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Corps denies easement for DAPL

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Over the weekend, attention in the oil and gas industry was turned to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protest. Protesters celebrated a standoff near Cannonball that ultimately led to the announcement by the Army Corps of Engineers to deny the easement that would allow the almost complete pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. Assistant Secretary of the ...

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Heitkamp considered for energy secretary

Heidi Heitkamp

Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp was invited to Trump Tower today for a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. Rumors are circulating that the North Dakota senator is being considered for Secretary of Energy. With oil and gas production as one of the top revenue-driving industries in the state, having a North Dakota advocate in the position would ensure the state’s needs ...

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Trump’s “Contract” promises to lift roadblocks to allow Keystone XL, other pipelines

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Amidst Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protests, Keystone XL rises from the dead. Many didn’t think it would ever happen after a denial of necessary permits for its completion by President Obama and the State Department. The Keystone Pipeline System, commissioned in 2010, would run from the so-called “tar sands” in Alberta, through Montana (just west of the Bakken oil field) to ...

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Dakota Access: Two Sides of the Story

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The Dakota Access Pipeline continues to make headlines across the United States, especially since many celebrities have taken an interest in participating in the protests. Protests have support from Hollywood in Leonardo DiCaprio, Susan Sarandon, Mark Ruffalo and Shailene Woodley. Even Rev. Jesse Jackson was seen riding a horse around the protest site and camp. EcoWatch reported in September the ...

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U.S. rig count declines by 1 to 568

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Baker Hughes’ latest rig count report shows the number of rigs drilling for oil rose by two this week to 452. Rigs drilling for natural gas was down 2. The total rig count fell by one to 568, still higher than the May low of 404. Total offshore rigs are down 12 from last year at this time. States losing ...

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Veterans Day 2016 – a short look back

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There’s no school. The post office shuts down. Even the federal reserve takes a holiday on November 11th. Why? It’s a “holiday” to honor all service men and women: Veterans Day.   Many forget why the holiday exists. There are few WWI veterans who are still with us. The war that introduced trench warfare and was considered one of the ...

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Hamm joins Trump’s short list of cabinet prospects

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As the dust settles from this year’s presidential election, conversation has already turned to Donald Trump’s proposed cabinet. Big names like Rudy Guiliani, former New York City Mayor, and other “like-minded CEOs,” top the list for positions in Trump’s cabinet. What does this mean for the oil and gas industry? One of the industry’s most prominent businessmen could hold a ...

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How much do you know about spray foam insulation?

spray foam insulation, spf, Profoam

Spray polyurethane foam (SPF) insulation is rapidly growing as the insulation of choice throughout North America.  But how much do you know about this amazing product, and all of the benefits?  There are so many features and benefits of SPF, and some of them are surprising! If you’ve had trouble with ice dams as the weather gets colder, SPF can prevent ...

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Will the Dakota Access pipeline be re-routed?

Dakota Access, pipeline protest, Minneapolis

Re-route the pipeline? A new solution for the dispute near Standing Rock is now on the table, says President Barack Obama. The Huffington Post reported today that Obama commented late Tuesday night on the dispute to the online news site Now This. “My view is that there is a way for us to accommodate sacred lands of Native Americans. And ...

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