Bakken Spinoffs http://mtpr.net en MT Company seeks to capture gases now burned in oil rig flares http://mtpr.net/post/mt-company-seeks-capture-gases-now-burned-oil-rig-flares <p></p><p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">(Note: This is the final of a six-part series on "Bakken&nbsp;Spinoffs" airing Thursdays through January 9th on "Montana Evening Edition.")</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The flares from oil rigs light up the night sky in the Bakken region.</span></p><p>Burning off these polluting gases is a by-product of extracting the oil in fracking operations.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:48:50 +0000 Dan Boyce 13625 at http://mtpr.net MT Company seeks to capture gases now burned in oil rig flares Sex trafficking, another growing industry in the Bakken? http://mtpr.net/post/sex-trafficking-another-growing-industry-bakken <p></p><p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">(Note: This is the fifth of a six-part series on "Bakken&nbsp;Spinoffs" airing Thursdays through January 9th on "Montana Evening Edition.")</em></p><p>A Friday night at J Dubs Bar and Grill in Williston, North Dakota begins and ends with flashing multi-colored lights, thumping dance music and crowds of young men with money to spend.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 21:25:28 +0000 Dan Boyce 13165 at http://mtpr.net Sex trafficking, another growing industry in the Bakken? Writing workshop shows the creative side of an oil boom http://mtpr.net/post/writing-workshop-shows-creative-side-oil-boom <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">(Note: This is the fourth of a six-part series on "Bakken&nbsp;Spinoffs" airing Thursdays through January 9th on "Montana Evening Edition.")</em></p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 03:42:54 +0000 Dan Boyce 12930 at http://mtpr.net Writing workshop shows the creative side of an oil boom What non-oil businesses thrive in an oil economy? http://mtpr.net/post/what-non-oil-businesses-thrive-oil-economy <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">(Note: This is the third of a six-part series on "Bakken&nbsp;Spinoffs" airing Thursdays through January 9th on "Montana Evening Edition.")</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sidney, Montana and other towns surrounding the Bakken Oil Boom are seeing rapid growth and businesses of all kinds are benefitting from the influx of new people following the oil.</span></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 04:36:05 +0000 Dan Boyce 12687 at http://mtpr.net What non-oil businesses thrive in an oil economy? How the Bakken is changing reporting at the Sidney Herald http://mtpr.net/post/how-bakken-changing-reporting-sidney-herald <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">(Note: This is the second of a six-part series on "Bakken&nbsp;Spinoffs" airing Thursdays through January 9th on "Montana Evening Edition.")</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Covering news in the Eastern Montana town of Sidney has been a changing business over the last five years.</span></p><p>Front pages depicting the life and times of a sleepy farm town now include headlines about a booming population, a booming economy, and crime.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 01:14:33 +0000 Dan Boyce 12525 at http://mtpr.net How the Bakken is changing reporting at the Sidney Herald MTPR Special Report: "Bakken Spinoffs--The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" http://mtpr.net/post/mtpr-special-report-bakken-spinoffs-good-bad-and-ugly <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Thursdays during "Montana Evening Edition" for the last &nbsp;six weeks, we have brought you a special series of stories on side effects of oil development in Eastern Montana. The </span>Bakken<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Oil Boom is impacting the region, and the entire state, in ways both positive and negative. You can now hear all of the stories online.</span></p><p>The series examines:</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:55:10 +0000 Dan Boyce 12012 at http://mtpr.net MTPR Special Report: "Bakken Spinoffs--The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" Oil Boom continues to strain infrastructure of Eastern Montana communities http://mtpr.net/post/oil-boom-continues-strain-infrastructure-eastern-montana-communities <p></p><p><em>(Note: This is the first of a six-part series on "Bakken Spinoffs" airing Thursdays through January 9th on "Montana Evening Edition.")</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sidney’s Mayor, Bret Smelser, stood at the corner of his community’s busiest street, Central Avenue. A steady stream of traffic, punctuated with big rigs, leaves thick white exhaust hanging in the frigid air. Smelser nodded to one truck.</span></p><p>“One of our city crew, collecting twice as much garbage as we did two years ago,” he said.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:35:14 +0000 Dan Boyce 12011 at http://mtpr.net Oil Boom continues to strain infrastructure of Eastern Montana communities