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The challenges of a hard winter

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By Jason Spiess for the Bismarck Tribune On February 9, 2011, it was 35-below zero, 35 mph winds and Patrick McGarry had never experienced anything like it. Wind and snow were not foreign elements to the Aspen, Colo., native, just not at the speed and scale of the Bakken. “My first day in the Bakken was quite memorable, I’d never ...

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Alaska Invests in Bakken Oil Production

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By: John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media In 2012, North Dakota surpassed Alaska in oil production. This made North Dakota the second largest oil producer in the country, behind Texas. Since then Alaska’s oil production has continued to decline. North Dakota’s recent boom in the Bakken Shale has caused Alaskan leaders to be not only anxious but also slightly resentful. Most ...

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Uganda signs roadmap to commercial oil production

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KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda’s government has signed an agreement with three foreign oil companies, a government official said Thursday, clearing the way for commercial production of crude reserves. A memorandum of understanding signed on Wednesday lays out the strategy for oil production amid warnings that the sector hasn’t been transparent enough to avoid corruption and misuse of oil revenue. ...

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Refinery tower arrives in Dickinson

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Bismarck Tribune Staff,  Bismarck Tribune Southwest North Dakota residents may have seen two trucks hauling a large tube making its way down Interstate 94 Tuesday. The equipment on the rig is the crude distillation tower for MDU Resource’s Dakota Prairie Refining, said MDU spokesman Tim Rasmussen. The tower is the core piece of the refining process, used to separate the ...

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North Dakota oil production up 3 percent

By: Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, INFORUM WILLISTON, N.D. – North Dakota produced 973,045 barrels of oil per day in November, a nearly 3 percent increase and another all-time high, the Department of Mineral Resources said Tuesday. The state now has 10,023 producing oil wells, with wells in the Bakken and Three Forks formations accounting for about two-thirds of the oil ...

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Oil production counties at the top of ND list

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — High-paying jobs in North Dakota‘s booming oil patch helped bump the state’s average annual wage by 10 percent last year to nearly $46,000 though the state continues to lag behind the national average, a Job Service analysis showed. “We’re seeing pretty incredible increases,” Job Service North Dakota research analyst Michael Ziesch said Wednesday. “We’re slightly behind ...

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Oil production up sharply in North Dakota

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Bismark Tribune Oil production began to increase at a sharper pace in May, and production is expected to increase further during the summer months, according to North Dakota’s top industry regulator. Preliminary numbers for May put North Dakota oil production at more than 810,000 barrels per day. It was an increase over the nearly 794,000 barrels per day in April. ...

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