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    June: Books, BBQs, and Star-Spangled Banners By the Barrel – June Issue

    MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR JUNE 2016     INFOGRAPHIC:  INDEPENDENCE BY THE BARREL Did you know that Americans have saved $20 BILLION so far this year compared to last year thanks to lower gas prices? Or that this year’s price are the lowest they’ve been for the Fourth of July in more than a decade? Well, this isn’t…

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    April: 65 Years and Going Strong!

      MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR APRIL 2016     (Photo courtesy of State Historical Society of North Dakota, William E. (Bill) Shemorry Photograph Collection)APRIL 4 MARKS 65 YEARS OF OIL DEVELOPMENT IN ND This week marks 65 years since North Dakota first became an oil producing state. Although there have been ups and downs, the industry continues today…

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    Independence by the Barrel

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    Teachers tour the Bakken

    Forty-eight teachers attended the 2016 Teacher Seminar to learn more about the oil and gas industry and tour the oilfield last week. More than half of them hailed from eastern North Dakota and got their first look at a producing well, tour a rig site and refinery, and learn how the industry is working to…

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    Gaining Ground: Industry Innovation Protects Wildlife Habitat

    DENVER – The oil and natural gas industry has undergone significant technological transformation, and wildlife is benefitting, according to a report released today by Western Energy Alliance and the Petroleum Association of Wyoming (PAW). Increased use of horizontal and directional drilling, paired with hydraulic fracturing, has significantly lowered surface disturbance by 70 percent. As a…

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    Hess Corporation raises money for Domestic Violence Crisis Center

    By Kaiti Firkins After a loss at the Ribfest Charity Cook Off, Hess decided to throw their own fundraiser for the Domestic Violence Crisis Center June 27. Hotdogs and hamburgers were on the grill, the DVCC was there selling raffle tickets for their upcoming Bike Run and free will donations were being accepted for lunch….

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    Emmons County Economy Booming From Pipeline Construction Project

    KXNet.com – Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND By Ben Smith, Reporter, KX News There is a boom going on in Emmons County. No it’s not an oil boom but a construction boom. The 1,100 mile Dakota Access Pipeline is being built across four states. Ben Smith takes us to a normally quiet part of North Dakota for the story….

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    Teaching Teachers on Petroleum: NDPC Hosts 2016 Teacher Education Seminar

    Teachers from across the state to gather in Bismarck to learn about the petroleum industry BISMARCK, N.D. – Fifty-two teachers from across the state will be in Bismarck next week to learn more about North Dakota’s petroleum industry, a topic that has captured the attention of leaders, reporters and others around the world. The seminar…

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    Natural gas flaring in North Dakota has declined sharply since 2014

    The volume of North Dakota’s natural gas production that is flared has fallen sharply in both absolute and percentage terms since 2014. In March 2016, 10% of North Dakota’s total natural gas production was flared, less than one-third of the January 2014 flaring rate, which was at 36%. Flaring rates and volumes have significantly decreased…

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    Chamber beats back anti-fracking policies

    By JOHN SICILIANO The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is targeting the anti-fossil fuel policies of Democratic presidential candidates and environmental groups by releasing a report Tuesday that shows the U.S. is more secure due to fracking. “In this era of an increasingly extreme ‘keep it in the ground’ movement, it is important to recognize that…

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    U.S. oil exports rise 7-fold in first 3 months

    The U.S. is beginning to step up its oil exporting game. The 40-year ban on exporting U.S. crude was lifted last December. Since then, there’s been a sevenfold increase in America’s oil exports to destinations other than Canada, which was excluded from the ban. The frenzy of export activity, while still relatively small, is noteworthy…

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    Permian, Bakken Wages Soar From 2000-2015

    As onshore oil and natural gas development grew, so did several U.S. metropolitan areas, with the Permian Basin and Bakken Shale reaping the biggest benefits for wage earners from 2000 to 2015, a Pew Research Center analysis has found. Metropolitan areas of the United States that directly benefited from the boom in U.S. oil and…

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