Fracking jobs show signs of life in Bakken


(Forum News Service)

WILLISTON. - Some oilfield companies that laid off workers in the Bakken are now hiring again, particularly for jobs related to hydraulic fracturing. The Williston office of Job Service North Dakota is...
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Shale King Returns to Fracking Wells After Oil Rallies to $50


(Joe Carroll, Alix Steel, & Jennifer A Dlouhy, Bloomberg)

Continental Resources Inc. is fracking again. Crude almost doubled in the past four months to more than $50 a barrel, enough for Continental to dispatch fracking crews to unfinished wells in the Bakken...
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Davis Refinery decision prolonged by air quality talks


(Andrew Haffner, The Dickinson Press)

MEDORA -- Stringent air quality standards continue to prolong the planning for an oil refinery proposed just miles from the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. North Dakota Department of...
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How a North Dakota oil billionaire is helping shape Trump's views on energy


(Steven Mufson, The Washington Post)

The difficulty of deconstructing Donald Trump's views on energy can be boiled down to the case of the dead ducks. About six minutes into a May 26 energy address he gave in North Dakota, Trump...
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Train carrying Bakken oil derails in Oregon


(Reuters Media, The Dickinson Press)

A Union Pacific train carrying North Dakota crude oil derailed and caught fire along Oregon's scenic Columbia River gorge on Friday, forcing the closure of an interstate highway and the evacuation of a...
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Is first Bakken crude about to head to South Korea?


(Charles Kennedy/Oilprice.com, UPI )

U.S.-based Continental Resources is seeking to sell Bakken crude oil to South Korea in a move being described as a major coup in the aftermath of the lifting of the U.S. crude oil export ban in January...
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