Better conditions, new hires help Mountainview Energy cut costs

Mountainview Energy Ltd., a Cut Bank, Mont.-based exploration and production company operating in the Williston Basin, has released an update on its current drilling program.
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ND leads nation in housing development rate

North Dakota is developing new housing at a faster rate than any other state in the nation. North Dakota added 7,388 new housing units last year, the nation's strongest growth rate at 2.3 percent.
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Canadian research forum offers insight into crude by rail

The Canadian Transportation Research Forum has released a two-part paper on the current movement of crude oil by rail and estimates of rail capacity in North America.
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Houston manufacturing plant invests $20 million for Bakken demand

Toshiba International Corp. has completed a $20 million expansion of a control manufacturing plant in Houston that makes low and medium voltage adjustable speed drives for the oil and gas industry, including the Bakken play.
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Marathon Oil first Bakken firm to win nonprofit award

Marathon Oil has been awarded the 2013 Partnership Building Award by the North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations, a first for any Bakken-based for-profit company.
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Sen. Baucus responds to Obama's climate plan, points to Bakken

In response to U.S. President Barack Obama's climate action plan, Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., has issued 15 energy priorities for his state that he hopes will be addressed by the president. No. 9 points to the Bakken oil and gas play.
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Industry Events

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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