Category Archives: Features

NETZSCH releases innovative NOTOS™ Multiple Screw Pumps

NETZSCH Pumps North America, LLC, experts in solutions designed specifically for difficult pumping applications, announces the release of its new NOTOS™ line of multiple screw pumps for demanding pumping applications in the oil and gas, marine, power, and general industrial markets. NETZSCH’s Multiple Screw Pumps are designed to handle difficult…

Here comes the boom … again: Tioga to host Enbridge’s Sandpipe Pipeline

By Jillian Mitchell Black gold can change a town forever—even more so when it’s accompanied by the construction of a new pipeline. Tioga, ND, is poised to become a significant pipeline hub by 2017, serving as the start line of Enbridge’s new Sandpiper Pipeline. The $2.6-billion project ($1.3 billion in…

Oil-by-rail: when crisis strikes

Industry stays proactive in the face of derailments By Jillian Mitchell As North American oil production continues to outpace pipeline capacity, shipment by rail is increasingly common. Today, an estimated two-thirds of North Dakota’s crude oil is transported by rail. It’s a big business, with accordingly, big responsibilities. And when…

Greater North Dakota Chamber advocates for pipelines

By Andy Peterson, President & CEO, Greater North Dakota Chamber  The Greater North Dakota Chamber has been long interested in transportation. We’re not experts in transportation per se, but we know enough to say that one cannot make a living without getting his or her goods or services to market…

Oil industry will rebound: It’s time for North America to act like an energy superpower

By Brad Wall, Premier of Saskatchewan The great British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli once observed that there’s no education like adversity. If that’s the case, the oil industry has done a lot of learning during the last few months, and so have governments that rely on the industry for investment,…

Colorado oil and gas proposals: Powder keg or procedural nightmare?

By Michael Sandoval  For the past six months, the 21 members of Governor John Hickenlooper’s oil and gas task force have traveled across the state of Colorado, worked through a half dozen meetings, met hundreds of community members, listened to scores of speakers, and endured dozens of presentations. This blue-ribbon…