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Will aliens be visiting your well site?

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With ghosts and goblins trick-or-treating tonight, you may also want to keep an eye out for aliens and UFO’s. Former Lockheed Martin engineer, Boyd Bushman, passed away this year at the age of 78 but left photos and video explaining his encounters with aliens while working at Area 51. Bushman’s story has traveled through the World Wide Web and is ...

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Shale Plays Exclusive: Interview with ND Republican Party Executive Director Jason Flohrs

As November 4th approaches, both Democrats and Republicans are scrambling to reach constituents about the importance of voting in the midterm elections. Historically, midterm elections procure a lower turnout, but this November, getting out to vote is more important than ever before. Voters are faced with big decisions on the ballot that could drastically affect not only the oil and ...

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HERO saves lives everywhere, from Liberia to Williston

HERO or Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization is a non-profit based out of Fargo, ND that specializes in distributing refurbished medical equipment to places in need. Bakken.com recently met with Ty Hegland, the executive director of HERO to discuss his organization, their process and all of the places they’ve helped. HERO is located in the up-and-coming area of South Osgood in ...

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Despite oil price panic, experts remain optimistic

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Bloomberg reported today that although oil prices are falling, the market will not collapse anytime soon. Financial analysts predict that the current slowdown in growth will not last forever.  This is because global consumption itself is slated to increase to 99 million barrels a day in 2019, up from 92.8 million this year. In the future, oil consumption should grow ...

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UND hopes to expand its petroleum engineering program

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The University of North Dakota (UND) has recently developed a petroleum engineering program, according to The Williston Herald. The program is aimed at preparing and encouraging young people in North Dakota to be qualified, educated workers for the state’s booming oil industry. UND has stated that the most common requests that oil companies come to them with is their lack of people. ...

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Phillips 66 to partner with Energy Transfer Partners on Bakken pipeline project

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Earlier this year Energy Transfer Partners, L.P announced that it would be building a pipeline system from North Dakota to Illinois and Colorado to aid in the state’s lack of infrastructure and support its burgeoning energy industry. Today, Phillips 66 has announced it is becoming a joint partner in the venture to build the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Energy ...

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New standards for crude oil transportation in ND

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On Nov. 13 North Dakota plans to instate new laws regarding the treatment of crude oil that is transported out of the state, according to an article recently published on Reuters.com. Recent controversy surrounding the topic has caused legislatures to ‘lean away’ from requiring the conditioning of crude at the well site. However, the removal of volatile components will be ...

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Are we on course for energy independence by 2025?

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A recent Wood Mackenzie report is setting a date for American energy independence. Thanks to trends of high production and stabling demand, 2025 is expected to be the first year since 1952 that the U.S. will export more energy products than it imports. Rigzone.com reports: A country can achieve energy independence through two channels,” said James Brick, senior analyst with Wood ...

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