Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Whiting Looks To Increase Bakken Workforce -- January 31, 2017

This is pretty cool.

Everyone agrees that there is likely to be a shortage of workers going forward in the Bakken.

There are a number of ways to address this challenge.

Whiting is looking at a novel way of increasing the Bakken workforce: more babies.

From northdakotaoilcan, Whiting Petroleum contributed $50,000 towards a new obstetrics room int  a new medical facility at ground zero in the Bakken. Data points:
  • Watford City: McKenzie County Healthcare Systems' new medical center
  • Howard Bonner Memorial Emergency Room with technology for the best, most immediate and effective response in the region
Tongue-in-cheek, of course, but this tells me that Whiting "corporate" is very, very attuned to their folks working in the Bakken: young, growing families. Good for them.

New Hampshire Sees Increasing Electricity Costs As Business Threat

From seacoastonline:
  • CAVE dwellers against 
    • hydroelectricity from Canada
    • transmission lines
    • natural gas pipelines
  • case study
    • Newington gun maker Sig Sauer will locate an ammunition-making operation at a permanent site in Jacksonville, Arkansas
    • cited electricity costs in Arkansas are half that of New Hampshire's
  • EIA: 
    • New Hampshire, residential: almost 20 cents/kwh
    • Arkansas, residential: almost 10 cents/kwh
    • New Hampshire, commercial: almost 15 cents/kwhArkansas: 8 cents/kwh

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