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The top 5 Bakken stories of the week

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Rig Count: 188 5. Shareholders approve acquisition between pair of Denver-based company’s Whiting Petroleum Corp. shareholders have approved the acquisition of Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. in an all-stock deal, according to the Denver Business Journal. The deal is valued at $6 billion. A merger between the two companies was announced back on July 13 of this year. It is ...

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What happened to Brandon Belk? Could better safety measures have saved him?


Environment & Energy Publishing released a story today outlining the suspicious death of a Bandlands Power Fuels worker named Brandon Belk in Watford City, North Dakota. Belk’s parents stated in the interview that they believe his death was caused by inhaling solvents and other petroleum products while cleaning a frack tank. The autopsy says that he died from pneumonia or ...

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