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Energy play to last generations

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Nick Smith, Bismarck Tribune The state’s top oil and gas industry regulator told Williston Basin Petroleum Conference attendees Thursday the possibilities in the region are nearly limitless if the energy play is managed properly. Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms called the boom in western North Dakota a generations-long energy play. “We need to think long term but act ...

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Hannity brings pep to Williston Basin Petroleum Conference


By Katherine Lymn, Forum News Service BISMARCK – Fox News personality Sean Hannity provided a break from talk about enhanced oil recovery and well spacing Thursday morning at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference with a scathing attack on liberals and government. Hannity spoke from the Bismarck Civic Center on the final day of the conference, which brought about 4,500 people to ...

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BNSF chairman: Progress being made on delays


By Mike Nowatzki, Jamestown Sun BISMARCK — A top BNSF executive said Wednesday the railroad is catching up with a backlog of fertilizer shipments and orders to move North Dakota farm products to market, but wet weather has hampered progress. In a sit-down interview with Forum News Service at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck, BNSF Executive Chairman Matt Rose ...

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CEO calls for oil exports to strengthen U.S. economy


By Amy Dalrymple, Dickinson Press BISMARCK – The CEO of Marathon Oil Corp. called for lifting the U.S. ban on crude oil exports Wednesday during his keynote address at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference. “Lifting today’s crude oil exports restrictions would help strengthen the U.S. economy, foster job creation and promote the efficient development of the domestic energy sector,” said ...

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270 Fracking Wells Account For 60 Percent Of All Flaring In North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Just 274 wells accounted for around 60 percent of all flaring of natural gas in North Dakota in December, a researcher said Tuesday at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in Bismarck. Chad Wocken, senior research manager at the Energy and Environmental Research Center, a contract research firm housed at the University of North Dakota, discussed flaring ...

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ND oil refinery $50M over budget but still on track for December startup

By Mike Nowatzki, The Dickinson Press  Bismark- An oil refinery being built in western North Dakota is about $50 million over budget but remains on track to start refining crude in December, a project official said Tuesday at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference here. The Dakota Prairie Refining facility under construction four miles west of Dickinson will process 20,000 barrels ...

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Bakken takes center stage: Research to examine state’s new workforce

By Katherine Lymn, The Dickinson Press BISMARCK — Research funded by the North Dakota Industrial Commission will examine the state’s new workforce, with hopes of informing companies that need workers and communities that need to plan for them. The study was announced at a set of sessions at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference’s opening day that focused on how the ...

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