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A Lull or the End of the Boom?

Workers in the Bakken are getting nervous. Oil prices are free falling, and the lay offs have started. Everyone has a prediction on what will happen, but only time will tell. I will say this: now is not a good … Continue reading

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Spring Time in North Dakota

The days are getting longer and warmer, bringing plenty of deep mud. I got the tongs truck stuck before we even left the shop today and had to get pulled out by the loader. April may be a slow month … Continue reading

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Blizzards and Clutch Replacement

We had another nice little blizzard the other night, leaving the roads treacherous (I saw more than one Texan in the ditch) and fresh drifts everywhere. I had to climb up about 100 feet in the derricks to retrieve a … Continue reading

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North Dakota Meditations 2

It is the best of times and the worst of times out in the North Dakota boom. 1 part The Jungle, I part The Grapes of Wrath, 2 parts Atlas Shrugged. The corporate vultures circle and we pump up the … Continue reading

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How did the Bakken Formation get its Name?

http://oilpatchdispatch.areavoices.com/2012/11/25/famous-bakken-formation-named-for-north-dakota-homesteaders/ef=” http://oilpatchdispatch.areavoices.com/2012/11/25/famous-bakken-formation-named-for-north-dakota-homesteaders/”>this great article. Mr. Henry Bakken sounds like an excellent man.

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How Evil is Fracking, Really?

No environmental issue is more contentious than the notorious oil production practice of hydraulic fracturing, known as “fracking.” I wanted to do a post to relate what I have seen firsthand. This isn’t a scientific article, so take it “as … Continue reading

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North Dakota Meditations 1

As you near Williston, North Dakota, it is as if you are approaching an immense beehive in the desert. The bees are semitrucks carrying fracking water and rigs. The bees are trains groaning as they take away millions of gallons … Continue reading

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