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Tex Hall no longer in chairman race amid scandal

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Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ The Three Affiliated Tribes’ primary election was held yesterday. Marcus Fox and Damon Williams will be facing off in the November 4 general election for the chairman spot. Marcus Fox received 29.4 percent of the votes and is a tribal attorney. Damon Williams, who is also a tribal attorney, received 25.9 percent of the ...

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Clean Water, Wildlife & Parks kicks off tour to urge a yes vote on 5

Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media On Tuesday, supporters of North Dakotans for Clean Water, Wildlife & Parks amendment appeared in Fargo and Grand Forks to kick off their statewide campaigning tour ahead of the November election. “This is a very exciting day,” announced Steve Adair, Director of Operations for Ducks Unlimited of the Great Plains Region and chairman of ...

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Midla abandonment proposal granted rehearing by FERC

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media American Midstream Partners LP has been granted another hearing by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to abandon the Midla pipeline in Louisiana and Mississippi. American Midstream claims the pipeline is too old and poses more maintenance costs and operational risks at 88 years old than it does overall benefits. Although FERC’s decision came Monday, ...

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Natural gas summit highlights newfound jobs for Texas

Even with the surge of crude oil production in states like North Dakota and Texas, natural gas extraction has exponentially grown even more so. Problems such as lacking infrastructure or pricing are still significant but are dwindling, and now states like Texas are ready to further introduce natural gas into their already booming economy. In the past year alone, oil ...

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Powder River Basin production increases with horizontal drilling

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media The Powder River Basin is experiencing a surge in oil production thanks to the advent of horizontal drilling, according to a recent report by the Energy Information Administration. The Power River Basin consists of over 43,000 square miles of land, and is located primarily in northeast Wyoming and southeast Montana but also extends into ...

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Aruba Petroleum’s motion for new trial denied

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media A Texas family is safe from another trial against Aruba Petroleum thanks to Judge Mark Greenberg. Greenberg denied Aruba a new trial against the Parr family, who won a case against the company in June, earning them a $2.9 million settlement. The lawsuit was raised by the family after they became exposed to toxic ...

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10 most wanted energy professions

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media The demand for skilled workers is growing quickly alongside the ongoing shale boom. The energy sector is in direct competition with other industries though, creating a competitive market for a variety of positions, according to a recent article by Rigzone.com. By examining this year’s recent quarter and the demand of jobs posted on its ...

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