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Oil field affects major sectors of Crossroads economy

For better or for worse, many sectors of the Crossroads’ economy are married to the oil fields. From 2013 to 2014, the Victoria metropolitan area grew significantly in overall gross domestic product, despite some dips in a few key industries, according to numbers from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The GDP, or value of goods and services produced, is used ...

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Watford City’s Stenehjem Commons Site Now Shovel-Ready for Development

Following the precipitous drop in the price of oil, much of the industry’s operations in North Dakota are aggregating in the Watford City area, site of most productive wells. There, investment continues unabated and huge developments like Stenehjem Commons are moving full speed ahead. Watford City, ND, November 2, 2015 — The Watford City, ND multi-use development, Stenehjem Commons, is ...

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Neighbors on the fence about wind farm project

CRESTON — The irony of wind farm construction: Obviously you want your wind farm location to be windy; however, you can’t erect a turbine with high winds blowing. Not that Bluestem Energy Solutions project manager Adam Herink seemed worried. Herink said the biggest lag in construction was waiting for all necessary equipment, which has now arrived — towers from Michigan, ...

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Groundbreaking Tuesday for new Middletown power plant

MIDDLETOWN — A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Tuesday for construction of the new natural gas-fired power plant to be built in Middletown. The ceremonial kick-off to mark the start of the project, for which construction is expected to last until 2018, comes after developer NTE Energy closed a deal for financing for the project earlier this month. Construction work ...

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Shell halts construction on new Alberta oil sands project

CALGARY, Alberta – Royal Dutch Shell Plc will not continue construction of its 80,000 barrel per day Carmon Creek thermal oil sands project in northern Alberta because of the lack of infrastructure to move Canadian crude to market, the company said on Tuesday. Shell said the decision to halt the project was also the result of “current uncertainties” and chief ...

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Construction leads modest economic upswing in Pittsburgh region, Fed reports

Contractors enjoyed rising demand for homebuilding and commercial construction in late summer, leading modest overall growth in the region’s economy, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday. Nonresidential contractors in the Fed’s Fourth District, which includes Pittsburgh, were the most optimistic. They reported robust demand for government projects, commercial buildings and apartments, and added employees to keep up with backlogs, according to ...

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Marcus Hook looks at gas for rebound

Stretching along either side of Marcus Hook’s busy 10th Street, nearly 800 acres of industrial machinery tower above the placid waters of the Delaware River. Inside the complex, hundreds of construction workers bustle every day, their hammering and drilling echoing throughout the otherwise-quiet town. The sprawling facility in the tiny Delaware County borough of 2,400 wasn’t always this way: Just ...

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Kinder Morgan signs deal with N.H. construction union

A New Hampshire construction union will sign a memorandum of understanding with Kinder Morgan, the company proposing to build a natural gas pipeline across the southern part of the state. The New Hampshire Building and Construction Trades Council announced the deal in a news release today. It guarantees that Kinder Morgan and its construction contractors will use union labor at ...

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Oil slowdown means Bismarck city road projects costing less

BISMARCK, N.D. — The slowdown in oil activity in the oil patch might help the city of Bismarck save some money on road projects. KMXB-TV reports the city’s engineering department has around $20 million worth of construction projects are planned for the next year. Linda Oster with the city says about $16 million will be spent on maintaining and resurfacing roads ...

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Workers scarce amid Weld County oil, gas boom

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GREELEY, Colo. — Weld County employers are struggling to fill openings amid the oil and gas boom, with the jobless rate hovering under 4 percent. The Greeley Tribune reported Saturday the county had gained 3,900 jobs in the first nine months of the year, including 1,900 in the energy and construction industries. The county now has 95,900 jobs, up 21.5 ...

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