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North Dakota ‘man camps’ battle pending ban in oil capital

WILLISTON, N.D. – Providers of temporary housing for North Dakota’s oilfield workers are fighting a plan by the state’s energy capital to evict their “man camps,” fearing it could set an example for others and add to the sector’s woes caused by a global commodity slump. Earlier this month, the Williston City Commission voted 3-2 in favor of an ordinance ...

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Addressing addiction, mental health to fight Bakken crime

“Thing are slowing down? I can unequivocally say they are not here for the court system,” Northwest District Judge Robin Schmidt told KX News. Although the oil and gas market is in a downturn, Schmidt and McKenzie County Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger testified to North Dakota legislators that crime is still on the rise while the Energy Development and Transmission Committee ...

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Oil field money: What you can do with it

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Although times have been tough for those working in the oil and gas industry, there is one significant advantage to having a job in the industry, specifically those working directly in the oil fields. Working in the oil and gas industry definitely has its negative side effects, including job stability, unpredictable hours and health and safety hazards. Working in the ...

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Bakken boom-town aims to become more family friendly

Watford City is planning for another major construction season which city and county leaders hope will entice more families to make the city their permanent home, reports The Forum News Service (FNS). The projects the city has planned are aimed to accommodate the growing population of youth. As reported by FNS, McKenzie County Healthcare Systems CEO Dan Kelly said, “For ...

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5 oilfield slang terms that sound nothing like what they mean

Beyond the dead horse debate of whether hydraulic fracturing’s shortened phrase should include a “k” or not, the oil industry is home to some of the craziest slang I’ve ever read in my life. There are plenty of phrases, some popular while others are most likely outdated and obscure, that have given roustabouts in the fields a sort of clique ...

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New clothing options for oilfield, industrial workers in Greeley area

If oil industry workers couldn’t find the right clothing in the Greeley area before, they sure can today. The availability of flame resistant clothing — an industry standard, worksite requirement and must-have for anyone who works in the oil field — is at an all time high in the Greeley area with the recent boom in the industry. Clothing outlets ...

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