquids pipeline proposed from Montana to Kansas will help accommodate increasing production in North Dakota. The Elk Creek Pipeline wouldn’t cross North Dakota but would connect to existing pipelines in the northwestern part of the state. It would transport up to 240,000 barrels per day of natural gas liquids from…

Firefighters Battle Car Fire Despite Equipment Freezing on Site

The Fire department posting this video on Facebook of firefighters battling an engulfed car next to an apartment building

FARGO, ND — Today’s cold weather hampered Fargo firefighters. The Fire department posting this video on Facebook of firefighters battling an engulfed car next to an apartment building. The department says some of their equipment froze and prevented them from applying flame-retardant foam to the gas burning under the car. They were eventually able to put the fire out. It…

Keystone Pipeline Spill Affecting Gas Prices Over Thanksgiving Holiday

About 5,000 barrels of oil, or roughly 210,000 gallons, spilled in the leak

AMHERST, SD — The shutdown of the Keystone pipeline following an oil spill has lifted crude oil prices to levels not seen in two and a half years. Oil prices jumped two percent on Wednesday, the highest since July 2015. Last week’s leak near Amherst, South Dakota and the shutdown have raised concerns about this vital source of supply. About…

West Fargo Driver Arrested for Gas Drive-Off, High Speed Chase

The chase began around 3:30 and hit speeds of 105 miles per hour through Traill and Cass Counties

  CASS COUNTY, ND — A gas drive-off in Hillsboro leads to a high speed chase through two counties. A North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper attempted to stop the car on I-29 being driven by 36-year-old Thomas Hibpshman, Jr. of West Fargo. The chase began around 3:30 and hit speeds of 105 miles per hour through Traill and Cass Counties….

Experiments with KVRR Meteorologist Scott Sincoff: Ballooning Dry Ice

Fun and Easy Science Experiments

This week, Meteorologist Scott Sincoff worked with Ben Franklin Middle School Earth Science Teacher Barry Olson to experiment with the sublimation of dry ice. What you need for the experiment: Dry Ice Spoon Towel Hammer Gloves Balloon Ruler How you conduct the experiment: We’re going to be demonstrating sublimation of dry ice (CO2).  We are going to use a balloon…