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Measure 5 verbal firefight persists with vote less than 3 weeks away

On Tuesday, a heated forum took place at NDSU’s Memorial Union over the Clean Water, Wildlife and Parks Amendment (CWWP) between two panels of three speakers. The two-hour forum covered all the boiling topics surrounding the amendment from outside funding to the economic planning of the potential amendment. The amendment, which will be Measure 5 on next month’s ballot, has ...

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Joint venture brings new pipeline to Mexico

pipeline construction

Nustar Energy LP and Petróleos Mexicanos (PMI) are working together to develop a pipeline that will transport liquefied petroleum gases and refined fuels from the U.S. to northern Mexico. The joint venture between the two companies “is one of the very first commercial agreements between energy companies from the U.S. and Mexico to create a (joint venture) focused on infrastructure.” ...

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North Dakota produces 1 billion barrels!

oil production

On Wednesday Lynn Helms, the Director of the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources, announced that North Dakota has produced 1 billion barrels of oil in total. His monthly report also showed that the state produced 35.1 million barrels in the month of August. According to an article from thehill.com, the EIA announced on Wednesday that it predicts North Dakota ...

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North Dakota reaches record oil production for August

canola pump jack

Platts.com reported today that North Dakota has yet again increased its oil and natural gas production during the month of August. Based on statistics released by the Department of Mineral Resources today, the state produced 1.132 million barrels per day (b/d) of oil. Well count in the area is also at an all-time high of 11,563. Natural gas production also ...

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Over 1,000 gather in Williston for Sarah Palin

sarah palin

The Williston Herald reported that former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin sold out the Williston State College auditorium yesterday as the keynote speaker for the Trinity Christian School fall banquet. Palin, who coined the phrase, “Drill, baby, drill,” feels that North Dakota portrays a certain ‘pioneering spirit’ that is usually only associated with Alaska. Her speech largely focused on oil ...

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Old Permian wells get a second chance at life

Former Kinder Morgan executive Chuck Fox, who is now CEO of Windy Cove, has plans to develop enhanced recovery projects for old oil wells in the Permian Basin. The project will cost about $200 million.  Total costs will cover the purchase of the land, drilling injection wells, and then adding the compression technology that will inject carbon dioxide into the ...

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6 Williston restaurants you have to check out

1. Basil Sushi Bar & Asian Fusion Basil Sushi Bar is the highest rated restaurant in Williston on both Yelp and TripAdvisor.com. Basil features an array of sushi, sashimi (thin pieces of raw fish) and Asian entrees. Some local favorites include the calamari appetizer and the sashimi. Basil features a drink menu with wine, sake and beer. Located at 16 ...

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Proposed plastic manufacturing plant in North Dakota would benefit Colorado

Bakken Oil Well Flare

California start-up Badlands NGL LLC, which plans to move its headquarters to Denver, has proposed building a $4 billion plastic manufacturing plant in North Dakota. According to an article by the Denver Business Journal, the building of the plastic factory could help Colorado-based oil and gas companies working in the Bakken deal with excess natural gas. Badlands announced plans to ...

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