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Unemployment falls in most US states in October

Unemployment falls in most US state in October   Nov 22, 11:57 AM EST BY CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP ECONOMICS WRITER WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment fell in 28 U.S. states last month, and employers added jobs in 34 states. The gains suggest recent improvements in the job market have occurred in most regions of the country. The Labor Department said Friday ...

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Million-barrel miles going untapped

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Million-barrel miles are stranded in the oil patch, but companies and state regulators are coming up with a new drilling plan to get those barrels out of the ground. The stranded oil is underneath section lines, historic easements that border every mile-square of land so that farmers, sportsmen and others can travel about the countryside. These section lines are sacred ...

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North Dakota homeowners flooded in 2011 applying for millions in loans from new state program


MINOT, North Dakota — North Dakota homeowners who were flooded two years ago are seeking about $3.6 million in loans from a state program that began taking applications Oct. 1. The state-owned Bank of North Dakota reports it has received 182 applications in the Supplemental Rebuilders Loan Program, which offers low-interest loans of up to $20,000 to homeowners who previously ...

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Canadian company acquires North Dakota fuel distribution business

Canada’s Parkland acquiring SPF Parkland Fuel Corp., which has taken pride in its ability to seize emerging opportunities in the Canadian marketplace, is spreading its wings into the United States with a $110 million purchase of SPF Energy to acquire a North Dakota fuel distribution business. Based in Red Deer, central Alberta, Parkland said it is buying all the outstanding ...

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Dickinson EMS receives vital aid to alleviate Bakken pressure


Dickinson Ambulance Service receives $183K in grant funds By Katherine Grandstrand on Nov 21, 2013 at 9:11pm Emergency medical services are essential, whether it is in a city or a rural area. Having a skilled emergency medical technician crew can mean the difference between life and death when traveling to a hospital. That’s why the North Dakota Legislature changed the rules to include ...

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Qingdao oil flow halted as explosion toll hits 47

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(Reuters) – Crude pipelines have been shut-off in the eastern Chinese oil hub of Qingdao pending safety checks a day after a leak triggered a huge explosion that killed 47 people, a refinery official and state media said on Saturday. Qingdao is one of China’s largest crude oil import terminals, supplying at least two major Sinopec Corp refineries – the ...

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Making crude oil out of thin air?


By John Bestoloffe There is big news coming out of the Middle East that one of the hottest commodities can be made out of the earth’s two most common elements, carbon dioxide and hydrogen. Energy could see a substantial progression of discovery thanks to a group of researchers at Ben-Gurion University (BGU) of the Negev in Israel. The group reports ...

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Williston Basin receives more transmission


Williston Basin receives more transmission   Distribution success stories are everywhere in industry magazines these days. Transmission stories are harder to come by because they are fewer and farther between. Basin Electric, however, is working to change that with a new proposed 345-kilovolt (kV) transmission project in North Dakota. The proposed line will run approximately 200 miles from Antelope Valley Station ...

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