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Stuck in the mud? Safe-T-Pull

Imagine this: It’s one of those cold, wet, late-fall evenings in Western North Dakota. The weather conditions are worsening, but you promised your most important client you’d make a last-minute fuel oil delivery to his rig. “Just one more and I can call it a day,” you tell yourself, relaxing to the rhythm of the rain. Then it happens. An ...

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The right way and the wrong way to pull

Imagine this: It’s one of those cold, wet, late-fall evenings in Western North Dakota. The weather conditions are worsening, but you promised your most important client you’d make a last-minute fuel oil delivery to his rig. “Just one more and I can call it a day,” you tell yourself, relaxing to the rhythm of the rain. Then it happens. An ...

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Top 5 benefits of equipment rental in a devalued oil and gas market

Let’s face it. In stronger markets, buying is possibility the better choice. However, don’t underestimate renting as a business-saving option. Renting allows companies to avoid increasing capital expenditures, save money on preventative maintenance and repairs services as well as ensures that equipment doesn’t become technologically obsolete. Once the decision to rent has been made, what next? There are multiple companies that ...

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Vegas to LA in 80 mins: High speed rail project announced

On Thursday Chinese officials announced that a long-discussed high-speed rail project linking Las Vegas and Southern California will be built by a U.S.-China joint venture, reports the LA Times. The project will be supported by $100 million in initial capital. To accelerate the launch of the rail project, XpressWest and China Railway International USA Co. have entered into an agreement to ...

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The Santa Fe New Mexican Bruce Krasnow column

New Mexico welcome sign

New Mexico’s energy sector will be just fine. That’s the message James Clad brought when he spoke to the Santa Fe Council on International Relations. Clad is an adviser to both governments and the energy industry and a former U.S. assistant secretary of defense. He was recently the keynote speaker at “Fueling the World: Geopolitical Economy of Oil,” a forum ...

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Hilcorp applies to drill 2 exploration wells near Ninilchik

KENAI, Alaska — Hilcorp Alaska has applied to drill two additional oil and natural gas exploration wells southeast of Ninilchik in the Kenai Peninsula Borough. The Alaska Department of Natural Resources is accepting comments on the application until Oct. 10, the Peninsula Clarion reported (http://bit.ly/1EZK1d2). Hilcorp officials say, if approved, the company will begin clearing vegetation in late September, construct ...

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