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Mary Schimke is Managing Editor for Energy Media Group. Mary Schimke is Editor at Energy Media Group. She brings to the table 15 years of teaching, editing, and management experience. She graduated in 1999 from Minot State University with a BS in Education and a major in English. She has worked as a freelance editor for several independent clients in a variety of disciplines. Mary is currently a graduate student at Southern New Hampshire University studying literary theory, criticism, and writing.

Bakken is Back on Track in 2018

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Despite a few tenuous years for our industry, the Bakken is back on track. In 2017, our petroleum industry stared down world markets, and we are emerging stronger and better poised to succeed in 2018. This is thanks largely to the ingenuity and innovation on behalf of the Bakken’s leading men and women, and we’re excited to be featuring many ...

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NDPC opens applications for 2018-2019 Al Golden Scholarships

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Bismarck, N.D. – The North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) is now taking applications for its Al Golden Scholarship program for the 2018-2019 school year. The NDPC will award nine $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing degrees or training in an energy-related field. “Workforce recruitment continues to be a huge challenge for the industry, but a tremendous opportunity for North Dakota’s young ...

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January 12: Rig count and oil price both climb

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Baker Hughes, a GE Company, reported the North America Rotary Rig Count for January 12, 2018 increased by 15 this week. The rig count included an increase of 2 offshore rigs and 13 inland rigs exploring for oil and gas. Of those 15, 10 are exploring for oil, while 5 rigs are searching for natural gas. Breakout information by Baker ...

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New Apartment Complex in Watford City Offers Offers Affordable Luxury Housing

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Orange Property Management, a North Dakota management company, now manages the luxury Madison Heights apartments on North Main Street in Watford City. The company recently merged with longtime Watford management company Homestead Management. Madison Heights consists of four buildings that contains one, two, and three bedroom apartments with high-end modern finishes. Those who live at the upscale complex enjoy a ...

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ND Oil and Gas Rules Move to Next Phase of Approval

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According to a recent report by Jason Spiess of The Crude Life Media Network, the ND Oil and Gas Division presented an order of proposed final administrative rules to the North Dakota Industrial Commission on Tuesday. The Commission voted 3-0 to approve the rule change order. Changes to the administrative code include proposals to require sundry notices for spills not ...

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Why selling crude oil to China is good for America

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Continental Resources, Inc. recently announced its first-ever sale of Bakken oil specifically for delivery overseas. Continental Resources has sold 1,005,000 barrels of crude oil for November delivery to Atlantic Trading and Marketing (“ATMI”), which intends to export the oil to China. “This is a historic day for Continental and begins a new chapter in our long-term strategy to establish multiple ...

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Rig count up 8, all natural gas

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The Baker Hughes Rotary Rig Count from last Friday showed an overall increase of 8 rigs drilling, but no new rigs are exploring for oil. All eight rigs are looking for natural gas, in contrast to last week’s report that showed nine new rigs were exploring for oil. Baker Hughes reported a new total of 915, up from 907 total the ...

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