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    North Dakota’s “offshore” well becomes prime walleye hole

    North Dakota became an offshore drilling state in 1957 when Investors Oil Inc. began drilling the U.S.A. #1 near what is now Beaver Bay, making it the only marine and offshore drilling operation for thousands of miles. The well was spud in February 22, 1957, just four years after the Garrison Dam was completed. Although…

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    Kummer promoted to President of Operations at MBI Energy Services

    Watford native is thriving in his chosen career path and ever-growing family By Amy Robinson Farmer Staff Writer Jeff Kummer, Watford City native, hasn’t only been recognized for his leadership in the oil and gas industry as one of 20 ‘rising stars’ in the Oil and Gas Investor Magazine’s “20 Under 40” campaign, but was…

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    Bakken Companies Draw Blood for Community

    United Blood Services urges volunteers to “find the hero” in them, and 141 industry employees representing 34 companies did just that in February. The North Dakota Petroleum Council and its members hosted the First Annual Battle of the Bakken Blood Drive, a friendly competition that pitted oil companies against one another to try and increase…

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    New Legislation Could Make North Dakota A Player In World Oil Market

      It’s legislation that some say could turn North Dakota into a worldwide, economic power. North Dakota’s Senator’s are working to ban legislation that was put in place during America’s 1970’s gas shortages. It prohibits North Dakota and the other lower 48 states from exporting oil. To continue reading, click here.

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    Training Facility Gives Oil Truckers Hands-On Experience

    KXNet.com – Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND KXNet.com – Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND By Ben Smith, Reporter According to OSHA, half of worker fatalities in North Dakota happen in the oil and gas industry. But a training facility in Belfield gives oil truck drivers what they need to keep safe while at work. Ben Smith has this story. Click here to read…

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    Enbridge creates new environmental grant program

    By Forum News Service To lessen the environmental impact along pipeline construction routes, Enbridge announced Monday the creation of a new grant program. Called the Ecofootprint Grant Program, communities in North Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin along the route of the proposed Sandpiper pipeline, along with the Line 3 replacement project, are eligible for grants to…

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    Alexander bringing back sports teams with influx of students

    ALEXANDER, N.D. (AP) – The Alexander High School Comets sports teams will once again be blazing their own way, thanks to the oil boom in western North Dakota. The school board in the oil patch city has decided to bring back football, basketball and volleyball in the fall now that the school has enough students to field teams. Enrollment…

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    Drill tests pipeline company spill skills

    By Amy Dalrymple  on May 6, Enbridge employees simulated a worst-case scenario Wednesday to practice how they would respond to an oil spill in the Souris River. The simulated exercise that employees learned of at 10 a.m. Tuesday was that an excavator struck one of Enbridge’s crude oil pipelines and released 800 barrels – or 33,600…

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    What the Future of Oil Drilling Will Look Like

    by Russell Gold, Wall Street Journal TIOGA, N.D.—The future of the U.S. oil industry may well be taking shape north of this town on 15 square miles of windswept prairie above the Bakken Shale. It’s about as far from the industry’s wildcatting heritage as is thinkable. “Our idea was to build the world’s greatest oil…

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    Dakota Prairie Refinery Commences Startup Operations

    First Greenfield Fuels Refinery Built in U.S. Since 1976 BISMARCK, N.D. — May 4, 2015 – MDU Resources Group, Inc. (NYSE:MDU) and Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:CLMT) today announced that the Dickinson, North Dakota-based Dakota Prairie refinery, the first greenfield fuels refinery built in the U.S. in nearly 40 years, has commenced operations. The…

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    May: North Dakota’s Offshore Drilling History & Other Interesting News

    MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR May 2015     OFFSHORE DRILLING IN NORTH DAKOTA North Dakota’s “offshore” well becomes prime walleye hole North Dakota became an offshore drilling state in 1957 when Investors Oil Inc. began drilling the U.S.A. #1 near what is now Beaver Bay, making it the only marine and offshore drilling operation for thousands of miles….

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