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MDU part of government-industry methane reduction effort

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota-based Montana-Dakota Utilities is among 41 energy companies taking part in a government-industry partnership to voluntarily reduce methane emissions from natural gas operations to help combat climate change. The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday unveiled its Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, capable of trapping 25 times more heat ...

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Project’s transmission towers will be built in Webster

Much of the work to build a high-voltage transmission line between the Big Stone power plant and Ellenedale, N.D., will be done in Webster. That means a boost for the Day County seat and the surrounding area, local officials said. Otter Tail Power and Montana-Dakota Utilities are building the 162-mile transmission line, and recently announced that the project’s 90-acre laydown ...

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MDU Resources Group lays off workers, cuts other positions

BISMARCK, N.D. — MDU Resources Group Inc. has laid off seven employees in its Bismarck corporate office after the sale of its oil company. MDU, a diversified natural resource company traded on the New York Stock Exchange, announced the sale of its Fidelity Exploration and Production properties in November to generate capital to fund investments at its other subsidiaries. The ...

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Capturing methane at landfill a prosperous venture for Billings

Turning methane into natural gas at the Billings landfill will probably remain a profitable proposition for Billings, the Billings City Council learned Monday. Larry Oswald, the manager of business development and marketing for Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., said the city’s 2015 share of the revenue from the plant, opened in December 2010, is expected to be $250,000 — about the same ...

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Renewable energy advocates say utility’s fee is unfair

BILLINGS, Mont. — A proposed fee for some Montana-Dakota Utilities customers who use their own wind or solar power has drawn opposition from renewable energy backers who say the company is trying to stifle small-scale electricity generation. The fee is built into a 21-percent rate increase that’s proposed for about 26,000 eastern Montana customers. The Bismarck, North Dakota-based utility says ...

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Utility to add more electricity generation in Montana

BILLINGS, Mont. — Montana-Dakota Utilities says it plans to install more electricity generation to its power plant in Sidney, Montana, to keep up with growing customer demands. The 19-megawatt addition would be powered by natural gas and located within the company’s Lewis and Clark coal plant. It would be used to provide power to customers during times of peak demand ...

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MDU to buy southwestern North Dakota wind farm

BISMARCK, N.D. — Montana-Dakota Utilities Co. is buying a 43-turbine wind farm in southwestern North Dakota. Allete Clean Energy will develop the project near Hettinger. The $200 million wind farm is expected to be done in December 2015. MDU, a division of MDU Resources Group Inc., about a year ago signed an agreement to buy the wind farm’s power from ...

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