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Lawsuit filed against Bakken strip clubs


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ Brandon J. Hale, an attorney in Williston, ND announced on Tuesday that a class action lawsuit has been filed against the city’s two strip clubs. Hale will be advancing the suit which claims that clubs in the area do not pay their dancers regular wages and claim them as independent contractors. He stated in ...

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Petra Nova project breaks ground on world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture project

U.S. Energy Department A coal-fired power plant in Texas is on its way to capturing 1.4 million tons of CO2 that previously would have been released into the air. Rather than building an entirely new facility, the Petra Nova project will apply carbon capture technology to an existing coal-fired power plant — helping to advance the technologies that enable cleaner, safer and more ...

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Rate of greenhouse gas increase unseen in 30 years

Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media In a recent announcement, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) stated that Concentrations of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere between 2012 and 2013 grew at their fastest rate since 1984. The WMO figures show that the globally averaged amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached 396 parts per million (ppm) in 2013, an increase ...

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Committee finds all crude is different, further study is needed

Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ Bakken crude’s volatility in comparison to other types of crude has been an ongoing debate since a train derailment outside of Casselton, ND caused a giant explosion and evacuation of the area. Today a Congressional Committee attempted to address this issue and end this disagreement. There were five witnesses at the hearing: Timothy P. ...

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Midstream providers trying to keep up with demand

The midstream oil and gas services industry is having trouble keeping up with production in the Denver-Julesburg Basin, according to a recent report by the Greeley Tribune. The midstream sector of the oil and gas industry includes the systems put in place between production and distribution, such as pipelines and other transportation from production wells to refineries. Horizontal drilling production ...

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Want to work in the Bakken? Here’s what to expect

Sarah Montgomery, Vice President of Sales and Business Development at Shale Plays Media, has become an expert all things Bakken. With her hand in the oil and gas industry for several years, she’s seen it all. After talking to tons of CEOs alongside truck drivers and roustabouts, she’s talked to hundreds of people about what it takes to be successful ...

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Gov. Hickenlooper names oil and gas task force members

Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media The Denver Post has reported that Gov. John Hickenlooper has named the 19 people that will be on the oil and gas task force created to investigate and report on issues concerning oil and gas regulations. The task force is composed of a mixture of industry representatives, local government officials, environmentalists and other economic ...

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Live webcast of Bakken crude hearing today


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ North Dakota congressman Kevin Cramer recently announced that there would be a hearing in Washington D.C to discuss the properties of Bakken crude. The controversial topic is up for debate again because the state’s government is discussing passing a mandate that would require oil companies to process their crude to a certain extent before ...

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Beachfront cleanup injunction gets mixed response

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media A magistrate judge has recommended to U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier to deny an injunction filed by the Wisner Donation trust fund against BP for allegedly violating the terms of an agreement between the two parties. Barbier, the same judge to name BP grossly negligent for the events of the Deepwater Horizon, appointed Judge ...

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The newest staffing issue in ND: pilots


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ North Dakota has faced a variety of infrastructure and staffing problems as a result of its recent oil boom. Schools are short of teachers and space, housing is scarce and overpriced, and the population influx has also caused a rise in crime.  Now, according to the director of the Minot airport, the state could also ...

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