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Activity up, hiring increases in the Bakken

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Oil companies are hiring in the Bakken, and more jobs are expected to open up next year, according to the Bismarck Tribune today. Job Service North Dakota announced six oil companies are looking for workers to man fracking crews in the new year, said Cindy Sanford, customer service office manager of Job Service’s Williston branch. She said she couldn’t reveal ...

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First responder training program planned for region

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In the next month, Dr. Dinesh Vyas of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center of the Permian Basin plans to start a trainer-trainee program so people can help reduce mortality rates in remote work areas or accident scenes. Vyas, who is an associate professor, associate dean surgery research, associate program director at Texas Tech Health Sciences, said he will start ...

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Despite oil bust, Texas prepares more students for oil jobs

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HOUSTON — The oil industry is mired in its latest bust, with thousands of jobs evaporating like flares flaming out over natural gas wells. But in Texas, education officials are preparing more young people for the oil patch, showing the state’s unshakeable commitment to the energy sector despite the employment uncertainties. The Houston school district is planning to expand its ...

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Sub-$50: When ‘fracking does not work’

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The downturn shows no signs of reversing for the oilfield services industry, and now these businesses that represent some of the top private employers in Odessa face a deepening pain, particularly those that frack wells. Today, about half of the fracking companies who were bidding on new work in the Permian Basin at this time last year continue to do ...

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Oil regulator: Feds public lands rule provides ‘certainty’

A oil rig in a wheat field on the Blackfoot Reservation sees a passing rainstorm on a summer afternoon. (Getty Images via NewsCred)

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota’s top oil regulator says the recently issued federal rule on hydraulic fracturing is bringing “some certainty” to the oil industry. Department of Mineral Resources Director Lynn Helms says the “long-awaited rule” provides certainty during an unstable time for the industry but also raises “concerns of necessity and duplicity.” The Obama administration is requiring companies that ...

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Oil industry must join U.S. railroads to boost train safety

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WASHINGTON – Rail operators are going to great lengths to prevent oil train derailments but the energy sector must do more to prevent accidents from becoming fiery disasters, the leading U.S. rail regulator said on Friday. Oil train tankers have jumped the tracks in a string of mishaps in recent months that resulted in explosions and fires. Several of those ...

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