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January 12: Rig count and oil price both climb

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Baker Hughes, a GE Company, reported the North America Rotary Rig Count for January 12, 2018 increased by 15 this week. The rig count included an increase of 2 offshore rigs and 13 inland rigs exploring for oil and gas. Of those 15, 10 are exploring for oil, while 5 rigs are searching for natural gas. Breakout information by Baker ...

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From the Bakken to Burgum, Otis continues to show why he is the MultiMedia Kidtrepreneur

By Jason Spiess, The Crude Life After taking a year off to pursue a passion of learning the ins and outs of Pokemon, MultiMedia Kidtrepreneur Otis is back interviewing some the top minds and personalities in the nation. Multimedia Kidtrepreneur Otis recently sat down with The First Lady of North Dakota, Kathryn Helgaas Burgum for a Kids and Capitalism KidCast. ...

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Why selling crude oil to China is good for America

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Continental Resources, Inc. recently announced its first-ever sale of Bakken oil specifically for delivery overseas. Continental Resources has sold 1,005,000 barrels of crude oil for November delivery to Atlantic Trading and Marketing (“ATMI”), which intends to export the oil to China. “This is a historic day for Continental and begins a new chapter in our long-term strategy to establish multiple ...

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Energy-focused media companies form partnership

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FARGO, ND – Energy Media Group, which manages a number of energy related news sites (Bakken.com) and The Crude Life, a digital, radio and print network dedicated to telling the story of the Bakken, announced today they are bringing their audiences and resources together to create a comprehensive platform for energy related news, content and advertising. “This alliance is something ...

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The Tipping Point for Safety

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A tipping point is that moment in time where something goes from small to big in popularity or relevance.  This is sometimes referred to as “achieving critical mass,” or in the case of a virus, it’s the point when it spreads from a local outbreak to an epidemic.  Think of a craze like Pokémon Go, fidget spinners, or the now ...

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When a Good Drug Goes Bad

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“I’m going to prescribe a little something for your pain,” says the doctor following your workplace injury, your scheduled non- work-related surgery, or your nagging aching back that’s your fault because you abuse it. The prescription starts out with good intentions and with a purpose—to help manage your physical pain.  What transpires for some changes their lives forever—an addiction to ...

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Is it Better to be Good or Lucky?

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The answer to that age-old question depends on the context.  My dad taught me how to play cribbage as a youngster, and I still believe that if you play regularly you develop enough skill in a few years to compete with the old-timers.  The rest, as they say, is the luck of the draw. Being “good” implies a consistent skill ...

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