API recommends energy policies to Republicans, Democrats

The American Petroleum Institute called on the Republican and Democratic parties to adopt positions on energy policy that it said will supply the U.S. with affordable energy, help the economy and improve the environment.
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Real estate group with Bakken assets exits for $60 million

Forestar Group Inc., a residential and mixed-used real estate group based in Austin, Texas, wasn't willing to continue navigating the low oil price environment. This week, the company announced a sale of 140 wells and 9,000 net acres.
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Iowa board grants Dakota Access permit, ND construction begins

The Iowa Utilities Board gave Dakota Access LLC a permit to build a pipeline carrying Bakken crude through the state. Construction has begun in North Dakota, but Dakota Access must also deal with a lawsuit filed by Iowa landowners against the board.
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Workforce housing provider files lawsuit versus Bakken city

The disagreement between the City of Williston, North Dakota, and a major workforce housing provider regarding the continued allowance of workforce housing units within the city has taken a new turn.
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Liberty acquires Sanjel’s U.S. assets, enters Eagle Ford, Permian

The U.S. assets of a major Canadian oilfield services company will soon belong to a Denver-based firm that operates in the Williston Basin. Sanjel Corp, based in Calgary, has agreed to sell its U.S. assets to Liberty Oilfield Services.
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Water recycling developer opens facility on Bakken’s western edge

The journey of Sionix Corp. has included stops in Houston, Los Angeles and Dickinson, North Dakota. The water recycling and treatment developer has designed a system to treat produced water. In Culbertson, Mont., Sionix will deploy its system.
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Industry Events

UAS Energy In Sight Summit

May 4-4, 2016
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, Louisiana

Williston Basin Petroleum Conference

May 24-26, 2016
Bismarck Event Center
Bismarck, North Dakota

Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC)

August 1-3, 2016
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas

2016 OKC Oilfield Expo

August 17-18, 2016
Cox Convention Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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