Published: Thursday, 23 October 2014 09:16
An area near the convergence of interstate highways, I-90 and I-94, east of Lockwood has the greatest potential for a future industrial park in Yellowstone County. But that doesn't rule out the prospects for two other potential sites, one in Billings, the BN Industrial Subdivision, and another, Spurling Siding west of Laurel.
The prospective sites were unveiled during a meeting, last weeks, at which officials from Big Sky Economic Development (BSED) and KLJ reviewed the results of a comprehensive study which KLJ, an engineering firm, conducted on behalf of BSED, to identify potential industrial sites in Yellowstone County.
Published: Wednesday, 01 October 2014 09:15
Written by From the Oil Patch Hotline
Two recent Wall St. Journal articles regarding Bakken crude oil lacked the kind of fair and in depth reporting that is so characteristic of most Journal articles. In fact, I would consider this reporting very biased and inflammatory. Consider the recent headlines: “Firms Leave Oil from North Dakota Fracking Prone to Explosion.”
There is not a word in that article that supports the headline that extracted oil is explosive. And in the Aug. 11 article on the same subject the Journal said, “several trains carrying Bakken crude have derailed since the summer of 2013, exploding violently and in one instance, killing 47 people in Quebec. As the Wall Street Journal has reported, “light crude tapped from North Dakota shale is more combustible than many other grades of oil, unlike in other places, seldom stabilized.”