Home / News / Local Energy News / Williston (page 12)

Williston

ND oil patch county cracks down on new crew camps

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williams County Commission has adopted new rules that are intended to phase out temporary housing, including crew camps, RV and trailer parks and modular homes. The Williston Herald reports the commission voted Tuesday to adopt the new guidelines that put restrictions on new or renewed applications for temporary housing starting Aug. 1. Commissioners say they don’t ...

Read More »

Donald Trump asked to speak at Williston’s Bakken Energy Festival

Donald Trump might be paying a visit to Williston if event organizers behind an upcoming oil industry festival get their wish. As reported by the Williston Herald, the people behind the Bakken Energy Festival have taken to social media to call on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to come visit the town nicknamed “Boomtown USA.” The campaign was launched Monday ...

Read More »

June airline passenger numbers down in North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — Passenger numbers in June at North Dakota’s eight commercial service airports were down 2.6 percent over the same month a year ago. The North Dakota Aeronautics Commission says there were 97,502 boardings in the month, a decrease of 2,613 passengers from June 2014. The agency says airline boardings at Dickinson, Fargo, Minot and Williston were down over ...

Read More »

Williston marketing campaign spins negatives into positives

WILLISTON, N.D. — The latest marketing campaign in the western North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston is putting a positive spin on what would appear to be negatives. The city contracted with a Bismarck-based company called The Creative Treatment to produce a series of marketing videos. The first, launched in May, generated more than 25,000 YouTube views in less ...

Read More »

ND regulators holding work session on proposed pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s Public Service Commission is holding an informal work session on a $3.8 million pipeline from western North Dakota to Illinois. The three-member panel recently completed public hearings in Mandan, Killdeer and Williston on the Dakota Access project, which is the biggest-capacity pipeline proposed to date to move North Dakota crude. The PSC will talk about ...

Read More »

New oil and gas job training facility open in Williston

Despite the current oil and gas drilling slowdown Williston is now home to a new workforce training facility, according to the Forum News Service. The new, $7.5 million TrainND Northwest Center at Williston State College combines classroom education with the campus’ petroleum simulator and field program, which includes a workover rig and other field equipment for hands-on experience. TrainND CEO ...

Read More »

Amtrak service stopped after train derailment

A mixed-freight train derailed in eastern Montana Tuesday evening, pausing Amtrak’s Empire Builder rail service and stranding travelers, reports the Williston Herald. BNSF Railway crews are on the scene working to clean up the stretch of track where the incident occurred. Nine cars of the train derailed at around 5:30 p.m. west of Blair, Montana, approximately 50 miles west of ...

Read More »