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Affordable housing opens in Killdeer

Killdeer North Dakota

Prairie Business KILLDEER,N.D. — Just steps away from an RV park, a contingent gathered here Wednesday to signify the grand opening of a new “affordable housing” apartment building. Local and state dignitaries gathered for a ceremony and lunch at the Buckskin Bar and Grill before heading to the Prairie Gold Apartments, a recently finished 24-unit apartment complex on Rodeo Drive ...

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ND posts record 25.1M barrels of oil in May

Bakken Oil Money

The Dickinson Press North Dakota oil drillers pumped a record 25.1 million barrels of crude in May, the Department of Mineral Resources said Monday. Lynn Helms, the agency’s director, said in a monthly report that the state produced an average of about 810,000 barrels per day in May. That’s up from 639,000 barrels in May 2012 and more than double ...

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Making it Rain: Water Technology in the Bakken

Fracking Water in the Bakken

Technology innovations have led to an explosion of oil and gas production in the Bakken shale and across the United States. The combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing are making previously unattainable petroleum reserves accessible and economical. Yet as one natural resource proliferates, another begins to feel the strain. Oil and gas production, in particular hydraulic fracturing, uses large ...

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Economic Partnership: Missoula poised to benefit from Bakken

Missoula set to profit on the Bakken

Missoula’s economy is poised to take advantage of opportunities in the Bakken, according to the Missoula Economic Partnership. “We’re kind of positioning Missoula as the entry point, surprisingly enough, to the Bakken,” president James Grunke said last week to members of the Missoula City Council. Initiated by Mayor John Engen after the economy crashed, the Missoula Economic Partnership works on ...

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Halliburton cited in worker death in ND oil fields

Halliburton

Bryan Horwath The Dickinson Press For the first time ever, oil industry giant Halliburton has been cited for workplace safety violations in North Dakota. A release issued Monday by the U.S. Department of Labor detailed two “serious safety violations” levied against the energy giant in relation to the Jan. 19 death of Mike Krajewski at an oil rig site north ...

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Oil production up sharply in North Dakota

Oil Workers Bakken North Dakota

Bismark Tribune Oil production began to increase at a sharper pace in May, and production is expected to increase further during the summer months, according to North Dakota’s top industry regulator. Preliminary numbers for May put North Dakota oil production at more than 810,000 barrels per day. It was an increase over the nearly 794,000 barrels per day in April. ...

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SD woman begins filming ND oil boom movie

Charlie Buhler Aegis Film

MITCHELL, S.D. — Charlie Buhler has returned to Mitchell for the next step in her film-making career. Buhler, a 25-year-old Mitchell native, is directing a short film, “Aegis,” a movie with strong themes of protection. The movie is about a young woman named Charlene, working as a stripper while on the run among the oil fields of North Dakota.“There’s a ...

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Low energy prices giving ND manufacturers competitive edge

Bakken Natural Gas

BISMARCK, N.D._ On a national scale, cheap natural gas retrieved through fracking is being credited with helping to resurrect the manufacturing industry. On the state level, affordable energy means lower overhead costs for North Dakota manufacturers. Meanwhile, the state is looking for other benefits it could provide. Many manufacturers in the state use natural gas to heat large buildings. Others, ...

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