Updated:
Original:

North Dakota State University scientists could help extract oil and natural gas

The Fargo Forum reports researchers are studying the composition of clay samples that could be used in the hydraulic fracturing process.
Author:

The Fargo Forum reports researchers are studying the composition of clay samples that could be used in the hydraulic fracturing process.

Next Up

Ambulance hospital emergency

Four killed in crashes after deadly start to weekend on MN roads

The latest figures show there have been 349 road deaths in Minnesota this year.

Delta

In crackdown on unruly passengers, Delta urges other airlines to share no-fly lists

The airline says it's a bid to "further protect airline employees across the industry."

Screen Shot 2020-06-15 at 7.11.05 AM

St. Cloud State student-athlete suspended from team following alleged assault

The incident reportedly took place off campus on Sep. 18.

Gopher Football

U of M-barrassed: Gophers shocked by Bowling Green

The Falcons snapped a 21-game non-conference winning streak in front of a homecoming crowd.

Andrew Wiggins

Andrew Wiggins applies for exemption to COVID vaccine, is rejected

Wiggins could miss a large chunk of the season without the vaccine.

CJ Ham

Vikings-Seahawks: 5 things you can count on happening

Can the Vikings finally beat Russell Wilson?

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Residents asked to be on the lookout for at-large suspect in Sauk Rapids

The suspect was last seen near the intersection of Garden Brook Drive Northeast and Strawberry Court Northeast.

Towerside Innovation District

Aquifer energy storage project wins financial backing of Mpls city council

It'll be used to power the Towerside Innovation District near the U of M.

Related

Bill in South Dakota would open state to 'fracking'

Some lawmakers in South Dakota want to show their support for hydraulic fracturing, a controversial process that uses water, sand and chemicals under high pressure to extract oil and gas from rock in the earth. The process has opened up new energy sources and driven down the cost of natural gas, but critics say it pollutes groundwater, and the EPA is studying it closely.

Delta to offer service from Twin Cities to North Dakota oil patch

North Dakota's oil boom is fueling demand for more air travel. Delta Air Lines is adding two nonstop daily flights between the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Williston, N.D., starting in November, the Fargo Forum reports.

Natural gas plant to be developed in North Dakota

The new plant, located near Minot, North Dakota, is expected to be operating by spring of 2013. Forum Communications reports it will be capable of producing up to 75 million cubic feet of natural gas per day.

Study ties oil and gas production to earthquakes in Midwest

A big jump in small earthquakes across the nation's mid-section is "almost certainly man-made," scientists report. Still, researchers could not say exactly how oil and gas production could be triggering the quakes.

North Dakota overtakes California to become nation's third largest oil producer

The controversial hydraulic fracturing process, which extracts oil from shale, has boosted our neighbor's oil output to more than a half-million barrels a day. The oil rush has also helped drive down unemployment, with oil companies claiming there are more jobs than people.

Company proposes oil pipeline from North Dakota to Minnesota

A Colorado company wants to build a 450-mile pipeline that could move up to 150,000 barrels a day to a hub in Clearbrook, in northern Minnesota.