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    The DNA of oil wells: U.S. shale enlists genetics to boost output

    By Ernest Scheyder | HOUSTON A small group of U.S. oil producers has been trying to exploit advances in DNA science to wring more crude from shale rock, as the domestic energy industry keeps pushing relentlessly to cut costs and compete with the world’s top exporters. Shale producers have slashed production costs as much as…

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    How is the Bakken Similar to a Cookie?

    WATCH: http://www.clipsyndicate.com/video/play/6846966  Above ground, North Dakota’s energy industry produces almost one million barrels of oil per day. But what does that look like below ground? Tim Olson has tonight’s Eye on Energy. (Tim Olson) When Alison Ritter of the North Dakota Dept. of Mineral Resources describes the state’s oil patch, she might make you hungry…

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    ND Oil Patch sees high demand for workers

    By Amy Dalrymple, Forum Communications WILLISTON, N.D. — Human resources manager Judy Billehus had goosebumps as job-seekers filled a Williston job fair Wednesday, March 22. “I knew it was going to be hopping,” said Billehus, who was recruiting workers to fill oilfield and construction-related jobs for JMAC Resources. Compared to the past two major Williston…

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    Spring job fair a sold-out show with 60 employers

    Hundreds of openings for workers, in oil and other fields By Renée Jean [email protected] Last year through March there were six job fairs at the North Dakota Job Services in Williston — not shabby considering it was in the midst of the downturn — but, for the same period this year, there have been 27…

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    Energy of North Dakota | We Want | Economy

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    Energy of North Dakota | We Want | Environment

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    Energy of North Dakota | We Want | Downstream

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    Energy of North Dakota | We Want

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    Employers seeking workers in Billings as demand rises in the oil patch

    By ERIK OLSON [email protected] With activity rising in the oil patch, Becky Riedl and Tracy Thompson had a compelling message for job seekers in Billings Thursday: Stay closer to home. “They don’t want to go to North Dakota, or Eastern Montana. They don’t want to be away for months,” said Riedl, who works at Billings…

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