Canadian Bakken report offers insight on workforce, industry

The ongoing development of the Bakken oil field in Saskatchewan and Manitoba is requiring companies to apply a range of best practices to the challenges of workforce recruitment and retention.
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Shale gas report: abundant supplies transform chemical industry

The U.S. chemical industry is poised to capture global market share of natural gas-based products thanks to new supplies of domestic shale gas, according to a new report from the American Chemistry Council.
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Tundra Energy, Cando partner on Manitoba Bakken rail facility

A Brandon, Manitoba railway support services provider is taking its can-do business approach to the Bakken-based crude transporting industry. Cando Ltd. has partnered with Tundra Energy Marketing Ltd. on a crude loading rail facility.
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Alberta energy council issues hydraulic fracturing directives

The Energy Resources Conservation Board of Alberta, Canada has issued a new hydraulic fracturing directive following a two-month stakeholder consultation period. Modifications from the ERCB include the following:
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MDU Resources linking Bakken business units

MDU Resources Group, the Bismarck-based firm responsible for the build out of a crude refinery in western N.D. currently under construction, hopes to collaborate on projects of broader scope and scale.
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ND Industrial Commission approves Three Forks Formation project

The North Dakota Industrial Commission has approved an $8 million grant request from the Oil and Gas Research Council and the Energy & Environmental Research Center to study the Three Forks Formation.
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Frack sand rail transporter accelerates project to meet demand

CN, a transportation company, has announced it is accelerating work on the $33 million upgrading of its Whitehall Subdivision in Wisconsin to increase car-loading capacity and train velocity for the growing frac sand supply chains.
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Industry Events

14th Annual Energy Exposition and Symposium

June 5-6, 2013
Wyoming Center CAM-PLEX
Gillette, Wyoming

North American Prospect Expo

August 14-16, 2013
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas

Bakken Oil Workers & Oil Service Expo

August 20-22, 2013
North Dakota State Fair Center
Minot, North Dakota

North Dakota Petroleum Council Annual Meeting

September 17-19, 2013

Grand Forks, North Dakota

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