Ann Bailey

Ann Bailey a 32-year veteran of magazine and newspaper writing, is a staff writer for The Bakken Magazine and UAS Magazine.  Bailey is a native North Dakotan and lives with with her husband, Brian, and their children, Brendan, Thomas and Ellen, on her great-grandparents' farm near Larimore.

Latest Posts by Ann Bailey

March 02, 2016

Bakken U's Purpose

To ensure the Bakken’s workforce remains stable, state leaders have turned to innovative educational outlets to entice workers to stay no matter the oil price. READ MORE

February 11, 2016

New Montana Petroleum Association director explains vision

A 38-year veteran of the oil and gas industry, Alan Olson has seen wild upswings and steep downturns in prices, the growth and bankruptcy of businesses and the tightening of regulations. READ MORE

February 03, 2016

Cimarron Energy combines with ND-based Diverse Energy Systems

Norman, Oklahoma-based Cimarron Energy has acquired the assets of Diverse Energy Systems in Houston, Texas. Diverse Energy Systems has been supplying the Bakken with oil storage tanks out of its Grafton, N.D., facility for several years. READ MORE

January 26, 2016

ND oil production gives big boost to state's population

The jobs that drew men and women to the oil fields of western North Dakota has helped boost the state’s population by 84,000 people during the past five years. READ MORE

January 20, 2016

Bakken Director's cut explains rigs, oil prices, silver lining

The number of drilling rigs in North Dakota fell to 49 this month, the lowest rig count in seven years, according to the North Dakota Department of Mineral Resources. Despite the drop, there is still a silver lining. READ MORE

January 20, 2016

3 ND students receive Bakken U scholarships

Three students attending universities in North Dakota’s oil patch have been awarded Bakken U scholarships to further their education and future job opportunities in the state. READ MORE

January 13, 2016

Bakken cities to study future needs at various oil prices

The North Dakota Association of Oil and Gas Producing Counties has matching funds available for six cities in the Bakken affected by oil activity that will be used to assess future needs based on a range of oil prices. READ MORE

January 13, 2016

Despite dip, ND sales and purchases reach $651 million in Q3

Taxable sales and purchases in North Dakota’s mining and oil extraction sector in July, August and September 2015 reached $651 million, down from previous quarters. READ MORE

January 06, 2016

GE, Accenture release intelligent pipeline solutions

General Electric and Accenture have announced that Columbia Pipeline Group is using Intelligent Pipeline Solution, a software that assists pipeline operators in making informed decisions about pipeline safety and integrity. READ MORE

December 30, 2015

Refinery group eyes summer 2016 for Bakken groundbreaking

Meridian Energy Group Inc. plans to break ground on a refinery in Belfield, North Dakota, this summer. Once constructed, the facility could produce roughly 55,000 gallons of oil per day. READ MORE