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US RIG COUNT DOWN 1 THIS WEEK TO 1,761 Nov 22, 7:00 PM EST HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by one this week to 1,761. The Houston-based company said in its weekly report Friday that 1,387 rigs were exploring for oil ...

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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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Drilling bill passed in the United State House of Representatives


The House of Representatives passed a bill aimed at speeding up drilling for oil and natural gas. The Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act was co-sponsored by North Dakota Representative Kevin Cramer. The bill would reform leasing and permitting for fracking, and reduce what sponsors describe as bureaucratic burdens for tribal energy development. “But what it does is it ...

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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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BNSF makes exponential growth since conception

Teresa Perkins, general director of Petroleum Products for BNSF, recalled when Houston-based EOG Resources had a vision and went forward several years ago to build the first crude unit train facility. BNSF, serving that facility, hauled its first unit train out of Stanley in 2009. Since that time, a number of unit train facilities that BNSF serves have been built ...

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Butte County may be new home of man camps

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BELLE FOURCHE — In North Dakota, it’s a common sight to behold: Man camps, or large camps that provide temporary housing to thousands of oilfield workers, whether it be with recreational vehicles, lodges, or barracks-style modular homes. Soon, man camps may start to rise up in our own backyard. In August, Butte County commissioners came together to address temporary housing ...

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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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Montana man receives over $10 million dollar drilling rig settlement


BILLINGS, Mont. – A Montana man severely burned in a Bakken oil patch fire has reached a multimillion-dollar settlement with a Texas company accused of providing him insufficient training and equipment, according to attorneys for the plaintiff and court documents. Thirty-year-old Lester “Gary” Roberts of Billings received what his attorneys described Wednesday as a “substantial eight-figure sum” to resolve his ...

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