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450,000 shale jobs generated by boom


Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media The US shale energy revolution has created over 450,000 jobs according to Toby Mack, President and CEO of the Energy Equipment Infrastructure Alliance (EEIA). The Desert Sun reports that while testifying in front of the House Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee, Mack credited the boom with job growth in construction, equipment, supplies and services ...

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Proposed transloading facility will haul frack sand

Jon Smith | The Carlsbad Current-Argus (Carlsbad, N.M.) LOVING — The Eddy County Commission heard an updated presentation of a proposed transloading facility in Loving during Tuesday’s commission meeting. A representative from EOG Resources, Inc., located in Fort Worth, Texas, spoke to the commission about the design and the operation of the facility that would be used to transport frack ...

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Oil boom produces jobs bonanza for archaeologists

TIOGA, N.D. (AP) — Drilling crews are eager to plunge their equipment into the ground. Road builders are ready to start highway projects, and construction workers need to dig. But across the hyperactive oil fields of North Dakota, these and other groups often must wait for another team known for slow, meticulous study — archaeologists, whose job is to survey ...

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Work begins on Watford City bypass


By April Baumgarten  Construction work has begun on portions of Highway 85, officials said Thursday. Workers are on the oilfield connector route four miles west of Watford City to begin work for the city’s truck bypass. The three-lane road will be reduced to two lanes with head-to-head traffic, according to a release. Speeds will also be reduced to 25 mph and ...

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Weld commissioners OK oil company office east of Windsor despite protest by neighbors


Analisa Romano for Greeley Tribune, Colo. Weld County commissioners on Wednesday gave the go-ahead for Bill Barrett Corp. to build an office building east of Windsor, despite neighborhood dissent. Neighbors of the oil and gas exploration company’s proposed office building and equipment storage yard at the northwest corner of Weld County Road 33 and Colo. 392 had been fighting to ...

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North Dakota oil boom causes huge demand for construction workers, hiring difficulty for South Dakota contractors

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Wayne Grayson The oil boom that has pulled in construction workers and contractors from across the country to the sparsely-populated state of North Dakota has led to a building boom that now requires even more workers. The huge population growth for the state has created a demand for new government buildings, schools, hospitals recreation centers and more quality-of-life projects, reports ...

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Enbridge Energy official talkas about oil boom’s impact on Minnesota


Enbridge Energy’s pipelines have for decades carried crude oil from Canada and North Dakota across northern Minnesota to U.S. oil refineries. Enbridge, whose headquarters is in Calgary, runs its U.S. pipeline development business from Duluth-Superior with about 700 employees. One of them is Mark Curwin, senior director of strategic coordination for U.S. projects. With the North American oil business booming, ...

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