N.D. Company Takes Aim At Natural Gas Flaring

WILLISTON, N.D. – Natural gas that would be wasted at a well site here is instead being converted to electricity and delivering power into the electrical grid. The technology is one example of methods being developed by Bismarck-based Blaise Energy that seek to reduce the amount of natural gas flared in North Dakota. “Nobody likes…
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Woman Shot At Williston Walmart Shot Herself, Records Say

WILLISTON, N.D. – The woman who reported that she had been shot at the Williston Walmart last week instead accidentally shot herself, according to court records. Alexandra Simon is charged in Williams County District Court with reckless endangerment, a Class C felony, and discharging a firearm in city limits, a Class B misdemeanor. Court records…
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Faces Of The Boom: Louisiana Men Bring Mobile Motel, Cajun Cooking To The Oil Patch

WILLISTON, N.D. – Louisiana native Dex Comardelle brings Southern hospitality to North Dakota workforce housing. The 23-year-old was working toward a degree in hospitality management at the University of Louisiana when he started to hear about North Dakota’s oil boom. Comardelle and his father, Ricky, who has provided living quarters for offshore drilling operations in…
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More Oil Workers Expected In ND To Catch Up On Fracking This Summer

BISMARCK – More temporary oil workers are expected in Williston, Dickinson and Minot this summer to catch up on a backlog of wells that need hydraulic fracturing, North Dakota’s top oil and gas regulator said Monday. Lynn Helms, director of the Department of Mineral Resources, said drilling crews are outpacing well completion crews. At the…
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Larry The Cable Guy’s Williston Show Prompts More Interest In N.D.

WILLISTON, N.D. — The Williams County Sheriff’s Office was featured on an episode of “Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy” last night, and already the office is getting calls. Sgt. Detective Caleb Fry, who appeared in the show that aired on the History Channel, said the department received six calls the following morning…
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