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Williston Basin oil expo comes amid trouble times for industry

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s oil expo and conference kicks off at a troubled time for the industry, with depressed prices and a drop in drilling activity that has hurt both oil companies and oil-producing states like this one. The three-day Williston Basin Petroleum Conference and Expo starts Tuesday in Bismarck with a theme of “Bakken Forward,” featuring seminars ...

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Crews excavating North Dakota land after large spill

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Crews in North Dakota excavated pastureland after more than 120,000 gallons of oil and drilling wastewater overflowed from a tank, the state Health Department said Friday. The spill happened Wednesday morning near Marmarth in southwestern North Dakota at a site operated by Plano, Texas-based Denbury Onshore LLC, according to Bill Suess, an environmental scientist who heads ...

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Construction underway in 3 states on $3.8B Dakota Access oil pipeline

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — Construction is underway in three of four states on a $3.8 billion pipeline that will carry oil from western North Dakota to Illinois. Work on the Dakota Access Pipeline has begun in North Dakota, South Dakota and Illinois, spokeswoman Lisa Dillinger told the American News. The 1,150-mile pipeline also will cross Iowa, but regulators there declined this week to ...

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North Dakota education thrives despite oil bust

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During the oil boom, state departments thrived off increased tax money and schools received more than enough funding. However, during the economic downturn, states that depended too heavily on oil taxes, such as Oklahoma, struggle to fund their education systems. Meanwhile, North Dakota students will see little to no change in their classrooms thanks to the high taxes paid by ...

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Additional tickets available for Donald Trump’s Bismarck speech

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An oil industry group is making more tickets available for a conference headlined by Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump. The Williston Basin Petroleum Conference is scheduled May 24-26 at the Bismarck Event Center. The North Dakota Petroleum Council says Trump will speak at 1 p.m. on May 26. Council spokeswoman Tessa Sandstrom says up to 700 ...

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