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    Sharing those Warm Fuzzies

    It may not be the holiday season just yet, but the oil and gas industry has already been doing its best to instill the warm fuzzies in others this fall – both literally and figuratively. More than 1,300 winter apparel items were collected during the NDPC’s 2nd Annual Spread the Warmth Winter Clothing drive this…

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    On the Standing Rock tribe’s Dakota Pipeline Protest …

    SCOTT GATES·MONDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2016 I must state up front … I am a strong proponent of Native American rights. Too often throughout history America’s early inhabitants have been treated grossly unfairly … and worse. My initial reaction to hearing about the Standing Rock/Dakota Access Pipeline protest was to support them. But then, as I…

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    Kevin Killough: Water Is Life? Energy Is Life.

    Cross-posted from SayAnythingBlog.com The “water is life” slogan has hash tagged its way across the internet and serves as the rallying cry for people who oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline—and pretty much the entire petroleum industry. This attitude speaks of a privileged, first-world viewpoint with little understanding or concern for where our modern sanitation comes…

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    Downturn doesn’t dampen donations

    By Renée Jean [email protected] The downturn hasn’t seemed to affect the size of donations the oil and gas sector is giving to big community projects in the region. A $74 million hospital project in Watford City has been a particular draw for some of these donations, including $1 million from ONEOK, $200,000 from Oasis Petroleum,…

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    Dakota Access likely to be safest pipeline in state

    Modern technology, better materials, stricter standards combine to make pipeline state’s safest By Renée Jean [email protected] In the worst-case scenario, a leak from the Dakota Access pipeline would release 19,000 barrels — about 800,000 gallons — of oil at a location near Williston. That is the maximum release on the North Dakota part of the…

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    Bear Creek natural gas processing plant in Dunn County to soon be at full capacity

    By Sydney Mook on Oct 12 KILLDEER—A new natural gas processing facility north of Killdeer has been completed and is running at 50 percent capacity, officials say. The Bear Creek natural gas processing facility, which was built and is run by ONEOK, will process 80 million cubic feet of natural gas per day. Construction on…

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    September: Name the sources of rising methane emissions…Survey Says!

    MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR SEPTEMBER 2016     NAME A SOURCE OF RISING METHANE EMISSIONS… If you guess cow burps, you just scored points for your team on Family Feud, but if you guessed fossil fuels, you gained a strike and failed to get on the board. A study recently released by researchers at the Royal Holloway, University…

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    August: Then and now: How rural North Dakota has schooled the “Emptied Prairie”

    MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR AUGUST 2016     BAKKEN BRINGS EDUCATION BACK BIGGER AND BETTER THAN BEFORE It’s Back to School time, and what better way to bring it back than with some lessons on petroleum? Did you know that petroleum plays a crucial part of your education? From iPads and computers to backpacks, tablets and pens, petroleum…

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    ‘This is the real deal’: Experts say Bakken’s promise still bright

    Kathleen Neset started off Wednesday’s remarks at UND’s Center for Innovation—made to more than a dozen guests—by making it clear exactly what kind of role the North Dakota’s energy industry now plays. Standing before long tables of guests, she used slides to show the U.S. energy industry is now a world leader and the state…

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    Williston State College extends free tuition program

    By BLAKE NICHOLSON BISMARCK, N.D. — A Williston State College program that offers free tuition and fees to high school graduates in the North Dakota oil patch has pushed enrollments at the school to record highs, and the small two-year school is extending the effort thanks to a new infusion of cash. The college began…

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    HESS Corporation Donates $41,000 to McKenzie County Hospital

    CONTRIBUTION WILL HELP PURCHASE NEEDED COLONSCOPY EQUIPMENT   WATFORD CITY, ND – Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) presented a $41,924 check to the McKenzie County Healthcare Systems, Inc.  in Watford City for the purchase of a colonoscopy equipment for the existing and new hospital. “McKenzie County Health Center is a critical access, acute care hospital that…

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    Oil industry announces Bakken community donations

    By Forum News Service NEW TOWN – The New Town Ambulance Service will be able to purchase new equipment thanks to an $80,000 donation from Slawson Exploration Co. The check presented this week will allow the ambulance service to purchase radio equipment, medication infusion pumps and CPR devices. New Town, in the heart of the…

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