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    Bakken Rocks CookFest Celebrates 10 Years

    The Bakken Rocks CookFest will celebrate its 10th Anniversary when it takes its festivities to Grenora on July 17 and Twin Buttes on July 19. Held twice each summer in two communities impacted by development, the Bakken Rocks CookFest offers residents the opportunity to get out and learn more about the oil and gas industry,…

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    ExxonMobil’s XTO Energy Announces Progress on Methane Emissions Reduction Program

    Methane emissions reduced by 9 percent since 2016 Two-thirds of high-bleed pneumatics phased out to date through voluntary program Contributes to ExxonMobil’s measures to reduce emissions by 15 percent by 2020 WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ExxonMobil subsidiary XTO Energy Inc. today said it has reduced methane emissions from its operations by 9 percent since 2016, demonstrating significant progress…

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    #ShowYourEnergy contest helps students learn and earn

    When Governor Doug Burgum challenged North Dakota students to use their creativity, research skills and energy to share what they know about North Dakota’s oil and natural gas industry, students were eager to respond, and this week, six students will be reaping the rewards. Megan McCarthy, Jayce Zuern, Jaedyn Dockter, and Kolby Bennett of Chris…

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    Teaching Teachers On Petroleum: NDPC to Host 2018 Teacher Education Seminar

    BISMARCK, N.D. – Fifty 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 kicks off on Monday, June 18 with lessons in geology, drilling, and completion technologies. Teachers…

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    Industry plants 58,000 trees through new program

    North Dakota is a little greener because of the oil and gas industry thanks to a program by the North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) to fund large-scale habitat plantings throughout North Dakota. The Planting for the Future program kicked off on Thursday, May 10 and will wrap up planting this week. More than 58,000 trees…

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    Petroleum Council kicks off planting of 58,000 trees in western ND

    By Forum News Service BISMARCK — The North Dakota Petroleum Council kicked off this week the Planting for the Future program, a project that will involve planting 58,000 trees and shrubs in the state. The program is a partnership with the Outdoor Heritage Fund, Oneok, Whiting Petroleum and private landowners to plant trees that will help…

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    Minot Daily News: Petroleum interests go green, for common good

    The petroleum industry gets a lot of bad press these days – only some of which has any basis in objective facts. Much of the criticism seems more political than practical. After all, the energy sector has thus far avoided takeover by the federal government, unlike healthcare and banking most recently. Free market industry is…

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    Pick Up the Patch and Community Clean-Ups to Begin Next Week

    Bismarck, N.D. –Pick Up the Patch! and community spring clean-up events are slated to begin next week and many will continue through May. The oil and gas industry will be participating in several of these events by sending out volunteers or providing supplies and lunch. “It appears spring has finally sprung, and we’re all excited…

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    Energy Transfer Partners makes largest donation ever to University of Mary capital project

    BLAIR EMERSON Bismarck Tribune The Dakota Access Pipeline developer has made the single largest donation to the University of Mary’s capital campaign. At a news conference on Friday at the University of Mary campus, Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners presented a $5 million check that will help fund the university’s 18,200-square-foot engineering school and create a…

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    North Dakota job crunch taking a bite out of recovery

    By Renée Jean [email protected] There are 368 health care job openings from Williston to Minot for just one hospital, and about 40 teacher openings just between Divide, Williams and McKenzie counties. That’s a lot, but it is just the tiny tip of a big spear when it comes to unfilled job openings in the Oil…

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