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Meridian Reaches Another Major Bakken Milestone, LOI Signed

Meridian Energy Group says the proposed refinery project in Belfield, North Dakota is on schedule. (Image: Rongy Benjamin via Flickr)

Meridian Energy Group, Inc. recently announced it has signed a letter of intent (“LOI”) with a specialty engineering, procurement and construction (“EPC”) solutions provider based in Houston, Texas (the “Contractor”) to initially complete a front end engineering and design (“FEED”) study for the Davis Refinery in Belfield, North Dakota. Additionally, the LOI establishes the terms and conditions under which Meridian ...

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Local Support Continues for the Davis Refinery in Stark and Billings Counties

Meridian Energy Group, Inc. recently hosted an “Appreciation Meet and Greet” for the neighboring town of Belfield on Tuesday, March 27th regarding the Davis Refinery.  The Davis Refinery is being considered an innovative refinery project, and is being watched closely by the state, nation and even globe due to its proposed cutting-edge technology. More than sixty enthusiastic community members attended ...

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NDDOT Seeking Submissions for Transportation Innovation Ideas

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The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is currently seeking submissions for the Transportation Innovation Program (TRIP). TRIP seeks to identify and implement innovative solutions for transportation related projects. Submission are being sought to address areas in transportation including but not limited to: • Bridges and structures • Construction • Operations and Maintenance • Roadway surfacing • Planning • Environmental ...

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Hatch Coaching Summit Hosts Leaders from Energy, Emergency Services

As energy towns across the region are reinventing their downtowns, infrastructure and cutlture, Erik Hatch, entrepreneur and motivational speaker, hosted his first Leadership Summit in Downtown Fargo on reinventing the corporate culture and startup leadership. The event was attended by a diverse group of leaders including emergency response, non-profit, energy, finance, media, real estate and other industries. Guest speakers included, ...

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Hot new Bakken jobs – April 10

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We’ve rounded up a few of the hottest jobs in the Bakken. Whether you’re entry-level or you’ve got experience, there’s someone looking for you. Check these out: Frac Operator Adler Hot Oil Service, Williston, is looking for a Frac Operator. This job requires only one year of oilfield experience and a high school or equivalent education. You’ll need a CDL ...

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The Rough Waters of Western North Dakota

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The first in a 5-part series on the controversial water industry of western North Dakota. Reprinted with permission.  The state of North Dakota is now experiencing a serious crossroads situation regarding the Western Area Water Supply Authority (WAWSA) and its future path.  Uncertainty is nothing new to WAWSA and its project as controversy, a questionable business plan and forceful government ...

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