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Whiting Petroleum Corporation to acquire Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. in all-stock transaction valued at $6 billion

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Creates the number-one Bakken/Three Forks producer Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: WLL) and Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE: KOG) announced yesterday a definitive agreement pursuant to which Whiting will acquire Kodiak in an all-stock transaction valued at $6.0 billion, based on the closing price of Whiting on July 11, 2014,…

How North Dakota got it right (and how other states can, too!)

11-1 Mark Anderson

By Mark Anderson, CEO, Mainstream Investors, LLC As North Dakota entered the last decade of the 20th century, it found itself near the bottom of nearly every economic metric measured, save agriculture.  Each year, it was a net exporter of people, and with a total population of just 638,800 statewide,…

Hess tops the list of U.S. Energy Producers in 2014 Green Rankings

Hess' North Dakota plant.

Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) announced yesterday it has been ranked No. 1 among the greenest U.S. energy producers according to the just-released 2014 Newsweek Green Rankings of the largest 500 companies in the world. by