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North Dakota Menards Flys in Workers Weekly

Menards

By: John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media In the rapidly expanding Bakken oil-shale region, there are more jobs than there are homes for people to live in. The city of Dickinson, ND is a prime example of one of the cities most affected by the boom. Menards is an extremely well-known home improvement chain in the Dickinson, ND area. They should ...

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If you oppose pipelines, you support train derailments

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By: Rob Port Between the Christmas and New Year holidays North Dakota got a wake-up call. Two trains, one carrying crude oil from the Bakken oil fields, collided near Casselton resulting in massive explosions and mushroom clouds. Thankfully, nobody was hurt, but the potential for tragedy was there. If the derailment had happened in Casselton, instead of outside it, or ...

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Bakken Boom Feels Fewer Birth Pangs (Part 3)

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Bakken.com’s Mike Kopp recently went traveling in the Bakken region with business manager Andrew Lutz, what follows is his personal journey through the shale. By: Mike Kopp, Bakken.com Farther West During our drive through the Bakken region, we scanned the horizon checking out rigs, pump jacks, storage facilities and support services.  Our roadside survey found gave visual proof to recent ...

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Bakken Boom Feels Fewer Birth Pangs (Part 2)

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Bakken.com’s Mike Kopp recently went traveling in the Bakken region with business manager Andrew Lutz, what follows is his personal journey through the shale. By: Mike Kopp, Bakken.com Fort Berthold and New Town      When Andrew and I left Watford City to head to New Town, we followed a convoy of oil service trucks. The good news is the road ...

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Common Sense Regulation

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North Dakota’s political leaders like taking credit for the state’s robust economic growth and rock-bottom-low unemployment rates. To hear some of them talk, you’d think they planned for the oil boom. Put the oil and gas under the ground and then created the economic conditions, and the industrial know-how, to pull it up above ground at a profit. Of course, ...

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Bakken Boom Feels Fewer Birth Pangs (Part 1)

Bakken.com’s Mike Kopp recently went traveling in the Bakken region with business manager Andrew Lutz, what follows is his personal journey through the shale. By: Mike Kopp, Bakken.com The Bakken Boom is not what it used to be – it appears the region is moving past the pressure of Bakken birth pangs, caused by the delivery of the region’s latest ...

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WPX Distributes “Down Deep”, a Documentary about the Natural Gas Industry

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John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media WPX, a natural gas company in the United States, has recently released a documentary that attempts to dispel the negative press and studies concerning hydraulic fracturing and the natural gas industry as a whole.  Some of the most prominent points in the film include: dispelling that all natural gas companies are evil, the ecological ...

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Moving forward in Western Romania

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By: John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media Five years ago Stalin and Marinela Tulcan initiated a new idea after some research on the oil industry under the example of Italy. West Petrol Rafinare is the first new oil refinery in Romania in over 2o years.  A month ago the plant opened it’s doors and with 40 employees started producing fuel and other solvents, ...

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