Oil company gives $5 million for housing: teachers, police among those who will benefit
By Amy Dalrymple, Forum Communciations XTO Energy announced Monday a $5 million donation that will help provide affordable housing for teachers, police and other essential personnel in three of the state’s busiest oil communities. The oil company’s contribution to North Dakota’s Housing Incentive Fund will support four housing projects in Williston, Watford City and Killdeer….
Slowdown won’t cause oil bust
By Nick Smith, Bismarck Tribune State officials provided lawmakers with a largely upbeat picture Monday of state revenues and oil production with both holding fairly level despite a recent decline in oil prices and rig activity. The interim Government Finance Committee heard updates on oil production and the status of state revenue collections in the…
Traveling by car this summer? Tips for saving money on gas
In 2014, Americans drove 3.02 trillion miles—the equivalent of 6.2 million round-trips to the moon. With light-duty vehicles accounting for more than 40% of U.S. oil use, most people want to use less gas to save them money, helping reduce pollution and improve energy security. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to improve your gas…
Traveling pipeline expo visits Bemidji – highlights jobs, infrastructure, safety
By Matthew Liedke, Grand Forks Herald group of Minnesota pipeline workers visited Bemidji on Wednesday as part of traveling expo to show how the industry operates in the state. The group, which includes a coalition of four labor unions involved in pipeline construction and installation, visited the Beltrami County Fairgrounds to speak with local residents about…