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Activity up, hiring increases in the Bakken

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Oil companies are hiring in the Bakken, and more jobs are expected to open up next year, according to the Bismarck Tribune today. Job Service North Dakota announced six oil companies are looking for workers to man fracking crews in the new year, said Cindy Sanford, customer service office manager of Job Service’s Williston branch. She said she couldn’t reveal ...

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Pipeline spill cleanup still ongoing in Billings County

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A pipeline spill last week in Billings County released around 4,200 barrels or 176,000 gallons of crude oil from the Belle Fourche Pipeline, approximately 16 miles northwest of Belfield.  Reuters reported that Bill Seuss, program manager for the North Dakota Department of Health, said approximately 3,100 barrels of the 4,200 spilled slid into Ash Coulee Creek, which feeds into the ...

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Corps denies easement for DAPL

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Over the weekend, attention in the oil and gas industry was turned to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protest. Protesters celebrated a standoff near Cannonball that ultimately led to the announcement by the Army Corps of Engineers to deny the easement that would allow the almost complete pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota. Assistant Secretary of the ...

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Reuters: Dakota Access will not be re-routed

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Energy Transfer Partners LP Chief Executive Officer Kelcy Warren said the company will not consider rerouting its Dakota Access oil pipeline despite concerns voiced by U.S. native groups, according to an Associated Press interview published on Friday. President Barack Obama said earlier this month that the government was examining ways to reroute the pipeline. Energy Transfer did not immediately respond ...

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Pipeline protests escalate, more arrests

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Demonstrators fanned out across North America on Tuesday to demand the U.S. government halt or reroute the Dakota Access pipeline as the companies behind the controversial project asked a federal court for permission to complete it. In what organizers said were the largest demonstrations to date against the pipeline, thousands of people rallied outside Army Corps of Engineers offices, banks ...

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Dakota Access: Two Sides of the Story

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The Dakota Access Pipeline continues to make headlines across the United States, especially since many celebrities have taken an interest in participating in the protests. Protests have support from Hollywood in Leonardo DiCaprio, Susan Sarandon, Mark Ruffalo and Shailene Woodley. Even Rev. Jesse Jackson was seen riding a horse around the protest site and camp. EcoWatch reported in September the ...

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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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Will Hess add new Bakken rigs in 2017?

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More rigs for the Bakken are in the 2017 Hess plan, according to company president and CEO John Hess, who was speaking about the company’s game plan in their third-quarter earnings call. Hess reported a net loss of $339 million, or $1.12 per common share for the third quarter, which compares to a net loss of $279 million or 98 ...

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Iran makes $6 billion deal with Total, CNPC

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According to the Wall Street Journal, Iran plans to sign a preliminary $6 billion deal with Total SA on Tuesday to help develop an onshore gas field. The move by Total is the first return by a Western energy company since sanctions were lifted this year. Total was long one of the most active Western oil companies in Iran, and ...

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