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More companies operating in Bakken oil patch file bankruptcy

BISMARCK, N.D. — Two more energy companies operating in North Dakota’s Bakken oil patch have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the midst of slumping crude prices. The Bismarck Tribune reports Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Samson Resources and Denver-based American Eagle Energy plan to sell off Bakken assets to pay debts. Between June and late September, 10 oil and gas companies filed ...

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Hess production grows, profit shrinks

Hess Corp.’s overall production in the second quarter increased by 23 percent to 391,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d), thanks in part to the company’s substantial assets in the Bakken, reports Natural Gas Intelligence (NGI). During a conference call on Wednesday addressing quarterly results, Hess CEO John Hess said operations were affected by high expenses and low oil ...

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