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Spiess to Speak at Energy Expo

GILLETTE, WY – The Crude Life announced that its founder and multimedia journalist, Jason Spiess, will participate in a Kick Off Party for the Energy Exposition and Symposium, June 25-27, Gillette Wyoming. In addition to Spiess, U.S. Congresswoman Liz Chaney, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, Colorado Oil & Gas Association’s Dan Haley, Canary Energy’s Dan Eberhart and ...

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Green Crowned The Earth’s Champion

FacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to LinkedIn LinkedIn Mary Schimke | Energy Media Group RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Johnny Green is the new champion for the planet Earth.  Over Memorial Day weekend, Green won a 16-person tournament held just outside of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to unify the North American Championship, South American Championship, EurAsian Championship, Australian Championship and African Championship. ...

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The 75K Well Drilling Profits in the Illinois Basin

Recently the Bakken recorded record crude oil and natural gas output numbers.  The Permian is red hot too.  These shale plays have crews setting up, tearing down well sites.  In the Bakken, for example, well costs are in the $7-8M range, quite a reduction from the $12M in 2014. But there are a few oil fields not receiving headlines or ...

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Davis Refinery, Meridian Energy Engage with Financial Advisor CIBC

BELFIELD, North Dakota – Meridian Energy Group, Inc., a leading developer of innovative and environmentally-compliant oil refining facilities, announced they have entered into an engagement agreement with CIBC World Markets Corp. (“CIBC”), under which CIBC will act as Meridian’s financial advisor. CIBC will assist in structuring and arranging for both debt and equity transactions for the full project financing for Meridian’s ...

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ND Delegation Comments on President Trump’s E-15 Decision

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he has directed the Environmental Protection Agency to begin the process of allowing the sale of E15 fuel year-round. The rule change on the use of the corn-based fuel could have wide-reaching effects across the industry and consumers. Here is what the North Dakota delegation said regarding Trump’s E15 ruling. Senator John Hoeven issued the ...

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Major Step Forward for the Davis Refinery, ND Public Service Commission Dismisses Complaint

Meridian Energy Group, Inc., the leading developer of innovative and environmentally-compliant oil refining facilities, announced today that a complaint filed against its Davis Refinery project has been dismissed by the North Dakota Public Service Commission (“PSC”) for lack of jurisdiction. The Commission adopted the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge and unanimously voted to grant Meridian’s motion to dismiss the ...

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Terry Kovacevich Inducted Into NDPC Hall of Fame

During their Annual Meeting on September 25, 2018, the North Dakota Petroleum Council announced the induction of Terry Kovacevich into the NDPC Hall of Fame.  2017 Hall of Fame Inductee, Craig Smith, presented Kovacevich with his Hall of Fame Award. Kovacevich started with Marathon Oil Company in 1978. During his 37 ½ year career, he held various positions including: Operations ...

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Colleges Celebrate Successful Completion of Energy Grant

Four colleges in North Dakota celebrated the completion of a six-year long, $24 million grant that resulted in thousands of trained individuals ready to fill crucial workforce needs in North Dakota. Bismarck State College, Sitting Bull College, Turtle Mountain Community College, and Williston State College partnered to form the TREND Consortium, or Training for Regional Energy in North Dakota, in ...

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Heitkamp, Hoeven Comment on Federal Funds for ND Airports

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded more than $7.4 million in grants for North Dakota airports. Details of the funding are as follows: Hillsboro Municipal Airport Authority – $1,566,239 – The funds will be used to expand the apron, reconstruct an existing taxiway parallel to the runway and build a taxiway providing access to aircraft hangars. City of ...

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Civil Construction Begins on Davis Refinery

Meridian Energy Group, Inc., a lead developer of innovative and environmentally-compliant oil refining facilities, announced that they have executed a contract with SEH Design|Build, Inc. (“SEH D|B”), a subsidiary of Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (“SEH”) with an office in Bismarck, North Dakota, for the performance of site and civil design and construction services for the Davis Refinery. This announcement comes ...

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