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    Bakken Rocks CookFest Brought the Meat and Treats to Hundreds

    An estimated 1,800 people came out to the 8th Annual Bakken Rocks CookFests despite the heat to take advantage of information sessions, live entertainment from area musicians and, of course, free BBQ and food served up by the industry’s best cooks. The popular event, now in its 8th year, was held in Mandaree on July…

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    Anglers net cash for Mule Deer

    The name of the game may be fishing, but when 195 anglers hit Lake Sakakawea for the 4th Annual Energy of North Dakota Fishing Derby on July 20, the beneficiaries were Mule Deer. The charity derby helped raise more than $13,000 for organizations dedicated to preserving habitat and conservation projects in western North Dakota, including…

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    Hess project will bring Bakken crude to Dakota Access pipeline

    By Renée Jean [email protected] “I’ve been a pipeliner for nine years and worked all over the country. I have come to give my highest regards to Hess. When it comes down to a company like Hess, they spare no expense on safety. It is top notch.” – Evan Whiteford, Laborers’ International Union of North America…

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    ND oil companies using multi-well pads to simplify extraction process

      By Gurajpal Sangha | KFYR WILLISTON, N.D. – Oil companies are finding a new way to extract more oil from one location and are saving money along the way. The days of single well pads might be over. “We couldn’t do this five year. We couldn’t do this 10 years ago,” says Kathleen Neset,…

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    Bakken Rocks Cook Fest Travels Western N.D.

    KXNet.com – Bismarck/Minot/Williston/Dickinson-KXNEWS,ND  Thousands of people have enjoyed a free barbeque dinner over the past several years courtesy of oil companies in western North Dakota. And this week, the Bakken Rocks Cook Fest continued. Tuesday, the event was held in Mandaree. And today, it’s in Stanley – where more than one thousand people are expected…

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    Pipeline company puts $1 million for Head Start building on reservation

    By Amy Dalrymple, Forum Communications A fundraising campaign launched by an oilfield company will enable a Head Start program on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation to build a new facility and serve more students. Crestwood Equity Partners, which operates a pipeline system on the reservation, has pledged to donate $1 million toward a new Mandaree…

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    Federal commodities regulator believes American oil industry able to wait for prices to improve

    By Dustin Monke, The Dickinson Press “I do come away proud of American ingenuity. The ability to first ramp up and then build this amazing infrastructure. Then, almost as a reward for their success, to see the fall in prices and then once again readjust to that is tremendous. I don’t know if any other…

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    Local Resident Says Thanks Marathon Oil for CleanUp Help

    I cannot tell you how surprised I was when this group showed up! It all started off as I was walking on the side of my yard thinking to myself that I had no idea how I would get my yard cleaned up this time as I have been through many other storm clean up…

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    Lost Generation of Oil Workers Leaves Few Options for Next Boom

    The oil industry is fighting a generation gap. Already contending with a global price slump, U.S. explorers are also grappling with the demographic hangover of the last great industry downturn in the 1980s, when scores of drillers went out of business. That rout drove a generation away from the business, leaving a shortage of workers…

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    Buck Hill demo shows refinery won’t be visible from national park

    LAUREN DONOVAN Bismarck Tribune THEODORE ROOSEVELT NATIONAL PARK — If seeing is believing, it was clear as day that a process stack from a proposed oil refinery near Fryburg would not be visible from Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Meridian Energy Group put up an 11-foot-wide kite late Tuesday afternoon at the location and height of…

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    Bakken multi-well pads getting bigger

    By Amy Dalrymple, Forum Communications TIOGA, N.D. – Oil well pads are getting bigger in western North Dakota as companies figure out how to get the most oil out of the Bakken. Hess Corp. has the Bakken’s largest well pad with 18 wells on a single location, but the state’s top oil regulator says he…

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    Bakken Backers Supporting the Oil Industry Throughout North Dakota

    Rob Lindberg likes to joke that the majority of his job is just sitting down and having a cup of coffee or a cold beer with people. Lindberg enjoys face-to-face interaction and getting to know about someone’s business and why they support the Bakken Shale. Lindberg himself is a big proponent of North Dakota’s most…

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