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Chevron sends Pizza Vouchers

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By: John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media On Tuesday, February 11 a gas well owned by Chevron Corp. exploded in the small rural community of Bobtown in the Dunkart Township of Pennsylvania. The explosion was so large that many people in the area of the township felt the explosion happen and thought that it was in their own homes. The flames ...

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Former NDSU Alumni donates $2,500,000 to establish “The Empowerment Project”

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Innovative new organization designed to use “market based” concepts to address homelessness, childcare, transportation, mental health and other challenges. (Fargo, ND) Daniel Erickson, a Slayton, Minnesota native who attended North Dakota State University has donated $2,500,000 to establish The Empowerment Project. Erickson is a long time entrepreneur who started his business career in Fargo almost 20 years ago and now ...

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Crude Oil Update

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Oil Inventories Nymex crude prices fell on Thursday after a soft U.S. inventory report. On Wednesday the New York-traded oil futures hit a session low of $100.12 a barrel, a high of $100.36 a barrel, and settled at $100.37 a barrel. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, West Texas Intermediate crude for delivery in March traded at $100.20 a barrel ...

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A cavalier attitude toward property rights

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By: Rob Port, Bakken.com Contributer I wonder if Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem was expecting the uproar his proposed “extraordinary places” regulations for oil drilling permits issued by the North Dakota Industrial Commission have inspired? While the proposal has won praise from Democrats, left-leaning newspaper editorial boards and conservation activists, it’s not well liked among people who actually, you know, live ...

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Crude Oil Update

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Oil Inventories Crude oil prices held above $97 per barrel Wednesday with gains held in check by a U.S. stockpile report that showed a marginal build up. The Energy Information Administration said crude oil inventories rose by 400,000 barrels in the week ending Friday. At 358.1 million barrels, supplies remained in the upper half of the average range for this ...

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Leith, ND Documentary Trailer Released

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By Lydia Gilbertson | Google+ Brooklyn documentary company No Weather has released a teaser trailer for a not-yet-funded documentary entitled Leith, ND. The film explores the tiny 19-person town of Leith and its citizens as they deal with an attempt by Craig Cobb to make the small town a white-supremacist mecca. Cobb’s initial plan was to buy as much property ...

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Volcano-Fueled Energy Possible in Iceland

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By: John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media Scientists in Iceland have recently made a discovery that proves that energy found in volcanic magma can be used for electricity. The Icelandic Drilling Project or IDDP, has been drilling multiple boreholes in Iceland’s upper crust in an attempt to find a new means to harness geothermal energy. These shafts, around 5km deep, are ...

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Crude Weekly Update

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Oil Inventories Crude oil futures prices jumped on New York and London markets last week, and analysts said the US market fluctuated awaiting a decision from Federal Reserve officials regarding whether they would accelerate the tapering of an economic stimulus program. The US Energy Information Administration said commercial crude oil inventories, excluding those in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased by 6.4 million bbl for the ...

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What’s at Fault? Earthquakes in Texas

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Beginning in November of 2013 residents living just northwest of Fort Worth, Texas have been subject to a slew of small earthquakes. Over 30 tremors have shaken the area around Azle, which has historically had very little seismic activity. The hydraulic fracturing industry is seen by many as the culprit. Azle Mayor Alan Brundrett is concerned with the area’s developments, ...

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