Vacancies up, room rates down for Oil Patch hotels


(Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service)

DICKINSON, N.D. - The price of a hotel room in western North Dakota has dropped by as much as 30 percent in the past year as hotels see fewer oil workers. Average hotel prices in Dickinson, Williston...
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Exclusive: Trump considering fracking mogul Harold Hamm as energy secretary - sources


(Michelle Conlin, Reuters)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is considering nominating Oklahoma oil and gas mogul Harold Hamm as energy secretary if elected to the White House on Nov. 8, according to four sources...
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Halliburton sees 'modest uptick' in rig count this year


(Reuters Media, The Dickinson Press)

Halliburton, the world's No.2 oilfield services provider and a major operator in North Dakota's Oil Patch, said it expects a "modest uptick" in rig count in the second half of the year, but emphasized that the....
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Health Council will do over meeting on radioactive rules


(Lauren Donovan, Bismarck Tribune)

The State Health Council, which is being sued for creating a radioactive waste program in North Dakota at an illegal public meeting last summer, now says it will hold a do-over meeting next month...
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N.D. oil production up slightly but 'bouncing along the bottom'


(Mike Nowatzki, Forum News Service)

BISMARCK - After seeing its largest monthly drop ever in April, North Dakota oil production rebounded slightly in May but is still expected to dip below 1 million barrels per day by the end of this year or...
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This Startup Is Turning Gas Flares Into Power


(Katie Fehrenbacher, Fortune )

If you look at an image of the North Dakota's Bakken Shale, a major oil and gas producing region, from space at night it looks like it could be New York City. Bright lights dot the region, thanks to the...
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