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U.S. rig count declines by 1 to 568

oil rig, rig count, Baker Hughes

Baker Hughes’ latest rig count report shows the number of rigs drilling for oil rose by two this week to 452. Rigs drilling for natural gas was down 2. The total rig count fell by one to 568, still higher than the May low of 404. Total offshore rigs are down 12 from last year at this time. States losing ...

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Growing ND company acquires new Montana facility

Anchor, Montana, Culbertson

FARGO, ND–Anchor Ingredients Co., LLC (“Anchor”), a Midwest-based leading supplier of quality ingredients for the food and pet food industries, is adding to its growing footprint, announcing the acquisition of a rail-loading and storage facility in Culbertson, Mont. The company will use the new pulse facility to originate specialty crops, specifically peas and lentils, from both Montana and western North Dakota. ...

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Continental Resources plans to complete 29 Bakken wells

energy, 2016, year in review

Continental Resources’ Bakken production averaged nearly 108,000 b/d of oil equivalent in the third quarter of 2016, down 14% or more than 17,000 boe/d from the previous quarter, but the Oklahoma City-based producer plans to boost production in its North Dakota and Montana plays before the end of the year. “We’ve begun harvesting our valuable Bakken inventories,” Harold Hamm, Continental’s ...

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XTO sponsors “Give Back to the Bakken” grant program

XTO, grant

XTO Energy announced their commitment to the Bakken in sponsorship of a program called “Give Back to the Bakken,” which provides grants to area nonprofit organizations  in North Dakota and Montana. Past recipients of grants include Home on the Range and Best Friends Mentoring. The grants, says XTO Energy, is a show of appreciation for the communities in eastern Montana ...

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WHERE THEY STAND: Clinton, Trump on the issues

issues, campaign, presidential election 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on three dozen issues: ABORTION Persistent Republican-led efforts to restrict access to abortion and to curb government funding for Planned Parenthood have been hotly debated in Washington and in states. The issue will be shaped in some way by the next president and could be shaped profoundly ...

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The 9-Point Checklist for Hiring the Right Motor & Generator Service Company

generator, Ward Leonard

Choosing a company to be your motor and generator service firm isn’t something that people take lightly.  There are many things to consider.  Some may feel that the choice is price-driven while others are looking for quality above all.  And still others may be looking for something as simple as reliable field service. Whatever the reasons, it’s best to do ...

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NC regulator OKs Duke Energy-Piedmont Natural Gas merger

Duke Energy, pollution, divestment

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators are allowing Duke Energy to expand from being the country’s largest electricity company to selling natural gas. Duke Energy Corp. said in a statement Thursday that the North Carolina Utilities Commission has allowed its acquisition of Piedmont Natural Gas Co. The regulatory approval is the last needed for the deal. The transaction is ...

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15 Las Vegas Strip properties unplugging from NV Energy grid

Las Vegas, Nevada

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nobody will flip a switch, and lights aren’t expected to flutter on casino floors when 15 Las Vegas Strip properties start parting ways overnight with NV Energy. MGM Resorts International and Wynn Resorts will start buying electricity Saturday from private providers on the open market after a yearlong effort to unplug from the state’s dominant electric ...

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