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    Cooking for a Cause: Three Ways Industry Is Bringing the Heat When it Comes to Helping

    MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR JANUARY 2017     BAKKEN BLOOD DRIVE UNDERWAY The Third Annual Battle of the Bakken Blood Drive kicked off on January 27 and has a full slate of donation opportunities today through Feb. 28. The blood drive, which is hosted by the North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) in partnership with United Blood Services (UBS),…

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    October: Don’t Miss Out on a $25,000 Treat This Halloween

    MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR OCTOBER 2016     THIS AIN’T NO TRICK A few days remain for nonprofit organizations in Montana and North Dakota to apply for two $25,000 grants from XTO Energy. The grants, says XTO Energy, is a show of appreciation for the communities in eastern Montana and western North Dakota who have welcomed the company…

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    September: Name the sources of rising methane emissions…Survey Says!

    MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR SEPTEMBER 2016     NAME A SOURCE OF RISING METHANE EMISSIONS… If you guess cow burps, you just scored points for your team on Family Feud, but if you guessed fossil fuels, you gained a strike and failed to get on the board. A study recently released by researchers at the Royal Holloway, University…

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    August: Then and now: How rural North Dakota has schooled the “Emptied Prairie”

    MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR AUGUST 2016     BAKKEN BRINGS EDUCATION BACK BIGGER AND BETTER THAN BEFORE It’s Back to School time, and what better way to bring it back than with some lessons on petroleum? Did you know that petroleum plays a crucial part of your education? From iPads and computers to backpacks, tablets and pens, petroleum…

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    July: Does Fracking Make My Wallet Look Big?

    MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR JULY 2016     BAKKEN ROCKS COOKFEST BROUGHT THE MEAT AND TREATS TO HUNDREDS An estimated 1,800 people came out to the 8th Annual Bakken Rocks CookFests despite the heat to take advantage of information sessions, live entertainment from area musicians and, of course, free BBQ and food served up by the industry’s best…

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    June: Books, BBQs, and Star-Spangled Banners By the Barrel – June Issue

    MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR JUNE 2016     INFOGRAPHIC:  INDEPENDENCE BY THE BARREL Did you know that Americans have saved $20 BILLION so far this year compared to last year thanks to lower gas prices? Or that this year’s price are the lowest they’ve been for the Fourth of July in more than a decade? Well, this isn’t…

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    April: 65 Years and Going Strong!

      MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR APRIL 2016     (Photo courtesy of State Historical Society of North Dakota, William E. (Bill) Shemorry Photograph Collection)APRIL 4 MARKS 65 YEARS OF OIL DEVELOPMENT IN ND This week marks 65 years since North Dakota first became an oil producing state. Although there have been ups and downs, the industry continues today…

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    Your March Madness Brackets – brought to you by petroleum

    MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR MARCH 2016     March Madness kicks off this week, and while each of the initial 64 teams will bring different skills, talents and players to the court, they all need one thing to make this tournament the anticipated event that it is: petroleum.Whether it’s the moisture-wicking uniforms, the sneakers or the basketball needed…

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    February: One way industry is giving back in a down market

    MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR FEBRUARY 2016     CULTURE, CUISINE & A CAUSE Dickinson API Gumbo Cookoff serves up Cajun and Creole cuisine for education and community Mardi Gras and Carnival may be over, but the celebration of Louisiana culture will continue in Dickinson this Saturday when the Dickinson API Chapter hosts its 19th Annual Gumbo Cookoff. Eighteen…

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    Industry makes a “little” gain a lot with time and tech

    MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR JANUARY 2016     GIVE A LITTLE PIECE OF YOUR HEART IN FEBRUARY The holiday season might be over, but it doesn’t mean you need to stop giving. The 2nd Annual Battle of the Bakken Blood Drive co-hosted by United Blood Services and theNorth Dakota Petroleum Council will kick off February 1 to collect…

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