Saturday, August 10, 2019

Week 32: August 4, 2019 -- August 10, 2019

Top international non-energy story:
  • National Grid failure in London affecting one million folks during rush hour
  • Nuclear disaster in Russia -- just developing
Top international energy story:
Top national non-energy story:

Top national energy story:
Top North Dakota non-energy story:
  • North Dakota wages are on a fast rise, climbing 49% in just ten years;
Top North Dakota energy story: 
Geoff Simon's top ND stories:
  • Williams County offers grants to schools; Williston #1 District to get $4.1 million
  • Whiting restructures; company to layoff 254 employees; about 100 of those are in Williston, Watford City, and New Town areas; Whiting is the #2 producer in the state; overall, 94 of the layoffs were among executive and corporate positions;
  • State leaders travel to Canada to tour Alberta petrochemical facilities (big story)
  • Work underway on Long X Bridge
  • North Dakota wages are on a fast rise, climbing 49% in just ten years; 
  • Williston has 3rd highest airfares in the US; looking to lower plane ticket prices
  • Missouri River Basin runoff increases again;
  • CLR's new Bakken crude project to start producing in 2020
  • Oil production in Bakken formation faces natural gas flaring constraints
  • ND leads in personal income growth, western states rise faster than other states
  • Gasoline prices to reach $13/gallon with Green New Deal
  • Oregon Supreme Court blocks wind farms due to endangered species threat
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    Bakken economy:

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