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    Whirlwind of donations in Watford City hits ‘EF4’

    by Renée Jean [email protected] Seventy mattresses, frames and associated bedding, three RVs and two cars are among recent donations to victims of an EF2 tornado in McKenzie County that killed a baby and injured dozens of people, and wiped out the personal belongings of many more. Karolin Jappe is at the center of a whirlwind…

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    Hess Corporation provides comfort after tornado

    WATFORD CITY, N.D. – It’s been a little over a week since a tornado swept through Prairie View Park in Watford City, leaving dozens of families left to pick up the pieces. The community is now doing their part to bring aid to the victims, including one energy company that’s helping victims to sleep well during…

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    NDPC Bakken Classic Fishing Derby raises more than $20,000 for habitat

    The North Dakota Petroleum Council hosted its 6th Annual Bakken Classic Fishing Derby, raising more than $20,000 for habitat and wildlife projects. Ninety teams participated in the derby, which took place on Wednesday, July 18. Thank you to all who came out and volunteered and fished, and congrats to this year’s winners and placers! Big…

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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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