North Dakota continues shedding rigs

(Daniel J. Graeber, UPI)

BISMARCK, N.D., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Lower crude oil prices continued to pressure upstream operations in North Dakota as the state shed two rigs since last week, state data show. The state government shows...
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Facing $1 billion shortfall, ND Gov. Dalrymple orders agencies to slash 4 percent from budgets

(Forum News Service )

BISMARCK -- North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple on Monday ordered most state agencies to slash their budgets by just over 4 percent to help cover an unprecedented $1 billion revenue shortfall blamed on...
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Oil conference anticipates strong turnout

(Bismarck Tribune)

It is unlikely the state's energy conference's attendance will surpass the record number of people drawn to the event in 2014, but turnout is expected to remain strong, according to the state's top oil and gas...
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Big cuts to oil impact grants loom for local agencies

(Mike Nowatzki, Forum News Service )

BISMARCK - A fund that provides grants to local agencies impacted by oil and gas development in western North Dakota is on track to collect less than half of the nearly $140 million that lawmakers...
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Planned Billings County diesel refinery still needs a zoning permit

(Lauren Donovan/Bismarck Tribune, Dickinson Press)

FRYBURG, N.D. -- If a Houston-based development company wants to move dirt on a new refinery site in the next 60 days, it'll need quick cooperation from the Billings County Planning and Zoning...
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Bakken Oil Producing Jobs Remain in High Demand

( Allyssa Dickert, KFYR-TV)

We keep talking about declining oil prices and rig counts in the Bakken, so you might think it's more of a barren wasteland than the bustling boom zone it was not too long ago. Yet production has remained...
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