Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'oil'

North Dakota tribe seeks faster oil lease approval

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota wants federal officials to speed up review of oil leases on the Fort Berthold Reservation. The reservation is part of the Bakken formation, a large deposit of oil that has generated...

Yellow Bird: North Dakota tribe at turning point with oil

"Labor Day weekend was perfect for roasting and drying corn. Out in the western part of the state, the strong, hot winds dried the corn almost as fast as I could pour it into the screened trays. My weekend...

Osage Nation sees big increase in oil lease bids

The Osage Nation of Oklahoma reported $643,900 in oil lease bids at a live auction on Wednesday. Thirty-six leases were offered and all of them sold. Sixteen went for more than $20,000 each and one went for about $43,000, the...

Yellow Bird: There's good and bad in oil development

"I spent last week looking into the oil boom on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation — for a news story, yes, but also for my own information. I want to look a little closer at the potential effects of...

Jodi Rave: North Dakota tribe reaches tax agreement

"The Three Affiliated Tribes and the state of North Dakota announced on Friday the signing of an oil and gas tax agreement that should pull the tribe from its current lull in oil production. “This agreement should help open...

Yellow Bird: Oil on the Fort Berthold Reservation

"In less than three months, the last time I was home, the scene on the Fort Berthold reservation in western North Dakota has changed dramatically. We are standing on a precipice. The oil boom is here, and we are...

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