Xcel Energy warns customers of rising costs as natural gas demand increases

If you're an Xcel Energy customer, expect another price increase as you heat your home.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — As cold weather across much of the U.S. affects production and demand for natural gas, Xcel Energy is urging their customers to consider conserving for the next few days. “We always want to be proactive and let our customers know when things like this happen, to be prepared. Whether that’s keeping your curtains open during the…

North Bakken Expansion project online in North Dakota

TIOGA, N.D. – A new $250 million natural gas pipeline in northwest North Dakota has gone online. WBI Energy announced construction and testing were completed for its North Bakken Expansion project, transferring natural gas from core production areas near Tioga to the Northern Border Pipeline near Watford City. Officials say it will add an additional 250 million cubic feet per…

Grand Forks mayor asks lawmakers to expedite pipeline project

Mayor Brandon BochenskiBISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – Grand Forks Mayor Brandon Bochenski is asking North Dakota lawmakers to shorten the timeline for constructing a pipeline that would bring Bakken natural gas to the Red River Valley. The legislature is considering a proposal to spend $150 million from the latest federal COVID-19 money for the pipeline, to be built along the U.S….

Pipeline will bring natural gas to Wahpeton, Breckenridge, Kindred

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR/KCND) – Montana-Dakota Utilities and WBI Energy plan to build a natural gas pipeline extension to bring more natural gas to the Wahpeton-Breckenridge area. MDU Spokesman Mark Hanson says the 60 mile extension will run from Mapleton to Wahpeton and will also bring natural gas to Kindred.  Currently, Wahpeton-Breckenridge is served by Great Plains Natural Gas, an MDU…

Xcel Energy Suspends Service Disconnections During Coronavirus Outbreak

The company is continuing to monitor the spread of COVID-19.

MINNEAPOLIS–Xcel Energy has announced it will not disconnect residential customers’ electric or natural gas reserve in light of the coronavirus outbreak. The company says it wants to ensure people have the energy they need to power their homes and keep their families safe. Xcel Energy also says it will work with customers having a difficult time paying their electric or…

Industrial Commission Approves Enhanced Oil Recovery Project

The project will take place over two years.

BISMARCK, N.D.–North Dakota regulators have endorsed a project that will test a process that injects natural gas underground to try to force more oil out of the state’s shale deposits. The state Industrial Commission, a three-member panel led Gov. Doug Burgum, approved the “enhanced oil recovery” process Monday for Hess Corp. The company is proposing the project to target newer…

Xcel Energy Urges Customers to Clear Snow from Gas Meters

Gently move snow with a shovel or brush, never a snowblower

FARGO, N.D. — Xcel Energy is urging its customers to make sure their gas meters and other equipment are cleared of snow and ice. It’s important so natural gas doesn’t build up from clogged vents. You should also make sure melting snow isn’t dripping on your gas meter. Gently move snow with a shovel or brush and never a snow blower….

Natural Gas Service Restored To All Moorhead Xcel Energy Customers

Gas equipment was hit by a snow plow on Thursday

MOORHEAD, MN — Natural gas service has been restored to all customers of Xcel Energy in Moorhead. Gas equipment was hit by a snow plow at 8th Street and 16th Avenue South on Thursday night cutting off the gas to nearly one thousand customers. Xcel had more than 100 crew members working through Friday and into Saturday to restore service. They…