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    Your March Madness Brackets – brought to you by petroleum

    MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR MARCH 2016     March Madness kicks off this week, and while each of the initial 64 teams will bring different skills, talents and players to the court, they all need one thing to make this tournament the anticipated event that it is: petroleum.Whether it’s the moisture-wicking uniforms, the sneakers or the basketball needed…

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    Petroleum Used as Component in Everyday Products

    By: Allyssa Dickert – KFYR   Crude oil has been used for centuries. One of the first uses was to light kerosene lamps. Today, gasoline is a major byproduct of oil, but that’s far from the only use. On average, one 42 gallon barrel of oil creates 19.4 gallons of gasoline. The rest of the…

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    Montana man camp eyes displaced Williston workers

    By RENÉE JEAN [email protected] Williston may be shutting down its man camps, but that doesn’t necessarily mean there won’t be any man camps within driving distance for displaced oil and gas sector workers. Those camps just won’t be within Williston — or maybe even within North Dakota’s state line. Across the border in Montana, not…

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    Women, Minorities to See Growth in Job Opportunities in Oil, Gas

    by  Valerie Jones | Rigzone Staff Almost 2 million job opportunities lie ahead for women and minorities, according to a new report by IHS that examines demographic and labor market trends in the United States for the next 20 years. The report “Minority and Female Employment in the Oil and Natural Gas and Petrochemical Industries”, released March 8,…

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    Forum editorial: Fracking dishonesty from Dems

    Asked at their recent debate about hydraulic fracturing (fracking), Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders said they opposed the process that has revolutionized and revitalized the oil and natural gas industries in the United States. It’s a peculiar position for candidates who have taken great pains to define themselves as champions of the…

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    Volunteers step forward to clean along Highway 85

    LAUREN DONOVAN Bismarck Tribune   The Theodore Roosevelt Expressway Association, which includes Highway 85 through western North Dakota, is partnering with a variety of agencies to conduct a major highway cleanup the week of April 25-30. Cal Klewin, association director, said several project partners have stepped forward. They are the cities of Williston, Bowman, Belfield,…

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    Forget fracking. Choking and lifting are latest efforts to stem U.S. shale bust

    BY SWETHA GOPINATH AND AMRUTHA GAYATHRI, Reuters Something is awry in the beleaguered U.S. shale patch: older wells, which normally gush oil or natural gas in their first few months before rapidly depleting, are not petering out as quickly as they should. When oil prices began falling a year and a half ago in the…

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    Kinder Morgan gives $300,000 donation for construction of new hospital facility

    By Amy Robinson Farmer Staff Writer Kinder Morgan contributed $300,000 to McKenzie County Healthcare Systems’ (MCHS) new medical campus on Wednesday, March 2, at the Watford City Area Chamber of Commerce’s monthly meeting in Watford City. “This is an exciting part of the segway here as we move forward,” stated Lynn Welker, CEO of WelkerPR,…

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    Ness: U.S. oil in war with foreign producers

    By Neal A. Shipman Farmer Editor It is pretty hard to sugarcoat the short-term outlook for the United State’s oil industry. After becoming a leading world oil producer thanks to the discovery of shale formations, like North Dakota’s Bakken Formation and oil prices that were above $100 a barrel just two years ago, the nation’s…

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    “The oil boom saved Andy Turco’s life – for a time”

    There are a lot of people who, for reasons having to do mostly with politics, are delighted to see North Dakota’s oil boom fade. They resented the success and prosperity Bakken area oil and gas development brought to the state, and now that plunging oil prices have depressed that activity they delight in promoting the…

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