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ND Governor Challenges Bakken Oil Companies: Produce 2-Million-Barrels-a-Day

This is installment one of a five-part series investigating North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum’s year-end address to the energy industry.  By Jason Spiess, The Crude Life Media Network Tis’ the season for annual meetings and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum caught many people’s attention with his public speech that was making the rounds. Burgum took full advantage of his invitation ...

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Williston Basin oil expo comes amid trouble times for industry

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s oil expo and conference kicks off at a troubled time for the industry, with depressed prices and a drop in drilling activity that has hurt both oil companies and oil-producing states like this one. The three-day Williston Basin Petroleum Conference and Expo starts Tuesday in Bismarck with a theme of “Bakken Forward,” featuring seminars ...

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Millennials finally arrive in the car market

Millennials finally arrive in the car market

DETROIT (AP) — Millennials were once a source of panic in the auto industry. Dubbed the “go nowhere” generation, they weren’t getting driver’s licenses, never mind buying cars. Headlines declared it was “The End of Car Culture.” New data suggests at least some of that worry was misplaced. Millennials — especially the oldest ones — are these days buying cars ...

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Kansas cuts higher education amid disappointing revenues

Kansas cuts higher education amid disappointing revenues

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Gov. Sam Brownback cut Kansas’ higher education spending Tuesday after the state’s tax collections fell $54 million short of expectations in February. The lower-than-anticipated revenues last month left the state facing a small deficit in its current budget, for the fiscal year ending June 30. The Department of Revenue’s report on monthly tax collections came ...

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Senators wade into debate over Nebraska oil, gas regulations

Senators wade into debate over Nebraska oil, gas regulations

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — An effort to impose new regulations on Nebraska’s oil and gas industry drew support Wednesday from environmental advocates but opposition from company officials, who say the proposals are unnecessary and redundant. The bills were introduced in response to a public outcry that began when a Colorado energy company sought state approval to discard oil and natural gas ...

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Democrats’ US Senate race heats up over natural gas industry

Democrats' US Senate race heats up over natural gas industry

HARRISBURG, Pa. — In Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate Democratic primary, where there are few differences over issues, jousting over natural gas drilling is providing an opening. It flared in recent days over the question of campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry, while two of the three candidates declared their support for a halt to hydraulic fracturing on both public ...

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First-ever manufacturers expo scheduled next week in Colorado Springs

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Rich Laden | The Gazette A first-of-its-kind event designed to showcase the products and goods of local manufacturers — and provide a venue where manufacturers can network and tout careers available in their industry — will take place next week in Colorado Springs. MANUFACTURING EXPO SOCOM EXPO 2014, a two-day showcase of the Pikes Peak region’s manufacturing industry, will take ...

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Colleges in Western Pa. to emphasize curricula for energy, industrial fields

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Aaron Auperlee | Tribune-Review Colleges in Western Pennsylvania are gearing up to emphasize curricula that prepares students to jobs in energy and industrial fields. Rosedale Technical Institute in Kennedy, which on Wednesday will change its name to Rosedale Technical College, is among schools aiming to help students find work in many fields, especially natural gas drilling in deep shale. “Industrial ...

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Shale energy is reviving US manufacturing

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Shane Thielges | Shale Plays Media An article in today’s New York Times examines the breath of fresh air the shale energy revolution has brought to America’s flagging manufacturing industry. Despite a nationwide downturn in the industry over the past several years, manufacturers in or near shale drilling states are actually experiencing growth thanks to the increasing demands of oil ...

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