ND Gov. releases 2017-2019 budget plan

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple today released his 2017 to 2019 executive budget, a structurally balanced plan that reduces state spending, yet funds priorities without raising taxes.
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Okla., Texas, ND in top 10 for global oil investment survey

A Canadian public policy think-tank has released its annual global survey of petroleum sector executives designed to rank the most and least attractive areas for oil and gas investment. Oklahoma ranks first, Texas second and North Dakota sixth.
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National pipeline group: new regulations put ND at front of pack

North Dakota may now be considered a leader in the operation and regulation of oil and produced water gathering pipelines thanks to newly approved rules, according to Kevin Pranis, marketing manager for LIUNA.
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National Energy Tech Lab to perform shale oil, gas research

The National Energy Technology Laboratory has awarded six research projects to U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories to advance fundamental shale research. The two-year projects will look into factors impacting resource development.
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Refinery developer eyeing Bakken adds Canadian site

Quantum Energy Inc., a diversified energy development company attempting to build multiple refineries within the Bakken shale play, has closed on a land contract for a refinery site near Stoughton, Saskatchewan.
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In midst of Texas, NM expansion, SWD firm adds two Bakken wells

After changing its name and receiving $80 million in capital earlier this year, Goodnight Midstream has added two new wastewater disposal wells to its North Dakota portfolio during its move to expand into Texas and New Mexico.
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Industry Events

NAPE Summit

February 15-17, 2017
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas

The Bakken Conference & Expo

July 17-19, 2017
Bismarck Event Center
Bismarck, North Dakota

Summer NAPE

August 16-17, 2017
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas

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