Home / Tag Archives: oil field workers

Tag Archives: oil field workers

Decision to end Williston crew camps might prompt lawsuit

The city commission's decision to end Williston crew camps will likely face a legal battle. (Image courtesy of Target Logistics)

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A company that provides workforce housing in the western North Dakota oil patch says it will sue to continue operating crew camps in Williston. The City Commission late last year set a July 1 deadline for the camps to shut down, and commissioners earlier this month rejected a compromise proposal to instead phase out the camps ...

Read More »

Shifting oilfield workforces: From Boomers to Millennials

Interested in observing how multiple generations are working together? Then, get thee to an oilfield where you’ll find Baby Boomers (b. ‘46-’65), Generation Xers (b. ’66-’80) and Millennials (b.’80-2000) working in tandem. This may sound rather harmonious, but every generation has its gripes about the other. The advent of technology has left the most distinguishable impression that accounts for differences ...

Read More »

Films bring fracking to forefront

PEMBROKE — “Fracking Stories,” a series of short documentaries about the public health and environmental consequences associated with hydraulic fracturing, will be screened Thursday at the Pembroke Public Library. The six films that comprise “Fracking Stories” form “a cautionary tale of what happens when this industry comes to town,” according to a press release. Sponsored by the Winyah Rivers Foundation, ...

Read More »

Oil Field Investigation Reveals Lack Of Inspections And Shoddy Practices

oil rig

HOUSTON (AP) — Injury claims, government data and public records of oil field accidents since the start of the onshore drilling and fracking boom in 2007 show the federal government failed to implement safety standards and procedures, according to a Houston Chronicle investigation. The examination also shows a lack of government inspections and shoddy practices by many oil and gas ...

Read More »