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Construction to begin on North Dakota workforce training facility


By: Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service, INFORUM WILLISTON, N.D. – Work will begin this week on a new TrainND workforce training facility here after the oil industry provided nearly $1 million in donations. TrainND’s Northwest Center at Williston State College proposed a building project to more than double its size and offer more programs. The $7.5 million project had funding from ...

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Inspectorate Opens New Crude Oil Testing and Inspection Facility in Williston, North Dakota


Press Release – Bureau Veritas Group Houston – Inspectorate,  a core part of the Bureau Veritas Commodities Division, announced today the opening of a new analytical laboratory, specializing in the analysis of crude oil and gas produced from the Bakken shale play in North Dakota. The new laboratory will provide support services for oil and gas drillers, shipping companies and traders needing real time ...

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We’re fracked, part 1

By Nicholas Leingang | The High Plains Reader (Fargo, ND) Since 2005, energy debate in the United States has been polarized by so-called “unconventional” fuels. These energy sources require additional technological and energy inputs during extraction and refinement — in North Dakota, this means millions of gallons of chemical mixtures, advanced drilling equipment, and high-pressure injections collectively known as hydraulic ...

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Dalrymple: State has been ‘easy on companies’ for flaring, but adds: ‘Those days are over’

By Katherine Lymn, The Dickinson Press Bismark- North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple made some of his strongest public comments yet to industry about flaring in a speech Wednesday at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference. Regulators and industry are using the conference — which is occurring just over a week before new flaring reduction measures take effect June 1 — to ...

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Bakken takes center stage: Research to examine state’s new workforce

By Katherine Lymn, The Dickinson Press BISMARCK — Research funded by the North Dakota Industrial Commission will examine the state’s new workforce, with hopes of informing companies that need workers and communities that need to plan for them. The study was announced at a set of sessions at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference’s opening day that focused on how the ...

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New Bakken workers? Oil, gas industry shows interest in drones


By Katherine Lymn , The Dickinson Press “Drone central.” “The Silicon Valley for unmanned aircraft.” North Dakota. With the oil and gas industry in the western side of the state always looking to be more efficient, and ongoing research at the University of North Dakota on the eastern edge, North Dakota could be the petri dish for future commercial applications of unmanned ...

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Williams County puts signs on hold for 3 months

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WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williams County Commission has implemented a three-month moratorium on new signs in and around the western North Dakota oil patch hub of Williston. Sign permit requests are piling up, and officials don’t want county roads filling up with signs and creating “the Las Vegas effect,” County Planning Director Ray Pacheco said. “The last thing we want ...

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Work begins on Oil Patch truck bypasses


By Forum News Service WATFORD CITY — The North Dakota Department of Transportation broke ground Thursday on highway bypass projects in Watford City and New Town that will relieve truck traffic in those Oil Patch towns. “These bypasses will provide greatly needed traffic relief to these growing communities and enhance road safety,” said Gov. Jack Dalrymple said. “The work that ...

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