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    Alexander & South Heart Gear Up for CookFest While Companies Give Back

    MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR JUNE 2015     ALEXANDER & SOUTH HEART GEAR UP FOR COOKFEST Final preparations are being made for the 7th Annual Bakken Rocks CookFest in this year’s host communities. The anticipated event, which includes a free barbecue, Bakken Basics Information Sessions and live entertainment will be held July 14 in Alexander and July 16…

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    Dickinson refinery celebrates opening about 2 months after ramp up

    By Andrew Wernette, The Dickinson Press North Dakota Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner raised his fist as he encouraged the crowd around him to chant along. “Hip hip, hooray!” the Dickinson Republican shouted, and the responding roar was unanimous. is was one of the more energetic responses Monday during the grand opening of Dakota Prairie…

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    Dakota Prairie Refinery Brings Business to Dickinson Area

    The opening of Dakota Prairie Refinery will bring more than diesel to the state. “To be able to say we did something here that hasn’t been done in the United States in 40 years, that’s quite a statement,” said Gov. Jack Dalrymple. The nation’s first GreenField fuels refinery to be built in nearly 40 years…

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    Bakken Rocks CookFest Gearing Up for Alexander and South Heart

    Final preparations are being made for the 7th Annual Bakken Rocks CookFest in this year’s host communities. The anticipated event, which includes a free barbecue, Bakken Basics information sessions, informational booths and live entertainment will be held July 14 in Alexander and July 16 in South Heart. This year’s events will include music by Jessie…

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    How North Dakota’s growth is good for the world

                        The United States is standing on the threshold of a new era of energy independence for the nation, and North Dakota has the power to open the door. Thanks to technologies in oil and gas development including horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, the Bakken and…

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    Educators across the state come together for energy industry seminar

    By Andrew Wernette, The Dickinson Press In front of an audience of high school teachers from all the over the state, Kent Ellis of the Energy Career Awareness Partnership said that, for high school graduates, getting a standard four-year university education doesn’t necessarily mean that one acquires adequate skills for the workplace. Rather, he said, getting…

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    John Harju: The facts about oil conditioning, oil stabilization and Texas

    “Senate bill would limit volatility of crude shipped by rail.” “Senator wants tougher rules for volatile oil moved by rail.” As it rolls down the tracks, the oil-train debate is throwing off these headlines like sparks, reflecting the efforts of senior government officials to cope with the higher volumes of oil being shipped from the…

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    Infographic: Facts & Figures

    View the latest stats, facts and figures of the oil industry in the Bakken:  

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    Nuverra launches experiment to re-use oil drilling waste

    By Amy Dalrymple, Forum Communications An oilfield service company says it can recycle Bakken drilling waste while protecting the environment, turning waste that would otherwise go to a landfill into material for roads or other uses. Nuverra Environmental Solutions is one of three companies that will launch a pilot project approved by the North Dakota Department of…

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