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    2017’s top 10 stories — No. 4: Dakota Access, technology bring oil through downturn

    By Renée Jean [email protected] Legal wrangling yet continues for the Dakota Access pipeline, but oil has been flowing through it for about half of 2017, and the line is already demonstrating what industry experts have said all along: The 1,172-mile pipeline is a Bakken game changer. Dakota Access was proposed to carry up to 570,000…

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    Energy Awareness Campaign Off to a Great Start

    Hazen High School Students Win First Round of #ShowYourEnergy Video Competition Bismarck, N.D. – Jaden Schmitz, Jacob Moeykens and Jase Rogness from Hazen High School won the first round of the #ShowYourEnergy competition with their video outlining how energy affects our morning routine, how we communicate, how we travel and even how some of us…

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    Tree project essential for N.D. future

    It’s no secret that North Dakota’s tree rows and shelterbelts are getting old and need replacement. Going back to the days of the Dust Bowl in the 1930s, about 55,000 miles of shelterbelts and tree rows were planted in the state. The trees have done their job. The windbreaks helped fight erosion, increased row crop…

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    Hazen students are winners in #Show Your Energy competition

    Jaden Schmitz, Jacob Moeykens and Jase Rogness from Hazen High School won the first round of the #ShowYourEnergy competition with their video outlining how energy affects our morning routine, how we communicate, how we travel and even how some of us see things, according to a press release. The students are members of teacher Chris…

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    Hazen High School Students Win First Round Of #Showyourenergy Video Challenge

    Bismarck, N.D. – Jaden Schmitz, Jacob Moeykens and Jase Rogness from Hazen High School won the first round of the #ShowYourEnergy competition with their video outlining how energy affects our morning routine, how we communicate, how we travel and even how some of us see things. The students are members of teacher Chris Harvey’s video…

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    Letter: Keep momentum of energy revolution

    As Printed in the Bismarck Tribune, Dec. 18, 2017 The revolution of American energy is in full force, a fact weighing heavily on the ministers of OPEC in their last meeting. Despite OPEC’s failed attempt to crush us three years ago, America has become the undisputed leader in energy production. Our competitive forces released the…

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    Planting for the Future project will add 55,000 trees in North Dakota

    AMY DALRYMPLE Bismarck Tribune About 55,000 trees will be planted in North Dakota over the next few years through a partnership involving the state Outdoor Heritage Fund, the oil and gas industry and private landowners. The North Dakota Industrial Commission approved last week about $108,000 in grant funding to support a tree habitat program proposed…

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    Crews ‘just keeping up’ with rigs statewide

    Crews ‘just keeping up’ with rigs statewide By Renée Jean [email protected] Oil production is continuing a gentle rise, but that hasn’t translated into fewer drilled but uncompleted wells or inactive wells. North Dakota’s Director of Mineral Resources Lynn Helms said he believes the trend might be due in part to prices, but also to lack…

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    Hoses offer an efficient way to transport water to hydraulic fracturing sites

    By: Steve Kirch MBI Energy Service has implemented a new way to transport water to it’s hydraulic fracturing sites, that is both more efficient and safer Over the past few years MBI Energy Services has installed 35 miles of Lay Flat Hose to transport water to its service areas. “The fracing business uses a lot of water, so…

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