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Bakken beefs up rig count, Oklahoma up 5

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For the second week in a row, the Baker Hughes North American rotary rig count increase was led by areas outside of Texas. North Dakota’s Bakken oilfields saw an increase of three new rigs this week, while Oklahoma added five new rigs exploring for oil and gas, presumably in the Granite Wash and Cana Woodford basins. The Eagle Ford in ...

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Trump addresses energy policy at North Dakota oil expo

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Donald Trump’s speech on energy policy electrified the crowd Thursday at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, North Dakota. Trump’s message was simple: America first. “America’s incredible energy potential remains untapped,” Trump said. “Under my presidency, we’ll accomplish a complete American energy independence.” In front of about 7,000 people, Trump outlined an energy plan that promotes oil, natural gas ...

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3-day North Dakota oil expo, conference begins in Bismarck

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Organizers expect about 2,800 people to attend a three-day event in Bismarck highlighting the state’s oil patch. The Williston Basin Petroleum Conference and Expo starts Tuesday at the Bismarck Civic Center. The North Dakota Petroleum Council says people come from about 40 states and a few foreign countries. The event brings together engineers, geologists, investors, CEOs ...

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Trump tickets sold out online ‘almost immediately’

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Tickets available to see Donald Trump speak at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference sold out Monday in a matter of minutes, officials said. Trump will deliver the keynote address at the North Dakota energy event on May 26 at the Bismarck Civic Center. The address from Trump is included in the conference’s general registration, but a special session pass to ...

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Trump to deliver keynote at Williston Basin Petroleum Conference

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will get a chance to tackle energy policy while delivering the keynote address at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference on May 26 in Bismarck, N.D. The three-day conference covers the oil and gas business in the Williston Basin. Trump will speak at 1 p.m. on the final day, according to North Dakota Petroleum Council President ...

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Texas investment firm partners with Bakken operators

A Fort Worth energy investment firm partnered with a team of Bakken operators and developers to purchase a package of assets in the Williston Basin. Vortus Investments, along with the team from Denver’s North Plains Energy, have formed NP Resources LLC. After acquiring the Williston Basin assets, NP Resources will now have roughly 90,000 net acres spread throughout three North ...

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Permian Basin dominates rig counts

Despite being halved in the past year, the Permian Basin’s rig count heads the upswing with more rigs than any other US region. It’s been a rough year for rig counts in every shale play across the country, and the Permian Basin has been no exception. In the past 12 months, capped August 7 2015, the Basin suffered a loss ...

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