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    August/September: ConocoPhillips and Crestwood Award Grants to McKenzie County Emergency Management

    Watford City – ConocoPhillips donated $100,000 to McKenzie County Emergency Management to support the county’s transition to an updated statewide communications system which will improve response capabilities for first responders throughout the largest county in the Williston Basin.

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    July: Bakken Cookfest Comes to Bowman and Van Hook

    Every year, the North Dakota Petroleum Council picks out two small communities in the Bakken region to celebrate the success of North Dakota oil production…

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    May/June: ONEOK Gives $100,000 to McKenzie County Flood Relief

    Natural gas liquid service provider ONEOK has contributed $100,000 to the McKenzie County Flood Relief 2019 Fund, established in the wake of devastating flooding that hit McKenzie County this spring.

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    April: U.S. Becomes Top Global Oil Producer

    The United States became the world’s largest oil producer in late 2018 and is expected to become the top oil exporter within the next five years, according to the International Energy Agency.

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    March: ONEOK Donates to Williston Fire Department

    ONEOK is proud to support the communities where it operates and its employees work and live through financial investments as well as volunteerism.

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    February: North Dakota hits new production record

    North Dakota posted yet another record month of oil production for December, topping 1.401 million barrels per day in production.

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    January: Surging oil output will push U.S. towards energy independence in 2020

    The Department of Energy forecasts U.S. oil production will jump from 10.9 million barrels per day in 2018 to 12.9 million bpd in 2020.

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    December: In major shift, U.S. now exports more oil than it ships in

    The United States exported more crude oil and fuel than it imported for the first time on record, according to data from the last week in November.

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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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