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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - Industry News
    North Dakota The 1 st Annual Spread the Warmth Winter Clothing Drive was a great success bringing many companies and charities together to collect much needed cold weather apparel for kids and families in our communities said Tessa Sandstrom communications director for the North Dakota Petroleum Council NDPC which organized the drive We re very proud of the way our member companies and their employees stepped up to help collect items and make a difference this year As part of the campaign companies also went toe to toe to see which could collect the most items One company with 100 or fewer employees and one company with more than 100 employees were awarded 1 000 each to donate to the charity of choice Whiting Oil and Gas which also won the food and toy drive last December and the blood drive this past February collected 635 items total to win the 101 category and chose to donate its 1 000 to Make A Wish Foundation LTR collected 84 winter clothing items to win 1 000 for the Ronald McDonald House in the category for 100 and fewer employees We are really proud of our employees as they continue to go above and beyond to give back to our communities said Ashley McNamee Manager of Corporate Relations and Communications for Whiting Oil and Gas Even when times are tough they give their own time money and resources We hope it demonstrates to North Dakota that we are committed and that we care about our neighbors We are proud to be a part of such great program that helps give back to our communities said Casey King Assistant Branch Manager for LTR in Dickinson N D Our employees stepped up and were excited to be a part of it It s a

    Original URL path: http://www.ndoil.org/news/industry_news/news-release-oil-and-gas-companies-collect-more-than-2000-winter-clothing-items-for-charity/ (2016-05-01)
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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - Industry News
    as the general public said Ness We want to thank Kathleen for her willingness to share her knowledge expertise and passion for education that has made her our industry s greatest ambassador Neset grew up in New Jersey and received a Bachelor of Arts in Geology from Brown University Neset came to North Dakota in 1979 to pursue work as an independent petroleum geologist In 1980 she and her late husband Roy Neset a wellsite supervisor formed Neset Enterprises During the down cycle of the 1980s and 1990s Neset taught science at Tioga High School worked as the school business manager and served ten years on the Tioga School Board In the early 2000s oilfield work picked up and Kathleen grew the business as the Bakken took off At the peak of development Neset Consulting had wellsite geologists and mudloggers on 60 well sites in North Dakota Montana Kansas and Oklahoma In addition to her service to many industry organizations Neset also serves as the chairman of the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education and on the board of directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis She has shared her expertise nationally including speaking engagements before the National Governors Association Natural Resources Committee at the U S Army War College National Security Seminar and at the U S Army War College Recipients of this honor must have contributed significantly to the functions and activities representing oil and gas in North Dakota working on behalf of NDPC membership and be committed to the industry and organization s well being For more information on the NDPC Hall of Fame and other inductees visit www ndoil org NDPC presents Duane Jesch and Rep George Keiser with 2015 Outstanding Public Service Awards In addition to the Hall of Fame the NDPC also presented Rep George Keiser and Duane Jesch with the 2015 Outstanding Service Awards which are presented to one elected public official and one industry representative who go above and beyond their respective roles and duties This year s award for public service was awarded to Keiser for his more than 22 years of service in the North Dakota House of Representatives as well as his role as Chairman of the House Industry Business and Labor Committee and member of the Natural Resources Committee George s role as the Chairman for the IBL Committee cannot be underestimated in value to the industry and the state s overall business climate said Ness He has always been a proponent of pushing through bureaucracy and working for better government with oversight rather than control Keiser was integral in passing many common sense bills including legislation that formed the North Dakota Pipeline Authority the Western Area Water System and the Pipeline Footprint bill which became the first in the nation to map gathering pipeline systems He was also the primary sponsor of legislation passed last session that will allow for the recycling of drill cuttings which will add value to this former waste stream and

    Original URL path: http://www.ndoil.org/news/industry_news/news-release-ndpc-honors-public-servants-first-woman-hall-of-fame-inductee/ (2016-05-01)
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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - Industry News
    recipients are Kayleigh Alme is a freshmen student at North Dakota State University where she is pursuing a degree in geology The Bismarck native graduated from Century High School in 2014 as valedictorian She was a member of the Dean s List during the fall semester of 2014 After graduation Kayleigh hopes to be part of North Dakota s energy industry Ashley Bohrer will be receiving her associates degree from BSC and then transferring to the University of North Dakota to continue her education Last summer Ashley interned with the City of Bismarck s Engineering Department After graduation she hopes to find employment in the energy industry in North Dakota William Billy Eerdmans is a senior attending UND William is majoring in petroleum engineering and has been elected twice as the Society of Petroleum Engineers president on campus This summer Billy worked as a drilling intern for Continental Resources in Oklahoma City In the future he hopes to gain experience in North Dakota s premiere unconventional oil and gas plays and he is also interested in the infrastructural challenges brought forth by the oil and gas renaissance in North Dakota Gabriel Ferragut is a junior at NDSU pursuing degrees in both physics and geology and minoring in mathematics He hopes to use these skills in attending graduate school and working in geophysics and teaching He loves the outdoors as most students of geology do and is a passionate fisherman and general angler Steven Giesler was born and raised on a farm near Kulm North Dakota Throughout his youth he was interested in geology mathematics and school design projects This lead him to North Dakota State University where he is now a junior specializing in geotechnical engineering He has worked hard to maintain academic excellence making the Dean s List each

    Original URL path: http://www.ndoil.org/news/industry_news/news-release-north-dakota-petroleum-council-announces-recipients-of-2015-al-golden-scholarships/ (2016-05-01)
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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - Industry News
    s Guide Home News Center Industry News Industry News News Release Spread the Warmth Winter Clothing Drive Gives Back to Communities Posted 9 01 15 Tue Bismarck N D The North Dakota Petroleum Council NDPC and its members are kicking off the 1 st Annual Spread the Warmth Winter Clothing Drive today Sept 1 The month long drive will help collect winter clothing that will fill a vital need in many communities this winter So many of our neighbors need help and our members want to step up and show that they are still active in our state and are willing and caring members of our communities said Tessa Sandstrom communications manager for the NDPC We are inviting and encouraging members of the community to join us in this effort and help make this winter clothing drive a success The winter clothing drive will be collecting clean and new or gently used coats mittens gloves hats scarves boots and other winter apparel All items will be donated to area charities to be distributed to those in need In addition to collecting items the NDPC will award 1 000 to the charity of choice to two companies one with 50 or fewer employees and one with 51 or more employees that collect the clothing items While the drive is centered in the state s oil and gas producing counties Sandstrom urges companies located in eastern North Dakota to also participate Our members come from across the state and across the nation said Sandstrom The impacts are statewide and we want our entire membership base throughout the state to show solidarity in our mission to help give back To view the list of companies participating or to sign up visit www NorthDakotaOilCan com SpreadTheWarmth To help spread the word about the winter

    Original URL path: http://www.ndoil.org/news/industry_news/spread-the-warmth-winter-clothing-drive-gives-back-to-communities/ (2016-05-01)
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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - Industry News
    state s two largest energy industries coal and oil Besides touring facilities the professors will also hear from people directly involved in the industries The tour will be limited to 30 professors to provide as much individualized information as possible during the tours The first day will focus on the oil industry and will include tours of a refinery and a crew camp The tour isn t all work The second day will include a tour of a power plant and a coal mine We are excited that the inaugural tour last year was so successful and look forward to expanding our invitation to more colleges and universities said Jason Bohrer president and CEO of the Lignite Energy Council Our hope for this tour will be college students knowing more about the homegrown energy industry and the economic impact that benefits our state Ron Ness president of the NDPC echoed those sentiments More than ever the oil industry s future is dependent upon new innovations and technologies that will make developing our natural resources more efficient These professors are responsible for shaping the minds of future professionals that could very well unlock the next phase of oil development We want to give professors an opportunity to see the industry and its operations up close and personal so they may pass on their knowledge and experience in the lecture hall and classrooms This is a no cost event for professors to attend The tour will get underway at the Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center at 7 a m on August 5 and will conclude at the same hotel about 6 p m on August 6 The stops on the tour will include Dakota Prairie Refinery Whiting Facilities and Target Logistics on August 5 and the Milton R Young Station and BNI

    Original URL path: http://www.ndoil.org/news/industry_news/news-release-college-professors-invited-for-two-day-tour-of-north-dakotarsquos-energy-industry/ (2016-05-01)
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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - Industry News
    vice president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council NDPC will appear before the U S House Committee on Agriculture tomorrow Wednesday July 8 to urge lawmakers to lift the ban on exporting crude oil and to highlight the positive economic impacts oil and gas development has had on rural communities especially in North Dakota In 2006 horizontal drilling technology unlocked the Bakken resulting in a surge of oil and gas production making North Dakota equivalent to the nineteenth largest oil producing country says Cutting With development came a rural economic renaissance for our state Once shrinking rural communities are now growing as new people move to the state and others return home to be closer to family Oil development has helped supplement incomes for many local farmers and ranchers who once worried about holding on to the family farm A new diesel refinery that recently began operating and proposed fertilizer plants and other value added projects will help further lower input costs for ag producers further helping rural growth But this rural renaissance is being threatened by foreign entities not always friendly to the United States and by restrictions imposed on the sale of oil abroad The U S government

    Original URL path: http://www.ndoil.org/news/industry_news/press-release-ndpc-vice-president-to-appear-before-us-house-committee-on-agriculture-to-urge-repeal-of-crude-export-ban/ (2016-05-01)
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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - Industry News
    against the U S when Washington thought very differently about ensuring America s energy needs Other measures related to the 1973 embargo such as price controls and rationing were eliminated decades ago as policy makers realized that they impeded rather than aided American energy security But the ban on crude oil exports persists There is no defensible justification for the continued ban on the export of U S crude oil Some hold a misplaced fear that the price of gasoline at the pump would rise if our crude were able to be exported but the opposite is true Gasoline prices in the U S are correlated to the global price of crude oil Repealing the export ban would increase global oil supplies which would put downward pressure on prices and therefore help lower U S gasoline prices as numerous studies including ones by the Brookings Institution andIHS have shown The U S already exports more than 3 5 million barrels a day of refined products such as gasoline and diesel fuel American producers export natural gas and soon liquefied natural gas as well Why not crude oil The U S is the only major oil producing country in the world that bans the export of crude putting U S producers at a competitive disadvantage No other industry is treated this way Jobs are being lost and investments cut The number of operating rigs has already dropped to 932 rigs from 1 900 in September One Forbes analyst suggests the oil and gas industry has shed 75 000 jobs worldwide most of those in the U S At Hess our company has reduced our rig count in the Bakken oil basin in North Dakota from 17 a year ago to eight today to preserve our financial strength The key point is

    Original URL path: http://www.ndoil.org/news/industry_news/the-oil-export-ban-a-relic-of-the-1970s/ (2016-05-01)
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  • North Dakota Petroleum Council - Industry News
    Properties Members Become a Member Committee Sign Up Oil PAC News Clipping Service Legislative Action Center Buyer s Guide Buyer s Guide Home News Center Industry News Industry News Economic Output from Oil Gas Increases by 750 percent since 2005 Posted 3 13 15 Fri read more NDPC Commends Governor Legislators for Swift Passage of Surge Funding Bill Posted 2 24 15 Tue read more GE And Statoil Launch Ambitious New Collaboration To Accelerate Development Of Sustainable Energy Solutions Posted 1 29 15 Thu read more News Release NDPC Announces 187 000 in 2014 Year End Donations Completion of 1st Annual Fuel Food Fund Drive with Toys for Tots Posted 12 15 14 Mon read more News Release North Dakota Petroleum Council welcomes new rules on liquid pipelines and facilities Posted 11 25 14 Tue read more News Release Right of Way Task Force Releases Pipeline Easement Resources Posted 11 18 14 Tue read more News Release Rick Ross Inducted into NDPC Hall of Fame Posted 9 29 14 Mon read more News Release Dave Hynek and Mike Hynek Recognized for Outstanding Service Posted 9 29 14 Mon read more News Release Cliff Binks Recognized for Outstanding Service Posted 9

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