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Trump addresses energy policy at North Dakota oil expo

Dakota Access, Trump, energy, plan, oil, North Dakota

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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Bismarck elementary students got an energy education on Wednesday at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference

Oil Can Kids Day

250 students, mostly fourth-graders, attended the Oil Can Kids Day event at the Bismarck Civic Center. Fourth-grade classes rotated through different energy education stations, each one a snapshot of where energy comes from and how it is used. The program also teaches students about tools and skills they’ll need if they work in a trade. At one station, kids participated ...

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Seafood company, lawyers must return $1 million in spill money

oil, spill, Seafood company

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the return of more than $1 million in settlement money granted to a seafood company after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier (BAHR’-bee-aye) ruled Tuesday that Crystal Seafood Company defrauded administrators of a BP settlement fund by claiming to be an ongoing Port-Arthur, Texas-based business ...

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Firefighters from US, South Africa to arrive in Alberta

firefighters

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Officials say about 1,000 additional fire crews from across Canada, the United States and South Africa will be joining the fight this week against a massive wildfire near Fort McMurray. Alberta wildlife official Chad Morrison said Tuesday the blaze continues to move northeast away from communities and oil sands facilities in northern Alberta. He says cooler ...

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French police force open fuel depot amid protests, shortages

fuel depot

PARIS (AP) — French police used water cannons on Tuesday to disperse projectile-throwing protesters blocking a key fuel depot on the Mediterranean, as gasoline shortages spread around the country amid increasingly tense labor actions. Strikes have spread to all eight of France’s refineries, and one in five gas stations are now dry or running low. A two-month protest movement against ...

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Buffett’s company keeps adding to its Phillips 66 investment

Warren Buffett, Phillips 66

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett’s company now owns nearly 15 percent of Phillips 66 after buying 642,841 shares of the oil refiner over the past week. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. disclosed the recent purchases in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday. Berkshire now owns nearly 76.4 million Phillips 66 shares. Berkshire revealed owning over 10 percent ...

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