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Major Step Forward for the Davis Refinery, ND Public Service Commission Dismisses Complaint

Meridian Energy Group, Inc., the leading developer of innovative and environmentally-compliant oil refining facilities, announced today that a complaint filed against its Davis Refinery project has been dismissed by the North Dakota Public Service Commission (“PSC”) for lack of jurisdiction. The Commission adopted the recommendation of the Administrative Law Judge and unanimously voted to grant Meridian’s motion to dismiss the ...

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Colleges Celebrate Successful Completion of Energy Grant

Four colleges in North Dakota celebrated the completion of a six-year long, $24 million grant that resulted in thousands of trained individuals ready to fill crucial workforce needs in North Dakota. Bismarck State College, Sitting Bull College, Turtle Mountain Community College, and Williston State College partnered to form the TREND Consortium, or Training for Regional Energy in North Dakota, in ...

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Heitkamp, Hoeven Comment on Federal Funds for ND Airports

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded more than $7.4 million in grants for North Dakota airports. Details of the funding are as follows: Hillsboro Municipal Airport Authority – $1,566,239 – The funds will be used to expand the apron, reconstruct an existing taxiway parallel to the runway and build a taxiway providing access to aircraft hangars. City of ...

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Civil Construction Begins on Davis Refinery

Meridian Energy Group, Inc., a lead developer of innovative and environmentally-compliant oil refining facilities, announced that they have executed a contract with SEH Design|Build, Inc. (“SEH D|B”), a subsidiary of Short Elliott Hendrickson Inc. (“SEH”) with an office in Bismarck, North Dakota, for the performance of site and civil design and construction services for the Davis Refinery. This announcement comes ...

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ND Sets New Oil and Gas Records

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North Dakota has reached new records in both oil and gas production. May preliminary data released by the Oil and Gas Division indicates North Dakota is now producing 1,244,629 barrels of oil per day – an increase of 17,146 barrels from the last record set in December 2014. “This is a very encouraging time for North Dakota as oil and ...

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Sen. Heitkamp Speaks at Williston Economic Development Conference on Record U.S. Oil Exports

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U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp addressed the Williston Economic Development Corporation’s conference with energy industry and community leaders from Midland, TX, to discuss issues in the oil and gas sector. She also talked about her work to successfully reach a deal to lift the 40 year-old ban on exporting domestic oil, which has led to record U.S. oil exports in recent ...

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President Trump endorses Kevin Cramer for Senate seat

President Donald Trump endorsed Congressman Kevin Cramer in his bid for U.S. Senate, according to Kevin Cramer’s office. “I am deeply honored to have earned President Trump’s endorsement for my Senate campaign,” said Rep. Kevin Cramer. “President Trump has had a huge impact on North Dakota in many ways and continuing this work for the benefit of my constituents is ...

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NDDOT Seeking Submissions for Transportation Innovation Ideas

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The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) is currently seeking submissions for the Transportation Innovation Program (TRIP). TRIP seeks to identify and implement innovative solutions for transportation related projects. Submission are being sought to address areas in transportation including but not limited to: • Bridges and structures • Construction • Operations and Maintenance • Roadway surfacing • Planning • Environmental ...

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NDPC opens applications for 2018-2019 Al Golden Scholarships

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Bismarck, N.D. – The North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) is now taking applications for its Al Golden Scholarship program for the 2018-2019 school year. The NDPC will award nine $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing degrees or training in an energy-related field. “Workforce recruitment continues to be a huge challenge for the industry, but a tremendous opportunity for North Dakota’s young ...

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