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    Oil still tops N.D. economy, fuels growthJuly 6, 2015

    By Patrick Springer, Forum Communications Oil remained king in North Dakota as the largest economic sector and the engine that powered the state’s impressive growth last year despite a drop in petroleum prices. The mining sector, dominated by oil and gas extraction, contributed $9 billion toward the state’s $55 billion economy last year, as measured…

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    Authorities weigh in on lifting of federal oil export banJuly 6, 2015

    By Andrew Wernette, The Dickinson Press What would it mean for North Dakota and the nation if the long-standing federal ban on exporting crude oil were lifted? That is the question many are asking now that the United States has enough oil to share in a world that would gladly buy it. There are arguments…

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    ND Leads Nation in Women-Owned BusinessesJuly 6, 2015


    Dickinson refinery celebrates opening about 2 months after ramp upJune 30, 2015


    Upcoming Events

    Alexander CookFest

    July 14, 2015, 2:30pm

    Alexander, ND
    Alexander, ND  58831 Map

    CookFest is a much-anticipated event that brings together industry employees and communities to show appreciation to residents and leaders for their partnerships during this time of development and growth. The event includes Bakken Basics Education Sessions, music, BBQ and lots of other goodies! The event is FREE and open to the public! 2:30-4:30 CDT: Bakken Basics Education Sessions featuring Ron Ness, North Dakota Petroleum Council; Alison Ritter, ND Department of Mineral Resources; Justin Kringstad, ND Pipeline Authority; and, Kathy Neset, Neset Consulting Services. 4-7 p.m. CDT: BBQ, Live Music by Jessie Veeder & Lonesome Willy, information tables & more! CookFest Cook Teams: -BakkenLink Pipeline LLC - J-W Power Company -ConocoPhillips - MBI Energy Services -Continental Resources - Balon Valves -Emerald Oil - FMC Technologies Completion Services -Enbridge - SWAT -Enduro Operating - Fortis Energy Services -Hess - Weatherford -Oasis Petroleum - WellPro -ONEOK - Bilfinger Westcon Inc. -Petro-Hunt - Purity Oilfield Services -QEP Resources - Halliburton -Slawson - Aqua Terra Water Management -SM Energy-CalKern -Statoil - Wyoming Casing -Tesoro High Plains Pipeline Company - Percheron - Intertek -Whiting - Panther Pressure Testers -XTO Energy - Nabors Drilling & Go-Motel Information Tables: -Alliance Pipeline -Aux Sable -Bakken Backers -Department of Mineral Resources -FFA -iGear -National Association of Royalty Owners -ND Energy Education -ND Pipeline Association -ND Pipeline Authority -ND Oil and Gas Producing Counties -ND Petroleum Council/ North Dakota Oil Can! -Neset Consulting Services -Oil and Gas Research Council

    South Heart Bakken Rocks CookFest

    July 16, 2015, 2:30pm

    South Heart School
    310 4th St NW
    South Heart, ND  58655 Map

    CookFest is a much-anticipated event that brings together industry employees and communities to show appreciation to residents and leaders for their partnerships during this time of development and growth. The event includes Bakken Basics Education Sessions, music, BBQ and lots of other goodies! The event is FREE and open to the public! 2:30-4:30 MDT: Bakken Basics Education Sessions featuring Ron Ness, North Dakota Petroleum Council; Alison Ritter, ND Department of Mineral Resources; Justin Kringstad, ND Pipeline Authority; and, Kathy Neset, Neset Consulting Services. 4-7 p.m. MDT: BBQ, Live Music by Nashville recording artist and North Dakota's own Quintana Biffert, information tables & more! CookFest Cook Teams - Abraxas & Wyoming Casing - Armstrong Operating & Halliburton - ConocoPhillips & MBI Energy Services - Continental Resources & GO Wireline - Fidelity & Nabors Drilling/Go-Motel - Hess & Nuverra - Marathon & Weatherford - ONEOK & Bilfinger Westcon Inc. - Petro-Hunt & Purity Oilfield Services - SM Energy & CalKern - Tesoro High Plains Pipeline Company & Percheron & Intertek - Whiting Petroleum & Pioneer Energy Services - WPX Energy & DistributionNOW Where: South Heart Public School, 310 4th St NW INFORMATION TABLES: -Alliance Pipeline -Aux Sable -Bakken Backers -Department of Mineral Resources -FFA -iGear -National Association of Royalty Owners -ND Energy Education -ND Pipeline Association -ND Pipeline Authority -ND Oil and Gas Producing Counties -ND Petroleum Council/ North Dakota Oil Can! -Neset Consulting Services -Oil and Gas Research Council

    CONTRIBUTING TO OUR COMMUNITIES

    Our member companies and their employees are dedicated to the communities in which they live and operate. Whether it is through Oil Can! programs, such as Pick Up the Patch! or Bakken Rocks CookFest or their own programs and foundations, companies strive to give back. Learn more or find out how you can request help for your community or organization.

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    Oil still tops N.D. economy, fuels growth

    By Patrick Springer, Forum Communications Oil remained king in North Dakota as the largest economic sector and the engine that powered the state’s impressive growth last year despite a drop in petroleum prices. The mining sector, dominated by oil and gas extraction, contributed $9 billion toward the state’s $55 billion economy last year, as measured…

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    Authorities weigh in on lifting of federal oil export ban

    By Andrew Wernette, The Dickinson Press What would it mean for North Dakota and the nation if the long-standing federal ban on exporting crude oil were lifted? That is the question many are asking now that the United States has enough oil to share in a world that would gladly buy it. There are arguments…

    READ MORE

    ND Leads Nation in Women-Owned Businesses

    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., brought U.S. Small Business Administration leader Maria Contreras-Sweet to North Dakota today to highlight successful women-owned small businesses in North Dakota and discuss ways to encourage and support women entrepreneurs. Women-owned businesses are all over Minot, especially downtown. North Dakota has about 23,500 women-owned businesses, which account for about one-third of the…

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    Dickinson refinery celebrates opening about 2 months after ramp up

    By Andrew Wernette, The Dickinson Press North Dakota Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner raised his fist as he encouraged the crowd around him to chant along. “Hip hip, hooray!” the Dickinson Republican shouted, and the responding roar was unanimous. is was one of the more energetic responses Monday during the grand opening of Dakota Prairie…

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