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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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    The Return of the Bakken

    “When we say the Bakken is back what I say is I think there’s so much potential and so much work yet to do,” Kathy Neset who is the vice chair for the North Dakota Petroleum Council. There’s a lot that’s been learned since the boom that slowed about five years ago. “It’s much more measured this…

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    ND oil country begging for workers, say officials

    By Jack Dura / Bismarck Tribune BISMARCK—The jobs outlook in the Oil Patch in western North Dakota is at its highest level in three years. Central North Dakota looks good, too, heading into summer. Released last week, Job Service North Dakota’s latest regional reports for job openings in central North Dakota and the Oil Patch region…

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    Hazen High School and Lincoln Elementary Students Win Second Round of #ShowYourEnergy Video Challenge

    Bismarck, N.D. – Megan McCarthy, Jaedyn Dockters, Jayce Zuern and Kolby Bennett from Hazen High School won the second round of the #ShowYourEnergy competition for students in the Grades 7-12 category, while Madison Wood, Nora Harrington and De’Vyon Kehr of Lincoln Elementary won the contest in the Grades 1 through 6 category.  Both groups won…

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    Oil company awards $500,000 grant to University of Mary for new School of Engineering

    By Bismarck Tribune staff BISMARCK—Andeavor, an oil company that operates 10 refineries in the western U.S., has awarded the University of Mary in Bismarck a $500,000 grant to support the development of a new laboratory within the new School of Engineering. The grant will support the development of an on-campus Control Systems Laboratory that will allow…

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    These AR Goggles Are Making Faster Fixes in Oil Fields

    By Milana Vinn Replacing parts of an outdated Baker Hughes turbine at a petrochemical plant in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, is about as fun as it sounds. The chore was supposed to halt operations at the facility for at least 10 days and cost $50,000 to fly a specialized U.S. work crew about 9,000 miles. Instead,…

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