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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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