Tag Archives: WBI Energy

Valley Expansion delivers warmth and supports growth

If you grew up on the Northern Plains, where the icy winter wind whips across fields of snow and down darkening city streets, where your cheeks burn from the cold even as you turn your back to the gale and lean your way toward the warm lights of home, then…

WBI Energy celebrates 30 years of operation

2015 marks significant anniversary It was 1985. Ronald Reagan was president and George H.W. Bush was vice president. A movie called Back to the Future broke box office records and the San Francisco 49ers won Super Bowl XIX. Meanwhile, in North Dakota, a new company within a corporation called MDU…

MDU Resources Group plays integral role in Bakken growth

MDU Resources Group Inc. got its start as a utility company in 1924 in the shadows of the Bakken region. Within a couple of years, it was providing electric and natural gas service to communities that today are in the heart of the oil and natural gas production boom in…

Infrastructure racing to keep up with oil industry

By Laura Bailey When a newcomer visits the Williston Basin, the first indicator of North Dakota’s oil boom is not likely to be the drilling platforms popping up on the horizon—it’s the orange cones that seem to sprout from the asphalt like dandelions. Roads are under construction everywhere, and it…

Bakken in the backyard: MDU Resources Group family of companies all busy in the Bakken

For more than 90 years, the group of companies that comprise MDU Resources Group have been busy in the Bakken. “We are built for the Bakken; it’s in our backyard,” says Bill Schneider, executive vice-president of the corporation’s Bakken development. “Even though we are spread out over most of the…

Growing midstream: more ‘liquids-based in the midstream space’

Many years ago, MDU Resources Group called itself a “multidimensional natural resource company.” The description was more than fitting since the Bismarck-based corporation had a utility division that offered electric generation and distribution along with natural gas distribution. The company also operated an interstate natural gas transmission pipeline and storage…