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    October/November: North Dakota’s oil and gas industry posted record levels of production in August as the state produced nearly 1.3 million barrels of oil.

    As the state’s largest oil and natural gas producing county, McKenzie County saw its active producing wells increase by 52 to a record 4,258 with those wells producing record levels of oil and natural gas.

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    September: Watford Schools welcome record 1,837 students to class!

    This population growth is a direct result of the economic activity from the oil and gas industry.

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    August: The Bakken Gives Back

    Bakken companies donate for tornado relief, CookFests are a success, and record production in May!

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    July: It’s Almost Time for the Bakken Rocks CookFest!

    CookFest Celebrates 10 Years Plus, recap of Teacher Seminar, Industry plants 58,000 trees, and more!

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    Barbecues and Wishes: Industry begins summer of outreach activities

    It’s all about the barbecue at the 6th Annual Bakken BBQ. This family-friendly event benefits Make-A-Wish North Dakota and will feature 16 energy companies BBQ’ing to win the ultimate trophy. The evening will feature food, live entertainment from Sawdust, raffle, bar, games, a kiddy corner, and more. Plenty of fun for the whole family and…

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    May: Industry Donates Big This Spring

    Several companies have stepped up big this spring to provide donations to communities and organizations. READ MORE

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    April: Big Oil Goes Big Tech

    Two Places at Once: whether it’s in the classroom or in the oilfield, technology is helping bridge gaps like never before When talking about technology, Apple, Amazon.com, Google and Microsoft might be the companies that come to mind, but when it comes to augmented reality (AR), another industry is leading the way: oil and natural…

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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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    No Bust Here: Energy Elevates Education

    Western schools see enrollment increase, record number of students Stories of a “bust” in the oil and gas industry give the impression that only tumbleweeds inhabit western North Dakota, but the situation is anything but. Instead, communities have seen a stabilization in their growth and some communities are even seeing some of their highest school…

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