Saturday, January 25, 2020

Week 4: January 19, 2020 -- January 25, 2020

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Top North Dakota non-energy story:
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Geoff Simon's top North Dakota stories:
  • Long X bridge replacement continues; winding down for winter; will be open by winter, 2020;
  • Trump approves Keystone XL on federal lands in Montana
  • South Dakota board approves Keystone XL water permits
  • Hearing set for ONEOK natural gas liquids pipeline in Williams County
  • PSC not seeking more spill information for proposed DAPL expansion
  • Minnesota regulators to consider Line 3's revised environmental review
  • Oil production and exports hit historic highs for US
  • Watford City new elementary school starting to take shape
February dockets:
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Global warming, and other scams:


  1. My annual 2 cents for what North Dakota needs to do to continue to grow the Oil market.

    1. Reduce taxes to match or beat Texas.

    2. Plan on filling Keystone, and upgraded Pipelines as the get built.

    3. Use the Oil fund at a set percentage to provide sweetheart deals for value added
    activities within the oil sector, fertilizer plants, electric flare generation.

    4. Reminder, our competition is the other states. Our only major negative is market location, so we need to compete on the other factors and bring market to us when possible.

    Have a good day, always enjoy reading what you have.

    1. Thank you for your kinds words. I could not agree more with your comments, especially with point four. There's much that could be said. I'm pretty much resigned to North Dakota to slow, steady progress but nothing huge in the near future.