Energy Expo Wraps Up Thursday - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

Energy Expo Wraps Up Thursday

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS -

An energy expo wrapped up at the Montana Convention Center today. The "Today's Resources Advancing Community", or TRAC, Energy Expo was held this week. The Expo brought together many energy-related businesses in the region to interact and learn to work together in the Bakken. One of the topics of discussion was the impact of new regulations on the coal industry.

"It's gonna increase cost of production in the Bakken," says Eric Sharpe of the magazine Energy Ink. "It's gonna increase a variety of price factors along many industries in the Bakken. It could very well affect production."

"We need to work on making sure that both parties, the coal industry and the regulatory agencies, come together and work on an issue that can be a win-win for everybody," said Greg Kohn, a representative of Count on coal Montana.

People in the coal industry are concerned the regulations will adversely affect coal-fired power plants, like the one in Colstrip, as well as the economies of states that export coal.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Dirty Dash Returns to Billings this Saturday

    Dirty Dash Returns to Billings this Saturday

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:22:06 GMT
    The dirtiest 5k race is back in Billings this weekend, and you still have time to register. The Dirty Dash takes place this Saturday.

    The dirtiest 5k race is back in Billings this weekend, and you still have time to register. The Dirty Dash takes place this Saturday.

  • Fire Restriction in Effect

    Fire Restriction in Effect

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:13:29 GMT
    A stage one fire restriction is in effect for Montana state parks and FWP areas.
    A stage one fire restriction is in effect for Montana state parks and FWP areas.
  • CSI Kids Camp

    CSI Kids Camp

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:09:30 GMT
    Billings kids give Crime Scene Investigation a try this week at MSUB.
    Billings kids give Crime Scene Investigation a try this week at MSUB.