Charley Johnson, from left, Jill Halvorson and Emily Klamm of the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau visit with attendees of the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in Bismarck. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

Fargo Trying To Brew Up Interest As Site For Oil Conference

BISMARCK – Fargo is just a stone’s throw away from the Bakken. That was the message the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau conveyed to North Dakota’s oil industry this week in Bismarck. The community promoters gave away free cans of Stone’s Throw beer from Fargo Brewing Company during the 24th annual Williston Basin Petroleum Conference.…
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UPDATED: Trump Ready To Unleash Oil Industry

BISMARCK – Donald Trump pledged ’complete’ American energy independence and a focus on putting workers before regulations Thursday to a crowd that is eager to make the Bakken great again. The Republican presidential hopeful told more than 7,000 people at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference that his policies on energy will put drilling rigs and…
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Gov. Jack Dalrymple speaks to the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference. Photo courtesy of Renae Mitchell

Unfinished Wells Remain The Wild Card For ND

BISMARCK – While greeting oil industry leaders Wednesday, North Dakota’s governor passed along a request from his budget director: “Right now, she would like you to please begin completing some more wells,” said Gov. Jack Dalrymple. “So if you could just tell your CEOs that if they would just get out there and complete a…
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After Huge Spill, Company Says It Has Improved Pipeline Monitoring

BISMARCK – The company responsible for one of North Dakota’s largest saltwater pipeline spills said Tuesday it now has an automated monitoring system in place that will detect leaks sooner. When Crestwood Energy Partners acquired the Arrow Gathering System in late 2013, the pipelines required on-the-ground monitoring and manual equipment readings, said Robbie McDonough, vice…
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Low Prices Mean Smaller Crowd At Oil Conference But Optimism Persists

BISMARCK – Low oil prices tempered the mood as this year’s Williston Basin Petroleum Conference opened Tuesday, but some in the industry said they see reasons to be optimistic. Attendance at the 24th annual conference is estimated to be about 2,500, down from more than 4,000 who attended the event when it was last held…
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