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Williston Basin Petroleum Conference announces keynotes, speaker line-up

The Williston Basin Petroleum Conference, the largest oil and gas conference focused on the Williston Basin and the Bakken,  announced its keynotes and headlining speakers. The conference will be held May 22-24, 2018 at the Bismarck Event Center in Bismarck, ND. The WBPC will feature a lineup of more than 40 speakers and presenters, each sharing their insights on the ...

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If I Were President!

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Now that we know that dreaming of becoming President of the United States of America is even less crazy than it once seemed, we’ve probably rethought about the changes we would make if we were taking the oath in January rather than Donald Trump.  When it comes to the health and safety of the U.S. workforce I’ve asked myself “What ...

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Turkmenistan president in Pakistan for pipeline talks

Turkmenistan's president in Pakistan for talks on pipeline

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Turkmenistan’s president has arrived in Pakistan on a two-day visit that is likely to focus on a proposed gas pipeline from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan, Pakistan and on to India. The project, known as TAPI, is aimed at meeting the regional energy needs. Pakistani state-run TV showed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif receiving Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov on Wednesday, complete with ...

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US Congress backs court challenge to Obama’s climate plan

US Congress backs court challenge to Obama's climate plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 200 members of the U.S. Congress are backing a court challenge to President Barack Obama’s plan to curtail greenhouse gas emissions. A brief filed Tuesday with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington argues that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its legal authority and defied the will of Congress by regulating carbon dioxide emissions. ...

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ends 2016 White House bid

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ends 2016 White House bid

NASHUA, N.H. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped out of the Republican nomination for president “without an ounce of regret” on Wednesday, a day after his disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire’s primary. “While running for president I tried to reinforce what I have always believed — that speaking your mind matters, that experience matters, that competence matters and ...

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Obama vows to press ahead after Clean Power Plan setback

FILE - This Oct. 20, 2010, file photo, shows Xcel Energy’s Sherco Power Plant is shown in Becker, Minn. A divided Supreme Court agreed Feb. 9, 2016, to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved. The surprising move is a blow to the administration and a victory for the coalition of 27 mostly Republican-led states and industry opponents that call the regulations "an unprecedented power grab." (Jason Wachter/St. Cloud Times via AP, File)

WASHINGTON — The administration of President Barack Obama is vowing to press ahead with efforts to curtail greenhouse gas emissions after a divided Supreme Court put his signature plan to address climate change on hold until after legal challenges are resolved. Tuesday’s surprising move by the court is a blow to Obama and a victory for the coalition of 27 ...

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Houston CFO moves to the competitor’s team

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Stephen Butz, who was named the CFO of the year by the Houston Business Journal, is leaving Hercules Offshore Inc. on November 21 to become Rowan Companies PLC’s new executive vice president, CFO and treasurer. Rowan’s current CFO, J. Kevin Bartol, announced in September that he will be leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. Rowan’s President and CEO, Tom ...

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Halliburton names its new president

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Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media The Houston Business Journal reports that Halliburton has promoted its current vice president and chief operating officer Jeff Miller to the position of president. The company believes that the move will complement the leadership of its current chief executive officer and chairman Dave Lesar. In a press release, Lesar commented: “I have known and ...

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