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  • Industry responds to governor’s initiative to improve pipeline technology; Program funding approved by North Dakota Industrial Commission

    A research and development project focused on advancing new technologies to prevent and detect pipeline leaks is moving ahead after…

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    Pipeline Safety Compliance Training

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (US DOT) Transportation Safety Institute conducts Pipeline Safety Compliance Training specially designed for the energy…

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    Petroleum Council kicks off planting of 58,000 trees in western ND

    By Forum News Service BISMARCK — The North Dakota Petroleum Council kicked off this week the Planting for the Future program,…

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    Minot Daily News: Petroleum interests go green, for common good

    The petroleum industry gets a lot of bad press these days – only some of which has any basis in…

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    Ron Ness on the ND oil industry

    President of the Petroleum Council, Ron Ness, joins us to talk about the oil industry. Ness shares his thoughts on…

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    Energy Transfer Partners makes largest donation ever to University of Mary capital project

    BLAIR EMERSON Bismarck Tribune The Dakota Access Pipeline developer has made the single largest donation to the University of Mary’s…

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    April: Industry sees positive changes in North Dakota

    IN THIS ISSUE: NDIC approves changes to natural gas capture policy; Ordinary High Water Mark Survey for Lake Sakakawea completed;…

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    Pick Up the Patch and Community Clean-Ups to Begin Next Week

    Bismarck, N.D. –Pick Up the Patch! and community spring clean-up events are slated to begin next week and many will…

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    The return of the Bakken

    “When we say the Bakken is back what I say is I think there’s so much potential and so much…

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    ND oil country begging for workers, say officials

    By Jack Dura / Bismarck Tribune BISMARCK—The jobs outlook in the Oil Patch in western North Dakota is at its highest…

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    State streamlines permits for flex pipe

    By Renée Jean rjean@willistonherald.com Thousands of trucks that used to be required for hauling fresh water to well completions have…

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    Alliance Pipeline Announces Open Season for Additional 2021 Capacity

    CALGARY, AB (March 28, 2018) – Alliance Pipeline Ltd. (“Alliance”) today announced a binding open season for expansion capacity commitments. The…

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    March E-News: New rules approved for oil and gas industry

    IN THIS ISSUE: Administrative Rules Committee approves rules changes Industry employees honored in 20 Under 40 celebration ND Highway Patrol…

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    Annual job fair to have a double date

    By Renée Jean rjean@willistonherald.com Oiltown is big, and getting bigger, if Williston-area job postings are any indication. Williston’s Job ServicesND…

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    Seminars on Electronic Logging Device Rule to be held throughout North Dakota

    What is the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate? Does it apply to you? How can you get into compliance? The…

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    Land Reclamation Workshop for Industry Scheduled

    The NDSU Williston Research Extension Center is hosting a Land Reclamation Workshop for industry on April 5th in Williston. The…

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    NDPC Reconvenes Task Force To Increase Natural Gas Capture

    NDPC Reconvenes Task Force To Increase Natural Gas Capture Bismarck, N.D. – The North Dakota Petroleum Council reconvened a task…

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    February: NDPC Tackles Flaring | PLUS: New training opportunities

    IN THIS ISSUE: NDPC Pursues Max Gas Capture ND Reclamation Conference to be held next week Pipeline Training Courses offered…

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    NDPC and Plastics Pipe Institute to Offer Plastic and Composite Pipe Training

    The North Dakota Petroleum Council and the Plastics Pipe Institute are partnering to offer training and information about plastic and…

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    USDOT offers Pipeline Safety Compliance Training

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (US DOT) Transportation Safety Institute will host pipeline safety compliance training courses next month in…

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    North Dakota Petroleum Council Opens Applications for 2018-2019 Al Golden Scholarships

    2018-2019 scholarship represents a decade of industry commitment to education Bismarck, N.D. – The North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) is…

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    Williston Basin Petroleum Conference Announces Keynotes, Speaker Line-Up for its 2018 Conference

    Bismarck, N.D. – The Williston Basin Petroleum Conference, the largest oil and gas conference focused on the Williston Basin and…

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    U.S. oil industry set to break record, upend global trade

    Liz Hampton, Reuters HOUSTON (Reuters) – Surging shale production is poised to push U.S. oil output to more than 10…

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    January: NDPC Announces 2018 Calendar of Events

    In this issue: NDPC Announces Premier Partner Sponsorship Opportunity Williams County to Host Frost Law Safety Conference scheduled for FEb….

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    America could become oil king of the world in 2018

    by Matt Egan   @MattEganCNN The United States is poised to ramp up crude oil production by 10% in 2018 to about 11…

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    Looking back at 2017 in oil

    By Renée Jean rjean@willistonherald.com Oil prices held steady in 2017, and the Bakken oil and gas industry hunkered down to…

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    Wall Street Journal: North Dakota’s Pipeline Payoff

    By  The Editorial Board  |  Dec. 29, 2017 6:55 p.m. ET The Dakota Access Pipeline marks six months of operations on New…

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    Editorial: The verdict is in: Dakota Access Pipeline is good for ND economy

    By Forum Editorial A key reason for the resurgence of North Dakota’s Oil Patch is 1,172 miles long and 30 inches…

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    2017’s top 10 stories — No. 4: Dakota Access, technology bring oil through downturn

    By Renée Jean rjean@willistonherald.com Legal wrangling yet continues for the Dakota Access pipeline, but oil has been flowing through it…

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    December: Industry to Lead the Way in Tree Planting

    CHS Inc. Jomax Construction Optimal Energy Resources Titan Energy Services Ziman Trucking OIL PRODUCTION:  1,185,499 bbls/day (all time high was Dec. 2014)…

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    US DOT Pipeline Safety Compliance Training Scheduled

    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (US DOT) Transportation Safety Institute conducts Pipeline Safety Compliance Training specially designed for the energy…

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    Tree project essential for N.D. future

    It’s no secret that North Dakota’s tree rows and shelterbelts are getting old and need replacement. Going back to the…

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    Letter: Keep momentum of energy revolution

    As Printed in the Bismarck Tribune, Dec. 18, 2017 The revolution of American energy is in full force, a fact…

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    Planting for the Future project will add 55,000 trees in North Dakota

    AMY DALRYMPLE Bismarck Tribune About 55,000 trees will be planted in North Dakota over the next few years through a…

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    Crews ‘just keeping up’ with rigs statewide

    By Renée Jean rjean@willistonherald.com Oil production is continuing a gentle rise, but that hasn’t translated into fewer drilled but uncompleted…

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    North Dakota oil production up 7 percent

    AMY DALRYMPLE Bismarck Tribune North Dakota oil production increased 7 percent in October to an average of nearly 1.2 million…

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    Hoses offer an efficient way to transport water to hydraulic fracturing sites

    By: Steve Kirch MBI Energy Service has implemented a new way to transport water to it’s hydraulic fracturing sites, that is both more…

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    Pressured for profit, oil majors bet big on shale technology

    Ernest Scheyder HOUSTON (Reuters) – Shale oil engineer Oscar Portillo spends his days drilling as many as five wells at…

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    November E-News: NDPC Pursues Permitting and More

    Automation Products Group Dickie McCamey & Chilcote P.C. Kennedy/Jenks Consultants Red Deer Ironworks Savage Services OIL PRODUCTION:  1,107,104 bbls/day (all time…

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    Mule Deer Foundation schedules next organizational meeting

    North Dakota deer season is here and serves as a reminder of the many volunteers who help rebuild and support…

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    Production in Bakken cleared 1.1 million barrel per day mark; more increases may be ahead

    By Renée Jean rjean@willistonherald.com For the eighth consecutive month, oil production in North Dakota hovered over the 1 million barrel…

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    Travel restrictions for oversize and overweight permitted movements in 2018

    The North Dakota Highway Patrol has released its schedule for North Dakota Permit Office Holiday Closures for 2018:   TRAVEL…

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    NDPC pursues permitting options for temporary water transfer lines

    The North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) has been meeting with officials from the North Dakota Department of Transportation and Western…

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    NDPC provides comment on NDIC rules

    The North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) says administrative rules for reporting of spills and well pad construction requirements that were…

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    McKenzie County Healthcare System Receives $250,000 Donation

    WATFORD CITY, N.D. – Construction on McKenzie County Healthcare System is moving forward, thanks to a $250,000 donation made by Targa…

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    “Better, not bigger”: Proposed legislation would empower ND energy authority

    By Iain Woessner, The Dickinson Press Lynn Helms, director of the North Dakota Industrial Commission’s Department of Mineral Resources, spoke Tuesday…

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    Oil company to try unique idea for enhanced oil recovery

    By DAVE THOMPSON An oil company wants to try a new technique for enhanced oil recovery. Liberty Resources will try it…

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    U.S. Midwest oil refiners boost output, cut region’s dependence on Gulf Coast

    Jarrett Renshaw NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. refineries from Ohio to Minnesota are capitalizing on access to cheap crude from…

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    Minot Daily News: DAPL demonstrates who really cares about North Dakota

    The spectacle of Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) protesters attacking their own protectors, attacking North Dakota civilians, damaging property and killing…

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    Halliburton official honored

    By Renée Jean rjean@willistonherald.com   Tens of thousands of dollars have been raised to benefit the Williston community thanks to…

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    October E-News: Current and Future Energy Leaders Recognized

    VIEW WITH IMAGES New NDPC Members Welcome and thank you to our newest members: M.H. Chew & Associates TENORM Measurement…

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    Dakota Access announces $140,000 donation to ND first responders

    Dakota Access Pipeline announced Friday the company will donate $20,000 to first responders in each county along the four-state pipeline…

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    Dakota Access has increased North Dakota tax revenue by $6M a month

    AMY DALRYMPLE Bismarck Tribune The Dakota Access Pipeline has boosted North Dakota’s tax revenues by $18 million in its first…

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    Rigs moving away from Bakken’s core, but gas production still hits new high

    By Renée Jean rjean@willistonherald.com Rigs have expanded their footprint to a wider area of the Bakken, and the trend is…

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    Companies kick off carbon capture project in North Dakota

    JESSICA HOLDMAN Bismarck Tribune Formal studies of a potential carbon dioxide capturing system for coal power plants is kicking off…

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    Kiwanis Club hosts Talkin the Bakken

    By Frank Stanko • Daily News franks@wahpetondailynews.com Rob Lindberg and Kathy Neset want North Dakotans to help keep the Bakken…

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    Student video contest launched to promote energy awareness

    North Dakota is launching an energy awareness campaign, challenging students to focus on science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM)…

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    The future of fracking

    By Tom Dennis, Prairie Business Magazine When you finish reading this story about fracking and you turn the page, Prairie Business…

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    Burgum proclaims October Energy Awareness Month; announces Energy Awareness campaign and video contest

    BISMARCK, N.D. (October 4, 2017) – Governor Doug Burgum has proclaimed October Energy Awareness Month in North Dakota. This proclamation…

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    Succeed 2020: A $25 Million Hess Investment

    Malique Rankin, KX News Hess corporation invested 25 million dollars to education and workforce initiative in North Dakota. Today, they explained…

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    NDPC Honors Industry Leaders

    Bismarck, N.D. – The North Dakota Petroleum Council recognized industry leaders at during the Awards Luncheon and Chairman’s Banquet at…

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    Global demand for oil better than expected, but it could take 2018 to even out market, economist says

    By April Baumgarten on Sep 28, 2017  GRAND FORKS—Demand and costs in the oil industry are doing better than expected, but it…

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    NDPC Releases Registration Dates for 2018 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference

    The Williston Basin Petroleum Conference, the largest oil and gas conference focused exclusively on the Bakken, will return to Bismarck…

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    September E-News: WBPC Registration Schedule Released & More

    VIEW WITH IMAGES Welcome and thank you to our newest members: ND Energy  |  R&R Contracting, Inc.  |  RimRock Oil & Gas LP…

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    Trump Advisors Vincent DeVito and Stephen Moore to Headline NDPC Annual Meeting

    Bismarck, N.D. – The North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) will host its 36th Annual Meeting on Sept. 26-28, 2017, at…

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    Companies Compete to Collect Food and Essentials for Those in Need

    Bismarck, N.D. – It’s going to be a throwdown for North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) members as they kick off…

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    NDPC Applauds President Trump’s Plan for Tax Reform

    Bismarck, N.D. – North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) President Ron Ness today issued the following statement in response to President…

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    Trump to speak at Mandan refinery Wednesday

    By John Hageman, Forum Communications BISMARCK — President Donald Trump plans to visit North Dakota next week, Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D.,…

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    Brady Pelton joins NDPC as Government Affairs Manager

    Bismarck, N.D. – The North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) today announced that Brady Pelton has joined the organization as Government…

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    ND oil not feeling pain from hurricane – yet

    BISMARCK — Hurricane Harvey’s disruption to Gulf Coast refineries is not showing any impact on North Dakota’s oil industry, according…

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    Industry pushing for reassessment of potential production in the Bakken

    JESSICA HOLDMAN Bismarck Tribune U.S. Geological Survey is weighing whether or not to recalculate the amount of recoverable oil in…

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    Crestwood donates to Watford City medical facility

    By Renée Jean rjean@willistonherald.com Crestwood Equity Partners is the latest oil and gas company to contribute to Watford City’s new…

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    August E-News: Pruitt visits ND, Annual Meeting Agenda Released

    Click here to view with images in web browser Welcome and thank you to our newest members: Bruin E&P Operating,…

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    Liberty Resources hosts Community Appreciation Day

    This year’s Community Appreciation BBQ and Operations Tours hosted by Liberty Resources and Liberty Midstream Solutions was a huge success….

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    July 2017 E-News

    Welcome and thank you to our newest members: D’s Hydro Testing & Oilfield Services LLC Elite Power, LLC The Rolfstad…

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    This generation will carry on tradition of leading the Bakken

    Tanner Hopfauf, Dickinson, North Dakota API Dickinson recently selected and announced its 2017 scholarship recipients and a total of $19,000…

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    State fair-goers learn about what oil industry means to ND

    By JILL SCHRAMM / Minot Daily News MINOT, N.D.—Helping people grasp the impact petroleum products have on their lives was the…

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    Letter: Event shows Bakken region alive and well

    To the editor, Last Tuesday, Westhope was fortunate to host the North Dakota Petroleum Council’s 17th Cookfest at its school….

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    Slawson Exploration helps Van Hook Rural Water Project with major donation

    Slawson Exploration Company presented a check for $50,000 to the Mountrail County Park Board to fund the Rural Water Project…

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    FLIR Training

    NDPC has again negotiated a 50% discount for FLIR/OGI certification. If you are interested in being certified for Optical Gas…

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    Let’s Clear the Air. Hess Reducing Air Emissions in North Dakota

    Let’s Clear the Air. Hess Reducing Air Emissions in North Dakota Hess Corporation announced today that its operations in North…

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    June 2017 E-News

    New Members – Thank you to new Petroleum Council members: Vanguard Consulting Group, Inc. • Chapman Engineering • Texon LP…

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    Oil, gas industry generous

    By Tanner Hopfauf, University of North Dakota API Dickinson recently selected and announced its 2017 scholarship recipients and gave a…

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    Reclaiming the land

    Reclamation of oilfield sites has proven to be a thornier problem than farmers and oilfield companies alike want, but area…

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    Vote Against CRA is a Vote Against North Dakota and State Primacy

    Bismarck, N.D. – The failure of the repeal of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) final rules regarding methane emissions…

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    State wins one, loses one in bid for primacy on its energy issues

    By Renée Jean rjean@willistonherald.com North Dakota won one bid for primacy on a federal oil and gas issue, but lost…

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    8th Graders Get Hands-On Experience in STEM

    By: Brooke Williams Two hundred eighth grade students were in control, or at the controls rather, for the Great Northwest…

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    Group identifies plans for Badlands oil development

    The land between the Elkhorn Ranch and the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park was identified as a potential…

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    New environmental agency head has public focus

    JESSICA HOLDMAN Bismarck Tribune Encouraging better pipeline construction is just one initiative for the man who will oversee North Dakota’s…

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    April E-News: New Summer Events Added – Register Today!

    New Members – Thank you to new Petroleum Council members: Solid Solutions LLC • Leavitt Group Insurance • Diamond B…

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    NDPC Releases 2017 Buyer’s Guide

    The North Dakota Petroleum Council (“NDPC”) has announced that the exclusive NDPC Buyer’s Guide (the “Guide”) — the premier resource…

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    North Dakota Petroleum Council Accepting Applications for Al Golden Scholarships

    Bismarck, N.D. – The North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) is seeking applicants for the Al Golden Memorial Scholarship program, which…

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    North Dakota’s Oil Boom Fuels Economic Growth

    By Mark Silva | Assistant Managing Editor This isn’t your father’s Fargo any more. That a state so sparsely populated and geographically…

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    Conference Highlights Progress in Workforce Safety

    After another year of decreased workplace injuries and fatalities in the state, industry and officials are doubling down on partnerships…

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    Economic Output in North Dakota from Oil & Gas Remains Strong Despite Down Year

    Bismarck, N.D. – The petroleum industry’s economic contributions remained strong in 2015 despite struggling commodity prices, according to the preliminary…

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    Bakken is well positioned to handle increased activity

    By Patrick C. Miller, North American Shale Magazine If—as some have recently predicted—the Bakken shale play is on its last legs,…

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    Regulators say reports of oil’s demise overblown

    By Renée Jean, Williston Herald Rumors of the Bakken’s demise have been greatly exaggerated, North Dakota’s oil and gas authorities…

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    ConocoPhillips Announces $242,000 in Grants to Local Organizations

    DICKINSON, N.D. – ConocoPhillips announced the presentation of $242,000 in charitable grants to 12 organizations from five counties in the…

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    Press Release: Battle of the Bakken Blood Drive Kicks Off Friday

    Bismarck, N.D. – The Third Annual Battle of the Bakken Blood Drive will kick off tomorrow, January 27. The blood…

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    NDPC: Pipeline Approvals Mark a New Beginning For North American Energy Renaissance

    BISMARCK, N.D. – The approval of the Dakota Access Pipelines and Keystone XL will provide the necessary infrastructure needed to…

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    Ron Ness: Science, law should prevail in DAPL approval

    BISMARCK—The debate over the Dakota Access Pipeline has become one that is centered almost entirely on emotion and politics rather…

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    December E-News

    New Members – Thank you to new Petroleum Council members: Basin Safety Consulting • Studer Environmental • Husch Blackwell LLP…

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    NDPC Members Partner with Toys for Tots, Area Food Pantries in Fuel Food and Fun Drive

    Posted 11/21/16 (Mon) Bismarck, N.D. – The North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) and its members are partnering with Toys for…

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    November E-News

    New Members – Thank you to new Petroleum Council members: Storbakken & Sons Construction, Inc. • Riverbend Oil & Gas…

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    NDPC Members Outlined Concerns of BLM Waste Prevention Rule with White House Office of Management and Budget

    Posted 10/26/16 (Wed) Washington, D.C. – Kari Cutting, vice president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) and members of…

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    October E-News

    North Dakota Petroleum Council New members – Thank you to new Petroleum Council members: Atmos International • BoH Energy •…

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    September E-News

    Posted 9/20/16 (Tue) North Dakota Petroleum Council New members – Thank you to new Petroleum Council members: Baker Consulting •…

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    August E-News

    Posted 8/16/16 (Tue) North Dakota Petroleum Council New members – Thank you to new Petroleum Council members: BNI Energy •…

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